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Top Destinations along the Silk Road

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The Silk Road started from Changan (now Xian), along passed through Gansu Province, Xinjiang, Central Asia, West Asia and linked the Mediterranean countries. There are several significant destinations along Chinese Silk Road.

Silk Road Destination--Xi'an

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Xi'an (ancient Changan), the starting point of Silk Road, located in Shaanxi Province, was an ancient capital during the heyday of China's external exchange. The most well-known tourist attraction there may be Terracotta Warriors.

Main Attractions in Xi'an:
Terracotta Warriors: It is known as the eighth wonder of the world, now is a museum to display the terra-cotta warriors and horses which were made in Tang Dynasty.
Mt. Huashan: This mountain is celebrated for its majestic breath-taking crags, steep paths, beautiful scenery and it is said to be the most precipitous mountain in the world.
Xian City Wall: This wall represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.

Top Tours Including Xi'an

4 Days Xian Highlight Tour,     7 Days Beijing Xian Tour

Silk Road Destination--Dunhuang

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Located in Gansu Province, Dunhuang features the most fantastic desert landscapes.

Main Attractions in Gansu:
Crescent Spring and Singing Sand Dune:
The Singing Sand Dune (Mingsha Hill) and Crescent Spring are twin sisters of natural beauty in the wild Gobi Desert. 
Mogao Grottoes: It is one of three noted grottoes in China for its fabulous frescos and statues, and has become a brilliant pearl in the Chinese art treasure troves
Jiayuguan: It is a well-known site along the Hexi Corridor and the Jiayuguan Pass (the westernmost end of the Ming Great Wall).

Top Tours Including Dunhuang

4 Days Best Dunhuang Tour;  14 Days Best Silk Road Tour

Silk Road Destination--Xinjiang (include Turpan, Urumqi and Kashgar)

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Xinjiang is the biggest province in China, featuring national minority like Uyghur nationality, the Han nationality, the Hui nationality, Kazak and so on.

Major cities to visit in Xinjiang:
Turpan – a place for travelers to explore about the ancient city of Gaochang
Urumqi – an important city in the center of Eurasia with prosperous economic development situation
Kashgar – the junction of the south and north routes of the Silk Road

Top Tours Including Xinjiang

19 Days Silk Road Experience,  7 Days Xinjiang Discovery Tour