Today you will start your Tianshui tour to explore the profound history and culture of Tianshui. Our experienced guide and driver will pick you up from the railway station. In order to have more time for sightseeing, we suggest that you take a train arriving in Tianshui before 10:00am. On the way, our guide will give you a briefing about today’s itinerary.
Your amazing private Tianshui day tour begins with a visit to the Fuxi Temple, which is a large temple complex from the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644). There you can learn more about legendary stories of prehistorical periods, and also have a look at the essence of traditional Chinese temple architecture. Afterwards, your one-day Tianshui tour package continues to Nanzhaizi Folk Dwellings, also called Tiashui Folk Museum, which includes 12 courtyards and 78 rooms. It is a large well-preserved folk residences complex with the typical architectural style of the Ming Dynasty.
A hearty lunch would be arranged at a fancy local restaurant, which enables you to taste the authentic Tianshui food. The afternoon will be highlighted by a visit to the Maiji Caves, which is one of the four greatest grotto relics of China, featuring numerous niches, frescos and Buddha statues engraved on the cliffs of the pillar-like mountain.
After that, your memorable 1 day private Maiji Caves tour comes to an end. We suggest that you take a train leaving after 17:50, and our thoughtful guide will see off you at the railway station.
If you are looking forward to including a tour to Xian or Lanzhou, you can make the transfer easily to and from Tianshui. There are frequent high speed trains between Tianshui and Lanzhou, as well as Tianshui and Xian, and the travel time is about 1.5 hours. If you need help, we are delighted to book the train tickets for you. Please feel free to contact your travel consultant.
Located at an isolated peak, the well-known grottoes cluster boasts more than 200 caves, 10,000 statues and wide stretches of murals engraved on the sheer cliffs. First engraved in the year of 384, the well-preserved grottoes with far-reaching history will enrich your knowledge of Chinese religious culture. By the way, the plank walkway up to the mountain is really narrow and winding, which will truly bring you a thrilling experience.
Fuxi is a mythological figure in ancient times, which is regarded as the earliest emperor and medicine founder recorded in ancient texts. First built in 1483, the Fuxi Temple in Tianshui is the largest and best-preserved one in China. It still retains archways, drum and bell towers, opera stages, lobbies and corridors, where you can trace the unique Chinese worship culture.
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