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........Insight into China in 2012 -- Motor Home through China

1, Since your vehicles are all Motor Home, long and wide and non 4WD, I have a research and make every road of this itineary sealed road and not damage to your vehicles. The only exception is the local people repair the road next year which we can not known in advance. If we really meet this few case during the tour, our guide will do his or her best to help you to solve the problems. This also make us miss some beautiful rural sceneries in China.

2, I add the driving hours of each day in the itineary which only shows you the time for driving, excluding the time for rest, petrol station, meals, visits etc.

3, I will give you more helpful information or note for China tour later, after the tour fix, such as fuel, tradition, etc.

4, Since you can decide the driving speed and the visits during the tour, I kept the origional tour and not change. If you would like to make it shorter or any adjustment, please feel free to tell me and I am very glad to do that for you.

5, I make the tour quiet full, because I want to show you as much as possible. If you feel tired, you can tell me to cut out some sites or cut some during the tour. If you would like to
cut some, you can tell me before your entry or tell the guide during the tour, according to your time and you phisical condition.  This is flexible for you to change.

6 , You will see sometimes we will drive about 4-5 hours a day, that is because there is no special visit that day and we will drive 4-5 hours and visit along and stop at somewhere
you want to stop.

7, in next year, if there is update about the road condition, such as road repairing, we will email you to change the road a little.



 Day Itinerary  
Distance
Driving information
Estimate Driving Hours
Tour Highlights
1 Tourgat/Kashgar
170kms
S212 or s309
5-6 hours
We will enter China from Tourgat border port. After the custom and entry process, we will drive to Kashgar.
Either Tourgat or Irkstan is ok. You can decide which one to enter, according to your route. If you drive from Osh, you can enter China Irkstan. If you drive from Bishkek, you may enter from Tourgat which are nearer.
Usually you will arrive at China border about 12:00 or 01:00pm in the afternoon and will arrive at Kashgar about 8:00pm. It becomes dark very late in Xinjiang, about 8 or 9 pm.
2 Kashgar
N/A
After finish the vehicle and driving license process, which only cost a little time this morning, we will visit Kashgar, city tour today.
We suggest visit Kashgar Grand Bazaar.
The Kashgar Grand Bazaar is very intersting. The bazaar is composed of two parts, one is for local people to buy life necessities, and the other is for livestocks purchase and sell. This offer you the best way to know the south Xinjiang, to know the local people and their culture.
3 Kashgar/Kala Kul Lake
190kms
G314
3.5-4.5 hours
We will visit the  the Id Kah Mosque,  Abakh Hoja Tomb etc in the morning and then drive to Kala Kula Lake in the afternoon. Camp by the bautiful lake and we can see the sunset of the grand Muztag Ata located east to the lake. and anywhere you would like to see in the city.
There is speed limit on the way to Kala Kul Lake. It becomes dark in Xinjiang very late, about 8 or 9 pm in the evening. 
4 Kala Kul Lake/Yingjisha
260kms
G314, G315
5 hours
We will visit the Kala Kul Lake and the Stone City in the morning.  About 3-4 pm this afternoon, we may drive to Yingjisha where is famous for their ethnic knife art The knife made at Yingjisha is the most famous ones in whole Xinjiang. It becames dark about 9pm in Xinjiang. If some would like to stay by the lakeside, one guide can accompany them to visit the lake, and if another guide may lead other vehicles to the Stone City, an old city built by stone, over 1400 years ago and very grand, but about 100kms away from Kala Kul Lake. You can decide to visit or not according to your time and your condition.
5 Yingjisha/Hetian
444kms
G315
5-6 hours
We will drive to Hetian today. If you see something interesting, you can stop and have a look and visit along the way. The road condtion is good.  
6 Hetian
N/A
We will visit at Hetian today.
Hetian is famous for the Hetian Jade in China. In Xinjiang, there is a saying" Expereience the folk in south Xinjiang and enjoy the beautiful scenery in north Xinjiang.".So we will have one day there to explore the local. Not only the tourist site, but also see the real life of the local people in the local village.
Sites recommend: Hetian Bazzar,  Peanut tree (over 1300 years old), King of Grape tree(over 132 years old), grape corridor (the whole length of the grape corridor in Hetian county last about 2000kms long, very special and intersting), the local jade market and the local villages etc.
