Yinchuan in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region futures at the Muslim culture. After visiting must see attractions in Lanzhou and Xiahe, we will move to Zhongwei and Yinchuan. Zhongwei is the only stop of Silk Road and we will enjoy some time in Shapotou Desert Scenic Area there. In Yinchuan we will visit Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Museum.
Day 1 Beijing – Lanzhou by Flight – Xiahe by Car: Binglingsi Temple
Day 2Xiahe – Lanzhou by Car: Labrang Monastery
Day 3 Lanzhou – Zhongwei by Train: Gansu Provincial Museum, Yellow River
Day 4Zhongwei – Yinchuan by Train: Shapotou Desert Scenic Area, Gaomiao Temple
Day 5Yinchuan – Beijing by Flight: Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Museum, Shahu Scenic Area
Air condition car + English speaking guide + Entrance fee + Lunch + Hotel + Flights & Train tickets
Day 1 Beijing to Lanzhou by Flight and to Xiahe by Car (Lunch)
In the morning our driver and guide will pick you up from hotel and transfer to Beijing airport to catch flight to Lanzhou. Upon arrival in Lanzhou, met by local driver and guide and be escorted to Binglingsi Temple, which is also known as Binglingsi Grottoes. There are776 Buddha statues, over 1,076 square yards murals and 6 stones sculptures from 1,600 years ago waiting for your exploring. Then we will drive about 3.5 hours to arrive at Xiahe and check in at local hotel to have a good rest. Accommodation: Xiahe
Day 2 Xiahe to Lanzhou by Car (Breakfast+Lunch)
In the morning we will first go to visit theLabrang Monastery, the largest Buddhist Institute of Tibetan Buddhism. Where tourists will also appreciate thousands of statues of Buddha made of various materials. Tourists may have the chance to watch the morning devotion here In the afternoon we will drive about 2.5 hours back to Lanzhou hotel. Accommodation: Lanzhou
Day 3 Lanzhou to Zhongwei by Train (Breakfast+Lunch)
In the morning we will go to visit Gansu Provincial Museum. About 350,000 pieces of ancient cultural relics, contemporary and modern cultural relics, as well as ethnic cultural relics will enable tourists know this important city on the Silk Road from various aspects. Then we will take a walk along the bank of Yellow River to appreciate the beauty of Mother River of Chinese nation. In the afternoon, be escorted to train station for train to Zhongwei. Arrival in Zhongwei in 5 hours and our local driver and guide will meet you at train station and transfer to hotel to have rest. Accommodation: Zhongwei
Day 4 Zhongwei to Yinchuan by Train (Breakfast+Lunch)
This morning we will drive to visit Shapotou Desert Scenic Area. Just like the Echo Sand Hill in Dunhuang, when you slide down the sand hill in Shapotou, you will also hear the roaring echo of sands. Afterwards we will drive back to downtown Zhongwei to visit Gaomiao Temple which was orginally built in the Ming Dynasty. The temple is worshiped by Confucianism followers, Taoism followers and Buddhism followers. In the late afternoon transfer to train station for train to Yinchuan. Arrival in Yinchuan met by local driver and guide and transfer to hotel in Yinchuan. Accommodation: Yinchuan
Day 5 Yinchuan to Beijing by Flight (Breakfast+Lunch)
After hotel breakfast we will start Ningxia tour with Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Museum. The museum is built in local architectural culture. The basic exhibition of the museum falls into 5 sections: Ningxia Historical Relics Exhibition, Xixia Kingdom Relics Exhibition, Ningxia Revolutionary Relics Exhibition, Helanshan Mountain Petrogram Exhibition, Hui People Folk-custom Relics Exhibition. Next we will move to Shahu Scenic Area to appreciate the natural combination of water town in south China and the desert landscape. After the tour local driver and guide will escort you to airport for flight to Beijing. Upon arrival in Beijing, meet by local driver and guide and transfer to hotel. Accommodation: on your own.
* All transfers and city transportation
* Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
* Private car or van with English speaking guide
* Hotels with breakfasts
* Economy class flight of Beijing/Lanzhou & Yinchuan/ Beijing
* Cushioned seat train of Lanzhou/Zhongwei/ Yinchuan
* Personal expense
* Tips to guide and driver
* Hotel in Beijing
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