Thousands years ago, the Chinese people developed a diplomatic and commercial route from the ever capital city Chang’an, winding up in the wild and wide desert & Gobi, stretching out to the mid Asia and then reaching to Rome, which connected the western and eastern civilization significantly. The route has a beautiful name—Silk Road, in response to the typical Chinese good silk circulated on the road.
Today, the ever ancient road re-springs to life when being enrolled on the World Heritage List in 2014 and it even bursts stronger vitality when the determination of “One Belt and One Road” made by Chinese government and more than 60 countries alongside. The whole world casts its eyesight on the old road again and exerts interest in it—the typical performance involved in people’s common life is the huge tourist volume pouring into the Silk Road.
And it is indeed an excellent place for people to do a tour. The China Silk Road tours with different routines and duration will enable you to relive the mysterious and attractive ancient Silk Road with various, worry-saving and well-organized itineraries. Taking these tours, you will have opportunities to visit many historical wonders with many different cultures and customs, such as Ta’er Monastery, Lanzhou Bingling Grottoes, Jiayuguan Pass, Dunhuang Crescent Lake, Turpan Karez Wells, Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, Urumqi Heavely Lake, Kashgar Idigar Mosque.
China Silk Road Travel Guide
- The best time for a Silk Road tour
The best time to do a Silk Road tour is in April, May, September and October when you will be treated with not only mild weather but also fabulous scenery. This road winds its way on the large land of northwest China which is controlled by the temperate continental climate and temperate monsoon climate. Thus, the scenery alongside shows apparent seasonal changes, so is the weather here. Summer days (June to August) here is burning hot companied with dry weather while winter days (November to March) is very cold. The April, May, September and October left are the proper time for people to go outdoors when the spring months have the finest views and autumn months have not only beautiful scenes but also various fresh fruits in season. Kindly suggest people avoid the hot summer and cold winter to do a Silk Road tour as during that time you will be restrained by the weather condition in a certain degree.
- Things to be packed in your luggage
- Clothes with a large range. You need to know that even if in the gentle spring and autumn there is still a large temperature difference in the morning and night. So you’d better take some thick and light clothes to make you feel good all the days.
- Some basic medicines against the common sickness should be in your package in case of any possible illness, like cold, fever, diarrhea, allergy, injury and so on.
- Sun cream or umbrella. The ultraviolet here is strong, especially in summer, so you are suggested to take measures to stop being sunburned.
- How to low down the cost of a Silk Road Tour?
A Silk Road tour takes a high cost due to the long line route, long time, many destinations engaged in, long distance transportation and high cost for hotels in the cities alongside. Considering those objective reasons, it is not easy to simply “cut down” your budget for the tour, however, we know the inside operate way for a long line Silk Road tour to low down the budget. Hotels occupy a large amount of the tour cost because the Silk Road goes through almost half an China and you need to book many hotels in different cities. We suggest you combine the accommodation fees with the transportation, which means you’d better take overnight train among different cities. Overnight train is cheaper than flight and high-speed railway, and it also solve the accommodations in the night. Paying once for two items will help to cut down tour budget.