You are here: Home>;China Travel Guide>>GanSu Tour,Travel Guide GanSu Tour, Travel Guide Gansu is a province in the North west region of China.Historically, it is the combination of the two regions, gan and su, and marked the end or beginning of China proper depending upon if you were traveling east towards Xi’an or west towards Central Asia and Europe. GanSu Tour The northwest province of Gansu spans the Qinghai-Tibet, Inner Mongolia and Loess plateaus in the upper reaches of the Yellow River. The topography is complex and the climate unpredictable. The river valleys in the south belong to a subtropical zone while the north is an arid temperate zone. The province was a center for East-West cultural exchangesas early as the Han and Tang dynasties. Many people go to Gansu to seek out the the roots of world civilization. The 1,600-km-longSilk road of the Han and Tang dynasties unfailingly brings the visitor to such places as the grottoes at Dunhuang (a veritable world-class treasure house of art), the Jiayu Pass on the Great wall of china,Majiishan Grottoes of Tianshui, the Labrang Temple of Xiahe, the Great Buddha Temple at Zhangeye and the bronze sculpture of galloping horse in Wuwei. the Mogao Grottoes 360 Panorams MinShanShan 360 Panorams ” Tibetan monasteries Gansu contains some of the largest and most important Tibetan monasteries outside of Tibet province. Travel by local bus across high, frigid plateaus to reach them. Ride horses across the plateaus past yurts. Share lunch with Tibetan monks. Share yak butter tea with monks. On second thought, don’t. It is revolting. This part of China bears almost no resemblance to Eastern Han China. Empty, wild, culturally and ethnically distinct, it offers some of the most exhilarating travel in the world. GanSu Tour Imagine 7 hours of travel across a high plateau in a rickety bus dating from 1970. Every few hours, one of your neighbors, swathed in yak wool, stops the bus, dismounts, and starts walking to the horizon. You can see for 20 miles in all directions. There are no towns in sight. It is an empty and riveting land. Beware of the time of year you travel there. It is wicked cold even in May. In rural areas (the most interesting areas are rural), very few housing options are available. Probably, there will be no heat. So bring layers or buy a yak wool coat. Gansu Tour Map Mogao Cave The Mogao Caves, or Mogao Grottoes ,also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas form a system of 492 temples 25 km (15.5 miles) southeast of the center of Dunhuang, an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road,. The caves contain some of the finest examples of Buddhist art spanning a period of 1,000 years.The first caves were dug out 366 AD as places of Buddhist meditation and worship.The Mogao Caves are the best known of the Chinese Buddhist grottoes and, along with Longmen Grottoes and Yungang Grottoes, are one of the three famous ancient sculptural sites of China. The caves also have famous exquisite murals.In my mind,Mogao Cave reach the highest artistic level among the three grottos. Mogao Cave History In the ancient times,Buddhist monks believe the scriptures and murals serve as aids to meditation,as visual representation of the quest for enlightenment. The world famous: Secret cave In the early 1900s, a Chinese Taoist named Wang Yuanlu appointed himself guardian of some of these temples. Wang discovered a walled up area behind one side of a corridor leading to a main cave. Behind the wall was a small cave stuffed with an enormous hoard of manuscripts dating from 406 to 1002 AD. These