Academic inspection needs to go to the Ling Temple, although I have looked at many strategies online in advance, I still encountered many unexpected situations, I hope to write here for reference by the people who think. 1⃣ Take the bus from Lanzhou West Bus Station to Liujiaxia Dam. Before seeing many strategies said that there is a bus to Liujiaxia Dam at Lanzhou West Railway Station, but after consulting at the Lanzhou West Railway Station High-speed Railway Station, Miss Sister told us that it should be to Lanzhou West Bus Station, not Lanzhou West Railway Station (also known as Lanzhou West Passenger Station). The first bus leaves at 7:20, about 30 minutes, before the departure, with ID card to verify and then buy a ticket, 25 yuan per person, about 2 hours. If you are not sure where to get off, you can ask the driver to remind you after getting on the bus. You can go to the Ling Temple to take a cruise ship. The bus ride is slower in the city and is regularly visited, unlike the previous Raiders, which only took more than an hour. 2⃣ After the bus got off the bus and walked up the Liujiaxia Hydropower Station Dam parking lot, you can see the ticket office of the Lingsi Grottoes and buy the cruise ticket at the ticket office. After the bus gets off, many people will come to ask if they want to take a boat, but look at some previous strategies that there may be a black boat, so we are not willing to easily agree. 3⃣ The waterway to Xiangling Temple can be taken by cruise ship or speedboat. The speedboat will be sent by 30 people, 130 yuan per person, about 4.5 hours; The small speedboat is issued by 10 people, 150 yuan per person, about 3.5 hours. Whether it is a cruise or a speedboat, it is a ticket to sell the day of return, not a single ticket. 4⃣ If you want to go to the Ling Temple on land, it may be convenient to drive, but you can also go to the ticket office of Liujiaxia Dam to ask if the staff knows the taxi driver. We asked the aunt at the cafe next to the ticket office and the staff and finally got in touch with the taxi driver and walked overland to the Lingsi Grotto (not very convenient for people to walk the water with their luggage)
The world cultural heritage tourism area of qianling temple is located in Yongjing County, Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, with a total area of 150 square kilometers. It consists of three areas of qianling lake, qianling stone forest and qianling stone forest. It was designated as a national 5A level tourist attraction on December 25, 2020. The scenic area of Linghu has the natural historical landscape such as the sacred shrine of Ling, the water control of Dagu, the intersection of Huanghua, and the modern human landscape such as Liujiaxia Hydropower Station, the Yellow River Cultural Museum, and the Liujiaxia International Gliding Camp. The caves of Lingsi are among the important cultural relics protection units in China, which were listed in the World Heritage List in 2014. The caves were founded in the 16-country Western Qin period, more than 1600 years ago, and are mainly composed of three parts: Xiasi District, Shangsi District and Donggou District. There are 216 existing caves, more than 800 statues of various types, more than 1,000 square meters of mural paintings in the Tibetan and Han styles, 56 Buddhist pagodas and 438 pieces of collection
#The site itself:Although less decorated than Mogao Grottoes, the Bingling caves are really worth the travel thanks to the nice walk through plenty of small caves at the bottom of the cliffs and it's >26m meters high Buddha niched right into it. #Get there:From Lanzhou you can catch a bus to LiuJiaXia from West Bus Station (兰运集团兰州汽车西站) preferably in the morning to have enough time. Ask the driver to stop once close to the Tourist Center (黄河水电博览馆) at LiuJiaXia. There you can take a boat to the site, speedboat takes 1 hour, normal boat 2-3 hours. Good to know: boats only leave once full and you have limited time on the site to visit before returning on the same boat (60-90 minutes).Alternatively you can hire a driver from LiuJiaXia to Bingling Si (60-90 minutes drive) for around 250-300 RMB and enjoy as much time you want.
The boat transport ticket system is not good. They don’t tell you about the construction going on. You are very limited what you can see and do there. After buying 2 tickets, we must wait for other customers wanting the same route. If a family of 4 and another family of 4 came after you, (even 30 minutes later) they will go before you. if a family of 8 paid the ticket to see the damn, and you didn’t, they will go before you. We had to wait for a boat for about 70 minutes. The workers seemed to have no idea what was going on. very unorganized. Terrible system. The boat ride is fine. Takes about 30-40 minutes to arrive to the Bingling Si (Bingling Temple) there are some restaurants right off the dock. after you get off the boat, it’s about a 10-15 walk to get to the main attraction. But they are doing construction (August 2020) so we could not walk up the stairs or view the caves. We could only see the standard view. it was interesting, but I wish I could have seen and learned so much more about it. And unfortunately... the boat driver determines how much time YOU get. you must take the same boat back with the same driver and same group. I felt rushed. have to hurry up and get to the Buddha. hurry up and take photos and then hurry back to catch the boat so we don’t keep people waiting. Overall, I enjoyed the view of the Buddha and caves (from afar) but everything else was a bit frustrating. I highly recommended skipping the boat transport. Hire a car to drive you there. If you don’t mind being quick, you can stay there for an hour and it’s fine. if you want to take your time, take nice photos, use the toilet, learn about the history, have lunch/snack.... then I recommend 2-3 hours.
Do the speedboat and give you about an hour to visit. Although the area is not big, I want to see it slowly. The time is a bit tight. The Qiling Grottoes are more than the Mogao Grottoes. It takes 100 years in the morning. Although the stairs and the Great Buddha are under repair, I still marvel at the skill of the ancients and the magic of the axes and axes of nature.
Preston_Dominguez: 35 kilometers south of Yongjing County, Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture
Jeremy_Dodson: I recommended Bingling Temple,Bingling Temple