Xi’an – Zhangye – Xi’an
This 5-day Xi’an & Zhangye tour invites you to appreciate the grandness of Terracotta Warriors, one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the world. You will also wonder the power of nature when you explore the Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park.
Day 1 Xi’an
airport – hotel transfer in Xi’an
Day 2 Xi’an
Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a ceramic & pottery workshop en route
The Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses (UNESCO) is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the world. More than 6000 life-sized terra cotta warriors, archers, infantrymen, horses, and bronze chariots have silently guarded the tomb of China’s First Emperor for over 2,200 years.
The Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a Tang Dynasty landmark, is a seven-story pagoda initially constructed in 652 AD. One of the pagoda’s many functions is to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and traveler – Xuanzang.
Day 3 Xi’an – Zhangye (by air)
airport transfer in Xian, airport – hotel transfer in Zhangye
Ancient City Wall
The Ancient City Wall is one of the oldest city walls in China and still encompasses the center of Xi’an today.
Day 4 Zhangye
Giant Buddha Temple, Wooden Pagoda Temple, Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park
The Giant Buddha Temple is the largest architectural relic in Gansu Province of the Western Xia (1038-1227) period.
The Wooden Pagoda Temple was firstly built by Emperor Suiwen of the Sui Dynasty (581–618). Although destroyed and rebuilt several times, the Wooden Pagoda still is a magnificent architecture with its distinct and traditional features.
Take a 1.5-hour car ride to the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park. You will admire the Danxia Landform, which is perfectly combined with multi-colored mountains, valleys, hills, and cliffs. Gazing out at the vast area of such landform, you will be marveled by the craftsmanship of Mother Nature.
Day 5 Zhangye – Xi’an (by air)
airport transfer in Zhangye
The Mati Temple, also known as the Horse’s Hoof Temple, is located in Sunan County, which is about 65 kilometers north of the Zhangye City. Carved into the cliff side of the Qilian Mountrain, the Mati Temple consists of a series of Buddhist caves, grottos and temples. If time permits, travelers could enjoy a great hiking in the nearby hills.
No 103, Yabaoli, Chaoyang Distirct, Beijing, China
Mon - Sun 9.00 - 20.00