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15 Days of Silkroad Exploring & Historical site viewing in China. Destination Cities- Beijing, Xi'an, Lanzhou, Wuwei, Zhangye, Jiuquan, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Guangzhou.
Starting City: Beijing-Ending City: Guangzhou. Beijing-Full day trip to the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven.
Enjoy the Peking Opera Show in the evening.
Next a full day trip to the Great Wall, Ming Tomb and Sacred road.
Enjoy a famous Peking Duck Banquet for dinner. The Great Wall- One of the seven wonders in the world and the symbol of China.
The Ding Tomb- The only underground tomb of the thirteen tombs of the emperors in the Ming Dynasty.
The Sacred Road- Guarded on both sides with stone statues by which the ancient emperors went to hold a memorial ceremony for the ancestors.
Visit Hutongs by rickshaw.
Take an afternoon flight to Xian. City tour to the Provincial Museum and the Ancient City Wall.
The Provincial Museum- One of the main museums in China which holds numerous unearthed cultural relics of China.
The Ancient City Wall- An extension of the old Tang Dynasty structure boasting the most complete city wall that survives through Chinese long history.
Hutongs- The old narrow paths where common people lived. All the Hutongs crisscross with each other, dotted with the Kindergarten.
The Bell Tower, the Drum Tower, the Tea House, and the lake, House of Gong Infante and local people's houses among them.
Then, it's off to Xian visit the Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses, the Bell Tower and the Wild Goose Pagoda.
Enjoy the Tang Dynasty show in the evening. The Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an with the Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses are the greatest archaeological findings of the century: the army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb.
The Bell Tower: The emblem of Xian city.
The Wild Goose Pagoda: The pagoda where widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his classics brought from India.
The Tang Dynasty show: The show that presents the palace dances and sings in the Tang Dynasty when Xian was the capital. In the morning take flight to the Lanzhou. Upon arriving at Lanzhou, enjoy a short boat cruise in the Liujiaxia Reservoir.
The Binglingsi Grottoes- The grottoes was originally constructed in the Qin Dynasty. On both sides of it the landscape is splendid. In Wuwei, visit Lei Tai and Culture Temple. Then to Wuwei / Zhangye/Jiuquan.
Drive to Zhangye, visit Zhangye grand Buddha Temple.
Off to Jiuquang, visit Jiuquang Garden.
Over Jiayuguan Pass- It is the western end of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty as well as the most magnificent and best-preserved pass among the over thousand passes along the Ming Great Wall.
Then to the to the Mogao Caves and the Crescent Lake in the afternoon. The Mogao Caves- 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. The Crescent Lake- The lake and the Sounding Sand Dune which can make sounds when the wind passes are located in the place where the sand and the oasis meet.
How about exploring Yumen Guan Pass, the Great Wall of the Han Dynasty(about 2000 years ago), the Hecang Fortress and the Yang Guan Pass. In the afternoon, be transferred to railway station to take the overnight train to Turpan.
Then off to see Gaochang Ancient City: The city's name means "the King City". It is laid in the first century B.C. and abandoned roughly in the 15th century.
Then capture more great pictures to sell at The Erdaoqiao Bazaar: It is the largest Uigur bazaar in Urumqi. Here, you'll find a classic bustling market filled with fruit, clothing, crafts, knives, carpets and more.