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Silk Road Tour 18 Days

Silk Road Tour 18 Days
• Tour Code: GGT06
• Starting Price: USD2648 per person
• Departure Dates: Upon request at any date
• Features: Private guide & vehicle
• Starts from: Beijing
• Departs from: Shanghai
• Destinations: Beijing, Kashgar, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Xining, Linxia, Lanzhou, Xian & Shanghai
 
  • Day 1: Arrival in Beijing
    Meals Included: No meals
     
    Our professional Muslim expert tour guide will pick you up at Beijing capital international airport and transfer you to the hotel. Relax during the remainder of the afternoon and evening to recover from the jet lag. 
     
     
     
    Day 2: Beijing, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Bamboo Carbon Store, Temple of Heaven
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurants
     
    We will start to explore Beijing from Tiananmen Square in the morning. Located in the center of Beijing, Tiananmen Square is the largest city square in the world and it has great cultural significance as it was the site of many important events in Chinese history such as Chairman Mao's declaration of the establishment of the People's Republic of China on Oct, 01, 1949. Next we will walk to the Forbidden City. As the royal residences of the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties from the 15th to 20th century, the Forbidden City was the centre of state power in late feudal China and witnessed the enthronement of 14 Ming and 10 Qing emperors. After lunch we will visit the Temple of Heaven. This temple, built between 1406 and 1420, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site regarded as a masterpiece of architectural and landscape design. 
     
     
     
    Day 3: Beijing, Great Wall of China, Jade Museum, The Sacred Way of Ming Tombs, Photo Stop at Olympic Venues of Bird Nest & Water Cube
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    Morning visit to the Jade Museum and the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall was continuously built from the 3rd century BC to the 17th century AD on the northern border of China as the great military defense project of successive Chinese Empires. Today, the wall is still impressive at 3,750 miles in length, stretching from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. The Great Wall embodies unparalleled significance as the national symbol for safeguarding the security of the country and Chinese people. After lunch we will visit the Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs. The Sacred Way is a stone paved path which stretches as long as one kilometer to the north of the main gate of the Ming Tombs. Next we will make a photo stop at the 2008 Olympic Venues of Bird Nest and Water Cube.
     
     
     
    Day 4: Beijing, Summer Palace, Fresh Water Pearl, Fly to Urumqi
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    This morning we will visit the the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China, the Summer Palace. Using Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill as the basic framework, the Summer Palace combined political and administrative, residential, spiritual, and recreational functions within a landscape of lakes and mountains, in accordance with the Chinese philosophy of balancing the works of man with nature. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value. After lunch we will fly to Urumqi, capital city of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the afternoon.
     
     
     
    Day 5: Fly to Kashgar, Abakh Hoja Mausoleum
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    Fly to Kashgar in the morning. Kashgar is the Uyghur capital of Xinjiang, known as the pearl on the ancient Silk Road. Once the meeting point of the northern and southern silk routes, Kashgar was described as “fruitful soil, cotton aplenty, and inhabitants who live by trade” by Marco Polo. Then visit Abakh Hoja Mausoleum, one of the best examples of Islamic architecture in China. Also known as Xiangfei Tomb, this is is an ancient Islamic building complex and a cemetery where five generations of a famous Islamic master were buried. It is also the burial place of the “Fragrant Concubine,” whose body naturally produced a sweet scent.
     
     
     
    Day 6: Kashgar Old Town, Grand Sunday Bazaar, Fly to Urumqi
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    Visit Kashgar Old Town in the morning. The Old Town of Kashgar has a history of more than 2,000 years. We will take a walk through Old Town and visit the friendly Uyghur people in their home and experience their unique culture. Walking through the narrow lanes of this old town evokes a scene from the Arabian Nights. Then we will explore the bustling Grand Sunday Bazaar, one of China’s most famous weekend markets. The weekly Sunday Bazaar that draws a variety of ethnic groups like the Uyghur, Tajik, Kyrgyz and Kazakh to the streets of Kashgar. They come on foot, bikes, horsebacks, modern motorcycles and donkey carts, all with the hope of selling merchandise that ranges form scissors to camels. Fly to Urumqi in the afternoon.
     
     
     
    Day 7: Urumqi, Heavenly Lake, Xinjiang Regional Museum, Drive to Turpan
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    Morning visit to Heavenly Lake. With Pine trees covering the hillsides and the snow capped mountains in the background, this huge lake (3km long and 1km wide) sits half way (560 ft) up the Tianshan mountain range and offers excellent walking with breathtaking views. We will take a boat ride around the lake and see some local nomadic Kazakhs herding their sheep. After lunch we will visit Xinjiang Regional Museum which is famous for its rich collections of silk artifacts, brocades from Eastern Han Dynasty, as well as all kinds of specialized silk-woven items from the Tang Dynasty. Later we will drive to Turpan, an oasis town famous for its grapes and melons, as well as being the lowest point in China.
     
      
     
    Day 8: Turpan, Ruins of Gaochang Ancient City, Flaming Mountain, Karez Wells
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    Visit the ancient city of Gaochang in the morning. Built of mud and adobe bricks as a garrison town in the 1st century AD, the city of Gaochang was abandoned during the early Ming dynasty and what is left now is just ruins of the ancient temples, houses, palaces and the old city wall. We will then visit the Flaming Mountain. Nothing grows on this mountain and the highest temperature of summer could reach 47.8 degree centigrade or 118 degree fahrenheit, making it the hottest place in China. Afterwards we will visit the Karez Wells, covered water channels that bring melt-water from the Tianshan Mountains to the north and west into the Turpan basin.
     
