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Zhangye Travel Guide & Silk Road Tours

Zhangye City is rich in tourism resources and unique cultural landscape with green mountains, fresh waters and bule sky. It is a city with two national nature reserves and located on the wetland. The largest reed area in Zhangye is more than 20000 mu. There are original ecological urban wetland, colorful Danxia landform, rape flower sea. With the Heihe River flows through and sheltered by the Mt. Qilian and Mt. Longshou, the city is an oasis in the desert. All of these dowered Zhangye with rich historic sites and amazing natural sceneries; Thus, visitors have many things to do in and around Zhangye city.

In additiona, Zhangye food is well reputed, not only because it is inexpensive and delicious but also rich in cultural deposits. Therefore, their special way of eating has been developed. The main food in Zhangye is confined to flour food, such as Chao Pao, Saozi Noodles, Small Rice, Fish-shaped Powder, Entwisting Noodles, Sheet Jelly and Gluten, etc.

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1 Day Zhangye City Highlights Tour
Zhangye_1.jpgHighlight:Zhangye City has many places of interest, rich tourism resources and unique cultural landscape. In addition to Danxia, there are other famous historical buildings and wetland park in the city, such as the Giant Buddhist temple, Mati temple and Zhangye Heihe National Wetland Park. Book this tour then you will understand that why Zhangye is known as a famous historical and cultural city

Best of Zhangye Tour to Danxia National Geopark
Zhangye_2.jpgHighlight:Enhance your travel experience to Danxia National Geopark on this best tour of Zhangye, a historical city alongside the ancient silk road. Danxia Landform Geopark is one of the best representative of China's colorful Danxia landform, the sandstones' bright colorsv make it an attractive tourist destination to experience the masterpieces of nature. Hotel pickup & drop-off, entrance fee and city transportation are included.

Private Day Tour to Zhangye Danxia Geopark From Lanzhou by Bullet Train
Zhangye.jpgHighlight:Interested in Rainbow Mountain but have no idea how to plan Zhangye tour from Lanzhou?Private Day Tour to Zhangye Danxia Geopark is perfect for you. Take the stress out of booking transportation and round way Lanzhou Zhangye train tickets, accompanied by your tour guide, immerse yourself in the spectacular Zhangye Danxia National Geopark, the most colorful Danxia Landform in China.

1 Day Zhangye Tour: Danxia Geopark & Binggou Danxia Hiking
Mingsha_Mountain.jpgHighlight:If you are limited on time but want to explore the best highlights of Zhangye, book this 1 Day Zhangye tour to Danxia Geopark & Binggou Danxia hiking to make your dream come ture. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, hike the best Danxia Lanform Geopark in China - Danxia Rainbow Mountain and soak in the breath-taking mountain scenery. Plus, you won't have to worry about transportation to and from your hotel.

3 Days Xian to Zhangye Adventure Tour by Train
Zhangye_4.jpgHighlight:Learn all about the "Silk Road" city, a key point of ancient silk trade route and visit the top highlights as you explore Zhangye, the historical and cultural city in Gansu. Book this Zhangye tour from Xian by train to make your trip easier. While taking the train, you can see the Gobi, snow mountain, grassland and other fantastic natural scenery in Northwest China. Your tour guide will accompany you to explore all the sites throughout the trip, offer you a memorable trip in Zhangye.

What to see in Zhangye

Giant Buddha TempleMati Temple Grotto
Wooden Pagoda TempleZhangye Danxia National Geopark
Zhangye Heihe National Wetland Park

Frenquetly Asked Questions about how to plan Zhangye Tour
1. When is the best time to visit Zhangye
The best season to visit Zhangye is June-September: Zhangye has a cool climate in summer. It's a good place to spend summer and autumn. It's not very cold to watch sunrise and sunset in Danxia scenic area in the morning and evening. If you catch the rain, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Danxia.

