Next, It’s possible to head out of town to get a more rural China travel adventure. Grab a flight to Lanzhou and meet your driver in the airport for your 3 day jeep trek through the Tibetan Plateau. When you travel through the western states of China you’ll see truly spectacular landscapes on the way. Conventional yak herders and nomadic villages will soon be sprinkled in the distance of the rolling hills. Just past Lanzhou is the town of Xiahe and for me is was arguably among the highlights in my China traveling from the western states. Xiahe is famous for its Labrang Monastery which is located nearby. Seeing the Monastery was amazing, smelling the incense, hearing the monks chanting and seeing with the Buddhist traditions around you was a legitimate Tibetan traveling experience.