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10 Days Touring the Silk Road in China

10 Days Touring the Silk Road in China

A 10 Day Silk Road Tour in Xinjiang Every year the Xinjiang tourism bureau holds an international tourism festival where they invite busloads of foreign and local tourism professionals to come to Xinjiang as VIP guests These VIP guests are wined, dined and taken on a full expense paid five star tour of the  Silk

Taxkorgan’s Stone City – An Ancient Silk Road City

Taxkorgan’s Stone City – An Ancient Silk Road City

The Stone City of Taxkorgan in Xinjiang Province Taxkorgan’s Stone City is a 2000 year old fortress and city located on a junction of the Silk Road between China and the west. History The history of the Stone City stretches back 2000 years ago to the beginning of the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD). At that time

Kashgar’s Old Town

Kashgar’s Old Town

Old Town, the Ancient Heart of Kashgar The Old Town in Kashgar has been the heart of the city for over 2000 years, is a splendid example of an ancient Islamic city and is in the process of being destroyed for safety reasons. History The origin of Kashgar’s Old Town can be traced back to

The Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar

The Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar

The heart of Kashgar is the Id Kah Mosque which is the largest and one of the oldest mosques in China. History The Id Kah Mosque was originally built in 1442 by by Shakesimierzha who was the ruler of Kashgar at the time. He built it as a cemetery so he could pray for the

Kashgar Sunday Market

Kashgar Sunday Market

The Kashgar Sunday Market is a thriving and bustling market open every Sunday for the sale of livestock. Visiting the market and seeing local Uygur farmers engaged in the serious business of buying and selling hordes of animals is eye opening and delightful cultural experience. You have not seen Kashgar until you’ve seen the Sunday

Kashgar Grand Bazaar

Kashgar Grand Bazaar

The Kashgar Grand Bazaar With over 2000 years of history, a mesmerizing selection of goods and a fascinating blend of cultures, Kashgar’s Grand Bazaar is one of Silk Road’s must see attractions. History and Background The history of Kashgar’s Grand Bazaar can be traced as far back as 120BC when the famous Chinese explorer Zhang

Silk Road Travel

Silk Road Travel

Travelling the Silk Road is an adventure of a life time and a trip that will take you back in time to when Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire were connected to China by a network of roads and trade routes. If you travel on the Silk Road you will see fortresses thousands of years

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