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     Bingling Temple Grottoes Bingling Temple Grottoes

    Located 80 southwest of Lanzhou, the Bingling Temple Grottoes carved into the cliffs of a 60m high gorge is one of the more unusual sights in Gansu Province. Isolated by the waters of the Liujiaxia Reservior on the Yellow River, the grottoes were spared the vandalism of the Cultural Revolution.

      The grottoes are also called Thousand Buddha Caves, although in fact the total number of caves is only 183 niches (34 grottoes, and 149 niches). The setting is spectacular, with soaring cliffs composed of eroded and porous rock with numerous natural cavities. The creators of these grottoes dangled from ropes while carving their masterpieces info the face of the cliffs.

       

    The highest figure is 27 meters, while the smallest being more than 20 centimeters only. Also there are one stone square pagoda, and four clay pagodas. Two-thirds of the grottoes and niches were carved during the Tang Dynasty. The rest were carved in Western Qin, Northern Wei, Nothern Zhou, Sui, Ming and Qing dynasties. Its centuries-old stone carving art is considered a gem of history and culture in China.

      During the construction of Liujiaxia Reservoir in 1967, a 200-meter-long and 20-meter-high dam was built in front of the temple. Since then, the temple can be only reached by boat.



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  • 12 Days highlighted tour for Silk Road and Beijing

    12 Days highlighted tour for Silk Road and Beijing

      In Beijjing, discover the magnificent monuments and cultural highlights. You visit impressive landmarks like Tiananmen Square and absorb the ancient majesty of UNESCO World Heritage including Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall. Satisfy an appetite for authenticity with Peking roast duck, enjoy a gorgeous night show and join local life in hutong. Ancient Silk Road is often attractive with its rich historical and cultural treasure. This tour covers all important cities in Gansu Province along silk road. You can enjoy not only the cultural relics, such as temples, the site of ancient pass, grottoes, etc but also have a chance to experience the vast and majestic natural view in Northwest part of China, such as Zhangye Danxia landform, gobi surrounding Jiayuguan, desert in Dunhuang, Yellow River in Lanzhou and precipitous mountain in Wuwei. Accompanied by a knowledgeable private guide, enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a private tour and receive the undivided attention.

    Price : from USD 964

  • 5 Day silk road tour to Lanzhou Dunhuang and Jiayuguan

    5 Day silk road tour to Lanzhou Dunhuang and Jiayuguan

    There are few destinations as remarkable, overwhelming and thoroughly exciting as China staggering in depth and variety. Delve into the Mogao Grottoes; the jewel of Silk Road located in Dunhuang on this private 5 day tour that takes you to Duhuang with a visit to see the wonder of the Singing Dunes and Crescent Lake. Besides, you will experience the famous ancient military “Yumen Pass”, the weird eroded desert landscape of Yadan Park, the first and greatest Pass under Heaven “Jiayu Pass” and the green belt along the Yellow River “the Waterwheel Garden”. Your professional guide will be sure to take your main interests to consideration in order to save you time and only focus on the sites that you are most interested in.   

    Price : from USD 496

  • Xian Lanzhou Xiahe Jiayuguan Dunhuang 6-Day silk road adventure Tour

    Xian Lanzhou Xiahe Jiayuguan Dunhuang 6-Day silk road adventure Tour

    Explore the oasis town including Lanzhou, Dunhuang and Jiayuguan on the ancient Silk Road. Viewing the rolling water from the Yellow river park; Marvel at the superb carving arts of Binglingsi Grottoes; Experiencing Tibettan Buddhism from old Laprung Temple and Labrang Monastery; Venture into the magnificent Jiayuguan Pass and Suspension Great Wall; learn ancient painting arts from Wei-jin Mural Tombs; Feast your eyes on Mogao Grottoes and Dunhuang Museum; Seeking fun from Sand of Crescent Lake and Echoing Sand Dune. The experience of taking the overnight train from Xian to Lanzhou, from Lanzhou to Jiayuguan pass and from Jiayuguan pass to Dunhuang moves you to the western dessert scenery of China. The Silk-Road Trip reminds you of the past historical commercial path which once brought glory to China thousands of years ago.

    Price : from USD 585

  • 7 Day Silk Road Discovery Tour to Dunhuang, Lanzhou and Xiahe

    7 Day Silk Road Discovery Tour to Dunhuang, Lanzhou and Xiahe

    This 7 day classic private tour takes you to explore the Chinese section of the ancient northern Silk Road route including Dunhunag, Lanzhou and Xiahe. Travel the path of thousands of merchants and camel caravans to witness its changes in modern days. Attractions you will visit during this tour include Mogao Grottos, Folk Culture Museum, the Singing Sand Dune, the Crescent Lake, Yumenguan, Hecang Fortress, Yang Gate, Gansu Provincial Museum, Bingling Temple, Labrang Lamasery, Wuquan Park and the White Pagoda Hill. You will be accompanied by experienced local tour guide and driver throughout the trip.

    Price : from USD 461

  • 4 Days beauty of west China tour:  Xian Lanzhou and Xiahe

    4 Days beauty of west China tour: Xian Lanzhou and Xiahe

    Xian is popularly regarded as the starting pointing for ancient China Silk Road. Xian Silk Road Tour includes the ancient silk road tours in Gansu with extended tours of Qinghai and Ningxia. This trip is a round tour from Xian to Lanzhou. Marvel at the dessert on the west end of the silk road in China; Immerse in Binglingsi Grottoes, Xiahe,Labrang Monastery and Sangke Grassland; trace the path passing around the Tibettan Buddhism outside Tibet. Besides, gain new travel experience from the train ride.

    Price : from USD 930

  • 8 Days  Silk Road Adventure Day Tour: Xian, Lanzhou, Jiayuguan, and Dunhuang

    8 Days Silk Road Adventure Day Tour: Xian, Lanzhou, Jiayuguan, and Dunhuang

    Explore the highlights of the Silk Road during this 8 days tour from Xian to Dunhuang. Travel by train and private vehicle covering Xian where you'll experience the City Wall, Terra-Cotta Warriors Museum, Muslim Street, Xian Great Mosque; In Lanzhou, discover the White Pagoda Hill,BingLing Temple. Besides that, you also get to explore the famous JiaYuGuan too; in DunHuang, look into ShaZhou Evening Market, MoGao Grottoes, Singing Sand Dunes and the Crescent Lake. The tour includes high-speed train tickets, entrance fees, a private guide and driver and a variety of authentic meals.

    Price : from USD 1380

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