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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

Karenkatz,
Westborough, Massachusetts
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Gansu In a shape of a dumbbell, Gansu Province runs along the narrow Hexi Corridor, the strategic section of the ancient Silk Road carrying goods from China to Central Asia. The Silk Road merchant caravan left behind the forts, ancient trading towns, bits of the Great Wall and the Buddhist statues. Gansu is reminiscent of the Silk Road in China ( Dunhuang & Jiayuguan).

Gansu is geographically divided into three parts - the Hexi Corridor, Gannan (Southern Gansu) and Eastern Gansu. Gannan is a minority patchwork woven by the ethinic diversty - Muslims, Tibetans, Bao'an and the Dongxiang people. They are said be the descendants of the 13th immigrants from Central Asia coming through the Silk Road for the trade and culture exchange. Dongxiang, Bao'an speak an Altaic language. From north to south, Gannan goes from the loess plateau to the fringe of Tibetan-Qinghai Plateau and from Muslim culture to Tibetan culture ( Linxia, Xiahe & Langmus).

Eastern Gansu is the Silk Road legacy extended to Xian, the starting poit of the Silk Road. Here you will see the important remnants of the ancient Silk Road at Maji Shan Grottos, the gem of the region.



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Gansu Tours

» Lanzhou Bingling Labrang 5 Day Tour
Lanzhou Bingling Labrang 5 Day Tour Travel Route: Lanzhou - Bingling 75km, Lanzhou - Labrang 258km
Way of Travel: Private transfer + private car or van + local tour guide + entrance fees
Hotels as listed
Meals as listed
Departure Date: Choose your own departure date
Best Visit Time: Summer
Customizable: Yes!
from US$ 400 p/p
Tour Code: LZTP-01


» Lanzhou Hezheng Linxia Labrang 4 Day Tour
Lanzhou Hezheng Linxia Labrang 4 Day Tour Travel Route:Lanzhou - Hezheng 110km, Hezheng - Linxia 30km, Linxia - Labrang 117km
Way of Travel: Private transfer + private car or van + local tour guide + entrance fees
Hotels as listed
Meals as listed
Departure Date: Choose your own departure date
Best Visit Time: Summer
Customizable: Yes!
from US$ 270 p/p
Tour Code: LZTP-02


» Lanzhou Langmusi Labrang 5 Day Tour
Lanzhou Langmusi Labrang 5 Day Tour Travel Route: Lanzhou - Langmusi 488km, Langmusi - Labrang 130km, Labrang - Lanzhou 258km
Way of Travel: Private transfer + private car or van + local tour guide + entrance fees
Hotels as listed
Meals as listed
Departure Date: Choose your own departure date
Best Visit Time: Summer
Customizable: Yes!
from US$ 485 p/p
Tour Code: LZTP-03


» Lanzhou Dunhuang Jiyuaguan 5 Day Tour
Lanzhou Dunhuang Jiyuaguan 5 Day Tour Travel Route: Lanzhou - Dunhuang 1133 by train, Dunhuang - Jiyuguan by road 385km
Way of Travel: Private transfer + private car or van + local tour guide + entrance fees
Hotels as listed
Meals as listed
Departure Date: Choose your own departure date
Best Visit Time: Summer
Customizable: Yes!
from US$ 550 p/p
Tour Code: LZTP-04


Xian + Gansu Tours

» Xian Lanzhou Xiahe 4-Day Tour
Xian Lanzhou Xiahe 4-Day Tour Travel Route: Xian - Lanzhou - Xiahe - Xian
Attractions: Yellow River Park, Binglingsi Grottoes, Laprung Temple, Sangke Grassland...
Service: Private transfer + private car or van + hotels + private local tour guides + entrance fees + Meals as listed + intercity transportation
Tour Code: CRTXA-01


» Xian Tianshui Lanzhou Xiahe 4-Day Tour
Xian Tianshui Lanzhou Xiahe 4-Day Tour Travel Route: Xian - Tianshui - Xiahe - Lanzhou - Xian
Attractions: Maijishan Grottoes, Fuxi Temple, Yellow River Park, Binglingsi Grottoes, Laprung Temple, Sangke Grassland...
Service: Private transfer + private car or van + hotels + priavte local tour guides + entrance fees + Meals as listed + intercity transportation
Tour Code: CRTXA-02


» Xian Dunhuang 5-Day by train
Xian Dunhuang 5-Day by train Travel Route: Xian - Dunhuang - Xian by overnight train
Attractions: Echoing-Sand Dune, Crescent Lake, Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang Museum...
Service: Private transfer + private car or van + hotels + priavte local tour guides + entrance fees + Meals as listed + intercity transportation
Tour Code: CRTXA-04


