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 Ancient Silk Road Route ★ Rainbow Mountains ★ Yellow River Corridor Tour

Day 01      Kuala Lumpur / Xi’an     
Today you begin your journey to China as you board your international flight to Xian, the historic center of early Chinese history. Within its environs lie archaeological
 wonders that are visual records of ancient China’s imperial past . On arrival you will transfer to muslim restuarant for dinner , and check-in hotel for relaxation .
 Meals                      Dinner:
 Hotel      Gudu New World Hotel Xi’an (4*)

Day 02           Xi’an  Begin the day with a visit to the archaeological treasures of the Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses excavation site, called the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. Your visit includes the main excavation pits and site museum, Among the three pits, No.1 pit is the largest one. More than 6,000 clay warriors and horses
 could be unearthed from No.1 pit. All of them are lige-like. The terra-cotta warriors and horses are arrayed in an oblong battle formation of the Qin dynasty, facing east,
 they look healthy and strong and have different facial expressions, showing Emperor Qinshihuang’s strong determination of wiping out the other six states and unifying the
 whole country. It is also a reflection of Chinese people’s wisdom and artful skill 2,000years ago. Thousands of real weapons were unearthed from these terra-cotta army
 pits. These weapons were exquisitely made. Some of them are still very sharp since their surfaces were treated with chromium. They are as bright as new, though buried
 underground for more than 2,000 years. This indicates that Qin dynasty’s metallurgical technology and weapon-manufacturing technique already had reached quite a high
 level. In 1980, two teams of large painted bronze chariots and horses were unearthed 20 meters west of the mausoleum. Together with the Terra-cotta warriors, they are
 called the eighth wonder of the world. And then visiting Huajuexiang Grand Mosque , the largest mosque in Xi’an with a history of more than 1000 years , was built in China prosperous period of Tang
 Dynasty . We specially arrange the item for sharing with local muslim to do religion service , and talk to Imam in the mosque .
 
 Afterrnoon sightseeing takes you to the Muslim Quarter where full of muslim food stands , bazaars , and Hui people houses .Then proceed to the Shaanxi Provincial
 Museum where you are taken to the vault to view a remarkable series of royal funerary murals excavated from three imperial Tang Tombs, dating to the early 8th century. In The afternoon texcursion also to Xian’s majestic Ming period City Wall. It is of oblong shape with around 13.7 km . it is the best preserved one as well as the most
 completed ancient fortification in China. This city wall was built in 582 A.D., and was repaired dynasty after dynasty. Now the city wall includes the moat, the drawbridge
 tower, the arrow tower, the main gate tower, the parapet and watch towers, etc .
 Meals   Breakfast : hotel buffet        Lunch:     Dinner:
 Hotel      Gudu New World Hotel Xi’an (4*)

Day 03          Xi’an/Lanzhou     
This morning you will transfer to the Xi’an Xianyang airport and take China Eastern Airlines MU2955 (1015/1120) from Xi’an to Lanzhou , the capital of China’s Gansu
 province, which is often referred to as the heart of the ‘Chinese Silk Road’. The Hui are one of China’s largest minority groups, one of the 55 officially recognized non-Han
 population groups. The Hui are found throughout China, from the modern urban sprawl of Shanghai and Beijing, to lonely desert outposts of the far west. Their origins are
 obscure but it is believed that the Hui are the descendants of two migrations into China; the first during the Tang Dynasty (618–907), when Persian and central Asian
 traders settled along the caravan routes leading into Xian. They married Han women but continued their adherence to Islam.

 The second wave occurred during the later Yuan Dynasty (1279–1368), the period of Mongol rule over China when the Mongols brought in thousands of central Asian (i.e.
 Muslim) soldiers to bolster frontier defense. This second wave of Muslim men intermarried with local Han women consolidating this new community. Through the course of
 Chinese history the Hui have prospered within the great Chinese family, appearing as small businessmen in major cities and filling the ranks of imperial armies. Southern
 Gansu has a localized but strongly Orthodox population of Hui, who speak Chinese but embrace the teachings of Islam, abstaining from pork and alcohol and observing the
 festivals and tenets of their faith.

