5 Days Gannan Tibetan Buddhist Monastery Tour in Spring Festival
Let's discover the Gannan Tibetan Area's mysteries, Explore the Buddhism Art in Bingling Temple through the scenic Liujiaxia Reservoir, and follow the English-speaking Lama guide to learn about the most famous Tibetan Institute in the world. Come to Gannan during the Spring Festival; you can also join the most lively traditional festival in Tongren and see various religious activities.
* Private Vehicle with good AC
* Professional and Friendly English Speaking Guide
* Bottled water and paper napkins
* 7/24 English Service online.ItineraryDay 1: Hotel pick up & visit Bingling Temple, then drive to Xiahe (240kms/3-4hrs)Stop At:
Bingling Temple (thousand buddha caves), China, Gan Su Sheng, Lin Xia Hui Zu Zi Zhi Zhou, 积石山保安族东乡族撒拉族自治县Unnamed Road 邮政编码: 731606
Let's start our Lanzhou in-depth tours today. As one of the important cities along the ancient Silk Road, Lanzhou has preserved many cultural heritages. With an early start today, we will visit the Binglings Temple. You will be driven to the Liujiaxia Dam and then you will take a fast boat to cross the gorge where you will enter the Bingling Temple Grottoes, enjoy the variety of artworks in different styles and observe the social situations and customs in ancient times when seeing the stone sculptures and appreciate the miracle of Buddha caves. These caves, which stretch for 200 metres, were built during the 3rd and 18th centuries. They are highly valued for their contribution to research into the history of Chinese paintings and the spread of Buddhism during that time.
Duration: 5 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in XiaheDay 2: Visit Labrang Monastery & Sangke Grassland, Travel to Langmusi (190kms/3hrs)Stop At:
Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si), Lapuleng Town, Xiahe County 747100 China
Today we will arrange the English Speaking Lama guide you through the Labrang monastery, the most populous monks outside of Tibet. You will stay at Thangka Sunning Terrace that is one of a good place to view the monastery and surrounding scenery. Inside the monastery, apart from magnificent Buddha stupas and wall paintings, prayer wheels are also the must-see spot. The whole monastery is surrounded by wheels, walk along the corridor, rotate the wheels and pray for chasing away the troubles.
Duration: 3 hoursStop At:
Sangke Grassland, 1 Km Southwest of the County, Xiahe County 747100 China
The view of yaks roaming in the Sangke Grasslands amid green pastures is something to behold. In this area, nomadic people can still be found singing their traditional songs and this is often one of the highlights of any visit to Tibet. Then visit the Tibetan family and wear Tibetan cloth, drink milk tea and sample hand-grabbed mutton.
After the visiting, we will drive all the way to Langmusi and have a good rest.
Duration: 2 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight in LangmusiDay 3: Langmusi Sightseeing, then transfer to Tongren (290kms/5hrs)Stop At:
Langmu Temple, Langmusi Town, Luqu County 747200 China
The tour today will begin from the Langmu Temple, Langmu Temple belongs to Tibetan Buddhism. One of the main pagodas of the temple lays the human body of the fifth Living Buddha, which is the best preserved one with longest time, though after more than two hundred years the skin of the Living Buddha is still elastic. Then we will travel to Tongren for an overnight stay.
Duration: 3 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight in TongrenDay 4: Full day Traditional Festival Exploration in TongrenStop At:
Tongren, Tongren, Guizhou
Today pay a visit to Wu Tun Si Monastery, which has the collected many Rebkong fine artworks. The murals, embroideries, paintings and sculptures are lively, colorful and exquisite, which well present the fluency and rhythm of the painting lines.
In Tongren, each village will also have some folk and religious activities from the fifth day of the lunar month such as drying the Buddha, dancing the Vajra dance, and transferring to Maitreya Buddha.
Duration: 3 hoursStop At:
Longwu Temple, Longwu Town, Tongren County 811300 China
Long Wu Si Monastery is one of the major monasteries in Amdo Tibet, "Longwu" bears the Tibetan meaning of "place of farming". First funded as a Sakya Monastery at the beginning of 14th Century and later in 17th century it became a Gelugpa monastery.
Duration: 3 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight in TongrenDay 5: Drive to Xining, Visit Ta'er Monastery (170kms/2-3hrs)Stop At:
Ta'er Monastery, Juban Old Alley, Huangzhong County China
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, then we will depart from Tongren and head to Xining, the capital city of Qinghai Province. You will visit the Ta'er monastery (Kumbum Monastery), the most populous monks outside of Tibet. You will stay at Thangka Sunning Terrace that is one of a good place to view the monastery and surrounding scenery. Inside the monastery, apart from magnificent Buddha stupas and wall paintings, prayer wheels are also the must-see spot. The whole monastery is surrounded by wheels, walk along the corridor, rotate the wheels and pray for chasing away the troubles.
Duration: 3 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
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Duración: 5 Days
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Traveler pickup is offered
Please inform us the details of the hotel, we will arrange the professional guide and driver to pick you up at the hotel lobby.
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.