Although the jade there is very beautifu and one of the most famous in China (If you ask one Chinese whether he or she know Hetian, he or she will say, yes, do you mean the Hetian Jade?), we don't suggest you buying jade there, if you can not recognize jade.
7 Hetian/Minfeng
292kms
G315
4 hours
Today we will drive to Minfeng where is the start of the desert road. We will drive through the desert tomorrow. It is good to take photos of the sunset at the desert border there. Very beautiful.
We will explore the local along the way.
We will spend 2 days drive through the desert from tomorrow, so before enter the desert, we will make sure that we have enough water and food with us for two days.
8 Minfeng/Tazhong nearby
280kms
desert road
5 hours
We will drive in the Taklamakan desert today. This road started building from 1993, and completed in 1995. 552kms in total length.
If you are interested, we may visit the Minfeng Maza today,  Full experience in China's largest desert---Taklamakan Desert.
9 Tazhong/Luntai
280kms
desert road
5 hours
We dirve to Luntai today, after morning photo shooting of the sunrise in the middle of the desert.
You will see the beautiful Tarim River scenery, especially for the diversifolious poplar there. We will stay in the evening to take the photos of the sunset.
10 Luntai/Bosten Lake
230kms
G314
3 hours
We drive to Bosten Lake today. But we will stop at Kuerle lunch time. Kuerle is famous for their pear, small but very tender and tasty. We will drive to the Bosten lake and stay by the lakeside and visit there. 
11 Bosten Lake/Turpan
330kms
G314,G312
4-5 hours
We will drive to Turpan this morning.
Visit at Turpan according to the time, recommend Karze, Flaming Mountains, Astana Tower etc. Turpan is the most exotic city along the Silk Road, so we will spend some time visit there and explore the local, not only the tourist sites.
12 Turpan
N/A
We will visit at Turpan today. If you want, we may also find some local village there and visit the local families. If you would like to leave, we may leave Turpan this afternoon, and drive to Shanshan and stay near Shanshan desert tonight.
13 Turpan/Hami
400kms
G312
6 hours
We will drive to Hami today. Visit Shanshan's desert part along the way.  There is a kind of sand medical treatment and if you are interested, you may have a try.  I have been to Shanshan twice, but I didn't have time to expereinece that sand treatment. 
14 Hami/Dunhuang
390kms
G312,G215
6 hours
We will drive to Dunhuang today.
From today we will enter Gansu province, which is different from Xinjiang, for the folk, the ethnic minority, the people etc.
15 Dunhuang
N/A
We will visit at Dunhuang, the famous Mogao Cave which is the best grottos in China. Then we may visit the Moon Spring and the Sand Sounding Dunes etc in the afternoon. If you are intersted, there is sand flading, very exciting and interesting. 
16 Dunhuang/Jiayuguan
390kms
S314,G312
3-4 hours
We will drive to Jiayuguan this morning, about 4 hours driving on expressway. Then we will visit the Jiayuguan Great Wall pass this afternoon. Jiayuguan is the western end of the thousand miles Great Wall and very grand and worthy of stop and visit it. Then we may drive to the Hanging Great Wall and camp nearby tonight. The hanging Great Wall is also very intersting, the Great wall is built on a slope mountain cliff, and looks like hanging on the mountain cliff. Very intersting. 
17 Jiayuguan/Minle
360kms
G227,G312
4-5 hours
We will drive from Jiayuguan to Zhangye first in the morning, about 2-3 hours drive and visit the Zhangye Dafo Temple, then in the afternoon, we will drive to Minle and stay at somewhere after Minle. Before today, what you see are most yellow desert and Gobi, but from today, you will go to the plateau and grassland area and it become green at many  places. Since your vehicle is not proper to drive on hard plateau, we can only drive to the edge of the Tibetan plateau which still offer you an oppotunity to see the beautiful plateau with bright sunshine, blue sky, smily tibetan people and countless goats and yaks dotted on the grassland. Very beautiful. This also offer you an oppotunity to see the real Tibetan world. From Zhangye to Xining via Minle is part of the south Silk Road in the ancient time. 
18 Minle/Xi'ning
200kms
G227 
3-4 hours
We will drive to Xining today. But we leave a lot of time stop on the way, because it is very beautiful along the way, you can stop to take photos, or visit the local village or local market etc.
At Xining, we leave time for you to buy some life necessity for your tour. and Xining is the captial of Qinghai Province, also on high plateau, too. 
