Day 1 Lanzhou – Zhangye
Your tour guide will pick you up from your Lanzhou hotel’s lobby at prearranged time, then heading directly to Lanzhou railway Station. You will take the 5 hour train to Zhangye with your tour guide
Once arrived Zhangye. Enjoy a lunch in the local restaurant, then heading to Danxia National Geological Park.
Your tour guide will pick you up at 8:00am, then heading directly to Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park.
Undulating fiery-red ridges together with amazing multicolored mountain folds transform the park into an immense sea of fire with rolling waves, earning it the reputation of China’s Rainbow Mountains and also one of the ‘Top 10 Geographical Wonders of the World’ selected by the National Geographic.
Zhangye Danxia Geopark’s geological structure is formed by rocks piling on top of one another. It means that after billions of years of weathering and water erosion, together with the influences brought by the special geological structure, climate change, and wind power, the red sandstones, psephites and pelites have shaped into isolated mountains and steep rocks. The sandstones’ bright colors make the Geopark an attractive tourist destination to experience the masterpieces of nature.
Experience the charm of the nature with your tour guide.
After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel in Zhangye(Booked on your own)
Day 2: Zhangye City Exploration
Your tour guide will pick you up in your hotel’s lobby then heading direclty to the Giant Buddha Temple and the Zhangye Museum. The Giant Buddha Temple is renowned for the largest indoor reclining Buddha. It is said that this giant Buddha statue is made in the image of Sakyamuni. Learn the stories and histories with your tour guide while walking. Admire numerous scriptures.
Continue to Zhangye Museum to see the displayed cultural relics which reflect the history of ancient Zhangye.
Enjoy lunch in the local restaurant, then drive one hour to the Mati Temple Grottoes. It is a unique temple housing buildings of both Han Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism. Follow the guide to admire the Buddha statues carved in the caves and appreciate the painted scriptures of heroes in Tibetan myths.
After that, the guide will escort you back to the hotel.Your tour can finish here or at the railway station, please book your own tickets to next destination
No 103, Yabaoli, Chaoyang Distirct, Beijing, China
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