     
     
    Day 9: High Speed Train to Dunhuang, Singing Sand Dunes, Crescent Moon Spring
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    We will take the High Speed Train to the oasis city of Dunhuang (about 4 hours). Throughout Dunhuang's over two thousand years of history, it has always served as a critical gateway leading to the west due to its unique geographical location at the juncture of Gansu, Qinghai and Xinjiang. Therefore Dunhuang is one of the most important crossroads on the Silk Road. Starting from Dunhuang the Silk Road was split into the northern and southern routes. After lunch we will have a camel ride on the scenic Singing Sand Dunes, called by Marco Polo as the rumbling sands. Then relax at the desert oasis, the Crescent Moon Spring, a small freshwater lake that has been a vital source of water here for thousands of years.
     
     
     
    Day 10: Dunhuang, Mogao Caves, Drive to Jiayuguan
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    Morning visit to Mogao Caves. The Mogao Caves (also known as Dunhuang Grottoes) boast the largest collection of Buddhist grottoes in existence in China. Housed in the 492 cave temples are over 2000 sculptures and 45,000 square meters of frescos dating back as early as one thousand years ago (covering a period of ten dynasties). The statues are painted and carved directly into the cave walls. The most famous aspect of Dunhuang's grottoes is the murals that feature Buddhist stories, folk culture, farming, hunting as their main themes. Drive to Jiayuguan in the afternoon.
     
     
     
    Day 11: Jiayuguan Pass, Wei & Jin Tombs, High Speed Train to Xining
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    Visit Jiayuguan Pass in the morning. Jaiyuguan Pass is the most western end of the Great Wall. Also known as "the First and Greatest Pass under Heaven", this pass is the best preserved and most magnificent military building among the three passes of the Great Wall. Located at the narrowest point of the western part of Hexi Corridor, Jiayuguan Pass is a key passageway of the ancient Silk Road. It commands fascinating views of the boundless Gobi Desert and the snow-capped Qilian Mountains. Then proceed to Wei & Jin Tombs, a huge tomb group of more than 1,400 tombs built between the 3rd and 5th century and houses vast collection of murals. Board high-speed train to Xining (about 2 hours).
     
     
     
    Day 12: Xining, Qinghai Lake, Sun Moon Mountain, High Speed Train to Lanzhou
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    Morning visit Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake is the largest salt water lake in China. Both Tibetans and Mongolians regard this lake a holy lake. Many Tibetan worshippers can be seen praying along the banks. Later, visit the Sun Moon Mountain, a memorial dedicated to the Tang Dynasty Princess Wencheng, who is credited as one of the people who brought Buddhism to Tibet. Upon returning to Xining we will have lunch. Afterwards, Board high-speed train to Lanzhou (about 1 hours). 
     
     
     
    Day 13: Drive to Linxia, Khufiyya Huashi Mosque & Gongbei, Qadiriyya Great Gongbei, Madrasa, Local Bazaar
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    Drive to Linxia in the morning. Linxia has been one of the main religious, cultural, and commercial centers of China's Muslim community, earning itself the nickname of "the little Mecca of China". Almost every major Islamic movement in China finds its origin among Muslims who came to Linxia disseminating new doctrines after pilgrimage to Mecca. It remains the main center of China's Qadiriyyah and Khufiyya Sufi orders; it was also the home of Ma Mingxin, the founder of the Jahriyya order. Upon arrival in Linxia we will visit Muslim community, Madrassah, local Bazaar, Khufiyya Huashi Mosque & Gongbei, Qadiriyya Great Gongbei in the Muslim city of Linxia.
     
     
     
    Day 14: Drive to Lanzhou, Provincial Museum, Water Wheel Park, Fly to Xian
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant.
     
    Drive to Lanzhou in the morning. Upon arrival we will visit the Water Wheel Park and Gansu Provincial Museum. There are more than 140,000 collections in the Provincial Museum including the world-famous bronze Galloping Horse's Hoof Stepped on a Flying Swallow, also named as Galloping Horse. The galloping horse is honored as the mysterious and rare treasure in the history of Chinese ancient sculpture art. After lunch we will fly to Xian, the ancient capital city of China and the starting point of Silk Road.
     
     
     
    Day 15: Xian, Terra Cotta Warriors & Reproduction Factory, Great Mosque, Bell & Drum Tower Square, Muslim Quarter
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    Morning visit to the Terra Cotta Army & reprodution factory. Considered one of the foremost archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the 2000-year-old Terra Cotta Army was discovered by accident in 1974 by local farmers digging a well. The 8,000-plus life-sized figures are arranged in vaults to guard the tomb of Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China. After lunch, we will visit the Bell & Drum Tower Square and Xian Muslim Quarter. The Muslim Quarter of Xian covers several blocks with an estimated 60,000 Muslims in the region. There are about seven ancient mosques in the area, among which the Great Mosque built in 742 is most famous and popular among all. At Xian's Muslim Quarter you will find a seemingly endless labyrinth of street food, restaurants and bustling local life. 
     
