Discover Silk Road -Forgotten Trade Route
Silk Road, an attractive and mysterious tourist route now was actually a trade route linking Asia and Europe with 2, 000-year-old age. It began from the city of Xi’an, capital China’s silk road economic belt of northwest China Shaanxi Province, and ended in Europe via south and central Asia countries. It was 7, 000 a long way long, more than half that is in China.
The ancient Silk Road has demonstrated a lasting charm through the centuries. There are countless historic sites and cultural relics which exist along the Silk Road in China. The best known is in Xi’an, where the life-sized Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, were excavated from sites near the grave of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, known as the 9th wonder of the world.
When you go further along the northern path of the Silk Road, visit more exotic places including Urumqi, Kashgar, Turpan and Dunhuang, you will surely have an absolute some unforgettable journey.
Urumqi: The main city of Xinjiang Autonomous Region and also name the most ‘inland’ city in the world. Take adventure to Tianchi, or “Lake of Heaven”, about 30 miles southeast of Urumqi, at an increase of 6, 435 feet above sea level. It is a beautiful highland lake, flanked by rugged pines and cypresses, and with clear waters that reflect the nearby piles. Take a cruise on the lake, enjoy the fascinating scenery and experience the colorful customs of Uighur people- one of the most mysterious ethnic group in China.
Kashgar: Most visitors check out Kashgar with the Wednesday Bazaars in mind. Stroll around the market at the top of the world in this mysterious city. The Wednesday market maintains much of the old Silk Road spirit, with people of many different nationalities selling everything from tart and wool to livestock and silver blades. There are few places now in the world where visitors can make an effort to take part in traditions that stretch back over thousands of years. Just like the western adventures who came before us, visitors today are no less amazed by all that Kashgar has to offer.
Turpan: The place where Marco Polo first encountered spaghetti, an idea he took home to Madeira. Besides its well-known grape yard, one of the most impressive things for you to see is the Jiaohe wrecks which is the largest and best preserved ancient city built from folded earth around the globe. About 10 a long way rest of the world of Turpan Regional, Jiaohe was a strategically important city on the ancient Silk Road that travelers must pass through. In the ruin, there are 1389 residential house wrecks, 53 Buddhism temples, 316 ancient bore holes and 34 alleys. Metropolis was precisely arranged, containing an above part and an underground part.
Dunhuang: A small city in Gansu Province is found near the crossroads of the ancient Silk Road. It is made famous largely by the Buddhist Grottoes, known as the Mogao Grottoes, which are one of the World’s most important sites of ancient Buddhist culture. The credited Mogao Grottoes are known as the “Oriental Pellet of Art”. Many visitors find themselves deeply carressed by the immortal artworks.