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 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 …