The Silk Road was a famous busy trade route that led to the western world centuries ago. From since 200BC the man-made China’s silk road economic belt fibre merchants of Xian trigger with their camel caravans on the long make your way to faraway Constantinople while some adventurous pioneers such as Marco Polo went to the east to see this mysterious ancient country.
China Silk Road is a journey of historic sites, cultural relics, beautiful scenery and colorful folklore breakthrough discoveries. The major historic sites and cultural relics along this route are: The Terracotta Enthusiast in Xian, which is one of the most important archaeological finds with soldiers, horses and carriages in battle formation in the world; The Mogao Grottoes of Dun Huang, which are seen as the great treasure house of Buddhist martial arts disciplines in existence; Gaochang Ancient City of Turpan, which was once an important garrison town on the Silk Road; The Karez Well of Turpan, which is the underground irrigation system with the history of 2000 years.
Travelers along this legendary route can also have opportunities to experience the unique local cultures. If your tour starts from Xian heading for Urumqi and Kashgar, you will see the gradual changeover from Buddhist culture to Islamic culture. Urgur people are recognized for their hospitality and they are always quick to invite you into their home and serve you homemade food, and the fresh local fruits. Virtually every Urgur people can sing out and dance. Dancing is a fundamental element of every Urgur people life. Urgur people sing out and dance for pretty much every event: weddings, funerals, gatherings, and just for fun.
Moreover, the stunning scenic attractions along this legendary path add the Bird Island of Qinghai Lake, Salt Lake of Qinghai, the Swan Nature Reserve in the Bayanbulak Grassland, the Mind-blowing Lake in Urumqi, the Flaming Mountain in Turpan and the Ghost City of Karamay. There are too many things for your eyes to take in.
The amazing Silk Road journey just leaves everyone spellbound. This article presents my 9 days enchanting China Silk Road tour. It’s regarding green tour.
Day 01: Xian
Upon arrival in Xian, our local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. All of those other day is free at your own leisure.
Day 02: Xian
Enjoy a magnificent day of sightseeing what has been called the 9th Wonder of the World-the Terracotta Members of the military Museum, which was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. After lunch, go to the Bell System, which is the most well-preserved and best-known one in China and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which is one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China and initially built in 589.
Day 03: Xian — Urumqi
Morning go to the Ancient City Wall in Xian, the best preserved city wall in China. Fly to Urumqi in the afternoon.
Day 2008: Urumqi
In the morning, you will be taken to Nanshan Meadow, where you can enjoy the breath-taking view of unique, lovely peaks with all year round snowfall on tops. On the way, you will enjoy a trip to a typical Chinese town and fulfill the local people.
Day 05: Urumqi — Turpan
With 2 hours’ driving you will be driven to Turpan, a historical Silk Road trading post city. One of the most interesting stops here is Karez Irrigation Site. It is like a museum showing how the water wells were built and maintained. A sample funnel and well are built for exploring. All of those other day is free at your own leisure.
Day 06: Turpan — Dun Huang
To avoid being out at the hot midday, you will be start the tour at the crack of start. First stop is Gaochang Damages, the original capital of a local ruler in the seventh century. Then you should go to Flaming Hills, a great photo-taking attraction. The next stop is the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, where you may sense benefit of Buddhism to Silk Road travelers, many of whom stopped here to animals for a successful journey. You will have lunch today at the Grape Pit. The beautiful trellised pit gives a necessary respite from heat. For dinner you will take an overnight soft sleeper train to Dun Huang.
Day ’07: Dun Huang
Dun Huang was the last stop for Chinese Buddhist pilgrims in relation to The indian subcontinent and the first stop for foreign missionaries arriving China. A whole day tour starts with a go to the Mogao Caves, which was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Take a short camel-riding along the Echoing-Sand Dune to reach the Crescent Lake.