Lanzhou to Xiahe Via Bingling Si?
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Aug 17, 2010 9:56 PM Last Post By: byrnzie28
Aug 11, 2010 12:42 AM
Lanzhou to Xiahe Via Bingling Si?I'm heading to Lanzhou in a couple of weeks and wonder if it's feasible to head down to Bingling Si and then go from there to Xiahe and the Labrang Monastery rather than having to go back up to Lanzhou from Bingling Si and then go to Xiahe from Lanzhou the next day?
What are the logistics of getting a bus from Bingling Si to Xiahe after having visted the Grottoes there? Do buses run to Xiahe late in the day from nearby Linxia, or from Liujiaxia? What's the best way to do it?
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Aug 11, 2010 10:37 AM
1This link has some explanation, but I don't know how recent it is. From having read through many sites, my guess is that you never really know until you get there....
The Tibetan Overseas Hotel in Xiahe has a travel service connected with it, but I don't have their contact number. They would be a good source of info.
Aug 11, 2010 3:56 PM
Aug 12, 2010 12:41 AM
3Some info here. Click on the placemarks on the map to get more detailed explanation.
But, basically, the trick is to get the boat driver to drop you on the south side of the Liujiuxia reservoir (lianhua gudu), after your visit to the grottoes. From there, it's an easy hop to Linxia by bus or taxi, and then onto Xiahe (probably the next day).
Aug 12, 2010 12:44 AM
Aug 12, 2010 1:17 AM
Aug 13, 2010 3:43 PM
you definitely get a boat from Liujiaxia to Binglingsi, so on the way back you just tell the boat driver, you are not going back to Liujiaxia, you are going to Linxia, the driver will take you to Linxia port, it is very close (may be you add about 30 Yuan), then take a Taxi (share with other people) is about 10 Yuan and get a bus from Linxia to Xiahe is easy on the same day.
Aug 13, 2010 4:01 PM
Aug 13, 2010 11:57 PM
8According to information here, buses from Linxia to Xiahe depart every half hour between 7am and 5pm. It is a 2-hour journey.
Aug 17, 2010 7:15 PM
this is Wangqi from Lanzhou Gansu China.
that just is the right way to go.
you can do that on the same day.
you can ask the boot driver drop you off at the other side the river (Lianhuatai ) when you finish visiting this caves, and there you can find many mini bus or car which can take you to Linxia City(around 40 minites),and sure you have to discuss the price with the drive.you also can ask to take you to the Linxia bus station, then you can take the public bus to Xihe(about 1.2 hours)
Aug 17, 2010 9:55 PM
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