Lanzhou, an important city on the ancient Silk Road, boasts many scenic spots and historical resorts including Mother Sculpture of Yellow River, Water Wheel Garden, Binglingsi Grottoes, and Gansu Provincial Museum. Join this hassle-free 3 days tour to fully explore Lanzhou together with your knowledge guide. You will fall in love with this city nurtured by China’s mother river.
Lanzhou Train Station/ Airport
Around 09:00 (Also flexible if you advise)
Day 1 Lanzhou arrival
Day 2 Lanzhou: White Pagoda Hill, Mother Sculpture of Yellow River, Water Wheel Garden, No. 1 Bridge of Yellow River, Gansu Provincial Museum
Day 3 Lanzhou departure: Binglingsi Temple
Upon your arrival in Lanzhou, our local guide will meet you at airport/train station by holding a welcome board with your name and then transfer you to hotel. The rest day is free at your disposal. Accommodation: Lanzhou
In the morning pick up from hotel lobby and transfer to visit White Pagoda Mountain. Standing on the mountain top one will have an overlook of Lanzhou City.Going down the mountain we will pay a visit to mother river of Chinese nation, the Yellow River. First we will visit the No. 1 Bridge on Yellow River to see the most grand bridge across Yellow River. Next we will appreciate the Mother Sculpture of Yellow River which is located at the south bank of Yellow River. Then go to visit Water Wheel Garden. The most remarkable thing in this garden is the waterwheel, an irrigation tool invented in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). At last we will pay a visit to 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. Two highlights of the museum can not miss are Buddhism Culture Hall and Pottery Culture Hall. At last back to hotel. Accommodation: Lanzhou.
In the morning pick up from hotel lobby and 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 visit in the Binglinsi Grottoes you will be transfer to Lanzhou airport/train station to depart Lanzhou.