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Memorable Silk Road 10 Days Tours

Tour Code£ºAZ-SR04
Destinations£ºBeijing,Urumqi,Turpan,Dunhuang,Xian
Duration£º10 days
Departure date£ºMar-Oct
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Date Cities Tour Meal
Day 1 Beijing arrival Beijing arrival No meal
Day 2 Beijing Tianmen square,Temple of Heave,,Peking Duck B,L,D
Day 3 Beijing-Urumqi Summer Palace,ake a Flight to Urumqi B,L
Day 4 Urumqi Nanshan Pasture  B,L
Day 5 Urumqi-Turpan Jiaohe Ancient City and Karez Well on the way. Then be transferred to the hotel to catch up on some rest.
Entertainment : Uygur Ethnic Minority Dance Show
B,L
Day 6 Turpan- Dunhuang Visit the Gaochang Ancient City and Grape Valley . Bezeklik Caves and Astana Tombs.
Take an overnight soft-sleeper train to Dunhuang.
B,L
Day 7 Dunhuang  Upon you Arrive in Dunhuang in the morning. Be transferred to hotel and have a short rest and then visit the Yumenguan Pass and the ancient White Horse Pagoda. B,L
Day 8 Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes at first, the site is considered the great treasure house of Buddhist arts in existence. Later Crescent Spring and Sighing Sand Dune. B,L
Day 9 Dunhuang-Xian Shanxi History museum£¬ City wall
 
B,L
Day 10 Xian Departure Terracotta Army Museum ,And then transfer to the airport and end the service. B,L,D

    Beijing Arrival(No meal)

Today’s  Activities:Arrive in Beijing, your gateway city of China tour. You wil meet local guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
 

    Beijing   (B,L,D)

Today’s  Activities: Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven,Peking Opera or Bejing Night Show,Peking Duck Dinner
Daily Itinerary :
Tiananmen Square: As one of the largest city squares in the world,Tian’anmen Square is located in the center of the city,spacious enough to accommodate nearly one million people.
Forbidden City: The Palace Museum,known as the Forbidden City in the West ,was the imperial palaces of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Located in the very centre of Beijing,is the largest and best-preserved set of ancient buildings in China.
Temple of Heaven:The Temple of Heaven was a sacred place in the minds of the ancient Chinese people.They believe that it was the place to convey wishes to heaven.
Peking Duck dinner: A taste of Peking roast duck is every bit as important as a visit to Tian’anmen Square during your stay in Beijing.The Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant leads the popular duck front in Beijing,while the Bianyifang Restaurant offers another way of roasting duck that is also delicious.

  
 

    Beijing—Urumqi   (B,L)

Today’s  Activities:Visit Summer Palace and then Take a Flight to Urumqi
Daily Itinerary :
Summer Palace£ºwas where the royal court would secape during the oppressive summer months.It is now a wonderful public park where local residents and visitors can stroll,relax and bask in China’s ancient cultural legacy.The area has served as a royal summer home since the Jin Dynasty;however,its current appearance dates from 1750.

 

 

Urumqi   (B,L)

Today’s:  Activities:Nanshan Pasture 
Daily Itinerary :
Mount Nan Pasture: Mount Nan pasture is very big with West Baiyanggou, Juhuatai, East Baiyanggou, Mount Zhaobi, Miaoergou and Daxigou from west to east. Tourists here can visit locals' houses to have some milk tea and mutton. Later, they can rent horses to ride around the grassland. If you are fortunately, you can watch the activities of horse race, sheep catching and girls' whip.

    Urumqi-Turpan   (B,L)

Today’s  Activities: Jiaohe Ancient City and Karez Well on the way. Then be transferred to the hotel to catch up on some rest.
Entertainment : Uygur Ethnic Minority Dance Show
Daily Itinerary :
Karez Well: The Karez Water System Folkways Paradise is located at the Ya'er country in Turpan city, 3 kilometers away from the city Turban, and 2 kilometers away from the 312 national highway in the south. This irrigation system of wells connected by underground channels is considered to be one of the three great ancient projects in China.
The famous fruit and vineyards of these hot, dry desert communities owe their existence to the karez, ancient underground irrigation channels fed by wells that tap into the snowmelt from surrounding mountains. These systems are still maintained and functioning today. A small museum provides an insight into their intriguing history and construction, and takes you below ground for a first-hand view.
Jiaohe Ruin : Located in the Yarnaz Valley, 13 kilometers away from the Turpan city in the west, Jiaohe Ruin was built by the old Cheshi people in Qin dynasty and Han dynasty. It was almost dig from natural ground and the tallest building reached three stories high, which is the biggest, oldest and best preserved construction city in the world. The present preservation was descended from Tang dynasty during which period it had its Gold Age.
As you walk the streets of this incredible ruined city lying between two rivers, you can look across to distant vineyards and orchards. Clear streets and roads lead you through different sections and high viewpoints for perspective. Many of the buildings remain, and as the desert wind swirls through in the evenings, it’s easy to imagine the hustle and bustle of a once busy city, now deserted. Wear comfortable walking shoes, and take water and sunscreen.


