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Ancient Silk Road along China ( Xi'an, Labrang Lamasery, Xiahe,Binglingsi Temple,Dunhuang,Turpan, Kashgar,Taxkorgan ) 14 days
Destinations: Xi’an, Gansu and Xinjiang --Western Regions
Duration: 14 Days
Tour Code: SD002
Price: From RMByuan6150/p.p
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Day 1
Arrival Xi'an
 Flight: Arrival Xi'an
 Hotel: Overnight in Xi'an
 Itinerary: Arrive in Xi'an by flight,met and visit 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. Then visit Shanxi History Museum which known as “ancient capital pearl, Chinese treasure house”, is an
artistic hall which displays Shanxi history, culture and Chinese ancient civilization. 

Day 2
 Train: Xi'an=Lanzhou
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in train
 Itinerary: Drive to visit Terracotta Army. The Terra Cotta Army is a sensational archeological find of all times. It was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world cultural heritages .in the evening catch the night train to Lanzhou.

Day 3
 Bus: Lanzhou
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Lanzhou
 Itinerary: Arrive in Lanzhou.Named Jincheng (Gold City) in ancient times,it has a history
of more than 2,000 years.It is now the capital of Gansu Province,visit Gansu Museum that opens a marvelous world for you. Colored pottery depicting flowers, powerful and simple wood carvings from the Han Dynasty, exquisite Buddhist sculptures, relics left by the Great Wall and the Silk Road, all of which have vivid ethnic features, are displayed.At last visit White Pagoda park which have become a symbol of Lanzhou City and very much a 'must see' for travelers

Day 4
 Bus: Lanzhou-Xiahe
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Xiahe
 Itinerary: Visit Binglingsi means 100,000 Buddha statues in Tibetan language, and is famous for its stone curvings. then go to Xiahe by bus know as ‘Little-Tibet’.

Day 5
 Bus: Xiahe
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Xiahe
 Itinerary: Xiahe is often referred to as ‘Little Tibet’. Visit the Labrang Lamasery, one of the six main lamaseries of the Yellow Hat Sect of Buddhism and the largest Lamaism institute in the world. The Lamasery has a famed large collection of
scriptures and volumes. There is a small museum in the lamasery worth a visit.

Day 6
 Train: Xiahe-Lanzhou=Jiayuguan
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Jiayuguan
 Itinerary: Return travel to Lanzhou through Dongxiang Mountains, which was how one of the Chinese Muslim ethnic groups was named. Enjoy an extraordinary bird’s-eye-view on the peak of the terraced fields stretching for hundreds of
miles.Arrive in Lanzhou early afternoon, and then take the nigh train to Jiayuguan.

Day 7
 Bus: Jiayuguan-Dunhuang
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Duhuang
 Itinerary: Morning tour of Jiayuguan including visit to the Overhanging Great Wall, built during the Ming Dynasty, the Great Wall Museum and the Jiayuguan Fort. Built in 1372, it was the last major stronghold of the empire to the west. Transfer from Jiayuguan to Dunhuang (approx. 360 km / 4-5hrs). Arrive in Dunhuang in mid-afternoon. Check-in to your hotel.

Day 8
 Train: Dunhuang-Liuyuan=Turpan
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in train
 Hotel: Morning visit the Mogao Caves, Carved into the cliffs above the Dachuan River, The Mogao Caves, comprise the largest, most richly endowed, and longest used treasure house of Buddhist art in the world. and the Dunhuang Museum. In the afternoon visit the Crescent Lake and the Singing Sand Dunes. Here you can
enjoy not only the rare view where the oasis meets the desert,but also some fun adventures ,such as riding camels,dune surfing.Catch the night to Turpan.

Day 9
 Bus: Turpan
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Turpan
 Hotel: Overnight in Turpan
 Itinerary: Arrive in Turpan that has long been the centre of a fertile oasis with water provided by karez and an important trade centre along the Silk Road’s northern route.Full day excursion to the En-route, and the Emin Minaret,a masterpiece built by Uyghur. Also visit Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves and Tuyvgou valley – an ancient oasis-village on the foothill of Flaming Moutain, 70 km east of Turpan in a lush valley.

Day 10
 Flight: Turpan-Urumqi/Kashgar
 Flight: Turpan-Urumqi/Kashgar
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Kashgar
 Itinerary: After breakfast, visit visit the Jiaohe ruins which is the oldest and best preserved ancient city in the world , and Karez Well which is an irrigation system of wells ancient projects in China. visit the Turpan or Urumqi Museum(closed on Monday). drive to Urumqi.then transfer to the airport for Kashgar

Day 11
 Bus: Kashgar-Taxkorgan
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Taxkorgan
 Itinerary: Early morning departure for the excursion to Lake Karakol (meaning black lake), stunningly located adjacent to the Karakorum Highway and close to the junction of the Pamir, Tian Shan and Kunlun mountain ranges. At 3,600m this high altitude lake is surrounded by much higher peaks including Muztagh Ata (7,546m), Kongur Tagh (7,649m) and Kongur Tiube (7,530m). Visit a local Kirgiz family ,drive to drive to the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County.

Day 12
 Bus: Taxkorgan-Kashgar
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Kashgar
 Itinerary: Tashkurgan County is located in the eastern part of the Pamir Plateau, where
the Kunlun, Karakoram, Hindukush and Tian Shan mountains come together, at the borders with Afghanistan (Wakhan Corridor), Tajikistan (Gorno-Badakhshan Province) and Pakistan (Gilgit-Baltistan). The county seat is Tashkurgan Town. Visit Stone city. -- a castle made of stone and turf that is now in ruins,During a prosperous period of the Tang dynasty, troops were stationed in the castle, to protect the trade caravans, and protect the Borders of Tang.

Day 13
 Bus: Kashgar
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Kashgar
 Itinerary: Enjoy a full day tour of Kashgar. Begin with a visit to the Id Kah Mosque,
followed by a walk to the nearby square and the well-known craft street, the Abakhoja
Mausoleum,an imposing ethnic palace with many collections recording the marriage of the royal family,then the market. In the afternoon visit the Old Town of Kashgar which demonstrates a fascinating architectural style of mud built houses with supporting wooden beams and beautifully carved wooden ceilings. After lunch, visit to the Sunday Bazaar(only visit on Sunday).

Day 14
Kashgar departure
 Flight: Kashgar departure
 Meal: B
 Meal: B
 Itinerary: After breakfast,transfer to the airport. Flight departure at Kashgar to Urumqi, then connected the flight to (Istanbul,Moscow, Alamaty, Astana, Bishkek, Tashkent, Dubai, Sharjah),end of the services.

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