» Xian Dunhuang Jiayuguan 5-Day Tour
Xian Dunhuang Jiayuguan 5-Day Tour Travel Route: Xian - Dunhuang - Jiayuguan - Xian
Attractions: Echoing-Sand Dune, Crescent Lake, Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang Museum, Jiayuguan Pass, Wei-jin Mural Tombs, Suspension Great Wall...
Service: Private transfer + Private car or Van + Train + Flights + 4 star hotels + Private local tour guides + Entrance fees + Meals as listed
Tour Code: CRTXA-05


» Xian Lanzhou Xiahe Jiayuguan Dunhuang 6-Day Tour
Xian Lanzhou Xiahe Jiayuguan Dunhuang 6-Day Tour Travel Route: Xian - Lanzhou - Xiahe -Jiayuguan - Dunhuang - Xian
Attractions: Yellow River Park, Binglingsi Grottoes, Laprung Temple, Sangke Grassland, Jiayuguan Pass, Wei-jin Mural Tombs, Suspension Great Wall, Echoing-Sand Dune, Crescent Lake, Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang Museum...
Service: Private transfer + Private car or Van + Train + Flights + 4 star hotels + Private local tour guides + Entrance fees + Meals as listed
Tour Code: CRTXA-06


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Gansu Travel Information


When to Visit
Gansu Province is popularly divided into three areas - the Hexi Corridor, Gannan (Southern Gansu) and Eastern Gansu. You can visit the Hexi Corridor and Eastern Gansu all year round. Gannan is where Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (甘南藏族自治州) is located, which is teemed with the alpine meadows. So it is better to visit Gannan from later May to August.

Gansu rarely rains and it is very dry. Dust storms will come in spring. Winter is extremely cold from later November to March. If you plan to visit the Hexi Corridor (Wuwei, Zhangye, Jiayuguan and Dunhuang) and Eastern Gansu (Maji Shan Grottos), you'd better to come visit from May to October.

Get There & Around
Though tucked back quite inland in the northwest China, Gansu Province is well connected with the outside world to the major cities in China by flights, trains and overland. The capital city of Lanzhou is the provincial transportation hub radiating out to the Hexi Corridor in the north, Gannan in the south and Tianshui in the east. Lanzhou has regular flights to the major cities in the country; Dunhuang and Jiayuguan also have a few flights to Xian, Lanzhou and Beijing. But winter sees few flights.

Travel by train is the best transportation mode while visiting Gansu. The Hexi Corridor and the Eastern Gansu are well connected by trains along the Silk Road sights and cities like Tianshui, Wuwei, Zhangye, Jiayuguan and Dunhuang. While traveling Gannan (Linxia, Xiahe and Langmusi), you have to rely on buses, no trains an no flights.

1.Lanzhou: The capital city of Gansu Province is a springboard entering Gansu and the silk road. Its sights include Gansu Museum, the Yellow River, Water wheels...
2.Tianshui: In the middle way between Lanzhou and Xian, Tianshui is composed of two parts - the booming town (Beidao) and the old town (Qincheng)15km apart connected by a highway. Famous for the Buddhist roack carvings, Maji Shan is located 35km south of Beidao.
3.Wuwei: Wuwei is the eastern end of the Hexi Corridoe. Han Tomb of Leitai is located in the old Leitai Park of Wuwei. Among the numerous unearthed artifacts the Bronze Flying Horse is the most valuable.
4.Zhangye: Zhangye is located in the middle section of the Hexi Corridor. The bell and drum tower in Zhangye, the biggest drum tower in the Hexi Corridor of the silk road district, was built in 1507.
5.Jiayuguan: It is the symbolic end of the Great Wall and the western fringe of ancient China. Muse-visit attractions are Jiayuguan Fort, Overhanging Great Wall, Weijin Tombs...
6.Dunhuang: Once the mecca for the merchant Caravan, exiled poets and officials, now it is still an oasis for the silk raod travelers.
7.Linxia:Mostly inhabited by the muslims, it is a place where you get fed and recharged for your trip to Xiahe or Lanzhou.
8.Xiahe: A monastic town nestled in a mountain valley, Xiahe attracts a great number of visitors each day. Its Labrang Monasery is one of the six major Tibetan monasteries of the Gelugpa.
9.Hezuo: The regional capital of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. It has a magnificent temple of Milarepa Palace with nine floors.
10.Langmusi: On the border between Gansu and Sichuan, Langmusi is an alpine Amdo Tibetan Village nestled in in a valley of steep grassy meadows and the evergreen trees of pine trees. Kerti Gompa on Sichuan side and Serti Gompa on the Gansu side are the highlights of the village.

