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Always one of CHINASMITH’s more popular programs, this tour goes beyond the end of the Great Wall along the “ Silk Road,’ into the furthest reaches of Chinese Turkestan!
Travel to the furthest inland city in the world and to a city over 2000 years old which is below sea level! Visit areas dominated by some of the 55 minority nationalities of China. See Tibetans, Mongols, Uighurs, Kazaks, Hui and be given an introduction to their customs, music, handicrafts and skills. You will visit the Sunday Bazaar in Kashgar where you will hear 20 languages and observe the barter in everything except dragons. You could ride on camel back, climb sand dunes, visit Mosques, ancient Buddhist caves covered with paintings, and explore archaeological ruins.