You will be transferred to Xian Train Station and take the overnight train K119 (22:26 – next morning 6:27) for Lanzhou ( 4-berth cabin )
Arrival at Lanzhou Train Station at 6:27am, met by our representative in Lanzhou and transferred to a nice hotel for a buffer breakfast. Then have a short walk in the Yellow River Park. The Yellow River passes across the city center of Lanzhou.
Then drive 75 km southwest of Lanzhou to Binglingsi Grottoes. “Bingling” means “thousand Buddhas” or “ten-thousand Buddhas” in the Tibetan language. Also known as Bingling Temple, the grottoes are carved on Jishi Hill 75 km from Lanzhou. Bingling Temple Grottoes are famous for stone sculptures of Budda Buddhist pagodas in relief and murals of Esoteric Buddhism.
After lunch, drive from Bingling Temple to Xiahe which takes about five hours. Xiahe is well noted for its old Laprung Temple. Xiahe is densely populated by Tibetan people. Stay at Laprung Hotel.
After breakfast, visit Labrang Monastery. It is one of the six great monasteries of the Geluk (Yellow Hat) school of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery was founded in 1709 by the first Jamyang Zhaypa, Ngawang Tsondru. It is Tibetan Buddhism’s most important monastery town outside the Tibetan Autonomous Region.
After lunch, visit Sangke Grassland, around and beyond the village of Sangke, 14km southwest of Xiahe, large expanses of open grasslands, where the Tibetans graze their yak herds. In summer these rolling pastures are at their greenest and abound with wildflowers.
Then drive 280km back to Lanzhou and take overnight train K120 ( 21:59 – next morning 7:02 ) for Xian ( 4-berth cabin ).
Arrival in Xian at 7:02am and transferred to your hotel in Xian ( or Xian Train Station, or Xian Airport connecting your next destination).
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