19 Note
N/A
Ever year, near Xining, there is a local activity, named flower.Flower is a kind of local ancient traditional songs, during the activity, the local people will gathered together to sing their songs (especially love songs). Many people will join this, at least several thousands people, at most over one hundred thousand people. The flower is usually hold in June of lunar calendar. There are 5 places "flower" are the most famous ones. All of them are hold near Xining, dozens of kms away, and hold on June 6th and June 15th, namely 2011 June 6th and 2011, June 15th. If we are lucky enough, we can see the dozens of thousands of people gathered together to sing the love songs.  Whether we could see this or not, depends on our tour time. If our time fits, I will organize one day there. Please note the date June 6th is in lunar canlendar, and June 6th means July 6th in Solar Calendar.
20 Xining/Qinghaihu
140kms
G109
1-2  hours
We will drive to Qinghaihu Lake this morning, about 1-2 hours drive and visit and relax at Qinghaihu Lake.
Afternoon coffee or tea by the lakeside under sunshine and walk around etc. Qinghaihu is the largest salty water lake inside China. Every year, end of spring and early summer, there are millions of birds stay at the bird island and what a beautiful view.
One day free visit at Qinghaihu Lake. You can also drive around the lake to see the bird island if the time is right. The best time to visit the bird island is from late April to July, best in early and middle May, and the best time to visit the lake and grassland by lakeside is July and August. And during that time, the rape flower are in booming By the lakeside. Very beautiful.
By the lakeside, we can also see the Automic City of China there.
1-2 hours from Xining to Qinghaihu Lake and the lake is very big, if you will drive to visit, the driving hours are more. 1-2 hours doesn't include the driving around the lake to visit.
21 Qinghaihu/ Taer
190kms
G109, S101
2-3 hours
After the morning walk by the lakeside, we will drive to Taer Monastery and visit it.
Taer monastery is one of the top 6 tibetan buddhist temple among all Tibetan Buddhist Yellow Sect monasteries.  Although, we can not go to deep in Tibet, but we still can take this chance to see the real Tibetan Religion world. Very intersting to visit this temple. We leave sevarl hours go around there and you can see what you like and if you have any question about the Tibetan buddhism or about the ir life or cuture, you can ask our guide, NAVO's guide or the local guide we find will give you a full answer. Tibetan is a mystery for many people, very intersting to know their life and philosophy.
Taer Monastery is famous for 3 things, the fresco, the butter-carving, and Babola, worthy of your visit there.
22 Taer/Jianzha 
240kms
S202,S203
3-4 hours
We will drive to Jianzha today and visit the Kanbula National Park.  We can boat there or visit it. Kanbula Park is famous for Yadan landform and some forests.l
23 Jianzha/Tongren/
Xunhua
170kms
S203,S306
2-3 hours
We will drive to Tongren and visit the Longwu Temple and the Wutun Village which is famous for the Regong arts. Very intersting and beautiful and then drive to Xunhua where  is the only one residence place for the Sala ethnic minority. On the way we will pass the Wendu Temple, the Sale ethnic minority village, the Tenth Tenth Panchen Lama's former residence, Wendu village etc. We visit parts of these places according to your intersts and time.
24 Xunhua/Xiahe
150kms
County road
2-3 hours
We drive to Xiahe today and visit the famous Labrang Monastery,, very famous among the tibetan people.
25 Xiahe/Lanzhou
220kms
G213
3 hours
We drive to Lanzhou and visit the Liujiaxia reservoir and Binglinsi Grottos today.
We will visit Lanzhou,too. The Yellow River goes through the Lanzhou city.
26 Lanzhou/Pingliang
334kms
G312
4-6 hours
We will drive to Pingliang today, and if you are interested, we may visit the Kong Tong Mountain today which was very famous in ancient Chinese novel. 
27 Pingliang/Xi'an 
330kms
G312
4-5 hours
We drive to Xi'an today. Rest and buy the necessity for your tour.
28 Xi'an
N/A
Visit at Xi'an.
A)Terra Cottas Warriors
B)Shanxi Historical Museum, hot recommended, and one of the three best historical museums in China.
C)Hundreds years old drum tower, bell tower,city wall, pagodas etc.
Rest and shopping etc.
29 Xi'an/Hanzhong
320kms
G210OR G108
4-5 hours
Visit at Xi'an and relax and check the vehicle in the morning and drive to Hanzhong in the afternoon.you will find today driving very interesting, because over half of the roads are on bridges or in the tunnl. It shows people how chinese make the way through the mountains and difficulties.
