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Our Travel Blog is the place to share our real life, travel experiences in China with you. Besides, we will provide information related to Chinese culture and China travel guide. "A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near." Traveling makes us to be closer, let's discover China together!

My Silk Road tour – Dunhuang to Turpan

2020-03-31 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(1)

Dunhuang Museum, formerly an Archaeology Office, which is subordinated to Cultural Center of the city, Dunhuang Museum was officially founded in October, 1979. Dunhuang Museum is a comprehensive topography one principally exhibits historic and cultural relics. Now it has collected over 4000 precious cultural relics in the locality.

My Silk Road tour – Artistic Treasure/Mogao Grottoes

2020-03-19 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(4)

Mogao Grottoes locates 25 km southeast of Dunhuang City, we drove about 30 minutes to there. As an important strategic location on the Silk Road in the ancient times, Mogao Grottoes was not only a transfer station of east-west trade but also an intersection where oriental and western religions, cultures and knowledge combined.

My Silk Road tour –Singing Sand Mountains & Crescent Moon Spring & Yangguan Pass

2020-03-19 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(4)

Singing Sand Mountains & Crescent Moon Spring scenic spot,  the particular geographic landform around the lake prevents it from being buried in the desert; on the other hand, the underflows beneath it also ensure continuous source for it. Therefore, the lake has never dried up or buried by drifting sands in spite of locating among sand dunes, it is a miracle in the desert. Also, it makes the place more beautiful and romantic, like a drop of tear from heaven.

My Silk Road tour – Heading for Dunhuang, the Gem on Silk Road

2020-03-19 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(4)

Dunhuang, one of the most brilliant cultural cities on Silk Road, it is famous in the world for its Mogao Mogao Grottoes and desert, Dunhuang city is just surrounded by Gobi and desert, so Dunhuang is also known as the City of Sands or Shazhou (sandbank) due to its long expanses of sand dunes and golden shiny houses.

My Silk Road tour – Highlights of Jiayuguan

2020-03-19 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(4)

Jiayuguan is the west end of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty, and the first mountain pass of the west Yellow River. Jiayuguan was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) . When first completed, there were only ramparts surrounding the barracks. After 168 years of enhancements, the pass assumed its present appearance. Due to its strategic geographical location and imposing architectures, Jiayuguan Fort is dubbed as the impregnable pass around the world, it is ranked by UNESCO.

My Silk Road tour – Buddha & Danxia Zhangye

2020-03-11 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(4)

Situated in the center of Zhangye, the Giant Buddha Temple (Dafo Temple) really worths a visit. It was first built in 1098 (Western Xia Dynasty) and named after the statue worshiped inside. The temple is also known as “Wofo Temple” (Sleeping Buddha Temple). It’s an important historical site on the Silk Road and the landmark of Zhangye. There has a rare religious temple of Western Xia, the largest indoor sleeping buddha in Asia, rare buddhist scriptures, and thousands of collections of cultural relics.

My Silk Road tour –a memorable day in Xiahe

2019-10-11 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(33)

Located in the Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Gansu Province, Xiahe is a typical Tibetan area. Here you can deeply feel the customs and religious culture of the Tibetans though the place doesn't belong to Tibet. Only when you come here in person can you better understand it. Xiahe is a place really worth visiting for every visitor.

My Silk Road tour –a visit of the Bingling Temple Caves

2019-09-26 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(35)

Founded in the Western Qin Dynasty, Bingling Temple Caves had been expanded over the ages and it has a history of more than 1,600 years. As a site of the “Silk Road: Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor Road Network”, it was successfully inscribed on the World Heritage List at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s 38th session held in Doha, Qatar on June 22, 2014.