D1 Xi’an Meals:B L D Hotel:In Xi’an
Itinery:Arrive in Chang’an present Xi’an. Mahayana was spread from India to Japan and
Korea along the Silk Road.This is the place where many famous monks had travel through
during the ancient time.
D2 Xi’an Meals:B L D Hotel:In Xi’an
Itinery:Visit Xingjiao Buddhist Temple which is the one of the most important temple in
Tang dynasty. Sharira stupa of Mast Xuanzang and his disciples wereberried there. in
the afternoon,visit Temple of Great Maternal Grace which is the one of most famous
sutra translation monastery in Tang dynasty.It was listed in World heritage in 2014.
D3 Xi’an-Baoji Meals:B L D Hotel:In Baoji
Itinery:Drive to Famengsi Buddhist Temple use to be called Ashoka king Temple.It was the
imperial monastery in the ancient time. It was listed in World heritage.
D4 Baoji-Tianshui(Qinzhou in ancient time)
Meals:B L D Hotel:In Tianshui
Itinery:Drive to Tianshui,Visit Maijishan Grotto,one of the four most famour ancient
Chinese Gottos. World heritage
D5 Tianshui-Lanzhou Meals:B L D Hotel:In Lanzhou
Itinery:Drive to Fuxi Temple.the creator of Chinese mankin.then take train to Lanzhou
D6 Lanzhou Meals:B L D Hotel:In Lanzhou
Itinery:Go to visit Binling Grotto. It is a series of grottoes filled with Buddhist sculpture
carved into natural caves and caverns in a canyon along the Yellow River. It lies just north
of where the Yellow River empties into the Liujiaxia Reservoir. Administratively, the site is
in Yongjing County of Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu province, some 100 km
(62 mi) southeast of Lanzhou.
D7 Lanzhou-Wuwei(Liangzhou in ancient time)
Meals:B L D Hotel:In Wuwei
Itinery:Drive to Wuwei,in the afternoon,visit Kumarajiva Temple. Kumarajiva is mostly
remembered for the prolific translation of Buddhist texts written in Sanskrit to Chinese
he carried out during his later life.
D8 Wuwei-Zhangye(Ganzhou in ancient time)
Meals:B L D Hotel:In Zhangye
Itinery:Drive to Zhangye,Visit the Dafo Temple which contains the largest reclining wooden
Buddha in China, and is the reputed birthplace of Kublai Khan.
D9 Zhangye-Jiayuguan(Suzhou,Jiuquan) Meals:B L D Hotel:In Jiayuguan
Itinery:Drive to Jiayuguan,visit Jiayuguan Great Wall.It is the first pass at the west end of the
Great Wall of China, near the city of Jiayuguan. Along with Juyong Pass and Shanhai Pass, it
is one of the main passes of the Great Wall.then visit Tombs in Wei and Jin dynasty.It is
regarded as the largest underground gallery.
D10 Jiayuguan-Dunhuang Meals:B L D Hotel:In Dunhuang
Itinery:Drive to Dunhuang,in the afternoon,visit The Yulin Caves.it is a Buddhist cave templet
taken its name from the eponymous elm trees lining the Yulin River, which flows through the
site and separates the two cliffs from which the caves have been excavated. The forty-two
caves house some 250 polychrome statues and 4,200 m2 of wall paintings, dating from the
Tang Dynasty to the Yuan Dynasty (seventh to fourteenth centuries).
D11 Dunhuang Meals:B L D Hotel:In Dunhuang
Itinery:Drive to viste Mogao Grottoes. The caves contain some of the finest examples of
Buddhist art spanning a period of 1,000 years. The Mogao Caves are the best known of the
Chinese Buddhist grottoes and, along with Longmen Grottoes and Yungang Grottoes, are
one of the three famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China.Master Xuanzang came
back to China from this place.
D12 Dunhuang-Hami Meals:B L D Hotel:In Hami
Itinery:Arrive in Hami.Drive to visit Poplar Valley Buddha cave and ruins.it is said it is the
place where Master Xuanzang had come preaching.
D13 Hami-Shanshan-Turpan Meals:B L D Hotel:In Tourpan
Itinery:Drive to Turpan via Shanshan.In Shanshan visit an ancient oasis village,Tuyoq.It is
a quite old Uyghur village with an old Mazzar(cemetery).There are lots of muslim from
north west of China came here to pilgrimage.
D14 Turpan Meals:B L D Hotel:In Turpan
Itinery:Visit The Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, They are high on the cliffs of the west
Mutou Valley under the Flaming Mountains, and most of the surviving caves date from the
West Uyghur kingdom around the 10th to 13th centuries.then via famous Flaming Moutain,
visit Gaochang,called Karakhoja, The archaeological remains are just outside the modern
town.The old palace ruins and inside and outside cities can still be seen today.Master
Xuanzang had stayed here for three months for preaching.
D15 Turpan-Kurla Meals:B L D Hotel:In Kurla
Itinery:Visit Jiaohe Ruins.It is a natural fortress located atop a steep cliff on a
leaf-shaped plateau between two deep river valleys.The city was mainly dugout instead of
building up.then visit Karez Well.it is a special system of underground irrigation.After
lunch,drive to Korla through Tianshan Moutains.Visit Iron Gate Pass when arrival.
D16 Korla-Kuqa(Qiuci in ancient time) Meals:B L D Hotel:In Kuqa
Itinery:Drive to Kuqa.it is the birth place of Kumārajīva.One of the three great sutra
translator in China.In the afternoon,visit Subash Buddhist Temple Ruins. The ruins
was partly excavated by the Japanese archaeologue Count Otani. A sarira, a Buddhist
relic box of the 6th-7th century, discovered in Subashi shows Central Asian men in long
tunics, reminiscent of other friezes which have been called Tocharian.
D17 Kuqa Meals:B L D Hotel:In Kuqa
Itinery:Visit The Kizil Caves, This area was a commercial hub of the Silk Road. The caves are said to be the earliest major Buddhist cave complex in China, with development occurring between the 3rd and 8th centuries.
D18 Kuqa-Hotan(Yutian in ancient time) Meals:B L D Hotel:In Hotan
Itinery:Drive through the Taklamkan desert ,enjoy the senery of the great desert.
D19 Hotan Meals:B L D Hotel:In Hotan
Itinery:Drive to visit Rewake Buddhist Temple Ruins.Stein had taken lots of precious culture
relics from there.In the afternoon,visit Yuetegan Ancient City.The archaeologist have
unearthed lots of culture relics with feature from both east and west.
D20 Hotan-Urumqi Meals:B Hotel:
Itinery:Take flight back to Urumqi,end the service.
Master Xuanzang’s footprint in China (Chang’an-Qinzhou-Liangzhou-Anxi-Yiwu-Bailicheng-Qarahoja-Qiuci-Hotan)
Meditation Retreat (3-21 days) in Suzhou,Qiandaohum,Mt.Jiuhua,etc
Marco Polo & Complete Silk Road Tour in China with Taklamakan Desert & Mahayana Buddhism sites.
Colourful culture,folk customs and Ancient Mahayana Buddhist Kingdoms along Silk Road
Ancient Silk Road along China ( Xi'an, Labrang Lamasery, Xiahe,Binglingsi Temple,Dunhuang,Turpan, Kashgar,Taxkorgan )
Silk Road Tour in Xinjiang with Taklamakan Desert Mahayana Buddhist sites
Tibetan Area ,Buddhist Grottoes and Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park along Silk Road