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The ancient Silk Road starts from Xi'an in the East and goes West to the Pamir Plateau. Since the Western Han Dynasty, it has been the main way to link trade and cultural exchanges between the East and the West. It is also a well-known world heritage site, Zhang Qian, Xuanzang, Marco Polo and other cultural celebrities were born on this road, but also left behind Baima Temple, Jiayuguan, Yangguan, Mogao Grottoes, Gaochang Ruins and other cultural relics with a long history, as well as Zhangye Danxia Landform, Echoing sand Mountain and Crescent Lake, Taklimakan Desert, Xinjiang Tianshan Mountain, Pamir Plateau and other magnificent and magical natural scenery. Every spring to Autumn is the best season to have a silk travel.

Chang’an was an ancient of more then ten Dynasties,The splendor of Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang Dynasty has made the indelible imperial spirit. Meanwhile, as the start point of the ancient silk road and the cradle of Chinese civilization, the best time to travel to Xi’an is from March to November.
The Terracotta Warriors are a bright pearl in the history of ancient Chinese sculpture art and are praised as "one of the great discoveries in the archaeological history of the twentieth century". 
Shaanxi History Museum is the best place to study the Chinese history of ancient silk road and Five dynasty and Ten Kingdom, the museum is situated on Yan Ta Road in Xi'an. 
The Xi’an city wall is the landmark of Xi’an city, which is the most complete city wall that has survived in China as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.
Huaqing Hot Spring is a bathing place for Royal and ministers, the hot spring water is slippery and greasy, which is the portrayal of concubine Yang's bathing here.
The Bell Tower and Drum Tower are located in the center of the Xian city connecting the four roads from east, south, west and north within the city wall. Atop the Bell Tower you will have a panoramic view of the Xian City; atop the Drum Tower you will have a bird's eye view of the Muslim Quarters.
Huashan, known as "Xiyue" in ancient times, is one of the famous mountains in China. It is located in Huayin City, Shaanxi Province, and is known as "the most dangerous mountain in the world".
Beiyuan men Islamic street is a famous gourmet street in Xi'an. When you walking on the block, you can see some commercial outlets which combined traditional Chinese architecture style with Muslim architecture plus ethnic costumes, handicrafts, Muslim non-staple food, restaurants and Hui snack shops to name just a few.
 
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‘The Song of Liangzhou’ is the best description of Gansu province, in the poem says ‘Where a yellow river climbs to the white cloud, the only town is lost amid the mountains proud. Why should the Mongol flute complain no willows grow? Spring breeze has never been to Yumen pass’. Gansu is an important passageway of the ancient Silk Road, it has been a place for cultural exchange and integration between China and the Western Regions since ancient times. Every May to October is the best time to travel to Gansu.
Yellow River Mother Sculpture is located at the south bank of Yellow River in the city of Lanzhou. It is the cradle of Chinese civilization and the spiritual home of the Chinese people.
Mogao Grottoes, also known as Thousand Buddha Caves. With a large number of murals, grottoes, cultural relics and so on, it is a world-famous Buddhist art resort. Here you can enjoy the large-scale and rich content of grottoes and mural art, but also through explanations and movies to show the development history of Buddhism in Dunhuang for thousands of years
Echoing Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake where the sand mountains and springs coexist, has always been known as "desert spectacle" in the world, Here you can climb the Sand Mountain, overlook the Crescent Spring, and enjoy the desert sunset on the top of the mountain, feeling the desolate vastness of the Northwest desert.
Dunhuang Yadan Geological park, also known as Dunhuang Devil City, It is an important landscape for tourists to visit the western line of Dunhuang The park is dominated by large and unique Yadan landform, which are fantastic and spectacular above the Gobi. The sunset in the evening is a wonderful place to shoot large photographic films.
Jiayuguan Pass which is the western section of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty, and is also an important town on the ancient Silk Road.
Zhangye Danxia Geopark, located in Nantaizi Village, Nijiaying Township, Linze, 40 kilometers away from Zhangye. Ribbons of reds, oranges and yellows slice through the rock, to create a rainbow vista contained only by the contours of the jagged mountain peaks. Acclaimed as one of China’s most beautiful landforms.
Xinjiang is the homeland of unique cultural highlights and one the most exciting places in Asia, it covers a vast area with vast natural resources. On this vast land, there are many snow mountains, glaciers, desert, Gobi, Lakes and Rivers, travel around Xinjiang, you will experience a unique and stupendous trip.
Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar is the largest Bazaar in the world by scale, combining Islamic culture, architecture, ethnic commerce tourism and entertainment. As the saying goes, ‘If you don't go to Erdaoqiao Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, you don't really come to Xinjiang’. It is also one of the most famous landmarks in Xinjiang.
Grape Vally is located about 10 kilometers northeast of Turpan City. It  a canyon under the Flame Mountain. It is a cool and humid oasis in the high-temperature roasted Flame Mountain area. You can enjoy singing and dancing performance while eating grapes in the grape valley, which is the greatest enjoyment of life.
Karez Well, A special irrigation system that the locals make full use of the topography of Turpan to draw the underground water to irrigate their farmland ingeniously.
Jiaohe Ruins, the most complete urban relic preserved in China for more than 2,000 years, It's a very distinctive scenic spot, the sense of vicissitudes seems to be in the ancient city of Pompeii.
The Kumtag Desert is the only desert in the world connected with cities. When you standing on the top of the Sand Mountain in the desert, and observe the brilliant sunrise and the colourful sunset, you can also experience the magnificent view of ‘In boundless desert lonely smokes rise straight, Over endless river the sun sinks round’.
Anjihai Grand Canyon, it is also known as Red Mountain Grand Canyon. through many years of scouring, it was formed a huge alluvial fan under theNorthern slope of Tianshan Mountain. The scale of the river valley alluvial fan is quite magnificent, to the north opening with umbrella-shaped, it can be called a geographical wonder, also the paradise for photographers.
Naraty Grassland is one of the most attractive grassland in the world. Naraty always knows how to attract more visitors to come here and will not let them leave immediately. According to Turks, Naraty means the first place to see the sun. The water from the surrounding large rivers provides the meadows to be always fresh in the summer.
Kanas is Mongolian, meaning "beautiful, rich and mysterious". It is famous for the beautiful scenery of Kanas Lake and its surrounding snow mountains, grasslands and birch forests. It is known as "Eastern Switzerland, and a paradise for photographer".
Kuqa Tianshan Great Canyon is composed of reddish-brown mountain groups, The canyon runs north to south, it total length of more than 5,000 metres. Is a rare natural wonder in China, which is formed by wind and rain erosion plus torrential flood erosion.
Karakul lake, one of the top 10 largest meteorite pools in the world and an attractive destination for Xinjiang tourism, the lake is famous for its fanciful landscape and clear waters.
Kashgar old town is one of the largest living constructions in the world. the streets and lanes are crisscrossing, flexible layout, a winging path leading to a secluded spot, most houses are civil brick and timber structures, many of the dwellings have a history of hundreds of years, it is China’s only Islamic culture as the characteristics of maze-style city block.
 
Juliana Jiang

About the authorJuliana Jiang

I’m Juliana your travel consultant, ordinary steps also takes a great trip. I am fan of travel, hard working and discover something new. China has a long history, splendid culture, folk customs are simple, outstanding, for appreciating this charming land, I will use my knowledge to offer you a stupendous China travel with my passion.


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