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

Turpan 5

Lanzhou 5

Kashgar 4

Ürümqi 4

Xining 4

Dunhuang 3

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Bird Island

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Bird Island is the main draw at Qinghai Hu, China's largest inland saltwater lake. The name Bird Island is a misnomer: it was an island...

Dongguan Mosque

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This is one of the largest mosques in all of China and illustrates the ethnic diversity of Xining. Built in the 14th century, its green...

Kumbum Monastery

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The magnificent Kumbum Monastery lies 25 km (15 miles) southwest of Xining. One of the six great monasteries of the Tibetan Buddhist...

Tulou Temple

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Xining's most important site is the Taoist Tulou Temple or North Monastery, at the northwest end of town. Construction on this series...

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