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Nature Wonders Along the Silk Road

There's no reason to skip the natural wonders along the Silk Road if you are keen to explore all corners of the globe. From Mount Hua in Xi'an to Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang, this tour routes have gained hearts of passionate photographers and travelers with its unique sights, culture, cuisine, friendliness, and overall value.

Recommended Nature Wonders Along the Silk Road:

Speaking of Mount Hua ( Huashan, in Chinese ), we will undoubtedly think of the " The duel on the top of Huashan Mountain ( Hua Shan Lun Jian )." This sacred Taoism mountain is famous for its risky and magnificent, which is entirely worthy of being included in your travel list.
The Yellow River ( Huanghe ) is the cradle of Chinese civilization, and the sculpture near the river reflects the love of Lanzhou Citizenship for the Yellow River. Visitors can access to the riverside and enjoy the night view of the Lanzhou city surrounded by the lake.

Zhangye Danxia Landform is a masterpiece of nature, the rainbow mountain under the setting sun, especially like freshly cut meat and jumbo scallops. The landform is the result of red sandstone erosion, together with its geological structure and long term desert conditions, wind and water erosion. Red, yellow, green, and blue are the colors decorating this area, and the contrast becomes sharper after rainfall.

Yardang Geo-park is one of the main attractions of the Dunhuang. It looks abrupt and strange on the endless Gobi Beach, especially at sunset. The wind-eroded mountains and rocks look like prehistoric monsters.

Mingsha Mountain and Crescent Moon Spring are one of the must-see attractions in Dunhuang; the desert meets the oasis in the most spectacular view. From the sheer scale of the dunes, so it's easy to see how Dunhuang gained its name "Town of Sand." The same area is the Shallow Spring fed Crescent Moon Lake, which forms an oasis at the edge of the desert. A peculiar natural phenomenon occurs when standing on top of the dune. If it's a windless day, a sound similar to a flute can be heard, but if many people are descending the dune at once, it becomes a thunderclap.
Flaming Mountain ( Huo Yan Shan, in Chinese ), is one of the well-known views in Xinjiang, which means "Red Mountain" in Uyghur language. I do remember that in the famous Chinese novel "Journey to the West," the Monkey King knocked over a kiln in heaven. The embers fell and lit a mountain on the earth, leaving the fire to burn for hundreds of years.

As a born and bred in Urumqi, I'll recommend you visit Heavenly Lake; this place is also known as "Yaochi," which is about an hour's drive from Urumqi. 
From June to September are the best seasons for Tianshan Heavenly Lake tourism. Meanwhile, it is also an ideal winter and summer resort.

Considered as one of the ten most beautiful canyons in China, Kuqa Grand Canyon undoubtedly showcases another masterpiece of earth movement. The natural landscape of the Grand Canyon is gorgeous, and I suppose it will be charming to see the sunset if the weather is good.

Taklamakan Desert is known as China's largest desert, and it is also known as "the place of no return." A long time ago, a Swedish geographer and explorer, Sven Hedin, tried to cross the Taklamakan Desert via Tusluk to the Khotan River. Moreover, from autumn to spring of the following year is the golden season to cross the Taklimakan Desert.


About the author - Penny

Travel is one of my favorite things and I also love this work and lifestyle it afford me. it broadens  one’s knowledge and offers the opportunity to see wondrous and beautiful scenery.
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