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Wonders of the China Silk Road

Published in China

Adventure to the Silk Road cities of China! Routes plied by adventurers, merchants, conquerors and dreamers for centuries. Visit the Great Wall, legendary Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Fabulous Xian reveals the secrets of the Emperor's tomb. Explore the Mogao Caves and Mingsha Singing Dunes in Dunhuang. Enjoy a sunset view of the best desert scenery along the Silk Road. Fly to Urumqi to explore the Xinjiang museum, home to archaeological treasures from the Silk Road and the region's minority cultures. Enjoy picturesque Hong Shan Park and the Red Hill Pagoda and shop the Grand Bazaar for Uyghur silk and Chinese cotton. Immerse yourself in the sensory delight of exotic herbs, spices, fruits and nuts on display in the bazaars, in the bounty of Turpan's Grape Valley, and in the delights of Kashgar's 2000 year old Sunday Bazaar.

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