Sights & Attractions in The Silk Road


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...
Religious Sites Turpan
Bird Island
Bird Island is the main draw at Qinghai Hu,...
Bodies of Water Xining
City of Gaochang
These fascinating city ruins lie in a valley...
Archaeological Sites Turpan
City of Jiaohe
On an island at the confluence of two rivers,...
Archaeological Sites Turpan
Forest of Stone Tablets Museum
As the name suggests, there is no shortage...
Museums / Galleries Xian
Gansu Provincial Museum
The most famous item this excellent museum's...
Museums / Galleries Lanzhou
Heavenly Lake
After a three-hour ride from Ürümqi you'll...
Bodies of Water urumqi
Karakorum Highway
The Karakorum Highway (KKH), a spectacular road...
Scenic Drives Kashgar
Kumbum Monastery
The magnificent Kumbum Monastery lies 25 km (15...
Religious Sites Xining
Labrang Monastery
In the remote town of Xiahe, the monastery is a...
Religious Sites Lanzhou
Mogao Grottoes
The magnificent Buddhist grottoes lie...
Cave Dunhuang
Shaanxi History Museum
Although museums in China are often...
Museums / Galleries Xian
Small Goose Pagoda
Once part of the 7th-century Jianfu Temple, this...
Religious Sites Xian
Terracotta Warriors Museum
Discovered in 1974 by farmers digging a well,...
Museums / Galleries Xian
Thousand Buddha Temple and Grottoes
One of the best day trips is the Thousand Buddha...
Religious Sites Lanzhou
Xinjiang Autonomous Region Museum
Don't miss the perfectly preserved mummies at...
Museums / Galleries urumqi

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