6 days Photography Travel to Gansu Zhangye and Dunhuang
Photography Travel to Gansu China

Photography Travel to Gansu China 6-day

From USD $1640 p/p

Tour Code: GSPT-03|Tour Type: Private Tour

Destinations: LANZHOU, ZHANGYE, DUNHUANG

From this tour, you will visit the Dunhuang and Zhangye. It will be a very unique experience, with some beautiful natural scenery. For example, Zhangye Danxia Geopark, enjoys he honors of "The world's top ten magical geograpgcial wonders", is the best place for photography. Also, you will tour to Dunhuang to explore the natural scenery, abundant historical sites and cultural heritage.

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Day 1 – Lanzhou-Zhangye

Upon arrival in Lanzhou, you will be met in the arrivals area by your local guide holding a flag of "LEADTOCHINA". Then you will take a private airport transfer to the railway station.

After a 3 hours bullet train tour, you will arrive in Zhangye. The local guide from us will pick you up and transfer to the hotel.

 Overnight in Zhangye

 Meals: No Meals

Day 2 – Rainbow Mountains Tours

Today you will have a full experience of Zhangye Danxia Mountains.

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 Autonomus County. The green grassland is dotted with colorful flowers, birds, and cattle and sheep scattered among the grasses. (2 hours)

Later, head to Rainbow Mountains China and enjoy the sunset of it.

China Rainbow Mountains is magnificent with gorgeous colors, which developed at about 200 million years ago. Covering an area of over 400 square kilometers, it is composed of lots of smooth and sharp cliffs, most of which are several hundred meters high, and cliffs look very powerful for their neighbors are plains and rivers. (4-5 hours)

Then, drive back to your hotel for a good rest.

 Overnight in Zhangye

 Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Day 3 – Zhangye-Liuyuan-Dunhuang

In the morning, 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)

Take trains to Liuyuan Station. (About 6.5 hours) After your arrival, your local guide will pick you up from the railway station and drive to your hotel in Dunhuang.

 Overnight in Dunhuang

 Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Day 4 – Dunhuang Tours

Today's highlight is the Yardang National Geopark. Yardang has been created over time by the sort part of the earth surface having being eroded by wind and rain, with the hard part of the rocks remaining in the desert. You will drive from Dunhuang city westwards. On route, visit the Yumenguan Pass and Ruin of Great Wall of Han Dynasty.

 Overnight in Dunhuang

 Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Day 5 – Dunhuang Tours

After breakfast, start your full day Duhuang culture and sightseeing trip.

Firstly, drive from the Dunhuang city to visit the Mogao Grottoes. It is famed as the “Louvre of East”, which is outstanding for its exquisite mural paintings and statues. There are now 492 grottoes in which about 45000 square meters mural paintings and 2100 colorfully painted statues have been preserved very well.

Next proceed to visit the Echoing Sand Mountains. It is said, in the sunny days, the sand mountains echo like Orchestra music even if there is no wind. If you slide from the sand mountains, you can hear the echoing sound clearly.

The last attraction is Crescent Lake. Surrounded by sand mountains from four directions, the Crescent Lake is a beautiful oasis with some well decorated traditional Chinese architecture, some trees and flowers and a lake that has never dried up.

 Overnight in Dunhuang

 Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Day 6 – Dunhuang Departure

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and at the appointed time your guide will meet you in the hotel and then transfer you to the airport/railway station.

 Meals: Breakfast

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