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5 Days Essence Silk Road Tour – Urumuqi, Turpan, Dunhuang Mogao Grottos, Jiayuguan Pass

5 Days Essence Silk Road Tour – Urumuqi, Turpan, Dunhuang Mogao Grottos, Jiayuguan Pass
Tour Code: CN-SIK01
Price from:(per people)
CNY 1000 p/p
Duration:
5day
Departure Date:
You Decide!
Departure/Pick-up:
Urumuqi
Traffic:
Car/Train
Main Destination:
Urumuqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan Pass
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Itinerary Features
Why we suggest this tour itinerary?

This tour will take you to visit and explore the mysterious and attractive historical Silk Route in ancient China, where you will visit many historical wonders, ruins of ancient city and pass, and experience the Muslim culture and the beauty of the desert, Gobi, snow mountains and mysterious lakes in West China.

 

The Silk Road is one of the most worth visiting places in the world. The Silk Road passes through Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai Provinces, Ningxia Hui and Xinjiang Uygur autonomous regions in China and then stretches over the Pamirs, further extend to Central and West Asia and finally gets to the east bank of the Mediterranean Sea and Eastern Europe. The total length of the Silk Road is over 7000km, over half of which is in China. 

 

There are numerous scenic spots and historical sites along the silk road in China: Jiayuguan Pass, the Mogao Grottoes of Dunhuang, Yangguan Pass, the Turpan Basin, Bazaar of Urumqi, Abakh Khoja Tomb, Idgar Mosque, Kashgar Old Town of Kashgar (Kashi) and many more. In this remote area, tourists can find many interesting and unique issues – includes Mogao Grottoes – the world-famous art treasury with invaluable murals and sculptures made between the 4th and the 14th centuries. 

 

More about Silk Road at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silk_road

Main Tourist Attractions in the Itinerary:

Urumuqi:

Heavenly Lake on top of the Tianshan Mountains (Tianshan means Mt. Heaven),Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar (If time permits)

 

Turpan: 

Flaming Mountain, Suleiman Minaret (Also known as Sugong Tower or Emin Minaret), Karez Well, Grape Valley, Jiaohe Ancient City Ruin, Uighur Village, 

 

Dunhuang:

Mogao Grottos, The Singing Sand Mountains and Crescent Spring 

 

Jiayuguan:

Jiayuguan Pass - the West Terminal of the Great Wall in Ming Dynasty (Ming Dynasty: 1368-1644),

 

Experience in the Itinerary:

* Visit the largest and richest Buddhist treasure trove in the world - the Mogao Grottoes which is with invaluable murals and sculptures made between the 4th and the 14th centuries and have been in use for the longest time in the world.

* To know the real life of Uighur Minorities in China.

* Enjoy the stunning scenery on the Heavenly Lake on top of the Mt. Tianshan (Heaven Mountain).

* Step onto the west end of Great Wall – Jiayuguan Pass!