Tianyu International Hotel

Zhangye, China

At a Glance

  • Conveniently located in the heart of the city within walking distance of many of Zhangye’s major attractions

  • Friendly and helpful staff

  • Comfortable accommodation

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China’s ancient Silk Road spans 3 vast provinces, stretching from the city of Xian in Shaanxi province through to the westerly terminus at Kashgar in Xinjiang province, close to the border of Kyrgyzstan. With such a vast range of terrain and topography, there are significant climatic changes as you follow this hallowed trading route across China. Xian’s continental climate makes it pleasant year-round, with more rain during the summer months, mirrored by the cities of Lanzhou, Jiayuguan and Dunhuang in Gansu province. It is only as you cross into the more rugged, arid terrain of Xinjiang that the variations in temperature become more apparent. Summers are scorching and winters are bone-chillingly cold, with snow on the mountains and huge temperature variations from morning to night. May is a spectacular time to traverse the Silk Road, as the snow begins to melt and the meadows spring to life with lush green pasture and wild flowers. Autumn is similarly pleasant, with less extreme temperatures and whilst the summers are very hot, the oasis towns across the desert region are bountiful with flowers and fruits and the humidity is low in the westerly reaches of the Silk Road.

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Description

Offering modern and comfortable accommodation with a good range of facilities, the Tianyu International Hotel is located in central Zhangye within easy walking distance of major attractions such as the Giant Buddha Temple and Dafo Temple.

In the heart of Zhangye, the Tianyu International Hotel offers a good standard of accommodation and wide range of facilities making this a favourable option for a stay in the city. The hotel is just 25-kilometres from the airport and many of the city’s attractions such as the Giant Buddha Temple, Dafo Temple and Muta Temple are within walking distance. There is a choice of rooms and suites, with the latter providing spacious separate living areas and an onsite Chinese restaurant. There are 137 rooms and suites. All are soundproofed and standard amenities include air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, TV, workspace, en-suite bathroom with hair dryer, minibar and seating area. The décor includes dark wood, neutral palette with colourful local bed runners and wall-hung TV.
 
The onsite Chinese restaurant serves Cantonese, Sichuan and local dishes as well as superior seafood and the menu also includes French and Southeast Asian options. The staff are friendly and helpful for those wishing to book trips and tours. For relaxation there is a gym, table tennis, games room and karaoke. With a good location, the Tianyu International Hotel is a comfortable base from which to explore Zhangye and the surrounding area.
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Accommodation

While the rooms and suites offer modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, the décor and bathrooms are somewhat dated, although on a positive note the rooms are large and offer comfortable seating areas.

Childcare

While children are welcome at the hotel there are no specific childcare facilities available.

Facilities

The hotel has a Chinese restaurant with limited French and Southeast Asian options and also features 19 private karaoke rooms, table tennis, gym and games room with chess and card games available.

Activities

The hotel is within walking distance of the Giant Buddha Temple, Dafo Temple and Muta Temple. Further afield the scenic colourful hills and rock formations of Zhangye Danxia National Park are highly recommended.

Experiences

  • Beauty of Zhangye Danxia

    Revel in the beauty of the colourful layered rock formation at Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, best seen during sunrise or sunrise when as the glow illuminates the sandstones.

  • Binggou Danxia Landform

    If the famous Linze Danxia is a masterpiece of colours, the often-overlooked Binggou Danxia is a masterpiece of sculpted mountains.

  • Giant Buddha Temple of Zhangye

    Visit the Giant Buddha Temple in Zhangye, believed to be the birthplace of Kublai Khan, the Mongol Emperor. If time permits, take a quick stop at other temples of Zhangye including Xilai Temple and the Wooden Pagoda Temple.

  • Horse Hoof Temple Grottoes

    Also known as Mati Si, the pagoda-shaped temple houses 7 floors and 21 grottoes. You will find a Tibetan and Chinese cave art, as well as the hoof print of the legendary flying horse. Time permitting, enjoy 1-hour hike or horse ride to Linsong Waterfall.

  • Pingshan Grand Canyon Hike

    Enjoy hiking in the canyon with its surreal Martian-like landscape, passing through Nine Dragons at Sea, Miracle Canyon, Lovers' Peak, Stone Forest and other scenic spots.

Location & directions

Zhangye, China

The hotel is located on Ganquan Cultural Square and the airport is a 20-minute drive away.

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