It's a classical week-long trip to explore the Silk Road, starting from Lanzhou and departure from Donghuang. It's a great tour for families or individuals interested in the religious and cultural history of this bridging area. You will find the ancient temples of over 1600 years with caves, murals and sculptures, the great walls and the towering fortress of Jiayuguan. The area is beautiful with the land forms of snow-capped mountains, colorful rocks, forestry, pastureland and oasis desert.
Arrive in Lanzhou. Meet your local guide and transport to your hotel at the heart of old city. Short city tour with your guide.
Visit Gansu Provincial Museum. After noon, drive to Wuwei.
Visit White Pagodas and Sky Ladder Caves (Chin: Tian Ti Shan Shi Ku)
Drive to Zhangye. Visit Mati monastery and Giant Buddha or Sleeping Buddha.
Drive to Rainbow mountains (Chin: Dan Xia), enroute to Jiayuguan. Visit the Overhanging Great Wall.
Drive to Yuling Caves. and then to Dunhuang. City tour.
Morning visit Mogao Caves and after noon visit Echoing-Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake
Fly out, tour ends.
Let us know if you may wish to extend your trip to the neighboring Tibetan region, which is only a few hours away by car crossing the Mt Qilian range.
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