Silk Road China : Legend of Dunhuang Show – Flying Apsaras/Feitian 飞天

Dunhuang Theater If you are traveling to Silk Road China, one of the must do thing is seeing the Dunhuang Silk Road Show. The Dunhuang theater is very huge and charming venue. I am very impressed with the stunning theatre, look very new but very traditional art in the architecture.  There are few theatres located here. …

Hotel Review : LV Zhou Holiday Hotel In Zhangye Gansu, Silk Road China

Zhangye LV Zhou Holiday Hotel is newly opened in 2015, upon entering you will feel the hotel is still very new. Outside the hotel, there are many restaurants and supermarkets, so it is very convenient if you are looking for something to eat.   I didn’t get a chance to really explore the nearby as I …

An Oasis in Silk Road : 13 Things you need to know before visiting Echoing Sand Mountains & Crescent Moon Lake 鸣沙山月牙泉

Mingshashan Mountain / Echoing Sand Mountains & Yueyaguan / Cresent Moon Lake is located 6 km from Dunhuang city in Gansu, north-west China. This is one of the highlight if you are doing Silk Road China. The Chinese name for this oasis is called Yueyaguan/月牙泉 named in Qing Dynasty. If you look at the shape of …

Silk Road China : Zhangye City and Marco Polo and Zhangye Cuisine

Zhangye city/张掖 is one of the important city marked along Silk Road China. Situated at Gansu Province, Zhangye old name is “Ganzhou” from which name Gansu Province is derived. Zhangye was developed very early due to the superiority of the geographical and favorable environmental location. Zhangye is located geographically at the crossroad of Silk Road, …

Silk Road China – Top 10 things to see in Jiayuguan Great Wall, Gansu

Starting Point of the Ancient Great Wall Another important landmark in Silk Road China is Jiayuguan Fort, also known as Jiayuguan Great Wall. It is located 6 km from Jiayuguan City of Gansu Province.  It is the most magnificent and best-preserved pass among the total over one thousand passes along the Great Wall of China. …

Silk Road : UNESCO World Heritage Site – Zhangye Danxia Mountain

UNESCO World Heritage site Zhangye Dania is famous for its rainbow-colored mountains located in Zhangye, Gansu China.  Zangye was an important city on the ancient Silk Road and one of four counties in Hexi Corridor. This unique geological formation has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2010.  We traveled 40 km away from …

Silk Road China – Zhangye : Dafo/ Big Buddha Temple

Big Buddha built in 1100 Zhangye is one of the important city in Gansu Province, midway of Hexi Corridor along the Silk Road. There are a few attractions to visit in Zhangye. One of them is the mysterious Dafo/Giant Buddha Temple. The temple is called Dafo/Big Buddha because inside the temple there is a sleeping …

Silk Road China – What to expect & prepare for this Amazing Race!

Ancient Silk Road Silk Road went along the northern borders of China, India and Persia and ended up in Eastern Europe. The Silk Road that I explored in June was Silk Road China which include two important provinces of China – Gansu & Xinjiang. The tour that I joined was with Chan Brothers, departing from …

Silk Road China – Wuwei 武威 – Flying Horse of Gansu 馬踏飛燕

This June holiday I was doing Silk Road with Chan’s brother for 2 weeks. The first Silk Road that I experienced was in Konya, Turkey, only part of the route and I was exposed to the 13 Century Caravanserai which is a roadside hotels for the ancient travelers. That was the first introductory for me …

Yunnan China Summary Itinerary

Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La are the top places in Yunnan.  All has it specialities.  In Yunnan, go learn about the 18 oddities when you dine at restaurants or walk on the streets in the ancient town. 1. Kunming 昆明 Jiuxiang Scenic Area / 九乡风景区 – you will find museum of karst caves with colorful lights. …