Bingling Si grotto or temple is situated in Dasigou, a valley of mount Jish. it is about 35km southwest of Yongjing county in Gansu province. The caves were first cut in 420ac and the cutting continued for more than a thousand years. Now the caves are divided into three parts: the upper temple part , the lower temple part and the caves. There are all in 216 cave niches. More than eight hundred images. About one thousands square meters of mural paintings and fifty pagodas. more than four hundred pieces of cultural relics are kept in the museum, including colored pottery, gold and bronze images of Buddha,(Tangka and other stat5ues of made in Tibetan temples) and Buddhist scriptures. In 1961 Bingling cave temple was chosen as one of the national major unit of cultural relics.
|01||Xining||Arrival in Xining, the capital city of Qinghai province and meet our services men at the airport or train station. Transfer to Hotel.||BB||private car|
|02||Binglingsi grotto (in Gansu province)||
Drive to Bingling cave (grotto). Visit the grotto and over night in Linxia,in Gansu province.
(At the artificial lake massagers have to take boats to visit the Grotto. It’s about40 minutes boat ride. Not far from Binlinsi the famous and historical white stupa also once stood there but now a days because of the dam, the stupa unfortunately submerged into the artificial lake and has been no longer seen since 1972).
Labrang- Drive to Milaripa’s nine store temple in Tsod (Hezuo) and Visit Tarlong Gonpa (Monastery) on the way to
Labrang. Over night in Labrang.
|04||Labrang: visit Tashi Khyil monastery and in the after noon leave for Rebgong.|
Rebgong-Visit Rongwo Gonchen, Sange Shong monastery and some Some Thanka paintings and artistes. Options: Drive to Tashi Tse hermitage( a monastery situated on the mountain top and in a isolated place that tourists could hardly reach there due its location and isolation. It said to be that the was first temple or monastery every built in this region.
|06||Shakhyung-Xining||Xining-Drive to Xining en route visits some Tibetan villages and Shakhyung monastery.||BB|
|07||Xining Airport||Drive to Airport or train station and departure|