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The city of Lanzhou is a major stop on ancient China Silk Road, it has been a centre since early times, being a the southern end of the route leading via the Gansu(Hexi) Corridor across Central Asia. It enjoys a temperate, semi-arid climate and is crossed by the famous Yellow River, China's second-longest river (after the Yangtze River) where travelers can appreciate the magnificence of the cradle of Chinese civilization. Its rich past history and location endows Lanzhou with a numerous of cultural and historic sites, such as Maijishan Grottoes, Bingling Templg Grottoes, Labrang Monastert, Gansu Provincial Museum and much more. In addition, Lanzhou is a transportation hub of China Silk Road tourism ring in rail and road transportation. It's very conventient to get to the Hexi Corridor (Jiayuguan, Zhangye,etc), Dunhuang, Qinghai, Tibet and Xinjiang by train or by flight.  

Lanzhou city in Gansu is truly an exciting holiday destination with unique attractions and great outdoor spaces, if you desire to book Lanzhou tour but no idea about when to visit it, we are the local resources, can tailor-made your own Lanzhou tour based on your needs and interest.

Lanzhou Silk Road Tours

Duration:4 Days, 3 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Yellow River Park, Binglingsi Grottoes, Xiahe Laprung Temple, Labrang Monastery, Sangke Grassland

Tour Style:4-Day Silk Road China tour from Xian to Lanzhou Xiahe is a special designed package tour for those who are eager to learn about the history of China silk road. Leave the guidebook behind because your guide for the tour package is an extremely knowledgeable and friendly, who will take you to must-see sites and spots of Lanzhou and Xiahe. You guide will also be able to answer all of your questions, offer you an informative trip.

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From $347 p/p

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Labrang Monastery, Sangke Grassland

Tour Style:2 Days Xiahe highlights tour from Lanzhou by private vehicle transfer is the way to properly visit the most famous places in Xiahe county. As Xiahe is one of the most popular destinations in Gansu, the package tour will cover the Larang Monastery and Sangke Grassland to show you essence of Xiahe with a professional explanation and quality service provided by your personal tour guide.

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From $198 p/p

Duration:10-12 hours

Attractions(Cities):Zhangye Danxia Geopark

Tour Style:Book a day tour from Lanzhou to visit Zhangye Danxia Geopark(China Rainbow Mountain) by round way bullet train, you will have a chance to enjoy the spectacular, colorful rock formations which represents typical Danxia Landform in China. This packege tour includes English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, prvate transfer, round way Lanzhou Zhangye bullet train tickets and Lanzhou hotel pickup & drop-off service.

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From $136 p/p

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Gansu Provincial Museum, Zhongshan Bridge, Lanzhou Waterwheel Garden, White Pagoda Mountain Park, Sculpture of Yellow River Mother

Tour Style:Explore Lanzhou's city highlights on this private sightseeing day tour. This tour covers the must-see Lanzhou attractions like Gansu Provincial Museum, Zhongshan Bridge, Lanzhou Waterwheel Garden and Yellow River Mother Sculpture. Get the in-depth information about all the sites from your knowledgeable guide and enjoy the private guide and transfer service for a personalized Lanzhou tour experience.

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From $86 p/p

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Tianti Grottoes, Luoshi Pagoda, Leitai Park

Tour Style:This 2-day Xian to Lanzhou tour by bullet train is an ideal outing for first-time visitors to explore the wonderful silk road cities. A knowledgeable guide will providecommentary while you are visiting the famous tourist attractions in Wuwei county including Tianti Grottoes, Luoshi Pagoda and Leitai Park. Enjoy the hassle-free service from Xian to Lanzhou Wuwei with comfortable vehicle transfer, experienced tour guide, entrance fee and optional Xian Lanzhou train tickets.

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From $162 p/p

Duration:10 hours

Attractions(Cities):Labrang Monastery

Tour Style:Are you looking for private tour from Lanzhou to Xiahe Labrang Monastery? 1 Day Lanzhou Tour to Labrang Monastery by comfortable vehicle helps you to explore the wonderful Tibetan culture and its unique style of Tibetan architecture. During the tour, you will not only explore the magnificent Labrang Monastery, the most famous Tibetan monastery in Gansu, also appreaciate the natural scenery along the way.

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From $135 p/p

Most Asked Questions about Lanzhou Silk Road Tours

1. Where should i stay when i visit Lanzhou city?

If you're a first time visitor to Lanzhou, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting.Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive.Popular Neighborhoods in Lanzhou as below: 
1)Chengguan District - the downtown district and the city's commercial hub, it's noted for its good hotels and restaurants and Lanzhou Railway Station.
2)Anning District - this northwestern neighborhood has a high student population and is home to Lanzhou Jiaotong University and Northwest Normal University.
3)Qilihe District - lies on the southern bank of the Yellow River. Attractions include Xihu Park and the Yellow River Mother statue, which is the symbol of Lanzhou.

