Silk Route Tourism Guide:
One of the most ancient trade routes in the history of civilization, the Silk Route was full of promises for traders once. Now, it is the epitome of adventure for tourists wishing to walk the route, explore it and revel in its many treasures. Not a single route or road, the Silk Route was a collection of routes linking the many cities and towns that traded with each other for silk, precious stones, gold and silver as well as spices and ivory. It was named Silk Route as traders from as far as Rome to venture across inhospitable deserts and mountains to China in search of the precious and marvellous Chinese silk.
Hop on to a flight or a coach, or trek partway up the various routes, exploring its many treasures from Xian to Gansu and Xinjiang or down south to the Central Asian City of Kashgar. Begin your journey in Xian, one of the oldest cities of China, the birthplace of ancient civilization in the Yellow Basin area and one of the four major ancient civilization capitals of the world. Marvel at the intricate workmanship of Terracotta Army or the “Terracotta Warriors and Horses” and the historic appeal of the 8th century Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Ancient City Walls at Xian.
Enter a world of incredible Buddhist imagery including intricate sculptures, murals, frescoes and scrolls at the Bingling Temple Complex at Lanzhou and the Mogao Caves at Dunhuang. Stay on in Dunhuang and experience the enchantment of natural marvels such as the Dunhuang Eco Sand National Park or the Dunhuang Singing Sand Dunes and the mysterious Crescent Lake, sparkling and shimmering amid the undulating sand dunes.
Turpan, the next most important stop on the Silk Route, beckons you to explore and revel in a veritable treasure-trove of historic attractions including the Ancient Cities of Gaochang and Jiaohe, the underground Tombs of Astana and the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves. The Flaming Mountains make for a good photo-op and the perfect end to this off-the-beaten-path China holiday.
Step back in time to the age of traders and pirates and revel in the many treasures of trading posts all along the Silk Road with a well-planned Silk Route Holiday Tour Package from WishClicknGo, an Outbound Tour & Travel venture of Jetways Travels.
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