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What to See and Eat in Karamay

What to See and Eat in Karamay

by on August 16, 2017 Comments off

Karamay is a popular Silk Road tour destination following Urumqi, Turpan, and Kashgar. The city lies in the northwest bridge of Zhunge’er Basin. before the establishment of New China, most part of today’s Karamy City were desert and Gobi. Since 1950s, due to the exploration of petroleum, Karamay ...


Nang- The Representative of Xinjiang Food

Nang- The Representative of Xinjiang Food

by on August 12, 2017 Comments off

In Xinjiang, no matter where you go, you could find Nang, a kind of crusty pancake. It is also the main food of Xinjiang people. “Nang” is the pronunciation in Uyghur Language and if translated into English it is toasted crusty pancake.


Sayram Lake – The Atlantic’s Last Drop of Tear

Sayram Lake – The Atlantic’s Last Drop of Tear

by on August 08, 2017 Comments off

Sayram Lake is the largest and highest Alpine lake in Xinjiang. It is also the last place that warm ocean current moisture of Atlantic reaches. Hence the lake is honored as the Atlantic’s last drop of tear. Sayram Lake is a well known sites in Xinjiang. It locates in the Tianshan Mountain Ranges...


Recommended Destinations for the Summer Silk Road Tour

Recommended Destinations for the Summer Silk Road Tour

by on August 04, 2017 Comments off

Though each part of the Silk Road is indeed attractive, due to time limit, some people can not cover the entire Silk Road. So we advise you break that tour down to two part. One part for Xinjiang tour (usually 7-10 days) and another part for other Silk Road cities in China. Regarding these “other...


5 Recommended Xianjiang Tour Routes

5 Recommended Xianjiang Tour Routes

by on August 01, 2017 Comments off

Xianjiang is endowed with vast territory where exist mountains, lakes, grasslands, Gobi, desert, rivers… touring to Xinjiang is the dream of lots of people. Then how to see more beauty of Xinjiang in the limited time? Chinasilkroadtours will recommend you several most scenic tour routes.


Amazing Dushanzi-kuche Highway

Amazing Dushanzi-kuche Highway

by on July 27, 2017 Comments off

This blog is to recommend a driving/riding itinerary which boasts the amazing natural scenery: Urumqi – Kanas Lake – Urumqi. That route covers the alpine lake hidden in the forest in deep mountain: Kanas Lake, one of the top beautiful lakes in China.


Explore Lanzhou & Tianshui on Your Own

Explore Lanzhou & Tianshui on Your Own

by on July 24, 2017 Comments off

In history, Lanzhou was called “Gold City” because its crucial role regarding national defense and its important function in international trading along ancient Silk Road. A complete and comprehensive Silk Road tour usually requires about 15 days, which is not practical for many people since they...


Nice! A Cool Summer for Animals in Chongqing Zoo

Nice! A Cool Summer for Animals in Chongqing Zoo

by on July 20, 2017 Comments off

Recently, many Chinese cities have been controlled by burning heat, like Xian, Chongqing and Wuhan, which not only kills people’s appetite but also even the life interest---baked people seems to be dispirited. It is worse to animals!


Top Tourist Destination in Asia – Gansu & Xian

Top Tourist Destination in Asia – Gansu & Xian

by on July 17, 2017 Comments off

On July 11th, Lonely Planet elected top 10 tourist destinations. Among the top Asian tourist destinations 2 locates in China and they are just spread along the ancient Silk Road: Gansu and Xian.


Going to Xining to Enjoy 25℃ Summer Days

Going to Xining to Enjoy 25℃ Summer Days

by on July 12, 2017 Comments off

In July and August, when the highest temperature of most places in China reach 40℃, Xining seldom reaches 30℃. In that time adding Qinghai to your Silk Road Tour itinerary will definitely be a sensible decision. In these months the highlight cities along Silk Road, like Luoyang, Xian, Lanzhou, Ji...


Xinjiang Tour Taboos

Xinjiang Tour Taboos

by on July 05, 2017 Comments off

Xinjiang is the must go place for most Silk Road travelers. While as a autonomous region and ethnic minority’s community, Xinjiang has more taboos than any other destinations along Silk Road. Taboo behaviors in this article apply to tour to Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar, and all other parts of Xinjiang...


Tips for Xinjiang Tour in Summer

Tips for Xinjiang Tour in Summer

by on June 27, 2017 Comments off

Xinjiang tour is an important part of many people’s Silk Road tour. And summer days are the peak season for Xinjiang tour. Maybe some tourists are just finishing packaging and ready to start their Silk Road Tour! But have you made right preparation for the tour? Lets see what touring advices Chin...


Roam on the Ancient Silk Road

Roam on the Ancient Silk Road

by on June 21, 2017 Comments off

The ancient trading route across Asia, Africa and Europe came into being in 2000+ years ago are still remembered and chased by modern people. Nowadays The tourism and international business prosper again along the road. Along the Silk Road one will meet divers folk and religious culture, mysterio...


Explore Xinjiang by Light Hiking

Explore Xinjiang by Light Hiking

by on June 14, 2017 Comments off

Xinjiang is endowed with endless attraction by nature and history. Each year numerous tourists are attracted here to do their dreamful Xinjiang tour. Beside the traditional tour with travel company, in recent years some people choose to hike there to feel soul of the vast land in deep inland. Why...


What if Alexander the Great Met Chinese Army

What if Alexander the Great Met Chinese Army

by on June 08, 2017 Comments off

In Western world there were 4 outstanding military commanders: Alexander the Great, Hannibal, Julius Caesar, and Napoleon. After unifying Greece, Alexander the Great began the Eastern Expedition soon. He conquered Persian Empire and the ancient Mesopotamia, and in a few years his army invaded anc...


Lanzhou Tour Advice

Lanzhou Tour Advice

by on June 02, 2017 Comments off

Yellow River flow through Lanzhou City for thousand of years, and the air here is heavy with the aroma of the Beef Noodles. In ancient times Lanzhou is called “Golden City” and nowadays it is capital city of Gansu Province.


Visit Dunhuang on Your Own

Visit Dunhuang on Your Own

by on May 25, 2017 Comments off

The itinerary draft of Dunhuang tour we recommend is: Day 1 Mogao Grottoes, Echoing Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake; Day 2 Dunhuang Ancient City, Yangguan Pass,Han Dynasty Great Wall; Day 3 in the morning visit city area and depart in the afternoon.


Hexi Corridor of Ancient Silk Road

Hexi Corridor of Ancient Silk Road

by on May 18, 2017 Comments off

In some Silk Road tour packages you may see Hexi Corridor. For a Silk Road tourist making it clear will help you plan your tour better. Hexi Corridor (the name means Corridor lies to west of Yellow River) was named so because it lies to west of Yellow River and between two mountain ranges.  Most ...


Kashgar, the Ancient Islamic World

Kashgar, the Ancient Islamic World

by on May 03, 2017 Comments off

As the frontier city of China, Kashgar leaves each traveler with life-long memory. In thistory, kashgar used to be the capital city of Shule Kingdom in the Han (202BC-220) and the Tang (618-907) Dynasties.


Flying Fairies in Desert, the Soul of Grottoes Murals

Flying Fairies in Desert, the Soul of Grottoes Murals

by on April 26, 2017 Comments off

Dunhuang is an important stop along the ancient Silk Road. The unique Turkestan civilization raised diversified colorful culture in history in DUnhuang. Though the ancient city suffered a lot in thousands years of history, it still has many cultural relics, classical documents, exquisite grottoes...