2. Is there any hotels in Lanzhou are popular for budget travelers?

If you travel on a budget,there are some express hotels are highly recommended.They are clean, cheap and equipped with in-house fast internet. Lanzhou is the capital of Gansu Province but less developed provinces compared to other provinces in China, Lanzhou doesn’t possess many luxury hotels. At the time of my writing, no international chain hotels are available in the city of Lanzhou. In the past few years, Lanzhou has seen the fast growing of express hotels such Hanting Inn and Hotels, Jinjiang Inn, Home Inn, Green Tree Inn…

3. Is the credit card payment available in Lanzhou hotel?

Cash is still more widely used in Lanzhou than credit cards,especially in smaller restaurant, shops,some hotels and outside of more touristy areas. So it's important to bring some cash with you. But some places like 4star or 5star hotels in Lanzhou, upscale restaurants, and foreign brand-name stores accept credit cards.

4. Can I get halal restaurant in Lanzhou?

There are many halal restaurants in Lanzhou city. Lanzhou is one of famous place for Halal food in China since it was an important stop on the ancient silk road and many people came here from Central Asian,it is one of the largest community of Hui people in China.
Halal food has a long history in China. The arrival of Arabian and Persian merchants during the Tang and Song dynasty seen the introduction of the Muslim diet. Chinese Muslim cuisine adheres strictly to the Islamic dietary rules with mutton and lamb being the predominant ingredient.

5. When is the best time travel to Lanzhou?

According to the seasonal variations in Lanzhou,spring and summer are short, while autumn and winter have relatively long period.the best time to travel to Lanzhou is from Many to October. During this period, the temperature is most suitable for sightseeing. If you are interested in local Lanzhou folk culture,you plan travel to Lanzou during winter since many festivals will be hold in Lanzhou.

6. What are the must see places in Lanzhou for first time traveller?

Lanzhou, with its long history, brilliant culture and abundant natural resources, is the capital and largest city of Gansu Province in the northwest of China. Lanzhou boasts many tourist attractions such as Five-spring Mountain, White Pagoda Mountain Park, Bingling Thousand-Buddha Caves, Yellow River Mother Sculpture etc.

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Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter

Tour Style:If you are limited on time, but want to go home with a great understanding of Xi'an, this fully guided xian one day tour package is perferct for you. Accompanied by your Private tour guide, marvel at the Qin Terracotta Warriors, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit Bell Tower and stroll down the Muslim Quarter to explore its aboudant delicous Xian snacks and rich culture of Muslim. Hotel pickup & drop-off, local guide, transportation and entrance fees are all included.

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From $87 p/p

Duration:6-8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Xian Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Tour Style:Terracotta is known as one of 'Eight Wonders in the World', which means it attracts the huge crowds and long lines throughout the year. Book this one day Xian tour with us, you'll not waste a second of your precious Xian holiday time waiting in the line. Accompanied by your personal guide, get an insight about the history and secrets of the amazing historical sites when you visit the Terracotta Warriors, ancient City Wall and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Make the best of your time to get a depth understanding of its culture, stories and people.

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From $92 p/p

Duration:3-4 hours

Attractions(Cities):Local Family Visiting, Dumpling Class or Noodles Class

Tour Style:Uncover the ancient secrets of Making Chinese Dumpling or Noodles on a 3-4 hours cooking class in Xian. With your friendly local guide, immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of a local market to gain insight into Xian's rich culinary culture, and purchase fresh ingredients from enticing stalls. Under the guidance of the local hostess, prepare local delicacies and learn how to make dumplings or noodles. Moreover, you'll have a great party to taste your own hand-made dumplings or noodles and snacks with hostess & your guide together. It's also a great choice to talk to the locals to know its people, culture and local lifestyle.

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From $58 p/p

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Terracotta Warriors, Big Goose Pagoda,Tang Dynasty Show, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter, City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum

Tour Style:Hit the Terracotta Warriors and other highlights of Xian without the hassles of planning on this 2-day Xian travel package with your personal guide. Discover the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, one of the eight wonders in the world, explore ancient City Wall, explore the history of the Bid Wild Goose Pagoda and learn the Muslim culture on Muslim Quater. Your knowledgeable and friendly guide, transportation service with professional driver will make you a memorable stay in Xian.

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From $143 p/p

Duration:4-5 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Terracotta Warriors

Tour Style:Terracotta Warriors is truly a remarkable place to visit if you are interested in Chinese history. Get a handy private half day terracotta warriors with your local Xian tour guide, to avod crowded tour buses and slow-moving tour groups, let you explore the famous Terracotta Army, which knowns as one of "Eight Wonders of the World" at your own pace with flexible starting time. This half day tour includes city transportation, entrance fee to the Terracotta Warriors, professional guide and more!

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From $65 p/p

Duration:8 hours


Tour Style:Looking forward to visiting Xian city by locals? Get to know our Xian tour guide & interpreter service to help your Xian trip, it is a great way to visit Xian city in a budget way. We have a professional tour guides team that over 20 tour guides in & around Xian, they can speak fluent English, some of them can speak spanish, french, german and more. They know the best sightseeing spots, good dining places, colorful nightlife, interesting performance. They not only help you for your travel but also the business translation. You will get a high-quality services through our tour guide/ interpreter service.

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From $90 p/p

Duration:5-6 hours

Attractions(Cities):Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, The Song of Everlasting Sorrow Show

Tour Style:Want to book a holiday package to Xian? Why not take a Xian day tour to Terracotta Warriors with a famous night show included. Start at the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to see and learn about the massed ranks of clay soldiers and other treasures found at the site. After dinner, enjoy the Song of Everlasting Sorrow show, an epic tale of love about a Tang Dynasty emperor and his concubines during a time of turmoil.

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From $146 p/p

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