The Silk Road was one of the most important arteries of trade and culture in world history that connected the East and West. China’s silk, tea and porcelain were brought to Middle Asia and Europe by the caravans and traders. In exchange, China got glasses, horse, fruits, jades, etc. from Middle Asia and Europe. The Silk Road also played a significant role in the cultural exchange between the East and West. The part of the Silk Road in China stretches more than 4,000km on the gigantic regions of northwester China, an almost dizzying agglomeration of desert, grassland, raging river and colossal mountains, connecting Xian, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar, etc. Unlike the ancient travelers who walked and rode camels to traversing the Silk Road, you from the modern civilization will explore the legendary route in a stylish and relaxing way – mainly taking high speed bullet trains, and also using flights and vehicle, to make your trip more enjoyable. You will get to Kashgar freely from Pakistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan or other regions first, then travel to Gansu Province via Urumqi and Turpan. In Gansu, you will visit the “Louvre of East” – Mogao Grottoes, historical Jiayuguan Pass and enjoy the “Rainbow Mountains” in Zhangye Danxia Landform Park. Then travel to the ancient capital city Xian, and finish your trip in Beijing which has 7 World Heritage Sites, including Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, etc. There are so many interesting things to see and experience!
Day 1 ~ 6 Kashgar Arrival & Xinjiang Tour
Start your trip at Kashgar, spend two days visiting the most interesting attractions in and nearby Kashgar, including Id Kah Mosque, Karakul Lake, Bazaar, etc., then go to Turpan, the veritable oasis in the desert. The highlights of Turpan include Karez System, Jiaohe Ancient City, Grape Valley, etc. Lastly, take a high speed train to Dunhuang.
Day 7 ~ 10 Gansu Province Tour
Spend one day to explore World Heritage Site – Mogao Grottoes and enjoy Gobi and desert sceneries at Echoing Sand Mountains, then drive from Dunhuang to Jiayuguan for another day. In Jiayuguan, you will spend a morning to see the Jiayuguan Fort, then drive to Zhangye where you will spend night and day. Best highlight is the Danxia Landform Park.
Day 11 ~ 15 Visit Xian, Beijing & Departure
Spend one and a half days in Xian to visit the famous Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, then take a high speed train to Beijing where you will have a two and a half days tour to sightsee the world famous Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square, also hike the Great Wall. Return home from Beijing.
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