This is part 1 in the series of posts showing a total of 50 photos from our August 2017 trip to and along the China side of the silk road. To continue to part 2, click here.
In August 2017, we decided to take an educational summer trip to China’s silk road starting overland from Hong Kong. Traditionally, the eastern terminus of the land-based silk road was Chang’an (now known as Xi’an), and even though the bullet train from Guangzhou to Lanzhou stops in Xi’an, we decided to save time and skip straight to our first stop in Lanzhou. Lanzhou is famous for hand-pulled noodles which can be found in halal restaurants in almost every city I’ve visited across China, and the making of which I’ve posted a video of on my Instagram page.
The bullet train from Lanzhou to Urumqi was completed in 2014 and claims to be the highest high-speed rail track in the world.
Click here to continue to part 2.