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The Silk Road Travel Guide

The Silk Road trade route was recognized about 2,100 years ago in China for its trade and travel from China's Han Empire to Central Asia and Europe, and it revolutionized the world until it declined during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644).

Our Silk Road travel guide offers best places to visit, top things to do, how to plan your Silk Road trip and more travel tips.

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Top Places to Visit on Silk Road

i'an Xi'an
Statues in Mogao CavesDunhuang
Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park Zhangye
Urumqi Grand Bazaar Urumqi
Kashgar Old City Kashgar
The Jiaohe Ruins Turpan

How to Plan a Trip to Silk Road

Top Private Silk Road Tours

Explore the ancient Silk Road's history and culture with our curated itineraries, offering a mix of quick tours and immersive experiences. Our team of advisors can customize these itineraries according to your preferences, ensuring you enjoy a memorable travel experience.

Private guide and customers
12-Day Classic Silk Road Tour from Xian to Kashgar
  • Most popular choice for a bucket list trip
  • Marvelous landscapes and the extraordinary culture
 Singing Sand Mountains
5-Day Dunhuang In-depth Private Tour along the Silk Road
  • Grasp the opportunity to see the Mogao Caves
  • Paint your exclusive mural
Zhangye Danxia
6-Day Silk Road Photography Tour in Zhangye and Dunhuang
  • Explore the Rainbow Mountains
  • Admire the Valuable Cultural Heritage
Setri Monastery in Langmusi
6-Day Silk Road Tour with Gannan
  • Get A True Taste of Tibetan Culture Outside Tibet
  • Enjoy the Breathtaking Views of Nuoergai Grand Prairie
Ejina Qi
7-Day Dunhuang, Zhangye, and Ejina Qi Photography Tour
  • Admire the splendid golden euphrates poplar forests
  • Capture spectacular views of wild china
the Buddhas in the cave
10-Day Ethnic Minority and Religious Exploration
  • Witness the wonder of buddhist art
  • Visit the biggest Tibetan Monastery in Gansu Province
Pudong area of Shanghai
13-Day Beijing–Xi'an–Dunhuang–Urumqi–Shanghai Tour
  • The best choice for first-timers
  • Discover the Silk Road Highlights
the Forbidden City
21-Day China Classic Wonders and Silk Road Tour
  • The best choice for the retirees
  • The most efficient and cost-saving destination connection plan
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8 FAQs to Understand the Silk Road

1. What Was China's Silk Road?
2. Why Is It Called the Silk Road?
3. Where Did the Silk Road Start and End?
4. Which Countries Did the Silk Road Go through?
5. Why Was the Silk Road Important?
6. What Was Traded on the Silk Road?
7. When Did the Silk Road Come to an End?
8. Is the Silk Road Still Used Today?
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