Pick up from your hotel in Xian and transferred to Xian Train Station and take train T75 ( 7:17am – 10:35am ) for Tianshui.
Arrival in Tianshui at 10:35am, met by our representative in Tianshui and transferred to your hotel in Tianshui. After lunch, visit Maijishan Grottoes. It is one of the four famous Grottoes in China with other three being Yungang Grottoes in Datong, Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang and Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang. They are a group of 194 caves cut in the side of the hill of Majishan in Tianshui.
Then visit Fuxi Temple. The temple was initially built in the year 1483 to commemorate Fuxi, who was the earliest ancestors of ancient China. In particular, he first used Ba-gua in divination, a great contribution to human civilization. Stay at the hotel in Tianshui.
After breakfast, transferred to Tianshui train station and take the train T112/T113 ( 8:44am – 12:22) for Lanzhou.
Arrival at Laznhou at 12:22, met by our representative in Lanzhou. First have lunch, then drive 75km 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.
Then continue to 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.
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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