Today's activities: visit Jiayuguan Fort, Great Wall museum, Over-hanging Cliff Great Wall, first beacon tower under heaven and Weijin Ancient Tomb
Details: After breakfast we will visit the Jiayuguan Fort that’s the greatest and best preserved fort along all of the Great walls in China .It is the very beginning of the 10 thousands Li Great Wall of the Ming dynasty and was begun to be built in 1372 and 80% of construction is still original after staying here for about 2.5 hours including Great Wall Museum we drive to Overhanging Cliff Great Wall which was built on the steep cliff of the Black Mountain in the north of the Jiayuguan Fort ,Since the shape of it is much like the Badaling Great Wall in Beijing it is also well known as the Western Badaling Great Wall .you can climb up according to your own body conditions. then we drive to first beacon tower under heaven which is is located on the cliff at a height of about 80 meters by the Talai River. After hundreds of years of erosion and weathering, the tower itself has been badly damaged, but the main structure still stands there firmly.finally we visit Wei and Jin Ancient Tomb ,The murals bricks discovered from it have unique art style, simple line , rich content ,It is also well-known as the biggest underground art gallery in the world.
Jiayuguan to Dunhuang
Today's activities: Jiayuguan to Dunhuang
Details: After breakfast driving to Dunhuang which is about 6 hours driving distance. We visit Yulin grottos which also called the ‘Ten-Thousand-Buddha Gorge,’ are situated in a valley along the Yulin River. The Grottoes are an integral part of the Dunhuang Grottoes, which also include the Mogao Grottoes, the West Thousand-Buddha Grottoes and the East Thousand Buddha Grottoes. The gorge was the dividing line between the West and East Thousand-Buddha Grottoes
Today's activities: Visit Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang Museum, Crescent Lake, Mingsha Echo-sand Mountain and White horse Paogoda.
Details: Our friendly, professional English speaking guide will pick up you from your hotel and start an exciting day tour beginning with world famous Mogao grottoes which is one of the four most famous, largest Buddhist Grottoes in China ,It is the art of the combination of stone carving , colored clay sculptures .murals and wooden constructions, we spend whole morning around here. After lunch, visit Dunhuang Museum which exhibits relics excavated from the local area, such as paper, coins, a model of the Great Wall as it appeared during the Han Dynasty and a torch from one of its beacon towers. then push to The White Horse Pagoda which was originally built in 386 AD to honor Kumarajiva's horse, which had died on the monk's journey East. The 12m (40ft) high pagoda is made of clay covered in stucco, and has been rebuilt many times. we spend here for about 40 minutes then drive to Singing Sand dunes and Crescent Moon Lake where provides a good opportunity to rice camels to experience the Caravan life along the Silk Road or simply hiking through the sand duns to stretch your legs after a full day tour. It is your decision if you stay here until sunset behind the sand duns or back to dinner.
Today you can either stay in Dunhuang for the night or catch overnight train to Turpan or any other destination as your plan.
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