     
     
    Day 16: Xian, City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square, Fly to Shanghai
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    This morning we will walk on the the oldest, largest and best preserved city walls in China, Xian City Wall which is rectangular in shape and has a total length of 14 kilometers. As one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world, it was constructed with a moat, drawbridges, watch towers, corner towers, parapet walls and gate towers. Next we will visit Shaanxi History Museum. Considered one of China's most exceptional museums, this museum's exhibits range from ancient bronze tools to Ming and Qing dynasty artifacts. Later we will walk along the square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda. As the symbol of Xian, Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building constructed in 652. After lunch we will fly to Shanghai.
     
     
     
    Day 17: Shanghai, Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao Market, The Bund & Nanjing Road, People's Square, Shanghai Museum
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
     
    Morning visit  to the Yuyuan Garden. This garden is a maze of Ming Dynasty pavilions, elaborate rockeries, arched bridges, and goldfish ponds, all encircled by an undulating dragon wall. Then shopping at the Chenghuangmiao market located outside the garden. After lunch we will stroll along the Bund and nearby Nanjing Road. The Bund refers to Shanghai's famous waterfront stretching for 1.6km along the west shore of the Huangpu River. Nanjing Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai and one of the busiest shopping streets in the world. We will then visit the People's Square and Shanghai Museum. The rich and high-quality collection of Shanghai Museum's 120,000 precious works of art including ancient Chinese bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphy is specially celebrated in the world. 
     
     
     
    Day 18: Departure from Shanghai
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
    Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
     
  • Deluxe Prices (5-star hotel accommodation)

    Valid Time

    Room Type

    2 Pax

    3-5 Pax

    6-9 Pax

    10 Pax & Above

    Mar to Nov

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD4458

    USD4178

    USD3708

    USD3478

    Single Room Supplement

    USD1060

    USD1060

    USD1060

    USD860

    Dec to Feb

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD4048

    USD3768

    USD3318

    USD3078

    Single Room Supplement

    USD850

    USD850

    USD850

    USD650


    Standard Prices (4-star hotel accommodation)

    Valid Time

    Room Type

    2 Pax

    3-5 Pax

    6-9 Pax

    10 Pax & Above

    Mar to Nov

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD4178

    USD3938

    USD3478

    USD3148

    Single Room Supplement

    USD850

    USD850

    USD850

    USD720

    Dec to Feb

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD3838

    USD3598

    USD3118

    USD2878

    Single Room Supplement

    USD630

    USD630

    USD630

    USD480


    Budget Prices (3-star hotel accommodation)

    Valid Time

    Room Type

    2 Pax

    3-5 Pax

    6-9 Pax

    10 Pax & Above

    Mar to Nov

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD4138

    USD3908

    USD3458

    USD3098

    Single Room Supplement

    USD540

    USD540

    USD540

    USD460

    Dec to Feb

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD3788

    USD3618

    USD3148

    USD2838

    Single Room Supplement

    USD360

    USD360

    USD360

    USD310

     
    Booking Notice
    Tour starts in Beijing
    Tour ends in Shanghai
    Tour Feature: Exclusive private tour (with private guide and private vehicle)
    Departure Dates: Upon request at your time of convenience
    Minimum of two persons are required at the time of booking
     
    Pricing Policy
    The prices are based on per person, twin sharing basis
    Infants (under 2 years of age) traveling with parents: free of charge
    Child (2 -12 years of age) sharing a bed: 80% of the adult price
    Child (2 -12 years of age) sharing no bed: 60% of the adult price
    Tour Price Inclusions
    Hotel accommodations with daily Buffet Breakfast at hotel
    Soft train ticket from Turpan to Dunhuang, JIayuguan/Xining/Lanzhou
    Domestic flight with tax included: Beijing/Urumqi/Kashgar/Urumqi, Lanzhou/Xian/Shanghai
    Meals as specified (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner at local restaurants)
    Private air-conditioned car/van/coach for land transportation
    Experienced English language speaking tour guide
    All admission tickets to sightseeing places
    All government taxes
    Tour Price Exclusions
    Optional tour & Insurance
    International airfare to Beijing and departing from Shanghai
    Chinese Tourist Visa
    Excursions and activities not included in itinerary
    Gratuities to GCT service staffs (please refer to Travel Information)
    Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, etc
    Reservation
    For reservation, please send an email to info@GrandChinaTravel.com. Please inform us: the tour code; the number of travelers; your name as appeared in passport; your passport number; the date of arrival in China and your international flight number. For details of payment, please read our Terms & Conditions.

     

  • Silk Road Odyssey Tour 18 Days Optional Tours
     
    Day 2: Acrobatic Show Performance with Chinese Dinner, USD30 per person
    Join an optional tour to a dazzling acrobatic performance by local acrobats at Beijing’s    Chaoyang Theater with an included dinner. Chinese acrobatics ranks among the best arts in the world. The history of acrobatic show has been existent for more than two thousand years. The acrobatic shows are characterized by feats of strength and daring performed cleverly, precisely and accurately, and the ability of retaining balance in motion.
     
     
    Day 3: Chinese Kungfu Show at Red Theater with Chinese Dinner, USD35 per person
    The show of the Legend of Kungfu at Red Theatre Beijing is a high level performance with the wonderful story layout, perfect stage design, professional martial arts actors, and the real Kungfu actions and scenes. You will be strongly impacted both mentally and physically by this show.
     
