Zhangye Danxia Landform and Qinghai Lake Xining 5 Days Tour
Lanzhou-Zhangye - Xining
Day 1 Lanzhou
airport-hotel transfer in Lanzhou
Waterwheel Garden, White Pagoda Mountain
The Waterwheel Garden is a highlight along the Yellow River in Lanzhou. The unique waterwheels will provide you an insight into the irrigation tools of ancient China.Unfurling below visitors a marvelous view of the city of Lanzhou and the mighty waters of Yellow River rolling on incessantly when they climb onto the top of the hill.
Day 2 Lanzhou - Zhangye (by bullet train)
hotel - train station transfer in Lanzhou, train station transfer in Zhangye
today visit to Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park.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 3 Zhangye
Giant Buddha Temple, Wooden Pagoda Temple, Mati Temple
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.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.
Day 4 Zhangye - Xining (by bullet train)
hotel - train station transfer in Zhangye, train station transfer in Xining
visit in Ta’er Monastery.Built in 1377 to commemorate Tsong Khapa (the founder of the Yellow Hat Sect), the Ta'er Monastery attracts tens of thousands of pilgrim every year.
Day 5 Xining
visit in Qinghai Lake
Located 3200 meters above sea level, the Qinghai Lake is the largest inland and salt water lake in China. The lake has different scenery in four seasons and has become a popular destination for biking and bird watching.airport transfer in Xining.Service ends.