This 4 days tour will lead you to the best attractions in Zhangye including Matisi Grottoes, Giant Buddha Temple, and Danxia Mountain. You will enjoy amazing natural scenery, experience unique custom of Yugu ethnic minority, and learn more about Buddhist culture on this tour. Besides, you will have an memorable experience of short trekking.
Day 1 Zhangye arrival
Day 2 Zhangye: Matisi Grottoes
Day 3 Zhangye: Giant Buddha Temple, Danxia Mountain
Day 4 Zhangye departure
Upon your arrival in Zhangye airport/train station, our local guide will wait you by holding a welcome board with your name and transfer to your hotel. Accommodation: Zhangye
In the morning you will visit Matisi Grottoes (Horse’s Hoof Temple). Highlight of the over 70 grottoes are Buddhist grottoes culture and Yugu Minor Ethnic culture. After lunch we will do a 7km hiking along the valley to see natural scenery of local area. The grassland, rivers and natural forest are waiting you on the way. It is a way to see, but more for feel! In the late afternoon drive back to hotel. Accommodation: Zhangye
In the morning please continue your time in desert scenic area and then drive back to Zhangye. After arrival pay a visit to Giant Buddha Temple which is considered the largest architectural relics in Gansu Province. The Buddha Figure is so large that only the ear could keep 4 adults at one time. And the highlight of the temple is a Sleeping Buddha. After lunch we will head for the Danxia Mountain where you will see a truly picturesque world makes up of red, white, yellow and other color’s rock. Finishing the tour in Danxia Mountain we will drive back to hotel. Accommodation: Zhangye
Pick up from hotel and transfer to airport for your flight departing.