     
    Day 15: Tang Dynasty Dance & Music Performance with Dumplings Banquet Dinner, USD40 per person
    Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show integrates a program of several interpretations of  music, singing and dancing depicting the typical style, landscapes, traditions and costumes  of the Tang Dynasty. The Provincial Song and Dance Ensemble has had about 7,000 performances during the past 20 years recreating the amazing culture and history of the prosperous Tang Dynasty for over 5 million visitors.
     
     
    Day 17: Huangpu River cruise & night view of Shanghai, USD40 per person
    The cruise starts from the Bund and goes upstream. Towards the south, it takes you to look at the Nanpu Bridge, and then turns round to the north to go to the Yangpu Bridge and back to where it is started. Between the stately colonial edifices along the Bund, the glittering skyscrapers on the eastern shore of Pudong, and the unceasing river traffic, there is plenty to keep your eyes from ever resting.
     
     
  • Deluxe Hotels for Silk Road Tour 18 Days

    Beijing

    Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Beijing or similar

    Kashgar

    Yue Xing Jin Jiang International Hotel Kashgar or similar

    Urumqi

    Hoi Tak Hotel Urumqi or similar

    Turpan

    Tuha Petroleum Hotel Turpan or similar

    Dunhuang

    Silk Road Hotel Dunhuang or similar

    Jiayuguan

    Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan or similar

    Xining

    Qinghai Yinlong Hotel Xining or similar

    Linxia

    Hehuang Mingzhu International Hotel Linxia or similar

    Lanzhou

    Grand Soluxe Hotel Lanzhou or similar

    Xian

    Grand Metropark Hotel Xian or similar

    Shanghai

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Shanghai or similar


    Standard Hotels for Silk Road Tour 18 Days

    Beijing

    Sunworld Hotel Beijing or similar

    Kashgar

    Tianyuan Business Hotel Kashgar or similar

    Urumqi

    Orient Dynasty Hotel Urumqi or similar

    Turpan

    Huozhou Hotel Turpan or similar

    Dunhuang

    Grand Soluxe Hotel Dunhuang or similar

    Jiayuguan

    Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan or similar

    Xining

    Qinghai Hotel Xining or similar

    Linxia

    Hehuang Mingzhu International Hotel Linxia or similar

    Lanzhou

    Gansu International Hotel Lanzhou or similar

    Xian

    Grand New World Hotel Xian or similar

    Shanghai

    Ambassador Hotel Shanghai or similar


    Budget Hotels for Silk Road Tour 18 Days

    Beijing

    City Inn Happy Valley Beijing or similar

    Kashgar

    Seman Hotel Kashgar or similar

    Urumqi

    City Hotel Urumqi or similar

    Turpan

    Huozhou Hotel Turpan or similar

    Dunhuang

    Dunhuang Hotel or similar

    Jiayuguan

    Great Wall Hotel Jiayuguan or similar

    Xining

    Muslim Hotel Xining or similar

    Linxia

    Hehuang Mingzhu International Hotel Linxia or similar

    Lanzhou

    Gansu International Hotel Lanzhou or similar

    Xian

    City Hotel Xian or similar

    Shanghai

    Holiday Inn Express Putuo Hotel Shanghai or similar


    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Beijing
    Add: 50 Wangfujing Avenue. Dongcheng District, Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City, Beijing
    Tel: +86-10-58168888
     
    Sunworld Dynasty Hotel is located in Wangfujing Avenue within walking distance to Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. The property features 395 luxurious guestrooms equipped with modern amenities suitable for business and leisure travelers. If you are here for business, the hotel provides conference and function rooms for meetings and special events. Savor Asian and European cuisine at Dynasty Plaza or Cantonese and Northern Chinese specialties at Royal Restaurant. Spend your day with the recreational facilities including a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, and spa. Whatever the reason for your visit, Sunworld Dynasty Hotel is a must for your stay.
     
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Yue Xing Jin Jiang International Hotel
    Add: NO.291 Western Refions Road Kashgar
    Tel: +86-998-2318888
     
    Kashi Yue Xing Jin Jiang International Hotel is a five-star international business hotel. The hotel design features western regional styles. This hotel will have 323 guestrooms and suites, equipped with high-end amenities. The hotel will also have a range of multi-functional rooms to host conferences, meetings, special events and high-end banquets. Similarly, there will be several dining options, including a Teppanyaki restaurant and a restaurant serving a combination of gourmet Chinese cuisines including traditional Xinjiang dishes. Additional facilities include a business center, a fitness center, heated indoor swimming pool, spa, beauty salon and games room.
     
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Hoi Tak Hotel Urumqi
    Add: No.1 Dongfeng Road, Urumqi
    Tel: +86-991-2322828
     
    Hoi Tak Hotel is 22 km to the International Airport, 7 km to the railway station and 1.5 km to Red Mountain which is a symbol of Urumqi city. Situated in the central business district of Urumqi. The first deluxe international hotel with 5 star facilities, managed by Hoi Tak International (HK) Ltd. With panoramic view of the famous snow capped 'Tian Shan' mountains, it elegant architectural and interior design and variety of facilities will surely make an ideal place both for business and leisure. 318 tastefully appointed guest rooms and suites well decorated with all the comforts of home.  2 executive floors for the business travelers. The hotel has several restaurants, The Village Inn provides authentic Cantonese cuisine, The Muslim Restaurant specialize in local Xinjiang food, Le Grand Restaurant and Cafe offers western food in a romantic surrounding and the Food Court serves quick meals at good prices. For recreation, the hotel has a gorgeous indoor heated swimming pool, a gym, bowling center and a great sauna. There is also an advanced business center, meeting rooms and a well equipped conference hall. The elegant architecture and interior design of the building here, and the wide variety of facilities available, make this an ideal place both for business and leisure.
     