Where to Stay
Hotels in Lanzhou
JJ Sun Hotel: 585 Donggang West Road, Lanzhou Tel: 0931-8805511
Lanzhou Legend Hotel: 599, Tianshui Road, Lanzhou Tel: 0931-8532888
Grand Soluxe Hotel Gangsu: 428 Qingyang Road, Lanzhou Tel: 0931-4608888
Hualian Hotel: 7-9 Tianshui, South Road Tel: 0931-4992000
Friendship Hotel: 16 Xijin West Road, Lanzhou Tel: 0931-2689169
Jinjiang Inn: 182 Tianshui Road, Lanzhou Tel: 0931-861-7333
Hotels in Linxia
Shuiquan Hotel: 68 Jiefang South Road, Linxia Tel: 0930-6314968
Linxia Hotel: 9 Hongyuan Road, Linxia Tel: 0930-6230081
Hotels in Xiahe
Overseas Tibetan Hotel: 77 Renmin East Road, Xiahe Tel: 0941-7122642
Labrang Baoma Hotel: 77 Renmin East Road, Xiahe Tel: 0941-7121078
Labrang Red Rock International Hostel: 253 Yagetang, Xiahe Tel: 09417123698
Tara Guesthouse: 268 Yagetang, Xiahe Tel: 0941-7121274
Hotels in Hezuo
Ganna Hotel: Maqu West Road, Hezuo Tel: 0941-8214733
Hotels in Langmusi:
Langmusi Hotel:Located at the road leading to Kerti Gompa Tel: 0941-6671555
Nomads Youth Hostel: on the main street of Langmusi Tel: 0941-6671460
Hotels in Wuwei
Ziyunge Hotel: Mingqing Fanggu Cultural Street, Wuwei Tel: 0935-2253888
Hotels in Zhangye
Liangmao Hotel: Dongjie Shizi, Zhangye Tel: 0936-8252398
Xinyuan Hotel: Beishui Qiao Street, Zhangye Tel: 0936-8251766
Hotels in Jiayuguan
Jiayuguan Hotel: 1 Xinhua North Road, Jiayuguan Tel:0937-6201588
Jinye Hotel: 12 Lanxin West Road, Jiayuguan Tel: 0937-6201333
Hotels in Dunhuang
Grand Soluxe Hotel Dunhuang: 31 Yangguan Middle Road, Dunhuang Tel: 0937-8862888
Feitian Hotel: 22 Mingshan Road, Dunhuang Tel: 0937-8822337
Dunhuang Legend Hotel: 2 Minshan Road, Dunhuang Tel: 0937-88853999
Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel: Dunyue Road, Dunhuang Tel: 0937-8882088
Hotels in Tianshui
Tianshui Grand Hotel (Qingcheng): 1 Qingcheng Dazhong South Road, Tianshui Tel: 0938-8289999
Dong'an Hotel(Beidao): Yima Road, Tianshui Tel:0938-2613333

Gansu Food
Lanzhou Beef Noodles (Stretched Noodles) is the most famous local dish in Lanzhou abnd well known in the country. Zhangye Bacon Mutton , with a long history of hundreds years, tastes sweet and delicious,and is the main food used to entertain guests by Zhangye people. Tianshui Liangfen ( cool noodles) boasts its diverse varieties and flavors as well as excellent making ways.

Niang Pi Zi ( sliced flour paste) cannot be missed among the local delicacies. Steamed for 3 - 4 minutes, flour paste is then cut into strips and mixed with mustard, garlic, vinegar, soy sauce.,sesame butter, chili oil, and vinegar.

In Gannan (Southern Gansu), you have an opportunity to taste the Tibetan food - a porridge of roasted barley flour, boiled dumplings. Also Hui food is available in Linxia.

What to Buy
Lanzhou: Lanzhou has a good selection of handicrafts and local specialties from all parts of Gansu Province, including Stone Carvings, Multicolored Glass Vases, carpets, and wool cloth.
Wuwei: Wine,honeydew melon, vinegar
Jiayuguan: Stone inkslab, Luminous cup, Fresco of Wei
Zhangye: Wujiang Rice, Minyue Garlic, Gaotai Capsicum, Linze Chinese Date
Dunhuang: Crystal stone, crystal jewelry, white jade camel, Silky carpet of Dunhuang, statues, ectype of fresco, luminous cup, etc. Xiahe: Colourful textiles, silver jewellery, Tibetan hats and fake antiques.
Tianshui: Good-quality and tasteful Huaniu apples, good juicy peach, sweet almond, cantaloupe and watermelon. What’s more, handcrafts like jade carvings, carpets, silk tapestries are famous at home and abroad.

Nightlife in Gansu
Lanzhou: The night view of Lanzhou is very brilliant, especially in the area along the banks of Yellow River cutting through the city of Lanzhou. Zhengning Road Night Food Street is located in the center of Lanzhou city, actually a side lane of Zhengning Road. If you are interested in killing your night time drinking at bars or pubs, Lanzhou will not let you down. Lanzhou have two bar streests – Gannan Street (甘南路) and Maijishan Road.
Dunhuang: There are some bars, discos or clubs, etc. The main attractions are the night markets. June to October, tourists can enjoy the local performances on the second floor of south building of Dunhuang Hotel.


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