Two Days Tour to Bingling Monastery and Labrang Monastery & Sangke Prairie (Private)

Lanzhou Tour

Bingling Monastery, Labrang Monastery & Sangke Prairie

price from $511 p/p
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  • starting from price base on 2 people.
  • Total Cost will be different base on your travelling date and person number.
  • Tour Code: LZD-03
  • Tour Type: Private tour
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx)
  • Pick-up Point: hotel in Xiahe
  • Return Point: original point
  • Start Time: 8:30am

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D1

Tour Itinerary

Pick you up around 8:30 am, and then head to Bingling Temple which is famed for its grottoes ----a work in progress for more than a millennium. The first grotto was begun around 420 CE at the end of the Western Qin kingdom, and more grottoes were added during the following seven dynasties. The style of each grotto can easily be connected to the typical artwork from its corresponding dynasty.

Over the centuries, earthquakes, erosion, and looters have damaged and destroyed many of the caves and the artistic treasures within. Altogether there are 183 caves, 694 stone statues, and 82 clay sculptures that remained. The relief sculpture and caves filled with frescoes line the northern side of the canyon for about 200 meters. Each cave is like a miniature temple filled with Buddhist imagery. These caves culminate at a large natural cavern where wooden walkways precariously wind up the rock face to hidden cliff-side caves , One of the highlights ----27-meter-tall (88 feet) sitting Buddha that is about 1,200 years old. The difficult travel makes getting there something of an expedition.

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The sculptures, carvings, and frescoes that remain are outstanding examples of Buddhist artwork and draw world-wide visitors. The site is extremely remote and can only be reached during summer and fall by boat.

After the sightseeing, you will be transfer to your hotel in Xiahe.


D2

Tour Itinerary

Pick up at Hotel in Xiahe, and head to the first site----Labrang Monastery, home of one of the largest Tibetan monasteries outside of Tibet.

Labrang Monastery is located at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain northwest of Xiahe County in Gannan Tibetan Nationality Autonomous Prefecture, a propitious place in the hearts of the Tibetan. Style and the construction patterns are mostly Tibetan.

The Grand Sutra Hall is the dominant place for the religious activities of the Labrang Monastery and for the adherents' worshipping. On the inside walls there are portraits of Buddha and built-in shrines of Buddha and bookcases. The elegantly decorated hall is splendid enough to give you real enjoyment.

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Then go to the next site----Sangke Prairie, ten kilometers west of Xiahe County, enjoys a good reputation for its excellent pasture and frequent magnificent Buddhist ceremonies. Belonging to the meadow steppe and bordered by the Daxia River, Sangke prairie is at an elevation of 3000 meters (9843 feet) with an area of 70 square kilometres (27 square miles).

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The prairie is famed for the summer-blooming sangke flowers that form a natural carpet extending to the far horizons. Reflecting sky and mountains, the Daxia River twists through grass and earth like an undulating silk belt. Countless sheep, yaks, and tents are visible over the prairie.

 After above tour, you will be transfer to hotel or Lanzhou


Price Include & Exclude

Price Includes:
  • Entrance Fees to the listed attractions (Bingling Monastery, Labrang Monastery & Sangke Prairie).
  • Private transfer with air-conditioned van and experienced driver.
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking guide.
  • Boat ride to Bingling Monastery.
Price excludes:
  • Lunch (from $5-$20) is not included,but guide can help to book seat and order food if needed.
  • All personal expense, e.g. souvenir.
  • Gratuities to guide and driver.

Notes

  • You can make most of your time without any tourist shopping stops.
  • Pick-up and drop-off hotel or personal address is supposed to be in the city.
  • Service time maximum to 8 hours but you can request to depart a bit earlier or later.
  • Brand of Van is the most popular kind in good condition. If for luxury brand, prices may vary accordingly.
  • Tour itinerary can be customized to your needs.
  • The price is for an English-speaking guide. Additional costs may apply if a different language guide is needed (We offer French and Spanish-speaking guide as well).
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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