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Tuha Petroleum Hotel Turpan
    Add: No. 230 Wenhua Road, Turpan
    Tel: +86-995-8666666
     
    This Turpan hotel offers standard rooms with modern facilities, including broadband Internet access. Diners will find both Chinese and Western cuisines available, but specialties here include local Xinjiang dishes. And no Xinjiang experience would be complete without barbeque and room service available for your stay. For business travelers, there is a business center as well as meeting rooms to suit any request. When it comes to entertainment, guests can relax with a the massage or in the sauna, socialize in the night club, sing to their hearts' content in the private karaoke rooms or just play a game of billiards, chess or cards in one of the hotel's game rooms.
     
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 4-star Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel
    Add: Dunyuet Road, Dunhuang
    Tel: +86-937-8882088
     
    This magnificent hotel is clearly a winning choice with its unique architecture design and outstanding location against the backdrop of the Mingsha Sand Dune. Guests with an appetite for Chinese history will not be disappointed with the hotel's prominent framework that showcase the spirit of Tang Dynasty with large rooftops, ornate furniture, a garden courtyard, and long corridors. Boasting 271 tastefully appointed guestrooms, each unit is decorated simply and furnished with Chinese decor. Guests are minutes away from a myriad of sightseeing attractions such as the Mogao Grottoes, Crescent Moon Lake, Yumenguan and Yangguan Passes, and White Horse Pagoda. Head to Feng Yi Ting restaurant to sample an outstanding selection of Chinese and international cuisine. The rooftop snack bar is another great venue to unwind with a drink while enjoying the fantastic view of Gobi desert.
     
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel:  4-star Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan
    Add: No. 1799 South Wenhua Road, Jiayuguan
    Tel: +86-937-6768886
     
    The Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan (Jiayuguan Guangchang Jiari Jiudian) is a business hotel offering guests Chinese cuisine. Guests on business can take advantage of a large conference hall business center and meeting facilities. For a nice break guests can stop by the lobby bar coffee shop or tea house to relax or use the fitness facilities or ping pong room. Billards chess and poker are also on offer at the hotel.
     
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel:5-star Qinghai Yinlong Hotel
    Add: No. 38 Huanghe Road, Xining
    Tel: +86-971-6166666
     
    The Yinlong Hotel (Qinghai Yinlong Jiudian) is a luxurious business hotel located in Xining's commercial area. The hotel is 38 km from the airport. The 21-floor hotel provides 316 rooms and suites. A Chinese restaurant, teahouse, and private rooms are available. The seven conference rooms and international conference center are equipped with interpretation systems and wireless Internet access. Yinlong Hotel is taking a lead in the latest fashion in its facilities with adoption of many national and international styles and humanist technologies.
     
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 3-star Hehuang Mingzhu International Hotel Linxia
    Add: Gansu Linxia Nanbinhe Road East Road
    Tel: +86-930-6666661
     
    Hehuang Mingzhu International Hotel is situated in Linxia and features free Wi-Fi. The various facilities this unique hotel offers include an express check-in and check-out feature, a coffee bar  and luggage storage. Hehuang Mingzhu International Hotel has been recently refurbished and provides a ticket service, a games room and room service. The hotel's multilingual staff will be glad to  provide dining suggestions and assist in organising itineraries. Rooms feature tea and coffee making facilities, slippers and a desk. A telephone and a hair dryer are also provided. It features a  restaurant and a bar where guests can relax of an evening.
     
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Grand Soluxe Hotel Gansu
    Add: No. 428 Qingyang Road, Chengguan, Lanzhou
    Tel: +86-931-4608888
     
    Providing 207 elegantly-designed guestrooms, this luxury hotel is conveniently located near the city's bustling commercial district. The Grand Soluxe Hotel Gansu is 70 kilometers from the Lanzhou International Airport and four kilometers from the Lanzhou Railway Station. It is also just five kilometers away from the city's commercial district, where guests will find many shopping arcades, restaurants, and entertainment venues. It is also close to many tourist attractions in the city. The onsite restaurant serves a variety of Chinese, Cantonese, and Western cuisine. As the first hotel in Lanzhou to receive a five-star rating, Grand Soluxe Hotel Gansu is ideal for business and leisure travelers who want upscale accommodation.
     
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Grand Metropark Hotel Xian
    Add: No.158 Dong Da Jie, Beilin District, Xian
    Tel: +86-29-87691234
     
    Nestled in the heart of City Center, Grand Metropark Hotel Xian is an ideal spot from which to discover Xian. Situated only 2 KM from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Xian Huayi Hospital, Changle Men Gate, Minsheng Department Store. Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Xian hotel. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, giftsouvenir shop, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests can be enjoyed at the hotel. Grand Metropark Hotel Xian is home to 315 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCDplasma screen, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, wake-up service, desk. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Grand Metropark Hotel Xian.
     
