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Ancient Silk Road Culture Itinerary One 8 Days Silk Road Highlights (MU) -- 2009-02-23

  Itinerary One 8 Days Silk Road Highlights (MU)  

Hong Kong / Xian Approx. 2.5 hours flight
Take a direct flight to Xian, the capital of 12 dynasties in Chinese history and starting point for the great trade caravans of the ancient Silk Road. The importance and prosperity of this ancient capital left behind a wealth of valuable historical sites and fabulous archaeological discoveries.
Accommodation at theHyatt Regency or similar


The day's highlight will be a visit to the amazing Terracotta Warriors - a world famous archaeological site. Next you will visit the Huaqing Hot Spring, once the favourite bathroom for the Tang Dynasty Concubine Yang Kui Fe. Onward to the National Museum of Shaanxi History. Enjoy a dumpling banquet.
Accommodation at the Hyatt Regency or similar


Xian / Dunhuang Approx. 2.5 hours flight
Fly to Dunhuang, meaning "Blazing Beacon", was the centre of cultural and economic exchange between the East and the West. Leading institutes of the world regard the Dunhuang collection as an important source of studying Chinese culture, with a stream called "Dunhuangology". Visits will be made to the County Museum, with exhibits from Mogao Caves and sacrificial objects from the Han to Tang Dynasties; and the Yangguan Pass, south-west of Dunhuang with eroded Han Dynasty beacon towers.
Accommodation at the Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel

4. Dunhuang / Turpan

Spend the morning at the world-renowned Mogao Caves - the largest and richest ancient art treasure-trove in the world. It was inscribed as a "World Cultural Heritage" site by the UNESCO in 1987. Try sand surfing or camel riding around the Mingsha Sand Dunes and mysterious Crescent Moon Lake. Transfer to the Station for an overnight train to Turpan.
Accommodation on the train (soft-sleeper)


Transfer to hotel for breakfast and a rest. After lunch, visit the Emin Minaret, a typical Uygur architecture; the Karez - an amazing irrigation system which made Turpan a rich oasis; and the Ancient City of Jiaohe, a mysterious historical site. Be guest of a Uygur family and savour specialties like milk tea, nan, shish kebabs and poluo rice etc. Return to the hotel for Uygur dance performance.
Accommodation at the Silk Road Turpan Oasis Hotel or similar


Turpan / Urumqi
Coach drive past the Flaming Mountain, made famous by the story of the Monkey King; take a donkey cart ride around the Ancient City of Gaochang which contains traces of Nestorian, Christian, Persian and Manichean influences; and the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves. Travel to Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Enjoy souvenirs-shopping at the International Grand Bazaar.
Accommodation at the Hoi Tak Hotel or similar

7. Urumqi

Cruise around the Heavenly Lake which is surrounded by alpine meadows and rugged snow-capped mountains densely covered in fir, pine and cypress. After lunch, visit the Xinjiang Regional Museum with exhibits on archaeological treasures from the Silk Road including 3000-year-old mummies. Onward to the carpet factory.
Accommodation at the Hoi Tak Hotel or similar


Urumqi / Xian Approx. 3 hours flight
Xian / Hong Kong Approx. 2.5 hours flight

Take a flight to Xian to connect a flight back to Hong Kong.


Tour Programmes and Tariff
1 January 2009 - 31 December 2009
  Special Per Person Cost in HK$
    Departures No. of Passengers
travelling together
  10 + 6-9 2-5 Per Person

Source : CILTDGROUP, Silk Road Travel (Licence No.352017)

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