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Populus Euphratica Forest in Dunhuang Offers a Visual Feast to People

Populus Euphratica Forest in Dunhuang Offers a Visual Feast to People

by on October 17, 2017 Comments off

In Mid October, vast areas of populus euphratica forest in desert of Dunhuang turn to their most beautiful color – gold. That offers a surprising visual feast to people who traveled to Dunhuang. The populus euphratica forest nearby Dunhuang City attracts lots of tourists. To them, that is a...


What to Drink in Xinjiang

What to Drink in Xinjiang

by on October 12, 2017 Comments off

Sightseeing and trying authentic local food is much important during one’s Xinjiang Tour. Besides that, taking in some fluids is also of importance because Xinjiang is drier than other areas in China. Then what special drinks we could have in Xinjiang?


Urumqi – Chongqing Train Riding Time Will be 15 Hours Less

Urumqi – Chongqing Train Riding Time Will be 15 Hours Less

by on October 09, 2017 Comments off

After the 9-year construction, Lanyu Railway (Lanzhou – Chongqing Highway) was opened on September 29th, 2017. From Oct 12th, Xinjiang Railway Bureau will undertake the 8th-time adjustment of passenger train graph. After the adjustment, 5 trains from Xinjiang to Chongqing will move to Lanyu Railw...


Shanghai – Lanzhou – Zhangye Flight Opened

Shanghai – Lanzhou – Zhangye Flight Opened

by on September 29, 2017 Comments off

Zhangye is a well known stop along Silk Road, and the most highlight attraction here is Rainbow Mountain. While due to inconvenient transportation, Zhangye is isolated from many tourists. Now the situation changes! On September 23rd, the flight HO1027 lands at Zhangye Airport from Shanghai.


Natural Beauty of Kashgar

Natural Beauty of Kashgar

by on September 25, 2017 Comments off

Kashgar is one of the three most popular tourist cities in Xinjiang. The most classic sites regarding the Kashgar tour are Sunday Market, Abakh Khoja Tomb, Old Street of Kashgar, Karakuri Lake, and Id Kah Mosque. Today we’d like to talk something special in Kashgar. If you have time, traveling th...


Top Places for Photo Taking in Xinjiang

Top Places for Photo Taking in Xinjiang

by on September 18, 2017 Comments off

Taking photos in tour is the must-do for all tourists. Taking some beautiful photos will make one’s tour more pleasant, sharing your photos with your friends will bring you more joy, and when you return home from the tour, the photos will help you record the tour and remind you of some interestin...


Kanas Airport Will Suspend in Early Oct

Kanas Airport Will Suspend in Early Oct

by on September 14, 2017 Comments off

In recent days Kanas Airport announced the airport will suspend in early Oct after the Chinese National Day Holiday (Oct 1st -8th).


Mogao Grottoes Tickets Policy During National Day Holiday

Mogao Grottoes Tickets Policy During National Day Holiday

by on September 12, 2017 Comments off

To protect the relics and ensure the nice visiting experience of visitors, Mogao Grottoes issues the short-term entrance tickets policy which applies to visitors during the coming Chinese National Day Holiday.


Autumn Scenery of Tibetan Areas in Southern Gansu

Autumn Scenery of Tibetan Areas in Southern Gansu

by on September 07, 2017 Comments off

Zhangana Mountain in Southern Gansu is selected as one of the most welcomed tourist destinations in Asia. The Tibetan language Zhanaina means “stone casket” . in the early autumn days, the rainy days created a huge landscape painting there.


Grand Beauty of Xinjiang in Autumn

Grand Beauty of Xinjiang in Autumn

by on September 04, 2017 Comments off

Traveling in Xinjiang independently is hard to both domestic and international travelers. While as long you have a partner, trying to be a backpacker to explore some less bothered places in Xinjiang you will find some really special and authentic thing of the minor ethnic peoples there.


The First Air-Rail in Lanzhou Will Open on Sept 8th, 2017

The First Air-Rail in Lanzhou Will Open on Sept 8th, 2017

by on September 04, 2017 Comments off

From September 8th Lanzhou will has its air-rail that connects urban area and Zhongchuan Airport! According to report, Lanzhou air-way is especially opened for tourists who take the domestic flights run by China Eastern and Shanghai Airway. In the test operation period, tourists could take the ai...


HK – Dunhuang Non-stop Flight Opened

HK – Dunhuang Non-stop Flight Opened

by on September 01, 2017 Comments off

Since August 21st, tourists traveling to Dunhuang from HK will be much more convenient. The flight departs once a week till end of Oct when the low tourism season comes in Dunhuang. By now there are 20 Chinese cities open non-stop flight to Dunhuang. They are: Beijing, Xian, Lanzhou, Chengdu, Ch...


Bachu Culture in Xinjiang

Bachu Culture in Xinjiang

by on August 28, 2017 Comments off

Bachu Ancient City was one of the 36 kingdoms in Western Region in history. According to record the ancient city was built in 206BC, so it is over 2200 years old now. It locates northeast to today’s Bachu County on northwest edge of Taklimakan Desert and has Tianshan Mountain to its north.


Driving on Xinjiang – Tibet Highway

Driving on Xinjiang – Tibet Highway

by on August 23, 2017 Comments off

Between Yecheng County of Xian and Lazi County of Tibet there is a highway – Yela Highway. People also call it Xinjiang – Tibet Highway. The highway covers a distance of 2143km. But the self-driving tourists usually extend the destination to Lhasa in east, so the total driving distance becomes 2...


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.