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Crowne Plaza Shanghai Hotel
    Add: No. 400 Pan Yu Road, Changning District, Shanghai
    Tel: +86-21-61458888
     
    If you have stayed at one of the many Crown Plazas around the globe, you are already familiar with the quality of service they represent. Crowne Plaza Shanghai Hotel prides themselves on providing a full array of hospitality geared for business. That means you can expect a lot of amenities all under one roof. An excellent business center can be found on-site with meeting facilities and ballrooms that can accommodate corporate or private events. But it's not all business all the time. Guests can relax with the dining options, work out in the well-equipped fitness center, or take advantage of the Olympic-sized indoor pool. A sauna and massage treatments further the chances to get truly relaxed. With all these options and a worldwide track record of good service, you are in good hands during your stay at Crowne Plaza Shanghai Hotel.
     
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Sunworld Hotel Beijing 
    Add: 88 Dengshikou, Dongcheng District, Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City, Beijing
    Tel: +86-10-58168999
     
    Strategically placed in the heart of downtown Beijing, this 4-star luxury offers a full list of comfortable room accommodations along with professional services. Each spacious guestroom is equipped with the necessary modern amenities. Guests may savor Chinese dishes from the in-house Spring Garden Chinese Restaurant or enjoy exotic Thai cuisine at the Sawasdee Restaurant, once awarded as Beijing’s best Thai restaurant. International fare is also offered at the Song He Cafe. Guests may unwind at the Lobby Lounge with their favorite cocktails and drinks. Business travelers may utilize the fully-equipped function rooms equipped with meeting and banquet facilities. Sunworld Hotel also offers several recreational facilities, ensuring an enhancement to your trip to Beijing.
     
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Tianyuan Business Hotel 
    Add: No. 8 East Renmin Road Kashgar
    Tel: +86-998-2802222
     
    Featuring an on-site night club and a beauty parlour, Kashi Tianyuan International Hotel is located in Kashgar and offers 4-star accommodation. The various facilities this modern hotel has to offer include a coffee bar, massage services and a sauna. Tianyuan Business hotel has 168 rooms and has been recently refurnished. Staff are available 24-hours a day. Those who staying at Tianyuan International Hotel Kashgar can relax in their luxurious rooms that feature a refrigerator, movies-on-demand and a mini bar. The bathrooms have a shower and provide a hair dryer and bathrobes. Kashi Tianyuan International Hotel houses a restaurant and a bar where guests are able to unwind at the end of the day with a meal and a drink. Places of interest close to Tianyuan International Hotel Kashgar include Hasi Tomb and Gaotai Ancient Homes. The hotel's multilingual staff are available to ensure that every guest has a comfortable visit.
     
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Orient Dynasty Hotel Urumqi
    Add: No.17 Xinhua Sourth Road, Tianshan District, Urumqi  
    Tel: +86-991-2335678
     
    Orient Dynasty Hotel Urumchi provides a comfortable setting. It is conveniently positioned for those wishing to visit local attractions. This 4-star hotel provides meeting rooms, a safe and room service. A gym is available to those wanting to keep up their exercise regimes while travelling. Rooms feature slippers, tea and coffee making facilities and a refrigerator. All offer a telephone, a desk and bottled water. Orient Dynasty Hotel Urumchi features a restaurant and a bar where guests are able to relax at the end of the day with a meal and a drink. Guests looking for after-dinner entertainment can visit the in-house casino. The hotel is situated just a short walk from The Eighth Route Army Xinjiang Office Memorial Hall. Under a 25-minute car ride away, Urumqi Diwopu International Airport is within easy reach.
     
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Huozhou Hotel
    Add: Shuiyun Square, Donghuan Road, Turpan 
    Tel: +86-995-8666888
     
    Huozhou Hotel is a 4-star property located on Shuirun Square in the heart of Turpan. Each of its 145 rooms are comfortable and appointed with modern conveniences. Facilities include a swimming pool, sauna and restaurant serving Chinese and western cuisine. 
     
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Grand Soluxe Hotel Dunhuang 
    Add: No.1339 Yangguan Middle Road, Dunhuang
    Tel: +86-937-8862622
     
    Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Dunhuang Grand Soluxe Hotel is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Dunhuang. Only 14km away, this 4-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Dunhuang Grand Soluxe Hotel also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Dunhuang. The hotel provides 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage to ensure our guests the greatest comfort. Guests can choose from 256 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Dunhuang Grand Soluxe Hotel is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Dunhuang.
     
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan
    Add: No. 1799 South Wenhua Road, Jiayuguan
    Tel: +86-937-6768886
     
    The Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan (Jiayuguan Guangchang Jiari Jiudian) is a business hotel offering guests Chinese cuisine. Guests on business can take advantage of a large conference hall business center and meeting facilities. For a nice break guests can stop by the lobby bar coffee shop or tea house to relax or use the fitness facilities or ping pong room. Billards chess and poker are also on offer at the hotel.
     
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Qinghai Hotel
    Add: No. 158, Huanghe Road, Xining
    Tel: +86-971-6148999
     
    Qinghai Hotel (Qinghai Binguan) is located 30 km from the railway station and 70 km from the airport. The hotel boasts 395 rooms, all of which are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, radio and international and domestic direct-dial telephone. The business center offers typing, photocopying and fax services, and the hotel also boasts a shopping arcade, beauty salon, ticket reservation, disco, karaoke and currency exchange desk. The restaurant serves Chinese and Western cuisine, and there is also cafe and bar serving drinks and cocktails.
     
