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► CHINA DESTINATIONS BY SILK ROAD THEME

The Silk Road is one of China's most romantic and exotic journeys conjuring up the trading camel caravans that plied the perilous route from Europe to Asia for so many centuries. Mountains, deserts, oases, forts and a cosmopolitan mix of ancient cultures is what the Silk Route is all about.
 
In the present day although the caravans have gone and been replaced by rail and lorries plenty of remnants of the old route are still visible adding to the fascinating history of the region.
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Aside from Xian - the start or finish of the Silk Road - the other stops such as Dunhuang and Turpan are still very much off the beaten track offering an adventure into the Chinese hinterland along roads less travelled.

We find the destinations here some of the most fascinating and rewarding in China and an ideal trip for those interested in the history of this ancient trading route as well as having a real China adventure for their holiday.

     
dunhuang     DUNHUANG 敦煌 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
    HISTORY | CULTURE | SCENIC | ACTIVE | SILK ROUTE | ADVENTURE
     
hotan     HOTAN 和田 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
    CULTURE | SILK ROUTE | ADVENTURE
     
jiayuguan     JIAYUGUAN 嘉峪关 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
    HISTORY | CULTURE | SCENIC | SILK ROUTE | ARCHITECTURE | ADVENTURE
     
karakorum highway     KARAKORUM HIGHWAY CLICK FOR MORE ...  
    SCENIC | ACTIVE | MINORITIES | SILK ROUTE | ADVENTURE | OUR FAVOURITES
     
karakul lake     KARAKUL LAKE 卡拉库里湖 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
    SCENIC | ACTIVE | SILK ROUTE | ADVENTURE | OUR FAVOURITES
     
kashgar     KASHGAR 喀什 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
    HISTORY | CULTURE | MINORITIES | SILK ROUTE | RELIGION | OUR FAVOURITES
     
lanzhou     LANZHOU 兰州 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
    HISTORY | CULTURE | MINORITIES | SILK ROUTE | RELIGION | ADVENTURE
     
shiptons arch     SHIPTON’S ARCH 天洞 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
    SCENIC | ACTIVE | SILK ROUTE | ADVENTURE
     
tashkurgan     TASHKURGAN 塔什库尔干镇 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
    HISTORY | SCENIC | ACTIVE | MINORITIES | ADVENTURE | OUR FAVOURITES
     
tian chi     TIAN CHI 天池 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
    SCENIC | ACTIVE | MINORITIES | SILK ROUTE
     
turpan     TURPAN 吐鲁番 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
    HISTORY | SCENIC | ACTIVE | SILK ROUTE | ADVENTURE | OUR FAVOURITES
     
urumqi     URUMQI 乌鲁木齐 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
    SILK ROUTE
     
xian     XIAN 西安 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
    HISTORY | CULTURE | CLASSIC | SILK ROUTE | OUR FAVOURITES