Depart from Tangke and head to Niangma Monastery. The prayer wheel in the monastery is about 50 meters high, bearing 300 tons' weight. Inside the monastery, there are about 110,000 Buddhist texts. Awancang Wetland is our next destination, waiting for your exploration. Watching the curvy river flowing endlessly and the sheep grazing on the pasture is a special enjoyment for your busy life.
Day 6: Langmusi-Sangke Grassland-Labrang Monastery-Linxia
Langmusi Monastery is located between Sichuan and Gansu. There are actually Langmusi Monastery in both Sichuan and Gansu respectively. Though sharing the same name, their construction style is quite different. Continue to visit the Sangke Grassland. You will get lost in the boundless grassland. Every year between July and September, local nomad will set up Tibetan tents and prepare fresh yogurt, Tsangba, lamb for tourists. You can also experience the most authentic Tibetan lifestyle by participating some local activities (horse riding, archery, etc.). Later, we will proceed to Labrang Monastery, located at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain northwest of Xiahe County. The architectural layout of the Labrang Monastery belongs to the Tibetan style and the construction patterns are mostly Tibetan, Han's mode and a compound style of both Han's and Tibetan. The symbols of the whole construction are the White Towers both in the northeast and northwest.
Hotel: Linxia local 4-star standard hotel
Day 7: Linxia-Liujia Gorge-Bingling Monastery-Lanzhou
In the morning we will visit the Liujia Gorge, where we will take a boat to the Bingling Cave. Bingling Cave Temple was a vibrant way station on the Old Silk Road. As a pivotal points of mountain and water along the great trade route, the five main branches of route concentrated here on the eastern end of the Silk Road: the Southern road of Qinlong Route, the mid of Qiang Clan Road, the ancient road of the Tang and Tibetan, the Datouba Valley route, Hongchiling Route. By a carful study of inscriptions written by donors in Bingling Cave Temple and other relative historical records, this article tries to prove surely that the important role Bingling Cave Temple had played on the ancient trade route and gives a new evidences for the site to be on the list of World Heritage.
Hotel: Lanzhou 4-star Hotel
Day 8 Lanzhou exit
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