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 3-star Hehuang Mingzhu International Hotel Linxia
    Add: Gansu Linxia Nanbinhe Road East Road
    Tel: +86-930-6666661
     
    Hehuang Mingzhu International Hotel is situated in Linxia and features free Wi-Fi. The various facilities this unique hotel offers include an express check-in and check-out feature, a coffee bar  and luggage storage. Hehuang Mingzhu International Hotel has been recently refurbished and provides a ticket service, a games room and room service. The hotel's multilingual staff will be glad to  provide dining suggestions and assist in organising itineraries. Rooms feature tea and coffee making facilities, slippers and a desk. A telephone and a hair dryer are also provided. It features a  restaurant and a bar where guests can relax of an evening.
     
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Gansu International Hotel Lanzhou
    Add: No. 324 Qingyang Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou 
    Tel: +86-931-8457188
     
    Located in the city center, the Gansu International Hotel (Gansu Guoji Dajiudian) is only a ten-minute drive from Lanzhou Railway Station. Guestrooms of this Lanzhou hotel are equipped with central air conditioning, international direct dial phones, private safes and mini-refrigerators. The 2F Chinese restaurant serves Sichuan, Cantonese and Northwest Chinese style cuisines. Guests can choose to dine in any of the 26 private dining rooms on 4F and 5F. There is also a Western restaurant in the lobby that opens 24 hours a day. On 3F there are four multifunctional meeting rooms seating from 50 to 200. For recreation, guests can go to the beauty salon or take exercise at the fitness center. 
     
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Grand New World Hotel 
    Add: No. 172 Lian Hu Lu, Lianhu District, Xian
    Tel: +86-29-87216868
     
    Located next to the city wall, the friendly staff at this location can make any stay in Xian effortless and memorable. With 480 rooms, Grand New World Hotel can accommodate a large amount of people, and they usually do because of their popularity and reputation for excellence. The staff realizes that it is difficult to travel in a city where most visitors don’t speak the language, and as a consequence, they make visiting the major tourist sites in the area effortless and efficient. Be sure to check out the Terra-Cotta Warriors, and the Temple of the Eight Immortals is certainly worth a look as well. Considered by many to be the best place to stay in Xian, the Grand New World Hotel will not disappoint, and it is definitely worth a look. Grand New World Hotel can be easily booked with our secure online booking form. Simply enter your dates and click to proceed.
     
     
     
    Standard Hotel:4-star Shanghai Ambassador Hotel 
    Add: No.818 Wanhngdu Road, Jingan District, Shanghai
    Tel: +86-21-63357509
     
    This luxury class hotel situated in the CaoJiaDu Commercial Zone, is located near West NanJing Road. Guests will enjoy easy access to the Shanghai Exhibition Center, the commercial zones of ZhongShan Park, and the JingAn Temple. The hotel is also surrounded by a myriad of restaurants, shopping areas, and local markets. The hotel boasts 308 rooms furnished with elegant amenities that promote comfort and offer a special Japanese floor. Additionally, guests can enjoy fine dining and drinks at the Clivia Coffee Shop, the Grand Palace Restaurant, and the Yawara Teppanyaki Restaurant. The Ambassador Hotel is one of the leading international luxury hotels in Shanghai, perfect for guests that want luxury and refinement.
     
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star City Inn Happy Valley Hotel Beijing 
    Add: Vecchio Shopping Street, North Xiaowuji Road, East 4th Ring, Chaoyang District, Beijing
    Tel: +86-10-67376688
     
    City Inn Happy Valley Beijing is a chain of fine business hotel brand developed by the OCT IHMC, located in the center of Beijing City that gives traveler the great location for business and financial purposes. The hotel is also easily reachable the city’s major shopping area and famous attractions nearby such as Beijing National Stadium, the Summer Palace. The hotel boasts excellent accommodation among Beijing hotels, good service and well appointed facility. In the hotel there are 224 rooms that have contemporary interiors and diverse room types. It offers the ideal setting for conferences, meetings, special events, business trips, and the Internet access helps guests keeping in touch with their friends and family when traveling in Beijing. Free broad video and self-help laundry house are available for guests. Restaurants, Bars, Sauna, Foot Massage, Beauty Salon, Supermarket, Banks, and Hospital are all around the hotel. An attentive and professional staff is always pleased to provide you all the necessary information for your successful Beijing travel.
     
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Seman Hotel Kashgar
    Add: No. 337 Seman Road Kashgar
    Tel: +86-998-2581186
     
    Seman Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Kashgar and the only one decorated in Uyghur style. It is 10 minutes walking distance to Idkagh Mosque, 10 minutes driving distance to Kashgar International Airport, and 15 minutes driving distance to Kashgar Railway Station. It has 3 different bulidings to meet the different guest requirements; and it was approved as one of the world's to 10 hotel in 1989. Seman Hotel provides cable TV, a telephone and internet in the rooms. And rooms with both shared and private bathroom are available. The front desk of this hotel is open 24 hours to help guestd with needs. Both a Uighur lcoal flavor restaurant and Chinese stylr restaurant are located in the courtyard of the hotel.
     
