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

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Ürümqi 4

Xining 4

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Dunhuang Museum

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The museum, which got shiny new digs in late 2013, displays objects recovered from nearby Silk Road fortifications such as reclining...

Mogao Grottoes

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The magnificent Buddhist grottoes lie southeast of Dunhuang. At least 40 of the 700 caves—dating from the Northern Wei Dynasty in the...

Singing Sand Mountain

  • Mountain–Sight

South of Dunhuang, the oasis gives way to desert. Here you'll find a gorgeous sweep of sand dunes, named for the light rattling sound...

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