This tour will take you to explore fascinating Lanzhou and Xiahe. You will pay a visit to the must-see No. 1 Bridge on Yellow River, magnificent Binglingsi Grottoes, beautiful Sangke Prairie and Tibetan style Labrang Monastery. This tour is perfect for the tourists who don’t want to bother with travel details as we will arrange everything for you in advance.
Day 1 Lanzhou arrival – Xiahe by Car
Day 2 Xiahe: Labrang Monastery, Sangke Prairie
Day 3 Xiahe – Lanzhou by Car: Binglingsi Temple
Day 4 Lanzhou departure: White Pagoda Hill, Mother Sculpture of Yellow River, Water Wheel Garden, No. 1 Bridge of Yellow River
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 Xiahe and check in hotel there. The rest day is free at your disposal. Accommodation: Xiahe.
After hotel breakfast, take your private var to Xianhe to visit Labrang Monastery, the largest Buddhist Institute of Tibetan Buddhism. Where tourists will also appreciate thousands of statues of Buddha made of various materials. Then move to Sangke Prairie where you will witness the typical plateau grassland. Drive back to Xiahe and stay overnight here. Accommodation: Xiahe.
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 and check in hotel there. 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). And the other two highlights of the garden is Buddhism Culture Hall and Pottery Culture Hall. At last transfer to train station or airport to depart Lanzhou.