  
 

Turpan - Dunhuang   (B,L)

Today’s  Activities: Visit the Gaochang Ancient City and Grape Valley . Bezeklik Caves and Astana Tombs.
Take an overnight soft-sleeper train to Dunhuang.
Daily Itinerary :
Gaochang Ruins: The city's name means'the King City'. It was founded during the first century B.C. and abandoned during the 15th century, an important point on the Silk Road.Ascending a height to enjoy a distant view, you can see the whole city in a plane shape of an irregular square, which is divided into three parts the exterior city, interior city and the palace city. The total area is about two million square meters.
Now the desert is reclaiming its own. Donkey carts can take you among the ancient ruins, some identifiable, others disappearing into the dust. A few are partly restored and the outlines of the outer, inner and palace cities are clear. This desolate, ancient city evokes an overwhelming sense of history and the march of time.
Baizikeli Thousand Buddha Cave: one of the most important Buddha grotto relics in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Grape Valley: With its shady vineyards and trees, this provides a welcome place of relaxation amidst the hundreds of square miles of sand. You may take a seat under the vintage frames, savor various grapes, enjoy the beautiful Uyghur girls in their ornate costumes, and be fully intoxicated by this refreshing palace of grapes. Taking a walk along the grape corridor, you will find drying rooms on nearby slopes. Every year over 300 tons of raisins are made here.

 

 

    Dunhuang   (B,L)

Today’s  Activities: Upon you Arrive in Dunhuang in the morning. Be transferred to hotel and have a short rest and then visit the Yumenguan Pass and the ancient White Horse Pagoda.
Daily Itinerary :
Yumen Pass :The site of Yumen Pass is on the Gobi Desert 50 miles northwest of Dunhuang.Legend says that the jades of Hezhen in the West were important to central China from there.The pass was built in the West Han Dynasty as the major passageway between the West and the East,also a necessary part of the south Silk Road.
The walls in the square pass are well preserved:79 feet long,87 feet wide,and 32 feet high and built entirely from yellow clay,covering 6,814 square feet.There are gates on the west wall and the north wall.


    Dunhuang   (B,L)

Today’s  Activities: Mogao Grottoes at first, the site is considered the great treasure house of Buddhist arts in existence. Later Crescent Spring and Sighing Sand Dune.
Daily Itinerary :
Mogao Grottos: Constructed over a millennium, from the 4th to the 14th centuries, the caves hold the world's richest treasure house of Buddhist sutras, murals and sculptures. It is not allowed to take photos.
The Crescent Lake: Crescent Moon Spring is 6km south of Dunhuang in the Singing Sands Mountains and is quite literally an oasis in the desert. The spring's name derives from the crescent moon shape taken by the small pool of spring water between two large sand dunes. Although the area is very dry, the pool doesn't dry up as one might expect.

 
 

    Dunhuang-Xi'an   (B,L)

Today’s  Activities:Take a morning flight to Xian .Upon you arrive Xian .Be transferred to visit the Shaanxi History Museum, Ancient City Wall
Shanxi History Museum is quite simply one of China’s biggest and best. Four major galleries in large, Tang-style buildings house a vast and impressive collection of 370,000 items unearthed in the province, including clay figurines, bronze wares, jade articles, currencies, murals and more.
City wall that has been guarding the inner city since the 13th century. The walls, ramparts, gates and watchtowers form one of the oldest and most complete city defenses in China. and you will enjoy some good views of the city.

 

 

    Xi'an departure (B,L)

Today’s  Activities:Terracotta Army Museum and Banpo Neolithic Village Museum.
And then transfer to the airport and end the service. 
Daily Itinerary :
Terracotta Warriors: It has been regarded as the '8th Wonder of the World.' It was created to guard Emperor Qin Shihuang's tomb that's to protect him in his afterlife in the mind of ancient Chinese.the Banpo Neolithic Village Museum well shows people the Neolithic civilization about 6000 years ago.







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