Photography Tour to Zhangye Danxia Landform 3-day
From USD $460 p/p
Tour Code: ZYPT-03|Tour Type: Private Tour
This tour is designed especially for photography lovers. You can stay as long as you like in the Zhangye Danxia Geopark and take pictures of the sunset. The best time to see it is in the late afternoon/evening as the sun is setting. Blues, reds and golds are among the colours visible in the breathtaking rock formations.
Day 1 – Arrival in Zhangye
Upon arrival in Zhangye, you will be met in the arrivals area by your local guide holding a flag of “LEADTOCHINA”. After a warm welcome and brief introduction, take a private transfer to your hotel for assistance with check-in. Then our guide will take you to have lunch.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Giant Buddha Temple in Zhangye, which is the largest architectural relic in Gansu Province of the Western Xia (1038-1227) period. China's largest reclining Buddha is well preserved in this temple. (1.5 hours)
Overnight in Zhangye
Day 2 – Zhangye Danxia Landform
The guide will meet you in the hotel (about 08:30 am)
Binggou Danxia Park has totally different landscape and absolutely worth a visit. It is about an hour from Zhangye and the formations are quite interesting. These formations really do look like ice sculptures melting, which rings true to its name bing which means ice in Chinese. (2-3 hours)
Then enjoy your lunch in Kangle County. In the afternoon, you are suggested to visit the Kangle Grassland.
Kangle Grassland is located in Sunan Yugur Autonomous County. The green grassland is dotted with colorful flowers, birds, and cattle and sheep scattered among the grasses. (2 hours)
In the afternoon, head to Rainbow Mountains China and enjoy the sunset of it.
Rainbow Mountains China enjoys the honors of “The world's top ten magical geograpgcial wonders”, and is the best place for photography. The best time to see it is in the late afternoon / evening as the sun is setting. Blues, reds and golds are among the colours visible in the breathtaking rock formations. It is a glorious view! (4-5 hours)
Drive back to your hotel for a good rest.
Overnight in Zhangye
Day 3 – Zhangye-Departure
After breakfast, your guide will meet you at the lobby of the hotel and drive to the Mati Temple, which is well-known as the deity horse footprints. It is a tourist destination integrating grotto art, Buddhist culture, natural scenery, Yugurs and Tibetan style. (2 hours)
Drive back to the city and enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon, transfer you to the airport/railway station. Tour ends.