30 Hanzhong/Mianyang
433kms
G108
6-7 hours
We will drive to Mianyang and from today you will enter Sichuan province where you can see green everywhere and Sichuan is the hometown of Panda bears and the hometown of Sichuan food. Visit along the way.
Expressway and beautiful sceneries.  
31 Mianyang/Jiuzhaigou Valley
320kms
S205
7-8 hours
We will drive to visit Jiuzhaigou Valley where is famous for the colorful lakes and forests and beautiful sceneries. Every year millions of people will visit here, especially some photographers.
Some are mountain roads and beautiful sceneries along the way.
32 Jiuzhaigou Valley
N/A
We will visit the Jiuzhaigou National Park which was on the list of the world's natural heritage by UNESCO. Such as the pearl lakes, the spark lakes, the Shuzheng Waterfall, the bamboo sea, the swan sea etc. Whole day visit in the National Park. You will never forget here. 
33 Jiuzhaigou Valley Dujiangyan
350kms
G213
6-7 hours
Drive to Dujiangyan today and beautiful scenery along the way, good road condition at present.
34 Dujiangyan/Chengdu
70kms
G213
1.5 hours
We will visit the Dujiangyan Irrigation System today. Dujiangyan Irrigation System is one of the oldest ancient projects in China, even over 100 years older than the Great Wall, but it is the only one that is still in practical use today. It is much more greater than the Three Gorges Dam and the proud of Sichuan people. AFter the visit here, you will see how the local Sichaun people co-operate with the nature and use the nature power to help themselves.
35 Chengdu
N/A
Relax at Chengdu and visit the Panda Research Base to have a close touch with the lovely pandas. You will have a good chance to try the fmaous sichuan food and Chengdu is the best place to try, because Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan province and gathered most of the delicious Sichuan food. In the afternoon, you may go shopping in the supermarket, you may do city tour, you may go local family stay or we may arrange cooking study at local family for you if you are interested. 
36 Chendu/Leshan
161kms
G214
2-3 hours
We drive to Leshan and visit the famous Leshan Giant Buddha which was on the list of the World's Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. It was carved on the mountain cliffs over 1200 years ago and it was well--preserved and looks quiet well. The giant buddha was carved on the mountain cliffs and well preserved. It is 71 meters high and you will find you can have a picnic on his food toe neil.�
37 Leshan/Zigong/Yibin
241kms
S305,G86
3-5 hours
We will drive to Yibin today via Zigong. At Zigong, we will visit the Zigong Dinosaur Museum which is one of the three best dinosaur museums in China. The museum was built on the excavation site. Zigong is also named Salt City, because of their long salt culture and history. We will visit the Salt museum here to know how the ancient Sichuan people make salt and trade salt. AFter that, we will drive to Yibin.
38 Yibin/Kunming
840kms
G213
9 hours
We will drive to Kunming on expressway. Whole day driving today. In order to see as much as possible and leave more time at interesting places, we will drive long distance on expressway today.There is no very special things to see today and if we can not finish this today, we can use two days. I will leave 2-3 spare day for the tour for the small in-case.
When I saw your website, I think we should cut this day into two, and it is too long for you to drive. It will drive about 9 hours today, if we drive this distance in one day on expressway.
39 Kunming
N/A
We will have one day free time at Kunming which is named Spring City, because the weather at Kunming is like Spring time all year around. And Kunming is also named flower city, you can go to the flower market there.
We also recommend two other places to visit, one is Dianchi Lake, very important for the local people. They regard this lake as a jade by the Kunming city and local people like to visit there very much. The other place I suggest is Kunming Ethnic Minorities Village. Yunnan is famou for its colorful ethnic minorities culture and people. there are 52 ethnic minorites in Yunnan province (56 in total in China). since we can not visit them one after another, we can have a full idea at this tourist site, the folks, clothes, food, people, totem, etc of different ethnic minorites in Yunnan province.
40 Kunming/Dali
320kms
G320
3-4 hours
We will drive to Dali in the morning and visit Dali in the afternoon, camp by the Erhai Lake tonight. Recommend the following places for visit:
a) Cangshan Mountain, you can climb as you like, part or fully depends on your idea.
