2-Day Lanzhou Private Trip to Bingling Temple and Labrang Monastery
In just two days, you can accomplish a lot of sightseeing from Lanzhou on this private guided tour. Enjoy amazing view of the Liujia Gorge, Yellow river and take the boat cruise to discover the UNESCO site of Bingling Temple. Explore the magnificent Labrang Monastery, learn about the Tibetan Buddhism, its unique style of architecture, its people, life and soul. Tour incluidng English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, boat cruise, local lunch and travel by private vehicle.
Overnight in Xiahe 4 Star Hotel also included. You can choose to end your tour in Xiahe or travel back to Lanzhou after the tour.
per adult from
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- 2x Lunch
- Accommodation included: 1 night
- Private guide
- Private air-conditioned comfortable car
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Overnight accommodation of standard twin room (two beds), based on twin share.
- Entrance fee
- Boat tickets at Liujia Gorge
- Entry/Admission - Liujia Gorge
- Entry/Admission - Bingling Temple Grottoes
- Entry/Admission - Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si)
What's excluded :
- Single supplement charge of accommodation
Day 1: Lanzhou-Liujiaxia-Bingling Temple Grottoes-Xiahe
Stop At: Liujia Gorge, Southwest of the County, Yongjing County 731600 China
Start your full-day tour with pickup at your hotel in Lanzhou city and meet your guide aboard an air-conditioned private vehicle. It’s a 1.5-hour drive to Liujia Gorge.
Liujia Gorge is the large water-power engineering project which was completed in 1974. It is the seventh step hydro-electric station, with multifunction such as generating electricity, controlling flood, breeding aquatics, irrigating, shipping, and sightseeing.
Upon arrival, enjoy the Yellow River, Liujia Gorge and surrounding area. To save your valuable time, you will take the high speed boat to reach the Bingling Temple. (1 hour).
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Bingling Temple Grottoes, West of Yongjing County, Tianshui 730030 China
Bingling means one hundred thousand Buddha in the Tibetan language. The grottoes are in two temples, upper and lower, and are distributed on the cliff that is 2 kilometers long from north to south, borders on the Yellow River and is strategically located and difficult to access. Bingling Temple Grottos started in the Western Jin Dynasty (265-316). There are altogether 34 grottoes, 149 shrines, 694 big or small stone statues, 82 mud statues here. There is an ink preface of that time found in the No.169 grotto, which is the earliest preface found in the all the grottoes by far. It was listed as the UNESCO world culture heritage in 2014.
Accompanied by your tour guide, stroll around and learn the grottoes's history, value and meaning.
Your lunch is also included, after the tour heading directly to Xiahe where the Labrang Monastery is.
Duration: 1 hour
Accommodation included: Overnight at local 4 Star Hotel
Day 2: Labrang Monastery - Lanzhou
Stop At: Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si), Lapuleng Town, Xiahe County 747100 China
After breakfast in your hotel, meet your guide and start to explore the Labrang Monastery.
The Labrang monastery is a holy place where Buddhism followers learn the essence of Buddhism. Over four thousand monks live here. Constructed in 1709 by Ngawang Tsondru, Labrang Monastery houses a rich collection of Buddhist scriptures, about 65,000 of them in 18,200 volumes in various categories, including philosophy, collected works, medicine, sabda, history, biography and craftsmanship.
Stroll around the halls and courtyards with your tour guide, get to know the history of Tibetan Buddhism, admire amazing architecture which mixed Han and Tibetan style, learn about the temples belief, people and soul.
Enjoy a delicious Tibetan lunch in the local restaurant.
Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Lanzhou(Approx. 3.5 hours drive). You also can choose to finish your tour in Xiahe and get to your next destination on your own.
Duration: 2 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Lanzhou, please provide hotel information when make booking
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.