 After arrival into the capital of Gansu Province - Lanzhou , visits to The Statue of Huanghe Mother, Yellow River Iron Bridge and Old Water Mill , the most
 important sightseeing this afternoon is Gansu Provincial Museum , the largest museum with a comprehensive collection of museum pieces. Built in 1956 ,it covers a
 total floor space of 18,000 square meters. There are a great collection of relics, numbering 75,000 pieces of different ages , but most of them are the colorful pottery-pieces
 and precious art-pieces from various grottoes .They prove to be the living teaching materials for visitors to know about the development of ancient culture in China and the
 cultural exchanges between China and other countries in ancient times.
 Meals   Breakfast : hotel buffet        Lunch:      Dinner:
 Hotel      Lanzhou Jinjiang Sunshine Grand Hotel (4*)

Day 04          Lanzhou /Wuwei       Zhangye  (a distance of 450 kilometers)
Breakfast in hotel , and then drive to Zhangye via Wuwei , Wuwei city is one of the four prefectures along the Hexi Corridor ,is known as “Guzang ” in Han Dynasty, it covers
 an area of 33,249 square kilometers and has a population of around 1.87 million. It is the first key stop on the tour-route from Lanzhou going westward to the Hexi
 Corridor . And we can visit the Laitai Ruins there , Used to be a place where sacrifices were offered to the god of thunder in ancient times , which came to be known for
 its Temple for God of Thunder on am earth mound of over 10 meters high put up in the middle of the Ming Dynasty ,The Han tomb discovered at Leitai in Wuwei City is a
 large tomb built of brick and stone in the late Eastern Han Dynasty . The tomb came to be known far and wide in China and in the world for the cultural relic ----the
 “Galloping Steed Overtaking a Flying Swallow” , the symbol of the tourism industry in China .The horse in verdigris stands 34.5 kilograms . with its head held high and its
 tail flaunting , the three feet of the horse are in the air in a galloping state while the rear right foot is on a flying bird known as “god of wind ”,with its head turning backward
 to suggest a terrified look .
 
 ★Finally we are arrive at Zhangye city , and then excursion to The Wooden Pagoda towering in the south of the ancient city of Zhangye, the pagoda was built in Sui
 Dynasty over 1,400 years ago .
 The pagoda consisting of nine storey stands 32 meters high in the shape of an octahedron .The torse of the pagoda is built of bricks , but from the bottom to the top it
 symmetrically supported with eight wooden pillars with false gate opened on the east and west . The pagoda is hollowed inside yet in the past 1,400 years and more ,
 though many earthquakes have ever happened the pagoda still stands firmly aground , looking so splendid and magnificent.

 Meals     Breakfast : hotel buffet        Lunch:      Dinner:
 Hotel      Zhangye Jiaheng Grand Hotel (4*)

 Day 05       Zhangye/ Rainbow mountains         Zhangye  (a distance for round trip 80 kilometers)
Today’s highlight is excursions to Zhangye Danxia land forms (Rainbow mountains ) . Created over millions of years, the colourful layers of these rocks are a result of the
 different sediments over the time periods which were compressed into rock. It is now one of the most amazing natural sights in China. After simple lunch (lunch box)
 We specially arrange visiting Binggou Danxia Mountains , another Colorful Mountain , which few tourists seldom reach , and landscape is beyond words . The above
 rainbow mountains will take us whole day to visit as we almost travel along the?Qilian Mountains.
 Meals     Breakfast : hotel buffet        Lunch:      Dinner:
 Hotel      Zhangye Jiaheng Grand Hotel (4*)

 Day 06       Zhangye          Xi’an     ( flight GS7564 1550 / 1910 )

 After breakfast in hotel, we specially arrange visiting Nanguanjie Mosque , and discuss with local Hui people and about their life and get some knowledge in China’s
 muslim believers .After lunch , transfer to the airport and take flight China Tianjin Airlines GS7564(1550/1910) from Zhangye to Xi’an .Meet and have dinner in muslim restaurant after
 arrival into Xi’an . 
 Meals   Breakfast : hotel buffet        Lunch:      Dinner:
 Hotel      Gudu New World Hotel Xi’an (4*)

 

Day 07          Xi’an/Kuala Lumpur

 ★ Breakfast in the hotel , and get ready for your luggage and personal belongings , transfer to Xi’an Xianyangi airport and board your flight back your sweet home - Kuala
 Lumpur .
 Meals   Breakfast : hotel buffet        Lunch:      Dinner:
 Hotel