On this four days tour, you will visit the splendid Binglingsi Grottoes by taking a cruise and enjoying the beautiful scenery on both sides of the Yellow River, feel strong Tibetan Buddhism atmosphere at Labrang Monastery, and free your soul on the endless Sangke Prairie. You will have comfortable transportation and accommodation, professional English guide, authentic delicious dishes, and superb service.
Day 1 Xian – Lanzhou by bullet train
Day 2 Lanzhou – Xiahe by Car: Huanghe Fengqing Line, Binglingsi Grottoes
Day 3 Xiahe – Lanzhou by Car – Xian by bullet train: Labrang Monastery, Sangke Prairie
Our driver in Xian will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to train station for bullet train to Lanzhou. (Train tickets booked by us will be sent to your hotel in advance). Arriving in Lanzhou meet your local driver and transfer to hote. Please enjoy your free time in the rest of the day. Accommodation: Lanzhou
After breakfast please meet your guide and driver in hotel lobby. Then we will take a walk along the Huanghe Fengqing Line to appreciate the grand beauty of Mother River of Chinese nation. After the walk we will drive to visit Binglingsi Grottoes by boat to visit the completely preserved grottoes. There are776 Buddha statues, over 1,076 square yards murals and 6 stones sculptures from 1,600 years ago waiting for your exploring. We will first drive to Liujiaxia Dam from where to aboard the boat and explore Binglingsi Temple. After the visit in Binglingsi Temple we will drive for about 5 hours to Xihe. Upon arrival in Xiahe check in local hotel.
After hotel breakfast we will visit firstly visit Labrang 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 pay a visit to Sangke Prairie to witness the typical plateau grassland. At last we will drive about 3.5 hours back to downtown Lanzhou to catch the bullet train back to Xian. Met by your driver in Xian and transfer to hotel. Service ends here.