Over 2000 years ago, the legendary Silk
Road was the passage for the flow of goods between China
and the trading centers of Persia, the Middle East and
the Roman Empire. Along with merchandise into China,
traders brought Islam, Buddhism and cultural traditions
that endure today.
International and Sky & Telescope invite you to
join us as we explore the historical and cultural
wonders of China’s Silk Road aboard the famed China
Orient Expresstrain, and to experience the August 1, 2008
total solar eclipse.
journey by privately chartered train will trace the Silk Road through
China to the caravan cities of Xi’an, Dunhuang, Turpan, Hami
and Urumqi. We will experience the 2-minute eclipse from our
specially selected viewing site in the high desert, about a
4-hour drive outside of Hami.
Both first-time China travelers
and those returning again will find this eclipse tour an
exciting and adventurous journey.
Our Hami Eclipse
tour is a 7-day program, July 29-August 3,
2008 by air and bus, including eclipse viewing outside
the city of Hami.
Do not miss this special opportunity. Make your reservations
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