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8-Day Silk Road Trip of Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Zhangye with Accommodation

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Day 1: Arrive in Dunhuang, meet & transfer to the hotel

Pass By: Silk Road Angel Tours, Room 302, the 25th Building of Fengqingcheng, Shouchang South Road, Dunhuang 736200 China
Meet your private tour guide at the airport of Dunhuang ( DNH ), or Dunhuang Railway Station, transfer by comfort car / van / bus to the hotel, relax in your comfortable hotel.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Dunhuang Grand Sun Hotel 4 star

Day 2: Mogao Caves , the White Horse Pagoda, and the SILK ROAD show.

Pass By: Mogao Caves, West of Hexi Zoulang, Dunhuang 736200 China
You will visit Mogao Caves & Digital Film Center , one of the 4 most famous grottoes in China. It has a total of 492 grottoes, 45,000 square-meters of murals, 2,400 painted statues and over 250 residential caves remain.

Pass By: White Horse Pagoda of Dunhuang, Baimata Village, Qili Town, Dunhuang 736200 China
After lunch, visit the White Horse Pagoda .

Pass By: Dunhuang Theater, Yangguan Zhonglu Near the Piper Statue, south side of road, Dunhuang China
Enjoy the a famous dance drama in the evening, the SILK ROAD show. (the show is not available from Nov to next Mar)

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Over night at Dunhuang Grand Sun Hotel, 4 star


Day 3: Yumen Pass , the Crescent Moon Lake & the Singing-Sand Dunes

Pass By: Yumen Pass, 90 Km Northwest of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200 China
Yumen Pass & Great Wall of Han Dynasty, In history, the Han Dynasty built many walls to consolidate the safety of the frontier region as well as exploring ways to do business with western region. Instead of piling up stones or bricks layer upon layer like other dynasties' walls, the Han Dynasty Great Wall is built by using the local sand and weed. These two constructional materials were added by putting one on top of another.

Pass By: Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain, Three miles from Dunhuang, Dunhuang 831900 China
In the afternoon visit the Crescent Moon Lake & the Singing-Sand Dunes. enjoy a camel ride in the sand dunes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Over night: Grand Sun Hotel 4 star


Day 4: Yulin caves, Suoyangcheng Ruins

Pass By: Yulin Grotto, Tashi County, Guazhou County 736000 China
Visit the Yulin Caves, it can be traced to the same origin in contents, artistic style and form of painting for the Mogao Caves, it’s regarded as its sister with its name known to many people in the country.

Pass By: Suoyangcheng Relic Site Ticket Office, Guazhou, Jiuquan, Gansu, China
After lunch visit the ruins of Suoyangcheng, it used to be a very important stop on the Silk Road, it has listed in the UNESCO in 2015.Transfer to Guazhou

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Guazhou Yulin Hotel, 4 star

Day 5: Jiayuguan Pass & Great Wall,

Pass By: Great Wall at Jiayuguan Pass, Southwest of Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan 735100 China
By bus to Jiayuguan,Visit the famous Jiayuguan Pass & Museum of the Great Wall, the western end of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty

Pass By: Overhanging Great Wall, Jiayu Guan, China
Climb the Great Wall in western China.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Nuojin International Hotel, 5 star

Day 6: Zhangye Danxia Geo Park

Pass By: Zhangye Danxia Geopark, 30km South of the County, Linze County 734200 China
Painting Bricks in the tomb of the Wei & Jin Dynasty, the painting bricks inlaid on the four walls have beautiful colors and various contents which cover the polities, economy, military and culture, it’s called “Underground Art Gallery ”. Transfer to Zhangye, visit Zhangye Danxia,which is China's only Danxia landform in high recombination with color hilly landscape.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Jinyang International Hotel, 4 star

Day 7: Giant Budhha Temple, the Horse Hoof Temple Grottoes

Pass By: Dafo Temple of Zhangye, Dafosi Alley, Minzhu West Road, Ganzhou District, Zhangye 734000 China
Visit the Giant Buddha Temple, which is the biggest Nivana Buddha in Asia. The Horse Hoof Temple Grottoes, it's well-known because of the deity horse footprints.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Jinyang International Hotel, 4 star

Day 8: Pingshahu Grand Canyon, departure.

Pass By: Dafo Temple of Zhangye, Dafosi Alley, Minzhu West Road, Ganzhou District, Zhangye 734000 China
visit the Pingshanhu Grand Canyon this morning,after lunch, transfer to the airport (or Zhangye Railway Station) for your flight to next city. We can help you book the high speed train tickets,

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Reviewed 25 April 2019 via mobile

Steven is a professional guide. Easy to communicate with, prompt, pro-active and trust-worthy. We had a great time exploring this part of the Silk Road, Steven knew the best way to maximize our visit, he prepared us well about what to expect on each stop...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2019

The entire tour was well planned with experienced guides. Hotel accommodation is possibly best in location and buses are clean & comfortable. The meals are also very good with various variety offered. If anyone considering a tour to Dunhaung, this tour is a good option...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank MildChan
Reviewed 6 November 2018

My students (from a U.S. private University) and I had a study tour of the Silk road. Steven, our soft-spoken tour guide, did a fantastic job!! Thank you very much, Steven!!! He provided great information about each location we visited, and he managed the group...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Dreamer29777057903
Reviewed 5 November 2018

I had Steven as a tour guide when I came to Gansu Province with my university. He was an exceptional tour guide who knew an expansive amount of knowledge about every location we went to. He organized activities for us that weren't commercialized tourist traps,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank hkenny257
Reviewed 1 July 2018

It seems difficult to find a better tour operator and guide in Gansu Province than Kang Jinxin (or Steven, if you have trouble pronouncing Chinese names). Do you need a vehicle? A place to sleep? Do you need advice what to see? Steven has all...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Steven K, Owner at Silk Road Angel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Dear Daniel Thank you very much, that was my great pleasure as your tour guide when you were traveling in Gansu province.I am looking forward serve to you again in the future, welcome to Gansu again.

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