An iconic 22 day rail adventure between Beijing and Moscow through Central Asia. Join us in April 2019 as we retrace the most important trading routes of ancient civilization
Cross Asia in 22 day
Whit the best service and views
We wake early this morning to experience sunrise over the magnificent sand dunes, before we visit the fascinating Magao Thousand Buddha Cave Complex. This impressive site contains almost 500 grottoes, carved between 700 and 1,700 years ago. Inside we will see an amazing collection of beautiful sculptures and murals depicting the evolution of Buddhist religious art over this 1,000 year period. Later this afternoon we will rejoin the Shangri-La Express for our onward journey to Turpan.