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Today, Zhāngyè is a useful base from which to explore the otherwordly landscapes of the Dānxiá Geopark and the ancient cliff temples at Mǎtí Sì. In town, one of Asia's largest reclining Buddhas is ensconced in a beautifully preserved wooden temple, which, according to legend, was the birthplace of Mongol warrior Kublai Khan.

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$160 Day Trips & Excursions

1-Day Zhangye Danxia VIP Photography Tour

On the departing day, the driver will pick you up from the hotel or railway station in Zhangye city. An comfortable car with air-conditioned will transfer you to the Zhangye Danxia Geopark in Linze County.   Upon arrival, following the tour guide, you will take the exclusive vehicles to visit 8 viewing platforms one by one in the Zhangye Danxia Geological Park. Because ordinary tourists can only go sightseeing at most 4 viewing platforms, this means that you will deeply explore some areas where don't open to the ordinary tourists in this itinerary. To escape the crowd, occupying the best photographing location. After the sightseeing, driver will wait for you to drive back to the downtown Zhangye.

$105 Private & Custom Tours

1 Day Zhangye Danxia Landform PrivateTour

On the departing day our guide will pick you up from the hotel or railway station in Zhangye city. An comfortable car with air-conditioned will transfer you to the Zhangye Danxia Geopark in Linze County.  The Rainbow Mountains of China within the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park are a geological wonder of the world. The mountains are full of unbelievable colors, changing tone depending on the height of the sun; extraordinary is the sunset! There are five viewing platforms for you to watch and shoot. You will visit one by one, and will be transferred by park buses from one deck to another. After the 3-4 hours tour, you will be driven to the downtown of Zhangye. Useful Tips:  1) Pack with sun creams, sun glasses, protective clothing and hat to protect from strong sunlight in summer; 2) sunset is the best time for taking photos which happen around 19:00~20:30 in summer and 17:00~18:00 in winter.

$759 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private Tour: 4-Night Trip From Lanzhou to Xining

Day 1. Arrival Lanzhou. Upon arrival Lanzhou, you will be met by the guide and transferred to the hotel located in the city downtown of Lanzhou, the capital of the Gansu province. You will walk along the Yellow River park in the afternoon if time permits. Accommodation: Lanzhou 4-Star Legend Hotel or equivalent Day 2. Lanzhou to Linxia (BL)After hotel breakfast, your guide will take you to visit Gansu Museum where there is must-see statue "Galloping Horsing On The Swallow" that was excavated in Wuwei in 1969, which is the token of China Tourism. After the museum, you will take 3-hour ride to Linxia where you will take a speed boat to go across Liujiaxia Reservoir on the Yellow River to visit Binlin Temple  Grottoes that was constructed from the 3rd century with amazing statues and frescos. Meanwhile the Grottoes are located beside imposing Stone Forest of the Yellow River. You will stay here about 2 hours, then take speed boat back to your vehicle. Accommodation: Linxia 4-Star Hehuang Hotel or equivalent Day 3. Linxia/Xiahe Labrang (BL) After hotel breakfast, you will be driven about 2 hours to Xiahe, Labrang in Tibetan Language. Labrang Monastery was founded in 1709 by the first Jamyang Shêpa, Ngawang Tsondru. It is Tibetan Buddhism's most important monastery town outside the Tibetan Autonomous Region. There are hundreds of lamas studying in the monastery. You will walk along the monastery with your guide, and visit the most import temples here in the afternoon. Accommodation: Labrang 4-Star Civil Aviation Hotel or equivalentDay 4. Xiahe/Xining(B) After hotel breakfast, you will be driven about 6 hours to Xining. You will visit  Longwu Monastery on the way, which is a typical Tibetan Buddhism temple.  Accommodation: 4-Star Qinghai Hotel or equivalentDay 5. Departing from Xining (BL) You will be transferred to visit Kumbum Monastery which is about 25 km from Xining. As birth place of Tsongkhpa who was the founder of Yellow Hat School of Tibetan Buddhism, Kumbum Monastery has impressive Buddha states, yak butter carvings etc. You will stay here for about 2 hours before transferring to Xining airport or Xining railway station where the trip concludes. You can book our another tour 32685P86 to Zhangye.  Note: Please book your flight departing from Xining airport after 3 pm.

$659 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Night Tour From Xining or Lanzhou to Zhangye, Jiayuguan & Dunhuang

Day 1. Xining or Lanzhou to Zhangye by bullet train You can start the tour either from Lanzhou or Xining, our guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby in Xining or Lanzhou to the railway station to catch 2 or 3-hour bullet train heading to Zhangye. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Zhangye. Accommodation: Zhangye 4-Star Jingyang Hotel or equivalent Day 2. Zhangye (BL)After hotel breakfast, Afterwards you will drive one hour to visit Mati Temple that houses grottoes, buildings and fresco which still keep its original style since ancient time. Afterwards, you will take 2-hour ride to Multi Danxia Mountains, which is impressive for its scenery decorated with red, yellow, white, black clay. Later, you will be transferred back to your hotel.Accommodation: Zhangye 4-Star Jingyang Hotel or equivalent   Day 3. Zhangye to Jiayuguan by car (BL) After hotel breakfast, your guide will take you to visit Giant Buddha Temple in the city center.  The 34.5-meter sleeping Buddha is well-preserved with colorful robe in the temple. Then you will be driven about 3 hours to Jiayuguan Fort, which was the end of the Great Wall in Ming Dynasty. As a UNESCO site, this fort exhibits its functional design for the military aim. Afterwards you will climb up the Overhanging Great Wall that was rebuilt on its original site on the impressive Black Mountain in the Hexi Corridor. Later you will be transferred back to your hotel in Jiayuguan. Accommodation: Jiayuguan 4-Star Jiayuguan Hotel or equivalentDay 4. Jiayuguan to Dunhuang by car(BL) After hotel breakfast, you will be driven about 5 hours to Dunhuang. The trip concludes in Dunhuang hotel after lunch, you can book our other Dunhuang tours. Accommodation: Dunhuang 4-Star Silk Road Hotel or equivalent

$19 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Airport Transfer: Zhangye Hotel to Zhangye Airport (YZY)

Please advise your flight number and airline's name and departing time, and your hotel information when you booking the tour. On the departing day our driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel 2.5-2 hours before the flight departing time. Then the driver will escort you to airport by an air-conditioned vehicle. The suggested pickup time is 2 hours prior to your flight departure for domestic flight, It is 38 km far away from the city,by booking this transfer, you will be able to relax at the day of your flight departure.Wish you have enjoyed your stay in Zhangye and have a nice journey in China.

$19 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Airport Transfer: Zhangye Airport (YZY) to Zhangye Hotel

Please advise your full flight name, and your hotel information when booking the tour. You don't need worry about your flight delayed, our professional drive will track your flight info.When your flight arrives in Zhangye, the driver will be waiting for you at the arriving hall by holding a welcome board with your name. Then the driver will escort you to the parking lot, you will be transferred to your hotel safely by a comfortable private car, have a good relax after a flight journey. You also don't need worry about you can't speak Chinese, our drive will show you to your hotel directly.Wish you have a nice stay in Zhangye.