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6-Day Dunhuang Jiayuguan and Zhangye Private Sightseeing Tour

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Visit highlights of Silk road including the Dunhuang,Jiayuguan and Zhangye with this 6 days private tour from Dunhuang. You will be picked up from Dunhuang hotel/airport/train station and dropped off at Zhangye.

Itinerary Details

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Day 1 Dunhuang. O/N Dunhuang.

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Today, we can meet you at Duhuang hotel/airport/train station and then transfer to Crescent lake, need 40 minutes driving, 20KM.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Crescent Moon Pool

The Mysterious Crescent lake which its name derives from the crescent moon shaped by the small pool of spring water between two large sand dunes. Here you could slide down on the Sounding sand dunes to see if you can hear the sound from sand dunes. The Crescent lake also Known to the world as “the first spring in the desert”, no-one can explain the formation of such a geological oddity.visit would be a great experience. crescent lake is like a crescent moon, which is nestled in the vast desert for thousands of years, its water is very clear, sweet.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain

Next,visit to the Singing Sand Mountains (Mingsha Mountain) where you can experience sand surfing and camel riding( on your own expenses). Mingsha Mountain starts from Mogao Caves in the east, 40 kilometers long from east to west, and 20 kilometers from south to north.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Shazhou Nightly Market

After the check in the hotel and have short a break, we can go to the Shazhou Night Market and you can have a dinner there. The Dunhuang Shazhou Night Market here is the biggest night market of the whole city and offering you a great opportunity for an evening walk and a souvenir shopping chance. The Night maket also is on behalf of Dunhuang Nightlife and regarded as a “nightlife landscape”. It is highly popular among the tourists all over the world with its featured local specialties as well as strong flavor of local culture.

Duration: 1 hour

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At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel.

Duration: 18 hour

Day 2 Dunhuang. O/N Dunhuang

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Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Mogao Grottoes in around 30 minutes ride.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mogao Caves

The Mogao Grottoes, which were constructed over a millennium ago, from the 4th to 14th centuries. The caves are also known as the Thousand Buddha Caves has two distinctions of being one of the most notable grottoes in China as well as the best-preserved treasure house of Buddhist art, sutras, murals and sculptures in the world.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Yumen Pass

After lunch we drive to Yumenguan pass which is located about 110kms from Dunhuang city. “Yumenguan” means jade Pass in Chinese and it is said that the jades from Western region transported into central China only through this pass. It used to be the gateway to west region on the northern Silk Road. In ancient times, it also functioned as a military strategic pass and significant passage of the ancient Silk Road.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Great Wall of Han Dynasty

Then continue the tour to Great Wall of the Han Dynasty (206 BC to 220 BC). Unlike other parts of the wall brick and stone, this section is made of rammed earth, gravel and juniper. Over time, the wall has been badly damaged by nature and humans, but you can still see how the wall looked like at first. Next, continue to River Storage City ,it is an important military storage city and played an important role on the ancient silk road from Weijin to Han Dynasty .people can’t see it before you get to it as it was designed very scentically and well preserved.

Duration: 1 hour

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At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel.

Duration: 18 hour

Day 3 Dunhuang--Jiayuguan. O/N Jiayuguan.

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Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 08:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Jiayuguan Fort in around 5hrs ride,385km.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jiayuguan Fortress

After lunch in Jiayuguan we will first visit Jiayuguan pass (Jiayuguan Fort) also known as the “Impregnable Pass under Heaven,” Jiayuguan is the western end of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty as well as the most magnificent and well-preserved pass among over a thousand passes along the Ming Great Wall.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Jiayuguan

Then, your guide will escort you to your hotel and help you check in. The rest of day is free for you.

Duration: 18 hour

Day 4 Jiayuguan--Zhangye.O/N Zhangye.

Stop At: Jiayuguan

Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Zhangye Danxia Rainbow Mountain in around 150 minutes ride,208km.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Zhangye Danxia Geopark

The Zhangye Danxia Rainbow Mountain where we will see different colors and view is charming at different times; the scenery here is really fantastic and incredible. It is the best representative of China’s colorful Danxia landform and the largest Danxia landscape in an arid area, with a wide variety of landforms ..

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Dafo Temple of Zhangye

Then drive to Zhangye city for Giant Buddha Temple which is renowned for the largest indoor reclining Buddha in China. Even a finger of the Buddha can hold one adult to lie down. It is said that this giant Buddha statue is made in the image of Sakyamuni. Our guide will also introduce other statues and delicate murals in the hall. Numerous scriptures and ancient books are also displayed in here. In this temple, we will not miss the earth tower and a typical folk residence with traditional carved beams and painted pillars.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Zhangye

At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel and help you check in.

Duration: 18 hour

Day 5 Zhangye.O/N Zhangye.

Stop At: Zhangye

Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Pingshanhu Grand Canyon in around 60 minutes ride, 56km.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pingshan Grand Canyon

The Pingshanhu Grand Canyon which is listed as world top 5 canyons, as equally famous as Colorado Canyon. It's also China top most outdoor photographic creation base for those seek nature incomparable and breathtaking pictures. The attraction itself is not yet very popular and hence less crowded. Be ready for long walk and climbing lot of steps. It is little tiring but manageable. But to enjoy the canyon you must go all the way down and walk through and come back up again. The views are amazing and many places for good photos.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Zhangye

At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel

Duration: 18 hour

Day 6 Zhangye Departure. The tour end.

Stop At: Zhangye

Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Mati Temple Grottoes in around 60 minutes ride, 50km.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mati Temple Scenic Resort

It is said that a heavenly horse once left its hoof print on a rock there and you can still find that print in the temple. It is a unique temple house building of both Han Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism. Follow the guide to admire the Buddha statues carved in the caves and appreciate the painted scriptures of heroes in Tibetan myths. And it is a complex of Qilian Snow Mountain forest and exclusive Yugu ethinic culture and view here is fantastic.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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After lunch our guide will drop you off the Zhangye train station or Zhangye airport for your next destination .

Duration: 2 hour