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Dunhuang All Inclusive Private Day Tour to Yulin Grotto and Suoyang City Ruins

If you are looking for a unique excursion than all the others , then look no further. Explore the non touristic side of Yulin Grotto and Suoyang City Ruins. A professional guide leads you on an informative tour past ancient structures and shares insight about this civilization. Explore Yulin Grottoes, admire thousand years old rock-carved grottoes which is famous for its wealth of Buddhist art. Be amazed by the UNESCO Site of Suoyang City Ruins, a unique historical testimony to Silk Road, an ancient trade route linking China with Europe through Central Asia for centuries. Tour includes all entrance fees, a Chinese lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off.

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6 to 9 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Battery bus at Suoyang City Ruins
    • English speaking tour guide
    • Entrance fee
    • Travel by private air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Yulin Grotto
    • Entry/Admission - Suoyang City Ruins
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuites
    • Accommodation
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Yulin Grotto, Tashi County, Guazhou County 736000 China

    Your tour guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel by holding your name sign, hop on your private air-conditioned vehicle, heading directly to Yulin Grotto (2 hours), your tour guide will explain the related histories and stories, feel free to ask questions if you have. Enjoy vast Gobi and desert, villages, grassland and snow mountain on the way, let your tour guide know if you want to stop for photos.

    Known as the “Gem of Ancient Cultur". Yulin Grottoes is a branch of the Mogao Grottoes and is similar to the ones found in Dunhuang County. There are 42 caves with complete frescoes, comprising of huge scripture drawings, portraits of Buddha, rare animals and plants, harvests, weddings, banquets, chess, brewing, music and dancing.

    Follow your tour guide, you will explore 5 to 7 caves. As you explore the caves, your guide will point out the meaning of different wall paintings which aspects of medieval politics, economics, culture, arts, religion, ethnic relations, and daily dress in western China. If you want to explore "special caves" which have extra cost, just let your tour guide know.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Suoyangchengzhen, Guazhou County, Jiuquan, Gansu, China

    Take a break after finishing your time in Yulin Grotto with a tasty lunch at Suoyangcheng Town, continuing to explore the Ruins of Suoyang city.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Suoyang City Ruins, Nanba Village, Qiaozi Country, Guazhou County 736000 China

    Suoyang City Ruins, included into the World Heritage list in 2014, are a unique historical testimony to Silk Road, an ancient trade route linking China with Europe through Central Asia for centuries. The city was firstly built in Han Dynasty (202 BC-220 AD), flourished in Tang Dynasty (618–907), and became a place where various ethnic groups inhabited from 1405 to 1524.

    Accompanied by your tour guide, take the battery bus to explore the area. You will visit Suoyang City Museum where you can get enough information about the area. Then, walk around the inner city and outer city, you will have free time to watch the great view and take beautiful photos. Then take the battery bus to explore the ruins of Ta'er Monastery.

    After the tour finished, you will be transferred to your hotel in Dunhuang.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your tour guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel by holding your name sign
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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.


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Organised by Unique Beijing Tours

Activity ID: V-19099P678

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