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Gansu Tours

For most of travelers outside China, the name of Gansu is rather unfamiliar,. Possibly we can only find some clues in the old books about the Western explorers in early 20th century like Sir. Marc Aurel Stein.

Sandwiched by Qinghai Province and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Gansu province traverses from east to west along the Hexi Corridor with a slender shape in the middle and bigger stretches at both ends. In history, the Northern Silk Road ran through the Hexi Corridor, which passes through Gansu, making it an important strategic outpost and communications channel for the Chinese empire. Right here you can still witness the Buddhist temples, beacon towers, forts, chunks of the Great Wall and ancient trading towns in its wake.

Rich in cultural and geographic diversity, Gansu has so much to offer. There is a great combination of natural, historical and cultural resources. The popular spots include Mogao Caves (Grottoes), riding camels on sand dunes in Dunhuang, Zhangye Danxia Geopark, Pingshanhu Grand Canyon, Mati Temple and Giant Buddha Temple in Zhangye, ancient Wei-Jin Tombs, fortress and the Great Wall in Jiayuguan, Labrang Tibetan Monastery and neighboring grassland in Xiahe. Besides, Zhangye is also a gateway for intrepid travelers to explore the Badain Jaran Desert.

Gansu represents a colorful mixture of ethnicities, customs, and cultures. It is home to 26 million people, including the majority Han as well as many ethnic groups including Tibetan, Hui, Dongxiang, Tu, Yugu, Bao’an and Mongolian, etc. This also makes Gansu an exotic, unusual Chinese destination for international travellers.

If you want to discover the remote and unique destinations compared to those metropolises in East China, in Gansu there are definitely some great options for you to select. At ETC, our travel specialists are more than happy to assist you to craft a fantastic trip to the less-visited Gansu region.

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    Book this Silk Road adventure tour to set foot again on this ancient political, economic, cultural exchange route, and discover many great Buddhist Grottoes all along. Enjoy the finest examples of ancient Buddhist art in China, with the Buddha statues, ancient murals, Buddhist grottoes, caves and architectures. Durat ...
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    Gansu in Northwest China is an important part of ancient Silk Road, and famous for its fabulous desert scenery. This 10 day trip includes the important ancient towns along Silk Road, like Lanzhou, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, as well as the highlight attractions in Gansu Province. You will see the greatest artistic accomplish ...
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    Join us with this Southwest Gansu discovery tour to the Amdo Tibetan area, which is one the three traditional Tibetan Regions, the other two being U-tsang and Kham. You will visit the notable Tibetan monasteries, enchanted Tibetan villages, and watch the sacred Sunning Buddha ceremony.Duration: 9 days & 8 nightsD ...
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    Gansu is a historical and amazing destination in China which is rarely visited by foreigners. Take the 7-day Essence of Gansu Tours to visit the capital city Lanzhou, grand Jiayuguan Fort and ancient stops of Silk Road – Dunhuang to explore the historical sites in Northwest China. You will visit other highlights lik ...
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    Gansu and the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau are gorgeous land, with mysterious Tibetan culture, crystal clear water, snow-capped mountains and grand holy temples. Taking the 10-day private Qinghai Gansu Trip to this rarely visited region for beautiful views. You will visit popular scenic spots like Qinghai Lake, Ta’er ...
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    Southwest Gansu Province stands stategically along ancient Silk Road in northwestern China, and is an important part of Amdo Tibetan Region. See the amazing natural landscapes in this off-the beaten track areas, and experience the splendid Tibetan cultures and Buddhist traditions by watching and joining the Grand Bud ...
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