Flowing east to west along the Hexi Corridor - the gap through which all manner of goods once streamed from China to Central Asia, the slender province of Gansu offers an entrancingly rich cultural and geographic diversity. Historians immerse themselves in Silk Road lore, art aficionados swoon before the wealth of Buddhist paintings and sculptures, while adventurers hike to glaciers, ride camels through the desert and tread along paths well worn by Tibetan nomads...
As a leading tour operator for an in-depth tour in Gansu, we specialize in cultural tour and across tour. By listening to your specific needs, we offer tourist-friendly service and authentic Gansu experience to explore the historical heritage and landmark attractions along the old Silk Road from Lanzhou. Meanwhile, we also run tours to Gannan Tibetan automonous region, one of the major attractions of Tibetan Buddhism and Yellow river region.
Recommended Gansu Tour Packages
Here are the famous Gansu travel tour routes. The tour combines the highlights of cultural exploration and landscape sighting from Lanzhou to Zhangye National Geopark and Jiayuguan Pass and Dunhuang Mogao Grottos with a pilgrimage to Langmusi, another renowned Gelugpa monastery outside Tibet.
4-Day Jiayuguan Pass and Dunhuang Silk Road Short BreakView Details
Jiayuguan - Dunhuang
5-Day Lanzhou Binglingsi Grottoes and Xiahe Labrang Monastery TourView Details
5 Days & 4 Nights
Lanzhou (2N) - Xiahe (N) - Lanzhou(1N)
8-Day Lanzhou Xiahe Jiayuguan Dunhuang Silk Road TourView Details
Lanzhou - Xiahe - Lanzhou - on the train - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang
Travel Gansu by Themes
Without fancy theme parks or cozy sand beach, to a large extent Gansu is a paradise for cultural explorers. We offer different thematic tour to Lanzhou, Dunhang, and other historically important destinations along the old Silk Road. All you need to do is tell us your date, and activities and interest and our travel consultant will work with you to fulfill your long-awaited journey in Gansu.
Most Asked Questions about Gansu Travel
1. Where is Gansu province?
To the fans of the Silk Road, Gansu is never new. Located to the northeast of Qinghai Province, Gansu is an important part of old Silk Road that begins in Xi'an and ends in Xinjiang in China. It borders Sichuan to its south and Inner Mongolia to its north.
2. What to see in Gansu?
Actually, there are lots of things to experience in Gasu. Some of the landmark attractions involve Dunhuang Mogao Caves, Zhangye Danxia National Geopark, and Mingsha Shan, and Great Wall at Jiayuguan Pass, Yumen Pass and Langmusi, etc.
3. What is the best time to visit Gansu?
The best time to visit Gansu starts from May to Oct. Since Gansu crosses a large Latitude span, the climate is extremely different from its north and south. Then north features arid continental climate with huge temperature change between day and night, while the south is largely mountainous and is cozier than the north with natural pasture. Summer is a great choice for visiting Southern Gansu.
4. Is it safe to travel in the Gansu Province?
Absolutely, yes! Many solo international tourists travel to Dunhuang and Zhangye using public transport, with no problem at all.
5. How to travel from Lanzhou to Gannan?
Well, you will find many daily buses from Lanzhou South Bus Station to Xiahe, Langmusi, Linxia. There won't be any problem. If you go mainly for photography, booking a private car from a tour company or chartered bus will make it easier to take photos.
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