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Xian - Tianshui - Lanzhou - Xiahe - Tongren - Xining - Zhangye - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang - Turpan - Urumqi - Kashgar

Description :Being the most important trading route for centuries,Silk Road had witnessed the product and culture exchanges between China and the west. An expedition along this route will bring the remote memory back to life.
Tour Code : CHSR-05
Price : from US$3801 p/p
Departure Date : You choose

Day 1

Xian   (D)

Visits : Great Mosque

Upon your arrival, our guide will meet you and transfer you to the city center. pay a visit to Shaanxi History Museum, which is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China with over 300,000 items. This afternoon pay a visit to the Great Mosque which stands on the Muslim Street, a famous food street in Xian. Tonight, enjoy delicious Dumplings Banquet.

Day 2

Xian -> Tianshui   (B, L)

Visits : Terra-Cotta Warriors, The Big Wild Goose Pagoda

After breakfast visit the world famous Terra Cotta Warriors. It was discovered in 1974 and considered one of the eight wonders in the world. After having lunch enjoy a leisure visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the most important historical sites in Xian. head for the railway station and take a safe, fast and comfortable train ride to Tianshui.

Day 3

Tianshui -> Lanzhou   (B, L)

Visits : Maijishan Grottoes,"the Oriental Clay Sculpture Museum".

After breakfast take you to Maijishan Grottoes, one of the four most famous Buddhist grottoes in China, known for the vivid clay sculptures. This afternoon visit Fuxi Temple. you will be transferred to Lanzhou by private car.

Day 4

Lanzhou   (B, L)

Visits : Gansu Provincial Museum, White Pagoda Park, Zhongshan Iron Bridge

After enjoying your breakfast visit Gansu Provincial Museum, where you will get to know more about the history of the city. In the afternoon visit the Water-wheel Park, Zhongshan Iron Bridge and White Pagoda Hill.

Day 5

Lanzhou -> Xiahe   (B, L)

Visits : Bingling Temple Grottoes

Today pay a visit to Binglingsi Grottoes which are a series of grottoes with Buddhist sculpture carved inside. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Xiahe by private car.

Day 6

Xiahe   (B, L)

This morning we will take you to Xiahe Labrang Monastery. With Tibetan architectural layout, Labrang Temple's construction patterns are mostly a combination of both Tibetan and Han styles.

Day 7

Xiahe -> Tongren   (B, L, D)

After enjoying your breakfast you will be driven to Tongren. After lunch visit Longwu Monastery and an art gallery to see how local people make Tangkha.

Day 8

Tongren -> Xining   (B, L)

Today you will be driven to Xining. In the afternoon the tour takes you to Kumbum Monastery, one of the six biggest Tibetan monasteries. It is the birth place of Tsongkhapa, the founder of Gelupa, Yellow sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

Day 9

Xining -> Zhangye   (B, L)

After breakfast you will be driven to Zhangye. In the afternoon visit Matisi Grottoes.

Day 10

Zhangye -> Jiayuguan   (B, L)

Today pay a visit to Giant Buddha Temple which hosts the biggest in-door sculpture of sleeping Buddha. After lunch you will be transferred to Jiayuguan by private car. After that, built in the Ming Dynasty, the Jiayuguan Pass is one of the best-preserved passes in China as well as the largest pass on the ancient Great Wall.

Day 11

Jiayuguan -> Dunhuang   (B, L)

Visits : Singing Sand Mountain and Crescent Spring

After enjoying your breakfast you will be driven to Dunhuang. After lunch you are going to experience the magical natural power in Echoing-sand Dune & Crescent-moon Lake.

Day 12

Dunhuang -> Turpan   (B, L, D)

Visits : Mogao Grottoes

This morning drop to Mogao Grottoes .As the largest, best preserved and richest treasure house of Buddhist art in the world,Mogao Grottoes still keep their bright colors and are clearly discernible. In the afternoon you will visit Dunhuang Museum. Then you will transfered to Dunhuang railway station and take an overnight train to Turpan.

Day 13

Turpan   (B, L)

Visits : The Ancient City of Gaochang, The Flaming Mountain, The Grape Gorge

Today you will visit to this oasis city includes Gaochang Ruined City and Flaming Mountain. After lunch go to visit Emin Minaret and Grape Valley.

Day 14

Turpan -> Urumqi   (B, L)

Visits : Astana Ancient Graves, Karez, Xinjiang Regional Museum

This morning you will visit Astana Tombs, where the ancient people of the Gaochang city are buried. Then explore the Karez Well, an irrigation system of wells connected by underground channels and is considered to be one of the three great ancient projects in China. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Urumqi by private car. After that, enjoy your time in Xinjiang Regional Museum.

Day 15

Urumqi -> Kashgar   (B, L, D)

Today you will visit the picturesque Heavenly Mountain and also have a boat trip on the Heavenly Lake. Then you will be transferred to the airport and board the flight to Kashgar.

Day 16

Kashgar   (B, L)

Visits : Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Abakh Khoja Mausoleum, Id Kah Mosque

Today you will go to Kashgar Bazaar to buy local things,which is the biggest international trade market in the northwest region of China.It has the most abundant goods, the lowest prices, and the most buyers.

In the afternoon visit the largest Idkah Mosque and Apakh Hoja Tomb.

Day 17

Kashgar -> Urumqi   (B, L)

Visits : Old City of Kashgar

Today you will visit a school, and a workshop where traditional carpet are made. You also tour the old town, a warren of twisting alleys and whitewashed walls, in a donkey cart taxi. Then you will be transferred to the airport and board the flight to Urumqi.

Day 18

Urumqi   (B)

Free till being transfered to the airport. End of the fabulous tour in China.

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