Hexi Corridor (China's Silk Road) - Huangyuan Danga’er: Ancient Silk Road Trading City

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Huangyuan Danga’er: Ancient Silk Road Trading City

Tomorrow, 8:30 AM
(18 reviews)
45 mins

About the tour

The ancient city of Danga’er has a history of 600 years and was built in the Ming Dynasty. Your guide will take you on a fascinating journey to this important stop along the Ancient Tea Horse Route and Silk Road. Go back in time to envision how trading lifestyle operated, explore an ancient Confucian temple and you will particularly notice the exquisite brick carvings. As well, you will visit a local restaurant maintained the same as the peak trading period. You will be able to imagine the horses lined up with their owners as their break for lunch from trading. You will also hear the incredible real-life story of an American missionary family who was living here for 1932-1949, when they were forced to leave and returned after China reopen to foreigners. The church site is still there, and you will see it while you listen to the story. There were foreign companies from Britain, the United States, Russia, Belgium, Turkey, etc. who set their wool trading offices here in the Qing Dynasty. Today, only a UK company building still exists, that we will visit. The ancient city of Danga’er, the Mongolian transliteration of the Tibetan " Danga’er ", means "white conch". It is in the north of the Yellow River, on the coast of the West Sea, and the source of Huangshui, 40 kilometers away from Xining City. Please follow the footsteps of our local guide, watch the stunning scenery and listen to the historical stories behind this glorious period of Danga’er.

Meet Jenny's China Tours

Jenny's China Tours

Jenny’s China Tours provides custom and private tours to Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Guilin and throughout China. Our guides are China experts, speak great English and love sharing the history and culture of China with visitors. We have been delighted to share different parts of China virtually with new friends. We look forward to your visit. Meet our guides: • Cassie: Our Chengdu expert was born in Chengdu and shares the life of Pandas, city culture and history with energy and enthusiasm. She has been an expert guide since 2013 and loves travel, public speaking and meeting people from different cultures. • Alice: Probably our most outgoing guide, Alice is our Shanghai expert and goes above and beyond with every tour to make sure customers are happy and fulfilled. An avid traveller, she is the consummate professional and is always eager to share the history and culture of Shanghai. • Amber: Our Beijing expert became a tour guide after graduating college and has a passion for travel and is always planning her next trip. She delights in sharing the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the culture of Beijing. • Susan: Our expert Chengdu guide loves sharing Chengdu culture and history with visitors. She also has a passion for reading and has visited over 20 countries! This has helped her understand each country’s unique culture. • Apple: You won’t meet a more optimistic guide than our Shanghai expert Apple. As a local Shanghainese, she shares the city’s rapid ascent to modernity along with historic treasures of the Bund, Tianzifang and old Shanghai. • Eva: Our Xi’an expert is a master guide with over 16 years of experience and loves sharing the history of Xi’an’s Terra Cotta Warriors, the last standing city wall all of Xi’an’s famous spots. She never misses a question and eager to share. • Sally: As a native Xi’an resident, Sally is an expert on her hometown and enjoys sharing its history and secrets. As a guide of over 20 years and a degree from Xi’an Foreign Language University, you won’t find a better ambassador to get to know Xi’an. • Yvonne: Our Guilin expert, Yvonne, used to be a translator before becoming a guide with over 15 years of experience now. With impeccable English and knowledge of Guilin, she lovers showing the amazing sights and history of this unique region of China. •Lee: Lee lives in a province called Qinghai in North Western China. his hometown is located at an intersection between the ancient Silk Road and the Tibetan plateau. It is rich in unique landscapes and diverse ethnic culture. Lee has worked as an interpreter and a guide specialising in adventure travel; he loves spending time in the natural world!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Hexi Corridor (China's Silk Road) with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Hexi Corridor (China's Silk Road). Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

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Reviews from travellers


27 August 2021

Jenny's tours are wonderful. I learn much about your country that I may not visit, but enjoy the beauty, Buddhism and history of UNESCO sites, daily life and your society.


27 August 2021

Thanks, I joined late, but learned a lot from you

Julie P.

26 August 2021

Very interesting tour showing the beautiful buildings around Danga'er city. Many thanks for this tour although it did cut out towards the end .Looking forward to seeing more places along the Silk Route.

Debbie 📚 🇨.

26 August 2021

Lee has such a wise, gentle way about him. I learn so much on his tours. Thank you.

Tam T.

26 August 2021

Loved the tour of this beautiful and peaceful town. The visit to the Confucius Temple was the most impressive to me. Thank you for showing us around.

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