The Silk Road Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Silk Road - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Xian 15

Kashgar 5

Turpan 5

Lanzhou 5

Ürumqi 4

Xining 4

Dunhuang 3

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Bell Tower

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Xian's most recognizable structure, the Bell Tower was built in the late 14th century in what was then the center of the city. It's still...

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

  • Building/Architectural Site

This impressively tall pagoda lies 4 km (2½ miles) southeast of South Gate, on the grounds of the still-active Temple of Thanksgiving...

Drum Tower

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Originally built in 1384, this 111-foot-high Ming Dynasty building—which used to hold the alarm drums for the imperial city—marks...

South Gate and City Walls

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Also known as Yongning Gate, this is the most impressive of the 13 gates leading through Xian's 39-foot-high city walls. This was the...

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