B) Erhai Lake drive around, or take the local boat for 1-2 hours on the lake
c) Dali ancient city 
41 Dali/Lijiang
190kms
G214
3 hours
We will drive to Lijiang this morning, about 3 hours. Then we will have a relax afternoon inside Lijiang ancient town.
Lijiang is a romantic, colorful and intersting ancient city. It is very pleasing to sit by the stream, having a cup of tea or coffee, chating and enjoy the sunshine there. Since you will stay in the MH, we may find a good place to camp tonight. Because near Lijiang, there is Yulong Snow mountains. We find a good place by the ancient city at where we can see the sun ray on the Yulong Snow Mountain after we open the MH gate the next morning.
Good road condition, but mountain road.
42 Lijiang/Tiger Leaping Gorge/ Lijiang
220kms
G214
3-4 hours
We will get up early this morning and then drive to Tiger Leaping Gorge. We can only stop on the top gorge and park the vehicles there and then take a small vehicle to the middle range of the vehicle. The Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the very famous and ideal places for trekkers. The most beautiful part is the middle range. We may have a 2-3 hours trekking in the middle range which is not very hard, but show us the grand view of the gorge.  Then we drive back to Lijiang.1-2 hours drive to and 1-2 hours back.
43 Lijiang/Kunming
560kms
G214,G320
6 hours
We drive back to Kunming on expressway today. We will stop at Anning, 25kms away from Kunming. Anning is famous for the hotspring. We may relax and enjoy the hotspring after long driving days in China, so that we will be more energetic for tomorrow's tour.
44 Kunming/Xingyi
354kms
G324
4-5 hours
We will drive to Xingyi today. Along the way, you can see many beautiful villages and Karst landform along the way, big or small. We will pass the Stone forest today. It is a tourist site, and if you want to visit, we may stop and visit, if you don't want, we will drive through. We don't suggest that, because we can see this kind of Karst landform along the tour many times.
45 Xingyi/Zhenning
230kms
S309,S210
3-4 hours
We will drive to Zhenning this morning. Very beautiful Huangguoshu Waterfall and gorge along the way and in the afternoon, we will visit the Huangguoshu Waterfall. It is the largest waterfall in China. But if your tour time is over Oct. then, we don't suggest this waterfall, because it goes the dry season. If it is in Oct. we suggest the Dragon Palace near there where is famous for the maple leaves. And maple leaves are especially beautiful in Sep. Oct. and Nov.
46 Zhenning/Kaili
320kms
G320
3-4 hours
We drive to Kaili in the morning, about 3-4 hours and then spend the whole afternoon in Kaili.
Kaili is the capital of the southeast Guizhou province which are the gathering area of the ethnic minorities people. We may visit the Kaili ethnic minority museum.
There are several intersting local villages (different village has different speciality) there and you can choose 1-2 to visit.
a) Langde Village which is famous for their bamboo building and water wheel(mill wheel).
b)Xijiang Village which is the largest, over 1000 Miao families live in the village.
c) Wengxiang Village which is famous for the Lusheng music instrument.
47 Kaili/Congjiang
200kms
S308,G321
3-4 hours
We will visit the Dong villages today. There are several, and we will choose 1-2 or 2-3 to viist.
a) Chejiang Dong Village
b)Zengcong Drum Tower---famous for the drum tower
c)Gaozeng Dong  village---Singing Dong's Folk Songs at moonlight night
d)Biasha Village---Children with Hair Knots
e)Zhanli Village ---Zero Population Growth
This road is not very well and usually repair, especially in rain season. We will update the road conditon next year and if the road is in repairing, we may change to another road, from Zhenning to Guiyang and then to Duyun and then to Sandu and Congjiang by national road, instead of S308.
As the tourism develops, some villages there may change to more commercial and too touristed. We may also visit some other local village which are not tourist sites and see the real local life. 
48 Congjiang/Longji
180kms
G321
3 hours
We will drive to Longji in the morning, about 2 hours drive. We will visit Longji today.
Trekking in the vllage and rice terrace. The rice terrace is the most famous one in China, and regarded as the heaven for the photographers. It is extremely beautiful for the sunrise and sunset.
49 Longji/Guilin/Yangshuo
158kms
G321
2 hours
We will drive to Guilin and visit the Guilin mountain and waters. It is named the top 1 beautiful water and mountains in whole China. We may take the boat along the Lijiang river to Yangshuo and after the visit, take bus back to Guilin to our cars. It is very joyful to sit on the small bamboo boat on the Lijiang river.
