The tour to Silk Road was tiring, but nevertheless it's fun. It started with the 4 hours flight from Penang to Guangzhou, followed by another 5.5 hours domestic flight from Guangzhou to Urumqi. U can imagine my tiredness on arrival to Urumqi. And it was almost 9 pm at night by the time we reached Urumqi. And the sky was still bright as it only get dark around 10 pm at night, and brighten around 5 sumthing in the morning. Which is good, as we had more time for sight seeing.. How nice if the sky in Malaysia only gets dark at 9 or 10 pm?
Urumqi (乌鲁木齐) is the capital city of the Xinjiang Province, located northwest of China. It is the northern route of Silk Road. The subsequent 10 days of the tour, we traveled from Urumqi to Turpan, then to Hami, followed by DunHuang, then to JiaYuGuan, followed by Jiuquan, then Zhangye, later WuWei, followed by Lanzhou. And from Lanzhou we took the domestic flight to Xi'An. Following that we took the transit flight to Guangzhou before flying back to Penang.
I will upload some of the photos tomorrow since I'm tired and sleepy. And by the way, up to date, I have only go through less than half of the total 8000+ photos taken :P