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Take an adventurous journey along the world's oldest and most historically important trade route - the ancient Silk Road. Travel from Xian heading for Xinjiang, where the cultures of East and West vibrantly collide, enjoying the imposing desert scenery while taking a camel ride, appreciating the ancient and well-preserved Mogao Caves and souvenir hunting in the famous Sunday Bazaar. Our well-designed Silk Road tour package will never let you down.

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What can you see along the Silk Road?

Silk Road, a business and trade route, originates from the ancient China and connects with the Asian, African and European countries. It has a history of more than 2,000 years. The section within China spreads over several provinces and autonomous regions including Shaanxi Province, Gansu Province, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Qinghai Province and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Starting a Silk Route tour, visitors can experience the glorious historical and cultural heritage, indulge in the charming natural landscape and learn about the diverse folk customs along the route as well.
Along China's section of the route exist a great number of relics which are mainly the Terracotta Warriors - the eighth wonder of the world, Famen Temple with Sakyamuni Buddha's remains preserved inside, Dunhuang Macao Caves, Maiji Caves, Jiayuguan Pass and the First Fire Tower of the Great Wall, Ta'er Monastery - a well-known Tibetan Buddhist temple as well as the Ancient City of Gaochang. Are you ready to join in our silk route tour and follow the footsteps of the ancients to explore this mysterious land?

How to travel around the Silk Road?

In ancient times, the camel, also named as "the Ship of the Desert", was the major mode of transportation on the Silk Road. But nowadays, with the rapid development of the transportation, tourists can travel the Silk Road by flight or train.

If you intend to visit the main cities along the Silk Road, flight is the fastest and the most convenient way. Xian and Urumqi are the gate ways that have international airports connecting with the major cities in China and several international destinations. In addition, taking train is also a popular and economical way if you prefer to appreciate the landscape en route. But the long train journey might be less comfortable. Consider the duration of train journey when you make choices. Our travel consultant will offer you professional suggestions on your Silk Road journey. 

As an important passage of the ancient Silk Road, there are several traditional trading routes and ports in Xinjiang, among which the Khorgas, Khunjerab and Alataw Passes are the three most important ones open to the foreign countries and regions. Travelers can travel to other Asian countries such as Kazakhstan and Pakistan easily by passing through the ports after completing China tour.
Take a camel-riding to the Crescent Lake
Enjoy the Uygur dancing show

What is the best time to visit the Silk Road?

Generally speaking, May to October is the best time for a Silk Road tour. Nevertheless, the peak tourist season varies in different places and regions.

The best season in Xian is from March to May and September to October due to the pleasant weather and beautiful sceneries. 

With the continental highland semi-arid climate, Xining is considered to be an ideal summer resort due to its mild weather throughout the year. The most favorable time to visit Xining is in summer when the land is covered by the grassland and the rape flowers are in full bloom everywhere.

As for Xinjiang, the golden travel period is from August to October, during which the weather is getting cooler and various kinds of fruits are ripe for picking. Beyond that, you will also have chance to join in the grand local festival and if you are lucky see the Muslim’s religious pilgrimage.
The enchanting scenery along the Silk Road awaits your discovery!
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Questions & Answers
Asked by lavanyaanair from MALAYSIA | Dec. 04, 2018 09:21Reply
I am going to Beijing on December 18-24 will it snow there?and what should i wear?
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Answered by Vida from USA | Dec. 04, 2018 18:19

Yes, it may snow in late December. At this time, it would be very cold and dry. So you need to wear the thick winter clothes, such as hat, gloves, mask and thick down coat and pants. There are heating indoor so a thin sweater is enough indoor.
Asked by dani from CHILE | Nov. 07, 2018 15:50Reply
Spring Festival
I would like to do the Silk Road during spring festival 2019, would you recommend or advise against?
Im mostly worried about not obtaining train tickets throughout the provinces in order to reach my final destination (Xinjiang).

I would begin in Shenzhen, travel by bus and train and fly back to SZ via Yining? Urumqi?
Dates are 30JAN/10FEB

Many thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Jean | Nov. 09, 2018 00:55

It is no problem to do the Silk Road during Spring Festival and you may enjoy the beautiful snow-covered landscape during the tour. But in recent years, Spring Festival is also the peak travel season for Chinese people. Therefore, you need to plan your trip and book the train tickets in advance.

Besides, you are suggested to wear layers of clothes because the average temperatures of most cities along the Silk Road are below -10℃ (14℉) in February.

Although there are flights to Shenzhen from either Yining city or Urumqi, I still suggest you fly back to Shenzhen from Urumqi Diwopu International Airport for more flights and less time on the way.
Asked by Ced from SINGAPORE | Oct. 08, 2018 05:43Reply
Which route of Huashan Mountain is recommended for older people with minimal tracking/walking?
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Answered by Rena from USA | Oct. 08, 2018 18:58

The elder people can take the cable car to West Peak and then go down through North Peak cable car, which saves the energy most.
Asked by Cathy from MALAYSIA | Aug. 21, 2018 01:52Reply
Silk Road in late October
Hi, we are planning to join a tour to silk road in late october till early november 2018. How is the weather at that time?
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Answered by GiGi | Aug. 22, 2018 02:09

Hi Cathy, due to the geographical location of the main cities across the Silk Road, it is dry and kind of cold and even chilly in the late October. Generally, you will go through from Xian, Lanzhou, Dunhuang, Turpan and Urumqi and all these cities have set in the season of early winter, the temperature is a bit low. And the temperature fluctuates greatly between day and night. So I suggest you bring enough clothes like sweaters, down jackets, hats and gloves to keep you warm in case the temperature changes.
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