2. How can I get to Zhangye?
By Plane
Zhangye airport is located in the southeast of the urban area, 24km away from the urban area. It is a civil military airport built in 2011 with few flights. It is inconvenient to reach Lanzhou, Xi'an and Chongqing. No international flights are available yet. As there are not many flights and the flight schedule is not fixed, people may need to check more specific flight information according to the date of your travel plan.

By Train
Zhangye has two railway station: Zhangye Station, Zhangye West Railway Station (for high-speed train). Zhangye Station is in Dongyuan Town, Ganzhou District, Zhangye City. Firstly built in 1955 to meet the basic transportation needs of the people coming and leaving Zhangye. It now mainly serves Lanzhou-Xinjiang Railway. Zhangye West Railway Station is in Danxia Road, Ganzhou District, Zhangye City, only about 3km from downtown. All the high speed trains via Zhangye will stop at this railway station. It becomes convenient for tourists to travel between Zhangye and Xian, Jiayuguan, Lanzhou, Xining, Dunhuang, Urumchi, etc.

By Bus
Zhangye has three bus stations: West bus station, east bus station and south bus station. It's about 5 yuan to take a taxi from downtown to three bus stops respectively. It is not recommended to go to Zhangye in this way unless you have enough time and patience.

3. How to get around Zhangye?
By Bus: There are only 10 bus lines in Zhangye. There is only one way to the railway station; There are No.1, 3, 4, 9, 11 and 13 ways to the south bus station; there are only 12 ways to the east bus station; Except for the operation time of No.1 road from 6:00 to 22:00, most of the operation time is from 7:00 to 17:00. In the evening, people who arrive at Zhangye by train can take No.1 bus to the downtown. Zhangye bus fare is between 1-2 yuan, mostly 1 yuan.

By Car: You can rent a car during your trip in Zhangye, or take a taxi to each attractions, charge by meters.

4. What should I pack if I travel to Zhangye?
A windbreaker, a pair of durable and comfortable shoes, a down jacket (better with hat), sunscreen cream, sun block, skin cream and lip balm, sunglasses, medicine for urgent use. According to your planned travel time, make reasonable supplies.

5. What's the weather in Zhangye?
Zhangye is a city in Northwest China, although it is not as deep inland as Dunhuang and Urumqi. Zhangye belongs to the semi-arid and semi humid climate, so it can have snow mountains, grasslands and deserts at the same time. The annual average temperature is 4.1-8.3 ℃, with an average of 6.6 ℃. In July, the hottest temperature is 20.4 ℃; in January, the coldest temperature is - 9.1 ℃. The annual temperature range is 26-32 ℃. The average maximum temperature is 14.3 ℃, and the extreme maximum temperature is 40.0 ℃.

6. Where can I take flights to Zhangye?
To get to Zhangye, there are two direct flights to Zhangye. One is from Xian, about 1 h 45; One is from Lanzhou, about 1 hours.

7. What is local food in Zhangye?
The main food in Zhangye is confined to flour food, such as Chao Pao, Saozi Noodles, Small Rice, Fish-shaped Powder, Entwisting Noodles, Sheet Jelly and Gluten, etc.

8. How to get to Zhangye from Xian?
Zhangye is located in Gansu Province in Western China, Xian is located in Shaanxi province. Around 1100km between Zhangye and Xian city. The best way from Xian to Zhangye is take the flight. There are 4 direct flights between Xian and Zhangye every day. It takes about 1.5 hours by air.

9. How to get to Danxia Landform Park from Zhangye city?
1). By car: renting vehicle to Danxia park from Zhangye is the most convenient way.
2). By Public shuttle: Public shuttle bus to Danxia park is served in Xiguan Bus Station, cost for each person may be CNY 10 - 20 one way.

10. What is the best time to Danxia Landform Park?
The best time to Danxia Landform park is between Jun and Sept, avoiding visiting in winter because of the harsh windy and cold weather.

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