included old hemp paper scrolls in Chinese and many other languages, paintings on hemp, silk or paper, numerous damaged figurines of Buddhas, and other Buddhist paraphernalia. Mogao Cave The subject matter in the scrolls covers diverse material. Along with the expected Buddhist canonical works are original commentaries, apocryphal works, workbooks, books of prayers, Confucian works, Taoist works, Nestorian Christian works, works from the Chinese government, administrative documents, anthologies, glossaries, dictionaries, and calligraphic exercises. Wang sold the majority of them to Aurel Stein in 1907 for 220 pounds. Mogao Cave Rumors of this discovery brought several European expeditions to the area by 1910. These included a joint British/Indian group led by Aurel Stein (who took hundreds of copies of the Diamond Sutra because he was unable to read Chinese), a French expedition under Paul Pelliot, a Japanese expedition under Otani Kozui which arrived after the Chinese government’s forces. Today, the site is the subject of an ongoing archaeological project. The Mogao Caves became one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1987.From 1988 to 1995 a further 248 caves were discovered to the North of the 487 caves known since the early 1900s DunHuang Tour The biggest stone buddha in the world Height: 71m; width: 24m….. from180 usdmore detail JiaYuGuan Tour JiaYuGuan Tour,travel guide….. from230 usdmore detail TianShui Tour TianShui Tour, travel guide…… from280 usdmore detail LanZhou Tour LanZhou Tour, travel guide ……………………… from150 usdmore detail Gansu Tour Photo Abulm ‹ › × × Previous Next Gansu Tour Package 3Days china silk road travel itinerary itinerary： xi’ning city/qinghai lake/caka salt lake….. 1、深入拍摄青海门源最精华的观景台：青石嘴观景台、花海芬芳浴和照壁山观景台，囊括门源最佳景观； 2、进入祁连大草原腹地花海鸳鸯，拍摄草原牧场、湖泊、牛羊群风光； 3、天境祁连精华所在的卓尔山，我们将安排日出和上午游玩时间，能拍摄到北欧风情的大场景，又有细腻的光影线条、鲜艳的色块 4、在青海湖畔让大家深度体验亲密感受青海湖的魅力：黑马河日出日落、文巴塔蓝湖经幡、青海湖南山观全景； 5、天空之境，这里有景能拍、更能玩，摆出你个性的姿态尽情拍照吧； 6、全程纯玩无购物环节，让大家体验最真实最地道的欢乐旅行。 Price: more detail>> 8Days china silk road tour itinerary itinerary： xi’ning city/qinghai lake/caka salt lake….. 1、深入拍摄青海门源最精华的观景台：青石嘴观景台、花海芬芳浴和照壁山观景台，囊括门源最佳景观； 2、进入祁连大草原腹地花海鸳鸯，拍摄草原牧场、湖泊、牛羊群风光； 3、天境祁连精华所在的卓尔山，我们将安排日出和上午游玩时间，能拍摄到北欧风情的大场景，又有细腻的光影线条、鲜艳的色块 4、在青海湖畔让大家深度体验亲密感受青海湖的魅力：黑马河日出日落、文巴塔蓝湖经幡、青海湖南山观全景； 5、天空之境，这里有景能拍、更能玩，摆出你个性的姿态尽情拍照吧； 6、全程纯玩无购物环节，让大家体验最真实最地道的欢乐旅行。 Price: more detail>> GanSu Tour Video Gansu Tour|Travel guide|tips 1.甘肃省地处我国西北内陆，昼夜温差较大，游客朋友一定要注意携带御寒衣服，建议携带外套及毛衫出行，以免感冒；甘肃地处西北和青藏高原相接地带，海拔较高，紫外线照射强烈，气候干燥，游客朋友需准备好充足的防晒品，自备防晒霜、润唇膏、太阳镜、太阳帽等防晒用品；甘肃白天干燥，游客需带着水壶，多喝水或者多吃水果；甘肃的水果品种多，且甘甜味美，但注意不要吃多，以免肠胃不适。 2.甘肃西北海拔较高，虽然不及青藏高原，初到者往往会有轻微高原反应，出现头痛、头晕和食欲消退等现象，这些都属正常现象，游客朋友不要惊慌，只需要多饮水，注意休息，避免剧烈运动即可。 3.甘肃是中国经济比较落后的地区之一，餐饮食宿条件都不及东部发达地区，而且饮食习惯、生活习惯受少数民族影响，回族风味很明显。在甘肃，面食和牛羊肉是饮食的主要构成部分，游客朋友要尽量适应，入乡随俗。 4.西北地区由于地域辽阔，和东部地区存在一定的时差，景点多且分散，游客朋友们要注意调节，晕车的游客则最好带晕车药，不然旅途会很辛苦、劳累。 5.去甘肃必定到敦煌，到敦煌一定会去莫高窟，莫高窟里光线昏暗，游客不要忘记携带手电筒；登窟的话就不能忘记穿舒服的登山鞋，这样旅途会更便利，更安全。 6.在西北，尤其是甘肃、宁夏等地，有大量的回族同胞居住，伊斯兰教盛行，游客要注意当地人的生活禁忌。不要因为小事情而与人起争执，这只会影响您旅游的心情。在西北大部分地区信仰伊斯兰教的民族不吃猪肉，这是他们生活中的最大禁忌，绝对不可冒犯。 7.最后，给需要摄影的游客提供一些信息： 敦煌莫高窟内是禁止带摄像机和相机进入的，游客朋友必须在入口处寄存； 鸣沙山滑沙时，最好不要随身携带照相机或手机，以免沙子进入相机损坏或丢失； 如果是冬季前往，需带好备用电池，因为冷空气会缩短电池寿命； 如果对僧人、喇嘛、道士和穿着民族服装的少数民族群众有特别的拍摄激情，无论如何都要微笑着征得对方的同意，避免因为误会导致不必要的矛盾； 进入藏区，在藏传佛教寺院殿堂内是不允许拍照的，请各位游客朋友注意，以免发生一些不必要的麻烦。 GanSu Tour Thing to do Gansu tour tips: 1………… 2sand sliding at mingsha mount.wonderful experience with scream,release…. 3 shazhou market have many local art product,veg ,fruit….. 4 desert climbing at mingsha mount. 5 ride the camel at mingsha mount. 6………………………….. 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