The Silk Road trading route was the world’s first super-highway, a 4,500km series of desert and mountain crossings. Almost 2,000 years before being named, this route was first travelled by emissaries of the Han Dynasty. As the centuries passed many traders set out from Xian and ventured westward to Kashgar, over the Pamir Mountains to Central Asia and finally to Rome.

The trading route allowed links between China and the west to flourish and encouraged an exchange of art, ideas, culture and trade. As you travel along the original trade route you will be following in the footsteps of Marco Polo and Genghis Khan. This is a remarkable journey, one that seamlessly joins modern-paced adventure with ancient culture.

Places of interest while venturing across this vast land include the Terracotta Warriors, the maze of prayer wheels, chapels at Labrang Monastery, Gobi Desert, Dunhuang, known as the ‘City of Sands, sits in a verdant oasis on the edge of the Taklamakan Desert and the Kashgar Sunday Bazaar, Central Asia’s largest bazaar, filled with hundreds of stalls selling anything from spices and carpets to boots and blenders

The Silk Road at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about The Silk Road:

AEST -2
time difference
12 Hours
flight time
1.3 Billion
population
Mogao Caves
famous landmark
Mutton
local food
SPRING
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to The Silk Road

The Silk Road offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Silk Road Explorer Tour

28 days from $7,280pp
  • Warriors in Xian
  • Mogao Grottoes
  • Flaming Mountings
  • Kashgar Bazaar
  • Tian Chi Lake

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