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Silk Road Overview 8-day Tour

  • Tour code: ST-07
  • Available: Daily
  • Duration: 8 days.
  • Starts/ends: Request places.
  • Attractions: Terracotta Warriors, Huaqing Hot Spring,Famen Temple, Xian City Wall, Statue of Star Point of Silk Road, Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square, Tang Dynasty Dinner & Show, Maiji Mountain, Jiayuguan Pass, Overhanging Great Wall, Mingsha Sand Dunes, Shazhou Night Marke,Mogao Grottoes,Karez irrigation system, Flaming Mountain, Jiaohe Ancient City, Heavenly Lake, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum, Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar.
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Day1: Xian tour: Terracotta Warriors→ Huaqing Hot Spring

It will take around one hour drive to get to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum,which is the Eighth Wonder of the World, the biggest on-the-site museum in China with thousands of Terracotta Warriors and Horses made by ancient Chinese more than 2,000 years ago. You surely will be impressed by the formation. When you finish your visit of the Museum, we will head to Huaqing Hot Spring, which is the model of royal garden in Shaanxi Province. In 1982, it was listed as the first batch of China's key scenic spot. In 1996, the State Council announced that Huaqing Hot Spring was the fourth group of key sites for units of cultural relics protection in China.




Day2: Xi'an to Tianshui by train
    
       Xi'an tour: Xian City Wall→Big Wild Goose Pagoda
We will spend around two hours on top of the City Wall, standing in Xi’an and protecting it for about 600 years, the City Wall is the best preserved and most complete wall that has survived through China’s long history. It is about 12 meters high, 12 to 14 meters wide across the top and 15 to 18 meters thick at the bottom. The entire circumference is about 13.7 kilometers. You will be allowed to take a walk or do cycling on this old but well preserved wall for one hour and a half. This will be quite a fun experience. After lunch we will drive to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which is a well-preserved holy place for Buddhist with a history of over 1300 years. It is the landmark building of Xian, the key national cultural relics and AAAA attraction. This is a Tang Dynasty Buddhism temple dated back to 1,300 years ago. You gonna to learn historical facts and enjoy interesting stories here.Then, we will be on board the
train to Tianshui.


Day3:Tianshui  to Jiayuguan by train
          Tianshui Tour: Maiji Mountain

After having breakfast at hotel in tianshui, we will drive to visit Maiji Mountain. The natural scenery of Maiji Mountain is the most beautiful among the famous resorts of grottoes in China. The Maiji Grottoes were first constructed in 384 and thereafter gradually became one of the large-scale grotto groups in China and the famous artistic spots in the world through continuous chiseling and reconstruction during more than ten dynasties. There are extant 194 grottoes, including more than 7,200 clay and stone statues and frescoes with an area of 1,300 square meters, which are retained from the 4th o 19th century. We will take train to Jiayuguan.

Day4: Jiayuguan tour:Jiayuguan Pass→Overhanging Great Wall

After breakfast, you will have a visit to the Jiayuguan Pass (Jiayu Pass), the western end of the Great Wall built in Ming Dynasty. It is known as “the First and Greatest Pass under Heaven”, and best preserved and most magnificent military fort in China. Then we drive for the Overhanging Great Wall. It got the name for riding on a mountain ridge that is 45 degrees from vertical and resembling a huge dragon.


Day 5: Jiayuguan to Dunhuang by train
           Dunhuang Tour: Mingsha Sand Dunes



After a pleasant breakfast, you will take train to Dunhuang. Reaching Dunhuang, we proceed to Mingsha Sand Dunes(Crescent Spring and Sighing Sand Dune) - Singing Sand Dune (Mingsha Hill) helps people free from all worries and Crescent Spring purifies people's minds. After dinner, we will continue to visit Dunhuang Shazhou Night Market. It is one of the best night market in China and famous for its tasty snacks, local specialties, and crafts, etc.


Day6:  Dunhuang to Turpan by train
           Dunhuang Tour: Mogao Grottoes


After breakfast, we will visit the world famous Mogao Grottoes, which was designated as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO for its 1600 years accumulated cultural, architectural, and art treasures. There remains 492 cave temple and 45000 square meters of frescos. According to Tang Dynasty records, a monk had witnessed a vision of thousand Buddhas under showers of golden rays. Thus inspired, he started the caves construction work that spanned ten dynasties. Mogao Caves are commonly known as the Caves of a Thousand Buddhas. Then, we we will be on board the train to Turpan.


Day7: Turpan to Urumqi by van
          Urumqi tour: Karez irrigation system→Jiaohe Ancient City


Today, we will have a trip of Turpan sightseeing! We will visit Karez irrigation system, to witness the wisdom of Uygur people. The irrigation system is especially designed for desert. If connecting all these underground channels, the total length will reach more than 5000 km, so it is regarded as one of the three engineering miracles of ancient China, along with the Great Wall and the Jinghang Grand Canal. Thereafter, we move to Flaming Mountain, well known by Chinese people because of the legendary story “Journey to the West”. It is regarded as the hottest place in China. Then we will drive to Jiaohe Ancient City, an island-shaped plateau situated at Yar Town. It is the largest, oldest and well preserved earth-structured city in the world, with a history of 2000-2300 years.



Day8: Urumqi
           Urumqi Tour: Heavenly Lake→Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region 
                                  Museum→Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar


After breakfast, we will visit Heavenly Lake on Tianshan (boat tour). The Heavenly Lake stands 1980 meters above sea level and features picturesque scenery of snow-capped peaks. It is a great pleasure to boat-travel Heavenly Lake, with a layer of magical color covering the lake, and hearing many beautiful myths and legends. Then head for Urumqi, and visit Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum. It is a mix-style of Uygur and Russa, and collects over a thousand pieces of precious relics from four to five thousand years ago until modern times. Lastly, we will visit Xinjiang Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar


Your pleasant 8-day trip then comes to the end
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