50 Guilin
N/A
Guilin is famous, we will spend one and half day there. Visit at Guilin and Yangshuo today. 
51 Guilin/Huitong
360kms
G321,S209
5-6 hours
We will drive to Huitong today.
52 Huitong/Fenghuang
196kms
G209
3-4 hours
We will drive to Fenghuang and visit the Fenghuang ancient city.. Fenghuang is a beautiful old city along the river,We will walk in the old city and nearby mountain and village areas. 
53 Fenghuang/Zhangjiajie
234kms
G209
4 hours
We will drive to Zhangjiajie this morning and visit Zhangjiajie this afternoon. Zhangjiajie is very beautiful mountains and every year, millions of people visit there. But if you come after Oct. we don't suggest this place, because it becomes cold and not so colorful in the winter. But if you visit there in Sep. there must be a lot of other tourists. Please understand this.
54 Zhangjiajie/Yichang
500kms
S306,G207,G318
6 hours
We will visit the Zhangjiajie this morning, if you are interested.
If the season doesn't fit and you don't want to, we will drive to Yichang by expressway. .(I will leave 2-3 spare days in the tou at last, so don't worry about the time.) 
55 Yichang/Wuhan
330kms
S318
3-4 hours
We will visit the Three Gorges Dam, the largest in the world, this morning and then we will drive to Wuhan on expressway. Shopping at Wuhan for necessity. 
56 Wuhan/Jingdezhen
330kms
G50,G56
3-4 hours
We will drive to Jingdezhen in the morning. Visit Jingdezhen this afternoon.
Jingdezhen is the real China town, the hometown of chinaware. You can see the various beautiful china ware, cup, plate, vase, decoration art pieces etc. You will love those china ware a lot. 
57 Jingdezhen/Huangshan
160kms
G56
2 hours
We will drive to Huangshan to visit the Hongcun village where is an ideal place for photographers and painters.
Although we have visited several old cities, but this one is worthy of our stay, because it is different from other old city.
The famous Huangshan mountain is near here, and since we have see many mountains, and we'd better save time for more different places, we will pass and not visit the Huangshan. But if you want to visit, just let me know. 
58 Huangshan/Hangzhou
300kms
G56
4 hours
We will drive to Hangzhou and visit the Hangzhou and visit the west lake and Hangzhou city.
59 Hangzhou/Shanghai
203kms
G60
3 hours
We will drive to Shanghai this morning and whole day rest and city tour at Shanghai. Rest, or shopping or city tour at Shanghai.
60 Shanghai
N/A
One day free time at Shanghai, the most morden city in China.
61 Shanghai/Suzhou
90kms
G2,G42
1 hour
We will drive to Suzhou this morning and visit the Suzhou garden first and then drive to the Tongli Water village.
Suzhou garden is the most famous gardens in China and we will choose 1-2 to visit and this is especially attractive for those who like construction. Then we will visit the water village which is like the Venice in China, another kind of old town. You will see China is so big, and so many different things. 
62 Suzhou/Huai'an
350kms
G2,G40
4 hours
We will drivet o Huan'an today and visit the Hongzehu wetland this afternoon. You can walk around and you can also take the boat in the wetland and the lake. Different experience. We boat in the city yesterday, and we boat in the lake in the nature today.
63 Huai'an/Qufu
360kms
G3,G104
4-5 hours
We will drive on expressway to Qufu this morning, about 3-4 hours drive. Visit Qufu Confucius Temple this afternoon.
Qufu Confuscius Temple is the largest temple to memory Confucis who is one of the most famous philosiphor, educationist in ancient China history. His books had been translated into over 20 kinds of language and widely read by people in the world. We will visit him and go to see his words and listen to his story.
64 Qufu/Taishan
70kms
G3
1 hour
We will visit Taishan Mountain today. Taishan is one of the most famous Taoist mountains in China.
We may climb or take the cable car to visit this mountain and have a idea of china's taoism culture.
65 Taishan/Beijing
510kms
G3,G104
6 hours
We will drive on expressway to Beijing today. Relax the rest time or shopping at Beijing.
66 Beijing
N/A
Visit at Beijing, the Forbidden City, the Heaven Temple, the Water Cube, the Bird's Neil, the Hutong etc.  One day time may be not enough, we choose some to visit.
