Starting point of the Silk Road, Xi'an

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Xian is the starting point for the Silk Road. It is also the capital of Shanxi Province, located in the center of the Chinese continent, and the largest city in the west. Xian has been there before, so there are no plans to look around again. Most of all, the large cities are crowded with skyscrapers and many people, making them no different from Korea, and the major tourist attractions are set, so they are not a small fun. The Museum for Byeongma-yong, an underground palace built with the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, and Hwacheon-ji, famous for the romance between King Hyeonjong and Yang Gui-bi of the Tang Dynasty, are the representative tourist attractions.

I remember when I started a trip to China in Beijing in the past, I considered the journey from Xian to Lhasa in the Tibetan region via Lanzhou, Xining, Dunhuang and Goorim. However, transportation was so inconvenient at that time that it was the last time Xian turned east again, and it was only after the opening of the Qingzang Railway linking Xining and Lhasa that actually went to Lhasa. Looking at the notes I wrote at that time, I feel new.

True, it is. It is a journey that makes a plan but does not actually move as planned. They suddenly turn around, and in some places, their scheduled daily schedule is extended to a week. Making a plan, clinging to the plan, not going as planned, all of this becomes a pleasure to travel.

In posting, specific schedules or plans will be ruled out as much as possible and will cover the history and culture of the areas to visit, and the lives of people there, if possible. It is the gateway to the West Station from China, and is studying Dunhuang intensively, whose name alone makes travelers excited. I hope that the Stimians who are interested in exploring my Silk Road trip that will lead to Dunhuang, Urumqi, Turupan, Kucha and Kashgar will join me.

  • This serial posting is my Silk Road travel plan. I am Korean and the original was written in Korean. Because I am not familiar with English, this article is translated into a translator. I'd like to introduce you to my writing and get travel information and advice. I hope you will pay a lot of attention.