Gansu Sheng Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by Bob_Shan
  • Things to Do
    by Bob_Shan
  • Things to Do
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Gansu Sheng Things to Do

  • Gansu’s Mogao Grottoes

    Gansu’s Mogao Grottoes are now famous across the world because of their fabulous frescos and statues of Buddha and gods and goddesses as well as other important paintings. They were located on the Mingsha Mountain in Dunhuang County, Gansu province. Today the site is among the top three grottoes sites across the world.The construction of the Mogao...

  • Xuanbi Great Wall

    The Xuanbi Great Wall is a very anicent portion of the famous China Great Wall and is located in the rugged and try terrain of Gansu. It is worth a visit and you can walk all the way up to the top tower to have a fantastic view of the surroundings. More photos are at the travelogue section of this VT page.

  • Meditation Cave

    If you take a walk through Sertri Gompa monastery and keep going towards the mountains you will find the mediation cave. This has been used by monks for centuries and is primarily used as a test for a strong spirit. The belief is that when you die your spirit lies in limbo for several weeks before it is reincarnated. This time is very scary but if...

  • Water Prayer Wheels

    Just outside of Sertri Gompa monastery are the water prayer wheels. They are situated on top of a small stream and the force of the water makes the wheels turn sending prayers to the Gods. This is a very pretty sight on your way to the mediation cave and on into the mountains.

  • Sertri Gompa and Kirti Gompa monasteries

    Both these large monasteries are of the Gelukpa sect of Buddhism of which the Gandam Tripa is the head priest. It was the 53rd Gandam Tripa who founded the Srtri Gompa (seat of gold) in 1748. During the Cultural Revolution the monastery was totally devasteed, however reconstruction began in 1981. It is once again a working monastery and the home of...

  • Visit a nomad family

    During the summer the graslands are filled with yak and nomadtents. Almost every grouptour visits a nomadfamily. Our group brought some presents (bread and fruit) and a small amount of money. The local guide asked the family if we could visit. In one case the tent was too small for our group, in the second case there were only children around, but...

  • The first stupa in Tibet

    The first stupa in Tibet is right next to the entrance gate. It is nothing special but it is the first stupa. It is called the stupa of Zhaxi Sinun. There is a caretaker on the grounds, opening the offerblock so you can donate....... Ofcourse you don't have to

  • The symbols of Tibet (II)

    Along the Dharma Wheel you often see two vistory banners on each side one. Often in gold, they symbolise vistory over oneselve, as the faith of Buddhism is winning over the bad human habits.

  • The symbols of Tibet (I)

    The golden Kharma Wheel, with two deer besides it. The Wheel symbolises Sakyamuni, a founder of buddhism, and the deer were the first listeners to his preaching.

  • Entrance to Tibet

    Tibet used to be much larger than the TAR (Tibetan Autonomous Region) is today. The areas of Kham and Amdo belonged to it too.When you enter the Amdo area in the Gansu province on your way from Langzhou to Xiahe, you go under a gate with Tibetan symbols on top.

  • Western beginning of China's Great Wall

    The Western beginning ot China's Great Wall is located at Gansu province at the beautiful canyon shown in this photograph. From here, the Great Wall will stretch thousands of miles all the way to the East where it ends at the famous Shanhai Pass facing the Yellow Sea.

  • Try the tasty Hami melons

    Gansu is famous for its tasty Hami melons all the way till September. You must try this sweet and juicy melon which are very cheap. There are roadside stalls selling it.

  • Huangpu Mountains

    The yellowish Huangpu mountains located near the city of Lanzhou are the mountains which give the Yellow River its colour due to deposition of soil from these mountains into the river,

  • Yellow River

    Yellow River or Huanghe in Chinese is a famous river and the second longest in China next to the Yangtze River. It is famous for its yellow colour, frequent floods and changing courses throughout history as well as providing fertile soil for farming along its banks.

  • Lanzhou

    Lanzhou is the capital city of the province and is one of the largest industrial city in western China. This city is located along the famous Yellow River.

  • Gobi Desert

    The Gobi Desert is made up mainly of rocks and stones and is one of the largest deserts in Asia. The rocks and stones are of quite shapes and sizes due to wind erosion, as the wind is very strong in this desert.

  • Jiayuguan Great Wall Pass

    This great wall pass is the most Western pass of the famous great wall of China and is definitely not to be missed.

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Gansu Sheng Hotels

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  • Lanshan Hotel

    A total dive. Dark, loud rooms for Y40. They'll steal your deposit. Fire hazard - you can't leave at...

  • Silk Road Dun Huang Hotel

    One of the oldest and the best hotel in Dun Huang. Build in 1995, rated 4 starts. Very interesting...

  • Overseas Tibetan Hotel

    No.77 Renmin West Street, Xiahe County, Gansu, China

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Jiu Gang Hotel

    No.2 Xiong Guan Road, Jiayuguan, Gansu, 735100, China

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hua Chen International Hotel Zhangye

    No.162 Of East Street, Zhangye, 734000, CN

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Tianma Hotel

    An excellent 3-star hotel (RMB240 per night) and excellent value. In a good location close to the...

  • Tianchen Hotel

    No.1 Chongxin St. Qincheng District, Tianshui, Gansu, 741000, China

    Good for: Solo

  • Golden Sun Hotel Tianshui

    No 19 West Zhonghua Road, Qinzhou District, Tiansh

  • Pingliang Hotel

    No.86 West Main Street, Pingliang, Gansu, 744000, China

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