Sights & Attractions in The Silk Road

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Fodor's Choice Sights in The Silk Road

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Name Category Location
 
Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves
In a breathtaking valley inside the Flaming Mountains is this...
Religious Sites Turpan
 
Bird Island
Bird Island is the main draw at Qinghai Hu, China's largest inland...
Bodies of Water Xining
 
City of Gaochang
These fascinating city ruins lie in a valley south of the Flaming...
Archaeological Sites Turpan
 
City of Jiaohe
On an island at the confluence of two rivers, these impressive...
Archaeological Sites Turpan
 
Forest of Stone Tablets Museum
As the name suggests, there is no shortage here of historical...
Museums / Galleries Xian
 
Gansu Provincial Museum
The most famous item this excellent museum's collection is the...
Museums / Galleries Lanzhou
 
Heavenly Lake
After a three-hour ride from Ürümqi you'll reach what it quite...
Bodies of Water Ürümqi
 
Karakorum Highway
The Karakorum Highway (KKH), a spectacular road winding across...
Scenic Drives Kashgar
 
Kumbum Monastery
The magnificent Kumbum Monastery lies 25 km (15 miles) southwest...
Religious Sites Xining
 
Labrang Monastery
In the remote town of Xiahe, the monastery is a little piece...
Religious Sites Lanzhou
 
Mogao Grottoes
The magnificent Buddhist grottoes lie southeast of Dunhuang...
Cave Dunhuang
 
Shaanxi History Museum
Although museums in China are often underwhelming, this is a...
Museums / Galleries Xian
 
Small Goose Pagoda
Once part of the 7th-century Jianfu Temple, this 13-tier pagoda...
Religious Sites Xian
 
Terracotta Warriors Museum
Discovered in 1974 by farmers digging a well, this UNESCO World...
Museums / Galleries Xian
 
Thousand Buddha Temple and Grottoes
One of the best day trips is the Thousand Buddha Temple and Grottoes...
Religious Sites Lanzhou
 
Xinjiang Autonomous Region Museum
Don't miss the perfectly preserved mummies at this superb museum...
Museums / Galleries Ürümqi
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