Our guide will hold a welcome sign to meet you outside the baggage claim area at Xi'an airport according to your flight schedule. Transfer you to the 4-star hotel for 2 nights' stay. Visit the City Wall to have a bird-eye's view of this city.
Highlight morning excursion transfers you to visit the amazing Terracotta Soldiers Museum. This afternoon, visit the well-preserved Islamic Great Mosque and the landmark of this city - Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Have a visit to witness historical collections listed in the Shaanxi History Museum. Fly to Lanzhou. Your guide will wait for you outside the baggage claim area at the airport ahead of the flight schedule and transfer you to the 4 star hotel for 1 night stay.
Take car to Xiahe to see the Sangke Grassland's flavor. You will have chance to observe and learn the local people's life by visiting a Tibetan family. Have an overnight stay at a 3 star hotel. Sangke Grassland -This is a fertile and beautiful alpine prairie in Xiahe, about six hours' drive from Lanzhou. Not far away from the town seat, the grassland is surrounded by mountains. The famous grassland in Gansu
is indeed a part of Dajiutan Grassland with the Daxia River flowing through it, which endows it verdant grass and enchanting pastoral scenery on plateau. Under the summer blue sky and fluffy clouds, there are herds of sheep and cattle on the vast lush grassland.
Have a stop at the Labrang Monastery and watch the morning pray there. Return to Lanzhou by car and have two nights stay. Labrang Monastery - As an vital shrine of Geluk (Yellow Hat) School of Tibetan Buddhism with 300 years history, Labrang is the most important Tibetan Buddhist center out of Tibet region. Located in the west part of Xihe Town, the monastery reserves the best teaching system of Tibetan Buddhism. It is an essential place for religious activities and ceremonies, holding a Buddhist Museum with large number of sutras, murals and statures.
You will have a second chance to appreciate the stone sculptures by visiting the Bingling Thousand Buddha Caves with great artistic value. Bingling Thousand Buddha Caves - Bingling is transliterated from a Tibetan word meaning 'ten thousand Buddhas'. Buddha caves in Bingling Temple were a series of grottoes in process for more than one millennium, initially started around 420AD of the Western Jin Dynasty. It is engraved in the west cliff along the Yellow River, about 35 kilometers southwest of Yongjing County and 80 kilometers from Lanzhou.
Before departure have a short visit to the Waterwheel Garden. Private transfer takes you to the airport and your pleasant China tour ends here. Waterwheel Garden - The use of waterwheel can be traced back to Ming Dynasty. It was a common way to irrigate in Lanzhou area along the Yellow River. To reproduce the old irrigation vehicle, Lanzhou City built this garden in the west section of Binhe Lu, making up the most shining scenery line of the city, together with other feature spots on the street.