67 Beijing/Great Wall
/Beijing
200kms
G111
2-3 hours
We will drive to the Great Wall and trek half day there. There are several parts of Great Wall, Badaling is very famous, but very touristed. We suggest visit another part of Great Wall, well preserved and more grand. Back to Beijing at last.
68 Beijing/Datong 
400
G110
4-5 hours
One day for Beijing may be not enough, so we leave half day more for Beijing this morning. And drive to Datong this afternoon.
69 Datong/Hunyuan
60kms
S203
1 hour
We will drive to visit the Datong Yungang Grottos in the morning and then drive to Hunyuan and visit the Hanging Temple this morning at Hunyuan and then drive to Pingyao this afternoon, maily on expressway.
Hanging Temple is a micracle in ancient Chinese construction. The temple was built on the mountain cliffs. It is very interesting to visit this temple.
70 Hunyuan/Pingyao
380kms
G208,S303
4 hours
We will drive to Pingyao this morning, mostly on expressway. And visit the Pingyao old city in the afternoon. Pingyao is an example of north old city and good opportunity to know the local culture and local people's life. The people there like noodles and they can make various kinds of noodles. Very intersting.
71 Pingyao/ Hukou
330kms
G108,G309
5 hours
We will drive to visit Hukou waterfall in the morning. About 5 hours drive.
Hukou Waterfall There is an old saying about Yellow River in China" the water of Yellow River comes from Sky". It is hard to understand, but when you see it, you will know that. 
72 Hukou/Yan'an
210kms
G309,G210
3-4 hours
We will drive to Yan'an today.  Visit the following:
a) Yan'an is famous site in China's revolution time, the base for red army in early 1990's.
b) Yaodong is a kind of house for local people, they dug holes in the mountain and live in it. It is cool in the summer and warm in the winter, very special in China.
c) the people in north Shan'xi, they are very simple and kind and unsophisticated.
73 Yan'an/Guyuan
494kms
G210,G309
6-7 hours
We will drive to Guyuan today, visit along the way, if you see something intersting and want to stop.
74 Guyuan/Lanzhou
320kms
G309 
4-5 hours
We drive to Lanzhou today.
75 Lanzhou/Shandan
420kms
G312
5-6 hours
We will drive to Shandan toay on expressway. If you are interstted, we may visit the army horse breeding farm where is the largest war-horse breeding farm in Asia and the second largest in the world. 
76 Shandan/Guazhou
550kms
G312
6-7 hours
We drive to Guazhou today on expressway, about 6 hours driving. Since from Lanzhou to Hami, we will drive most same road as we first enter China, we will not stop a lot, but driving through. So we drive long distance today.
77 Guazhou/Balikun
420kms
G312
5-6 hours
We will drive to Balikun from Guazhou. Visit along the way. 
78 Balikun/Mulei
200kms
S303 
3 hours
We will visit the Balikun grassland and lake and then drive to Mulei today.
79 Mulei/Wucaiwan
220kms
S303,G216
3-4 hours
We will drive to Wucaiwan for the beautiful sunset at the Yadan landform.
80 Wucaiwan/Urumqi
220kms
G216
4 hours
We will drive to Urumqi after the visit at Wucaiwan. Wucaiwan is a colorful Yadan landform site, very beautiful and proper for photographing. We will visit it in the morning and then drive to Urumqi.
81 somewhere
spare day for the tour for any in case
82 somewhere
spare day for the tour for any in case
83 somewhere
spare day for the tour for any in case
84 somewhere
spare day for the tour for any in case
85 Urumqi
N/A
One day stay at Urumqi and shopping there. It is the largest city and neariest big city to the border. We will spend one day time at Urumqi for you to buy some necessities for you, such as food. Also for you to check the vehicle, then you will drive to Kazakhstan 3 days later.
86 Urumqi/Sailimu Lake
500kms
G312
6-7 hours
We will drive to Sailimu Lake today. 
87 Salimu Lake/Horgas
150kms
G312
2 hours
After viisit the Sailimu Lake, we will drive to Horgas and prepare for the next day's exit process.
88 Horgas/Kazakhstan
20,524
Total Kms
304 hours in all,
3.5 hours per day Avaragely. 
After the exit process, we will exit China from Horgas. The custom process usually cost several hours, but if sometimes, their officials are not in the officie, we need to wait for the official to be back. If we meet this, it may cost more time for the exit process.
88 days, 87 nights in China