This tour is specially designed for people who stays in Xian with extra time but has no idea where to go or has limited time but is longing a lot for Silk Road. You shall never let this tour slip from your travel list. It enables you leave your foot print at the Binglingsi Grottoes, Labrang Monastery, Sangke Prairie which have been considered as pearls along the mysterious ancient Silk Road. And included bullet trains, accommodations, tour guide, transfer and admission fees will make your whole trip totally worry free.
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 overnight train: Labrang Monastery, Sangke Prairie
Day 4 Xian Arrival
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 up 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 soft-sleeper train K210 (21:59/07:02+1) or similar train back to Xian. Accommodation: Soft sleeper train
Upon your arrival in Xian, our local driver will meet you at train station by holding your name and transfer to your hotel.