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14 Days In-Depth Silk Road Tour to 9 Cities - Xian, Tianhui, Lanzhou, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang (Mogao Grottos), Turpan, Urumuqi, Kashgar

14 Days In-Depth Silk Road Tour to 9 Cities - Xian, Tianhui, Lanzhou, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang (Mogao Grottos), Turpan, Urumuqi, Kashgar
Tour Code: CN-SIK03
Price from:(per people)
CNY 1000 p/p
Duration:
14day
Departure Date:
You Decide!
Departure/Pick-up:
Xian
Traffic:
Flight/Train/Car
Main Destination:
Xian, Tianhui, Lanzhou, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumuqi, Kashgar
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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 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 within 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 and (Kashi) and many more. Beyond the above places for the other normal Silk Road tour, in this in-depth Silk Road itinerary, you will also visit some more deserving places, include the east terminal of the Silk Road- Xian, and Tianshui, Lanzhou, Zhangye to visit many historical, cultural and picturesque attractions related to the ancient Silk Road.

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

Main Tourist Attractions in the Itinerary:

Xi’an:

Terracotta Warriors and Copper Carriage for the Emperor Qinshihuang (UNESCO World Heritage), Big Wild Goose Pagoda (UNESCO World Heritage) and Dacien Temple (Temple of Great Maternal Grace), the Bell & Drum Tower (out view), old Muslim streets, Shaanxi History Museum, Xi’an City Wall

 

Tianshui:

Fuxi Temple, Maiji Grottoes 

 

Lanzhou:

Binglingsi Grottoes, Gansu Provincial Museum; If time permits, also visit Iron Bridge on the Yellow River and the White Pagoda Mountain.

 

Zhangye:

Wooden Pagoda Temple, Grand Buddha Temple which is home to China largest indoor reclining Buddha, Zhangye Danxia Landform Park.

 

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 marvel of of China Ancient Metallurgical Technology – Copper Carriage for the emperor Qinshihuang around 2300 year ago and the Worlds No.8 Wonder – Terracotta Warriors. 

* Appreciate the magnificent mythical Buddhist arts at Mogao Grottoes, binglingsi Grottoes, Maiji Grottoes.

* Feast on the breathtaking colorful Danxia landform.

* Enjoy the fresco and sculpture art in the famous Mogao Grottos

* Explore the ruins of ancient city and ancient pass in the silk road

* Enjoy the stunning beauty in the Mt. Heaven (Tianshan Mountain) near Urumuqi and Lake Karakuli in Kashgar.

* To know the Muslim culture in Kashgar and Urumuqi.