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The place is accessed by a fast speedboat across Bingling Lake. The place is very quiet with wonderful views. It was one of the crossing points of the Yellow river on the Silk Road. The caves are are up a small valley and some have...More
Worthwhile to visit this remote place if you can reach it - 2.5 hours from Lanzhou + a 20 min boat ride across the lake to this treasure trove of grottoes. One of the advantages of the place is that you can take photos of...More
It takes a total of 3 hours to get to from Lanzhou West Long Distance Bus station (not to be confused with the bus station at Lanzhou West train station). Buy a ticket to LiuJiaXia for 25 Yuan. Tell the bus driver you are going...More
Today the day started out drizzling and cool. We set off from Lanzhou for the three hour drive through the mountains and along the scenic Liujiaxia reservoir. We saw the huge dam that was the first major hydro facility for China. Our objective was Bingling...More
You reach Bingling Temple after around 1 hour of speedboat through an artificial lake. Once arrived, you need to walk on a quiet and flat path in a narrow valley, having ripid walls both sides. Suddenly, at your left you can see a huge sitting...More
Bingling shi is a large Buddhist temple complex almost like Dun Huang Grottoes but without the crowd. It has one of the biggest Buddha statue like those in central Asia, product of the ancient silk road. The site is about 2 hours bus drive from...More
Like most other posts I can confirm that this is a worthwhile day trip from Lanzhou. I went with private car which made it a little easier. Best to get to the visitor centre in Liujiaxiazhen before midday and maybe best not to visit in...More
Response from Sebastfailla | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for delay in responding but it is open all year round weather permitting just that in the winter months not all the grottos are open but still worth the trip. We went early January and it was quiet and eerie.