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8 Days Silk Road Tour – Jiayuguan Pass, Dunhuang Mogao Grottos, Turpan, Urumuqi, Kashgar

8 Days Silk Road Tour – Jiayuguan Pass, Dunhuang Mogao Grottos, Turpan, Urumuqi, Kashgar
Tour Code: CN-SIK02
Price from:(per people)
CNY 1000 p/p
Duration:
8day
Departure Date:
You Decide!
Departure/Pick-up:
Jiayuguan City
Traffic:
Car/Train/Flight
Main Destination:
Jiayuguan Pass, Dunhuang Mogao Grottos, Turpan, Urumuqi, Kashgar
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Itinerary Features

Why we suggest this tour itinerary? 

This tour will take you to the mysterious and attractive historical Silk Road - one of the most worth visiting places in the world. Tourists will also visit the westernmost city in China and also one of the key city on the Silk Road - Kashgar, to enjoy its Uighur atmosphere and snow mountains, glacier lake around it. 

 

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: 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:
Jiayuguan:

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

 

Dunhuang:

Mogao Grottos, The Singing Sand Mountains and Crescent Spring

 

Turpan: 

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

 

Urumuqi:

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

 

Kashgar:

The Etigal Mosque (Id Kah Mosque), Bazaar, Afaq Khoja Tomb, the Old Town of Kashgar, Karakuli Lake, Gongeer Peaks, Mount Muztagata.

 

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. have been in use for the longest time in the world.

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

* Visit the westernmost city in China, the most famous oasis in desert - Kashgar, to enjoy its old streets (UNESCO World Heritage) and the  "the Father of Glaciers" – Muztagata Mountains and charming glacial lake near it!

* 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.