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Two Years & Twice Around the World...  
Flags over Tianamen Square
CLASSIC CHINA Beijing April 23 April 24 April 25 April 26 April 27 April 28 April 29-30 May 1-2 May 3-4 May 5 Pinyao, Shanxi May 6 May 7 Xian, Shaanxi May 8 May 9-10

TIBETAN PLATEAU Xining, Qinghai May 11 May 12 Tongren, Qinghai May 13 May 14 Xiahe, Gansu May 15 May 16-17

THE SILK ROAD Lanzhou, Gansu May 18 Dunhuang, Gansu May 19-20 May 21-22 May 23 May 24-25 Turpan, Xinjiang May 26 May 27 Kashgar, Xinjiang May 28-29 May 30 May 31 June 1-2 June 3-6 Hotan, Xinjiang June 7 June 8-9 June 10-11 June 12-13 June 14-16 June 17-19

A LAST LOOK Shanghai June 20-29 Beijing June 30
Flags over Tianamen Square, April 25, 2003


"Getting Lost going to the Great Wall".  BEIJING. What happens with your phrase book fails you....  

"A Ming/Qing Dynasty Village"PINYAO (Shanxi)  A well preserved village with beautiful courtyard homes built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties and an in tact ancient wall.

"A Muslim Market & Buddhist Taer Si"XINING (Qinghai). A long and culturally eventful day starting with a colorful market run by the Muslim Hui people followed by walk around the important Tibetan monastery of Taer Si. 

"A Pilgrimage Kora around Labuleng Monastery" XIAHE (Gansu). A memorable circle around the famous pilgrimage temple of Labuleng Si, one of Tibetan Buddhism's most active monastery complexes.  

"The Magao Grottos".  DUNHUANG (Gansu) The most impressive historical sight we visited in China.

"The Famous Kashgar Bazaar" and "The Crazier Hotan Bazaar"KASHGAR & HOTAN (Xinjiang). Colorful and chaotic Sunday markets in historical Silk Road towns, selling everything from silk to sickles.   

"A Little Camel Trek"HOTAN (Xinjiang).  A two day camel trek into the Taklamakan Desert with sand dunes as far as they eye can see. 

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