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Dunhuang of China.

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How to book this tour?

Step 1: Tell us what do you want to do in a tour.

Step 2:We prepare an itinerary for you based on the information form you give us.

Step 3:You send in a deposit and we send you a tour packet of complete information on your tour with an invoice for the balance.

Step 4:We reconfirm all reservations - International air you may do on your own or we direct you to competitive suppliers.

Step 5:Your balance is due 30 days before your departure.

Step 6:You go and enjoy your tour knowing you are always in good hands.

We arrange everything within China that you desire, as well as giving you as much free time as you like to explore on your own. We want you to experience the real China.

 

Follow Buddhist’s Footprint Tour  13 days,12 nights.

Destinations : DuhuangJiayuguanZhangyeWuweiLanzhouXiaheTianshui XianBeijing

Day 1 Arrive in Dunhuang (L/D)                                                                                                                           

By morning flight to Dunhuang, upon your arrival, you will be greeted by your local guide and transferred to the city.After lunch, you will visit the White Horse Pagoda,the City Museum,                                                                

Day2  Dunhuang (B/L/D)                                                                                                                                      

      This morning visit the Mogao Grottoes , it has a total of 730 grottoes, 45,000 square-meter of murals, 2,400 painted statues. the Singing SandDunes & Crescents Moon Lake, enjoy a camel ride in the sand dunes.

Day3 Dunhuang (B/L/D)                                                                                                                                       

     In the morning you will visit the Gade Gate Pass & Great Wall of Han Dynasty, at noon time, you can taste the local farmer’s food in the grapes garden, visit the Sun Gate Pass and it’s museum. enjoy a wonderful Flying Angel Performance in the evening.                                           

Day4 Dunhuang - Jiayuguan (B/L/D)                                                                                                                   

      After breakfast, by car to Jiayuguan city (385 km), visit the Yulin Caves on the way, 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.                         

Day 5 Jiayuguan - Zhangye (B/L/D)                                                                                                                    

      This morning you will visit the famous Jiayuguan Pass & museum of the Great Wall,the western end of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty.,first built in 1372 AD,is one of the greatest passes of the Great Wall and also one of the best-protected passes along the Great Wall, overhanging Great Wall, after lunch visit the painting Bricks in the tomb of the Wei & Jin Dynasty, it’s called “Underground Art Gallery”

By car to Zhangye city on the highway. Zhangye derived it’s name from the phrases ”Cutting away the arms of the Huns and glorifying that of the Central Kingdom”. As one of the four famous prefectures in the west of the Gansu province. In ancient times it used to be a center for varies dynasties of the central kingdom to carry out political, economic, cultural and diplomatic affairs in the northwest.     

Day 6 Zhangye - Wuwei (B/L/D)                                                                                                                           

       Today you will visit the Giant Buddha Temple, the biggest nirvana in China. the Matisi (Horse-hoof Temple) Temple, he 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 car to Wuwei city, the city is the throat controlling the eastern end of the Hexi Corridor, the hometown of the bronze galloping horse, it was made a symbol for the tourism industry of China in 1984.

Day 7 Wuwei – Lanzhou (B/L/D)                                                                                                                         

      You will visit the Temple of Literary Elite, it is a place where men of letters and scholars of different dynasties were paying homage to Confucius. The Han tomb d discovered at Leitai, is a large tomb built of brick and stone in the late Eastern Han Dynasty. the bronze galloping horse unearthed from this tomb.

     By car to Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu Province, it’s in the geometric center of the geographical location of China.           

Day 8 Lanzhou - Xiahe(B/L/D)                                                                                                                             

      Visit the White Dagoba Hill, Yellow River, the Iron Bridge, Waterwheel garden in morning. After lunch by car to Xiahe.      

Day 9 Xiahe (B/L/D)                                                                                                                                             

     Today you will visit the Labrang Lamasery,it’s the biggest center of the Tibetan religious culture in Gansu,Qinghai and Sichuan provinces.visit the Sangke grassland in the afternoon.                 

Day 10 Xiahe –Lanzhou - Tianshui (B/L/D)                                                                                                         

      Drive back to Lanzhou, by train to Tianshui, upon your arrival in Tianshui, you will be greeted by your local guide and transferred to your hotel, relax in the hotel.  

Day 11 Tianshui- Xian (B/L/D)                                                                                                                             

      Visit the Manjishan Grottoes in the morning, the mountain looks like a “wheat stack”, the name is derived from a folk saying “Chop away firewood on the Southern Mountain to get the Wheat Stack Cliff built up ”.there are morn than 7,200 stone carvings and clay sculptures preserved very well, also called “Museum of the Oriental Sculpture ”. visit the Fuxi Temple in the afternoon, Tianshui is the hometown of Fuxi, who, the ancestor of the Chinese nation was born here, legend has Fuxi created language, Eight Trigrams and taught people etiquette for the development of civilization of humankind.

Take the high speed train to Xian.(1.5 hours)        

Day 12 Xian (B/L/D)                                                                                                                                             

     Arrive to Xian in the morning, check in and enjoy breakfast in the hotel, visit the the Wild Goose Pagoda, and ride a bicycle on the Old City Wall,

After lunch visit the Terracotta Warriors, one of the most amazing sites you will ever see. 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. In evening tasty local food - the dumplings banquet                         

Day 13 Xian – Beijing (B/L/D)                                                                                                                             

This morning you will walk in the old streets of the Muslim area and visit the Grand Mosque. After lunch you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Beijing.