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Zhangye, Gansu Sheng, China

How much does it cost to travel to Zhangye?

You should plan to spend around $86 (¥617) per day on your vacation in Zhangye. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $26 (¥184) on meals
  • $39 (¥277) on local transportation
  • $77 (¥550) on hotels

A one week trip to Zhangye for two people costs, on average, $1,210 (¥8,633). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Zhangye cost?

A one week trip to Zhangye usually costs around $605 (¥4,316) for one person and $1,210 (¥8,633) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Zhangye on average costs around $1,210 (¥8,633) for one person and $2,419 (¥17,265) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Zhangye will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Zhangye on average costs around $2,592 (¥18,499) for one person and $5,184 (¥36,997) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Zhangye has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Zhangye expensive to visit?

Zhangye is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in China, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Zhangye is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Ho Chi Minh City or Chongqing.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Zhangye Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Zhangye?

The average Zhangye trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Zhangye travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ¥550 ($77)
Local Transportation 1 ¥277 ($39)
Food 2 ¥184 ($26)
Entertainment 1 ¥75 ($11)
Alcohol 2 ¥25 - 75 ($4 - 11)
Accommodation Budget in Zhangye
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Zhangye is $39 (¥275). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Zhangye is $77 (¥550). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Zhangye

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Transportation Budget in Zhangye
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Zhangye is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $39 (¥277) per person, per day, on local transportation in Zhangye.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Zhangye
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Zhangye can vary, the average cost of food in Zhangye is $26 (¥184) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Zhangye should cost around $10 (¥74) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Zhangye is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Zhangye
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Zhangye typically cost an average of $11 (¥75) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Zhangye
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $7.01 (¥50) on alcoholic beverages in Zhangye per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Zhangye On a Budget
Zhangye Danxia Landscape, Zhangye, China
Zhangye, China is a city in the Gansu Province in the central north part of the country, close to Mongolia. This ancient city has often been used as a military strong hold, having been the headquarters of General Huo among many others. Zhangye is a fabulous day trip city to visit when staying in larger nearby cities.

Zhangye is privy to beautiful summer weather, with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the high 70's Fahrenheit. The best times to visit are between July and September, when temperatures and sunshine are at their highest. Autumn, Winter, and Spring tend to be a little chillier and rainier.
One of the most popular sights in Zhangye is the Da Fo Si, a Buddhist temple that is known for having the largest wooden indoor reclining Buddha in China. The temple is also thought to be the birthplace of Mongo emperor Kublai Khan.

Go for a stroll through the Blackwater National Site, an archeological site dating back to the Neolithic period. Here, you'll find ancient cultural relics and tombs from the Han Dynasty, although many of the tombs have been buried in sand.

Enjoy the beautiful views of the Zhangye Danxia Lanscape, a small set of parks that are famed for the multicolored rocks on the mountains. The parks are called Danxia and Binggou, with Binggou being the newest of the two. You'll find some of the best examples of the multicolored rocks in Danxia park. If you're using public transport, be mindful of timing as buses stop at 6pm.
The city center is home to the majority of tourist destinations, with other areas of the city being residential and industrial. When in the city center, head to Jinmai, a pedestrian street with up scale clothing shops and restaurants. Fang Gun Jie, also in the city center, is the main pedestrian street where you'll find more shopping and restaurants.

Get outside of the city and head to Ping Shan Hu Grand Canyon about 30 miles outside of the city center. Also known as the Hirayama Lake Grand Canyon, this stunning natural wonder offers viewing platforms and countless hiking trails.

Zhangye is the ideal place to take in the natural beauty of China, and what better way to start than with a horseback ride? Take a hike up to the Mati Si Temple then take a horseback ride around the mountain. Along the way, you'll find caves carved into rock and countless other naturally beautiful sights.

If you prefer something even more adventurous, head to Desert Park Sha Mo Gong Yuan. Here, you'll find shifting dunes to climb and beautiful landscapes to view. Just make sure you have plenty of sunscreen and water with you! After a hot day in the desert, take a cool swim in the Hei River.
Food and Dining
Zhangye has a fair selection of restaurants, with a wide range of price options. Many of the great food options are located on the main food and shopping streets. One of which is Ming Qing Jie, a food alley where you'll find countless options, including their famous aubergine and pulled noodles. During the day, head to Qing Ming Street, a main pedestrian street which offers a variety of restaurants and shops. Then at night, go to Xiaochichang, a beautiful outdoor area with food stalls and an adjacent indoor food court.

During the summer, the Fan Gun Jie area offers an outdoor beer garden with food stalls. Other nightlife includes a few nightclubs and pubs where you'll find a welcoming atmosphere and a lot of fun.

Zhangye has a domestic airport, a train station, and three bus stations around the city. There are shuttle buses to take you from the bus terminals and train station to the city center.

Getting around the city is fairly easy; walking is a popular option as many attractions are within walking distance of each other. Buses are a good option for getting to areas further away from the city center, although be careful with timing as buses tend to stop running around 8pm. A great option is to rent a private car to take you to the most popular sights outside of the city center. You can book one through a local travel agency or a hotel.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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