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Urumqi City Hotel
    Add: No.27 Hongqi Road, Urumqi
    Tel: +86-991-2207666
     
    The City Hotel is located in the city center of Tianshan District. It is 18 kilometers from the Urumqi International Airport. Remodeled in 2009, the hotel features 226 rooms. The hotel property features a sauna center, night club, restaurant, currency exchange, concierge service, parking, limousine rentals, laundry, safe-deposit boxes, meeting room and business center. It also provides meeting rooms and luggage storage. The rooms offer slippers, a refrigerator and bottled water. Hot drinks can be brewed with complimentary coffee and tea supplies. On-site dining options include a restaurant, which is an ideal spot to have a meal. 
     
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 4-star Huozhou Hotel Turpan
    Add: Shuiyun Square, Donghuan Road, Turpan
    Tel: +86-995-8666888
     
    Huozhou Hotel is a 4-star property located on Shuirun Square in the heart of Turpan. Each of its 145 rooms are comfortable and appointed with modern conveniences. Facilities include a swimming pool, sauna and restaurant serving Chinese and western cuisine. 
     
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Dunhuang Hotel
    Add: No. 14, Yangguan East Road, Dunhuang
    Tel: 86-937-8859128
    It was opened to business in 1978 and was assessed as a 4 star-rated hotel in Dunhuang in 2001. There are four buildings in total to suit various needs of different tourists or budgets, that is South Building, North Building, the VIP Guest houses and Building No. 8. You will surely enjoy your stay here.
     
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Great Wall Hotel Jiayuguan
    Add: No. 6 West Jianshe Road
    Tel: +86-937-6225288
     
    The Great Wall Hotel is located about 2 kilometers from the railway station and 12 kilometers from the airport. It is on the edge of town, with some good views of the nearby Qilian Mountains and in easy reach of the Great Wall Museum. This Jiayuguan hotel has a variety of service for those who need to be pampered. There are 150 guestrooms equipped with TVs, international direct dial telephones, air-conditioning and 24-hour hot water.  The business center provides typing, photocopying and fax services and there are also variously sized meeting rooms and banquet halls.
     
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Hehuang Mingzhu International Hotel Linxia
    Add: Gansu Linxia Nanbinhe Road East Road
    Tel: +86-930-6666661
     
    Hehuang Mingzhu International Hotel is situated in Linxia and features free Wi-Fi. The various facilities this unique hotel offers include an express check-in and check-out feature, a coffee bar  and luggage storage. Hehuang Mingzhu International Hotel has been recently refurbished and provides a ticket service, a games room and room service. The hotel's multilingual staff will be glad to  provide dining suggestions and assist in organising itineraries. Rooms feature tea and coffee making facilities, slippers and a desk. A telephone and a hair dryer are also provided. It features a  restaurant and a bar where guests can relax of an evening.
     
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 4-star Gansu International Hotel Lanzhou
    Add: No. 324 Qingyang Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou 
    Tel: +86-931-8457188
     
    Located in the city center, the Gansu International Hotel (Gansu Guoji Dajiudian) is only a ten-minute drive from Lanzhou Railway Station. Guestrooms of this Lanzhou hotel are equipped with central air conditioning, international direct dial phones, private safes and mini-refrigerators. The 2F Chinese restaurant serves Sichuan, Cantonese and Northwest Chinese style cuisines. Guests can choose to dine in any of the 26 private dining rooms on 4F and 5F. There is also a Western restaurant in the lobby that opens 24 hours a day. On 3F there are four multifunctional meeting rooms seating from 50 to 200. For recreation, guests can go to the beauty salon or take exercise at the fitness center. Other services include 24-hour room service, travel and car renting services.
     
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star City Hotel Xian
    Add: No.70 Nan Da Jie, Beilin District, Xian
    Tel: +86-29-87219988
     
    This modern 3-star hotel is centrally located in the ancient city of Xi'an, a bustling commercial center with well-known establishments such as the Bell Tower, Drum Tower, and Ancient City Wall. With a total of 137 well-appointed guestrooms, each room at the City Hotel offers a comfortable living space, equipped with central air conditioning, cable TV, and a mini bar. As for business travelers, the meeting room and multi-function hall on the third floor comes well-prepared with the latest in audio and video equipment. Other services include a gymnasium, tea room, and a lounge where guests can relax at the end of the day. For dining options, a variety of dishes can be enjoyed at the Ming Palace Restaurant and La Pinata Restaurant on the second floor.
     
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Holiday Inn Express Putuo Hotel
    Add: No. 843 Guang fuxi Lu, Putuo District, Shanghai
    Tel: +86-21-61421818
     
    Well-managed and conveniently situated on Guang Fu Xi Road, in the heart of downtown, Holiday Inn Express Putuo Hotel is a great choice for travelers. It's an easy drive to the city center and a short distance of nine kilometers to Hongqiao International Airport. The railway station is also easily accessible along with many scenic destinations such as Jing'an Temple, Jade Buddy Temple, Zhong Shan Park and the Su Zhou River where guests can enjoy the stunning riverside and garden view. Shanghai's prime shopping center is also within close proximity. The seven-story hotel boasts 237 well-appointed guest rooms that come with a modern and simplistic style. All room are non-smoking, featuring satellite TV and individually controlled air conditioning. Catering to the discerning business travelers, the 48 square meters meeting room is ideal and fully-equipped with an array of meeting facilities such as an LCD projector and a DVD player.
     
     

     

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