Journey to the West : Flaming Mountains in Turpan Xinjiang 西游记火焰山

The Flaming Mountains of Turpan are located in the Tian Shan Mountain range in China’s Xinjiang province. These mountains lie to the east of the city of Turpan, which is located on the northeastern rim of the Taklamakan Desert. This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Turpan Xinjiang. Beware of the burn …

Silk Road China : Sun Grand Hotel Dunhuang Review & Guazhou /瓜州 Melon Tasting in Gansu

Dunhuang Anyone who is doing Silk Road China will certainly stop at Dunhuang which is located in Gansu Province. This historical site is one of the most important site which you can’t miss. The China’s jewel such as Mingshashan Yueyaquan / Crescent Moon Lake and Mogao Caves are located in Dunhuang. This area is a …

Silk Road China : My Bullet Train Experience to Turpan Xinjiang

On the way to Liuyuan Station Today we needed to catch the bullet train from Liuyuan to Turpan Xinjiang.  We are crossing to another province in China -Xinjiang.  So our schedule was tight, we rushed our lunch at Dunhuang city then traveled about 1.5 hour to reach Liuyuan Station.  On the way to Liuyuan Station, …

Silk Road Gems : Mogao Caves of Dunhuang 敦煌莫高窟

The meaning of Mogao Caves / 莫高窟 – “None Higher” Mogao Caves also known as the Thousand Buddha Grottoes, it contain the world’s largest collection of Buddhist art. The Chinese name Mogaoku / 莫高窟 meaning “peerless caves” or “none higher”. Location of Mogao Caves Mogao Caves is situated at a strategic point along the Silk Road, …

Silk Road China : Dunhuang Food Review

Dunhuang means magnificent Dunhuang is a famous tourist city, located at the western end of Hexi Corridor in Gansu Province in northwest of China. It is the major stop on the ancicent Silk Road.  Dunhuang was always the capital of county, government office, town and province even though the government of Dunhuang changed many times. …

Silk Road China : Legend of Dunhuang Show – ‘Silk Road, Flower Rain’ 丝路花雨

If you are traveling to Silk Road China, one of the must do thing is seeing the Dunhuang Silk Road Show – ‘Silk Road, Flower Rain’ . The classic dance drama, hailed by many as China’s Swan Lake, has been performed in more than 40 countries since its debut in 1979. Dunhuang Theater The Dunhuang theater is …

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. …