The Silk Road one of the famous tourist places is located in central China. Many more tour operators offering packages highlighting this place and getting traffic of tourist in huge. Silk Road was originally made for trade highway from eastern to western world. It was begun from Xian [province of central China] to western Asia or Europe. There are many more branches and routes spreading throughout the Asia to Europe. The northern road goes to Moscow and south route to India and Pakistan. The longest route is known as Desert Silk Road. From the very ancient time the existence of Silk Road was found in the history of comments of renowned traveler Marco Polo in the thirteenth century.
Though the transportation system has been developed around the world in many ways the historical Silk Road has been treated as a great tourist attraction to the visitors. Most of the tourist starts their Silk Road journey from the imperial city of Beijing. The Chinese Government has made great infrastructure for this road due to increasing demand of visitors. The travelers can visit through Silk Road via coaches or rail with the guidance of local tour operators. The sceneries and view of landscapes around the road is spectacular. There lots more cheap hotels and tasty northern Chinese cuisine makes your trip more pleasant.
The thrilling attractions are mostly seen through visiting Silk Road are The Terracotta Army Qin Dynasty in the Xian City, Xiahe the Labrang Monastery, the Famen Temple of Buddha Sakyamuni, stunning views of Fort and the Great Wall of China, wealthy Museums at Xinjiang and Jiayuguan, Heavenly Lake, Tibetan Buddhism in the Ta’er Monastery. If you go through southern Silk Road can see the historic oasis towns of Yarkand and Khotan, most beautiful sceneries of camel safaris and treks in the Taklamakan desert. By air and rail you can reach the western border of China and then starts the country of Uzbekistan, here you can view the real beauties via Silk Road, the very ancient cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Travelling via coach in Uzbekistan is very luxury and cheaper even the rail service also available there.
Through this Silk Road the Chinese culture, Persian culture and Roman culture has been connected and the Chinese silk was introduced to the west. This ancient road was used for exchange of goods and views ideas between China and the west when it was first opened up. China is a vast country with multiple climates throughout the year. It is better to consult with the guide book that reflects the present climate and fix the travel time. Normally spring and autumn is the ideal time to visit China in order to see exotic view of The Silk Road.
Peter Smith writes regularly on family adventure holidays for a range of travel websites and blogs. He’s an experienced traveler with a family of his own.