Mystical Silk Roadfrom
2020 Daily Departure
- Guide tour narrated in English and admission fee as per itinerary
- All domestic air tickets and train tickets
- 14 Nights accommodation
- Meals as specified
- Air-conditioned standard car or Mini-Van
- Airport pick-up and drop-off service
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not specified
- Gratuities and personal expenses
Arrive in Beijing[-/-/-]
Upon arrival into Beijing, you will be greeted by our local guide at the airport and drop-off at the designated accommodation. The rest of the day will be at leisure.
One of the highlights of the trip to China is an inspiring day tour to the mighty Great Wall at Badaling with a cable car ride. Enjoy plenty of time to walk along its ramparts and absorb the breathtaking views.
Visit the Heaven Temple, taste Beijing Roast Duck in the evening
Beijing - Xian [B/L/D]
Today, our sightseeing includes Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and Summer Palace.
After the tour, you will be pick-up and drop-off at the airport for flight to Xian.
Upon arrival in Xian, you will be greet by our tour guide and drop-off to your accommodation.
Early morning, breakfast at the hotel, afterwards, You will be visiting Terracotta Warriors, one of the most amazing sites you wouldn’t want to be missed. Electric cart ride from the car park to the entrance is included. These 6000 life size warriors and horses were first discovered in 1974 and are one of the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century. After lunch you will walk in the old streets of the Muslim area and visit the Grand Mosque.
In evening, we will be having the taste of local food – The Dumplings Banquet Dinner.
Xian – Lanzhou [B/L/D]
Visit the Wild Goose Pagoda, ride a bicycle on the City Wall, Transfer to the high speed train station.
3 hours train speed train ride to Lanzhou. Drop-off to your accommodation and relax for the rest of the day.
Lanzhou – Xiahe [B/L/D]
This morning you will drive to Liujiaxia Dam, change the boat to Binglingsi Grottoes, Bingling is the transliteration of a Tibetan expression, which means “Ten Thousand Buddhas”, The formal construction of the Bingling Temple took place in 420, the first year under the reign of Jianhong of Northern Wei, Northern Zhou, Sui and Tang, and murals and decorations were made even in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties. Well preserved here now are 183 caves and enshrined in them are 900 square meters of frescoes and 694 Buddha statues, of which 82 are clay sculptures. They are disposed on a large cliff of 200 by 60 meters.
When you finish Binglingsi Grottoes, transfer to Xiahe, where is famous for Labrang Lamsery of the Yellow Sect of Tibetan Buddism.
Xiahe – Lanzhou – Zhangye [B/L/D]
This morning, you will be visiting Labrang Monastery, and you can walk around the whole temple and the Tibetan village. Labrang Lamasery was initially built under the supervision of Jiamuyang, the first generation of Living Buddha in 1709, the 48th year in the reign of Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty, with the following living Buddhas to carry on the job it has now become the largest center for the Tibetan religious culture in Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan provinces. In the afternoon drive back to Lanzhou, take the high speed train to Zhangye.
Visit the Giant Buddha Temple. Where you can see the biggest sleeping Buddha in Asia. Visit the Danxia Landform National Park, it is both the largest and the most typical of China’s arid area Danxia landform.
Zhangye - Jiayuguan [B/L/D]
The Horse Hoof Temple Grottoes, the legendary horse-hoof print is now well kept in the Horse-hoof Hall of the cave, becoming a treasure of the temple, have lunch in the local ethnic Yugur people’s tent.
By bus to Jiayuguan.
Jiayuguan – Guazhou [B/L/D]
Visit the famous Jiayuguan Pass & Museum of the Great Wall, the western end of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty – Overhanging Great Wall, Painting Bricks in the tomb of the Wei & Jin Dynasty, the painting bricks inlaid on the four walls have beautiful colors and various contents which cover the polities, economy, military and culture, it’s called “Underground Art Gallery”in the afternoon transfer to Guazhou.
Guazhou – Dunhuang [B/L/D]
Visit the Yulin Caves, it can be traced to the same origin in contents, artistic style and form of painting for the Mogao Caves, it’s regarded as its sister with its name known to many people in the country. After lunch visit the ruins of Suoyangcheng, it used to be a very important stop on the Silk Road, it has listed in the UNESCO in 2015
Accommodation: Dunhaung Grand Sun Hotel 4*
You will visit Mogao Caves & Digital Film Center, one of the 4 most famous grottoes in China. It has a total of 492 grottoes, 45,000 square-meters of murals, 2,400 painted statues and over 250 residential caves remain. After lunch, you will visit the White Horse Pagoda, visit the Crescent Moon Lake & the Singing-Sand Dunes. Enjoy a camel ride in the sand dunes. Enjoy a wonderful Flying Angel Performance—Dunhuang Goddess in the evening.
Dunhuang – Xian [B/L/D]
Visit the Jade Gate Pass & Great Wall of Han Dynasty. In history, the Han Dynasty built many walls to consolidate the safety of the frontier region as well as exploring ways to do business with western region. Instead of piling up stones or bricks layer upon layer like other dynasties’ walls, the Han Dynasty Great Wall is built by using the local sand and weed. These two constructional materials were added by putting one on top of another. On average, every layer measures 12 to 15 centimeters (4.7 to 5.9 inches). The present remains of the wall measure from 1.6 feet tall to over 6.6 feet tall.
After lunch, transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai, via Xian.
Visit the magnificent Yu Garden, also you can observe local people’s life at the Yuyuan Market, then down to the Bund alongside the Huanpu River to explore the modem aspect of Shanghai and enjoy your free time.
Shanghai - Home [B/-/-]
Sensational Memory stay forever, Bon Voyage!
After breakfast, the driver will drop you off at the airport for your flight home.