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The Silk Road

Asia’s Mystical Caravan Route

The Silk Road is a thoroughfare linking east-west trade and cultural exchanges which was named after the lucrative trade in silk carried out along its length. It is also a well-known World Heritage site.
The Chinese section of the route covers Shaanxi, Gansu, Ningxia, Qinghai and Xinjiang provinces as well as provincial-level autonomous regions. It has born witness to the journeys of Zhang Qian, Xuanzang, Marco Polo and other cultural figures, while leaving behind the glorious legacies of Qin Shi Huang’s Terracotta Army, Jiayu Pass, Mogao Caves and other ancient cultural relics as well as boasting dramatic natural wonders including Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, Qinghai Lake and the Tianshan Tianchi, meaning that it has everything to suit a diverse palate of tastes.

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