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Leaving Chang Cheng Hotel after Breakfast in Jiayuguan before Boarding Deluxe Oriental Express Train & Having Chinese Lunch at Huanghe Restaurant, then Arriving at Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang & Visiting the Gobi Desert along the Silk Road of China – Day 5

Filed Under (China, Cuisines, Dunhuang, Gansu, Jiayuguan, Silk Road, Travelling, World Souvenirs) by Janet on 19-08-2009

Having Chinese Breakfast at Chang Cheng Hotel Restaurant in Jiayuguan before Departing for Deluxe Oriental Express Train Leaving for Dunhuang along the Silk Road of ChinaHaving Chinese Breakfast at Chang Cheng Hotel Restaurant in Jiayuguan before Departing for Deluxe Oriental Express Train Leaving for Dunhuang along the Silk Road of China Having Chinese Breakfast at Chang Cheng Hotel Restaurant in Jiayuguan before Departing for Deluxe Oriental Express Train Leaving for Dunhuang along the Silk Road of ChinaHaving Chinese Breakfast at Chang Cheng Hotel Restaurant in Jiayuguan before Departing for Deluxe Oriental Express Train Leaving for Dunhuang along the Silk Road of ChinaLeaving Chang Cheng Hotel Restaurant in Jiayuguan for Deluxe Oriental Express Train to Dunhuang along the Silk Road of ChinaShopping for Chinese Silk Road Camels before Leaving Chang Cheng Hotel Restaurant in Jiayuguan for Deluxe Oriental Express Train to Dunhuang along the Silk Road of ChinaChinese Silk Road Camels from Chang Cheng Hotel Shopping Arcade in Jiayuguan located in the Gobi Desert in Silk Road, ChinaArriving at Jiayuguan Tain Station to Board Deluxe Oriental Express Train Leaving for Dunhuang along the Silk Road of China

The Chinese Folk Dancing Troupe is here to welcome a new patch of Tourists arriving at Jiayuguan Train Station just as we arrive here – how wonderful to be able to watch it one more time before we leave beautiful Jiayuguan…………….

Arriving at Jiayuguan Tain Station to Board Deluxe Oriental Express Train Leaving for Dunhuang along the Silk Road of ChinaWatching Chinese Folk Dancing Troupe upon Arriving at Jiayuguan Tain Station to Board Deluxe Oriental Express Train Leaving for Dunhuang along the Silk Road of ChinaView of Jiayuguan Pass upon Leaving Jiayuguan in Deluxe Oriental Express Train Leaving for Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang along the Silk Road of ChinaView of Jiayuguan Pass upon Leaving Jiayuguan in Deluxe Oriental Express Train Leaving for Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang along the Silk Road of ChinaView of Jiayuguan Pass upon Leaving Jiayuguan in Deluxe Oriental Express Train Leaving for Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang along the Silk Road of ChinaView of Snow-Capped Peaks of Qilianshan Mountain upon Leaving Jiayuguan in Deluxe Oriental Express Train Leaving for Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang along the Silk Road of China

Every time we board the Deluxe Oriental Express Train & just before we go to bed inside our Train Cabin, we’ll be served by our most friendly Chinese Train Waitress/Attendant a Cup of HOT Water each (YES!! it’s really boiling HOT!!) - surprisingly ha since we get only very COLD freezing water in our Train Toilets! But of course we’ve Hot drinking water since we also dine inside the Train with Hot cooked food!!

Anyway, our 2 bunkmates have gone to play cards in the Train Entertainment Carriage straight after we left Jiayuguan, & my brother-in-law (Ah Hia) & I decide to sit by our Cabin Window – relax & enjoy the beautiful Train ride………….

Me seated inside Deluxe Oriental Express Train Cabin Leaving for Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang along the Silk Road of China

Heheh see the “Gourd Hulu Bracelet” that I’m wearing on my right wrist below – all my Tour mates have now seen it & they all commented that I’m so smart in shopping & that I’ve such a most beautifulunique buy!! Hahah YES it’s now my most precious Chinese jewelry!!

Me Seated & Sipping Hot Water inside Deluxe Oriental Express Train Cabin Leaving for Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang along the Silk Road of China

They all adore it & one real wealthy woman (whose family owns a Goldsmith Shop in Singapore!) loves it so much she’s now going to find one exactly same Bracelet as mine in our following Silk Road Tour!!

Aiya, if only she’d seen my Bracelet much earlier back in Jiayuguan, cos there’s actually a 2nd same piece in that Chang Cheng Hotel Shopping Arcade where I purchased it! Well, let’s wish her all the best of luck in finding the Hulu Bracelet!

Beautiful Sceneries of Chinese Farms with Sheeps along our Deluxe Oriental Express Train Ride to Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang along the Silk Road of ChinaMe with 4th Aunt (Si Kor) Seated inside Deluxe Oriental Express Train Cabin Leaving for Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang along the Silk Road of China

It’s Lunch time now…………..

Having Chinese Lunch in Deluxe Oriental Express Train Huanghe Restaurant along the Way to Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang along the Silk Road of China

And inside Huanghe (Yellow River) Restaurant here aboard Deluxe Oriental Express Train, we see pretty Chinese Galligraphy Animal (such as this following Monkey carrying Peach fruit) Paper Cutting attached to the windows above our dining tables…………

Chinese Calligraphy Monkey Paper Cutting at Huanghe (Yellow River) Restaurant onboard Silk Road Deluxe Oriental Express Train in ChinaView from Deluxe Oriental Express Train\'s Huanghe Restaurant along the Way to Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang along the Silk Road of China

See the following Belacan Shrimp Chilli Paste brought all the way from Singapore by our Tour mates – hahah Singaporeans love chillies alot & try to bring some whenever they travel overseas!! And lucky Chilli LOVER Me get to have some of these real delicious home-made Belacan now with my Chinese Lunch!! Yummy yummy!!

Having Chinese Lunch - Shrimp Belacan Chili Paste & Braised Fish Fillets at Huanghe Restaurant onboard Deluxe Oriental Express Train along the Way to Dunhuang in the Silk Road of ChinaHaving Chinese Lunch - Potato Cubes with San Chen Rou & Stirfry Long Beans at Huanghe Restaurant onboard Deluxe Oriental Express Train along the Way to Dunhuang in the Silk Road of ChinaHaving Chinese Lunch - Stirfry Winter Melons & Celeries with Pumpkins at Huanghe Restaurant onboard Deluxe Oriental Express Train along the Way to Dunhuang in the Silk Road of ChinaHaving Chinese Lunch - Deep Fried Chicken Wings & Fried Egg Omelette with Bitter Gourds at Huanghe Restaurant onboard Deluxe Oriental Express Train along the Way to Dunhuang in the Silk Road of ChinaHaving Chinese Lunch - Stirfry Vegetables & Egg Soup with Vegetables & Tomatoes at Huanghe (Yellow River) Restaurant onboard Deluxe Oriental Express Train along the Way to Dunhuang in the Silk Road of ChinaHaving Honey Melons for Dessert after Chinese Lunch at Huanghe (Yellow River) Restaurant onboard Deluxe Oriental Express Train along the Way to Dunhuang in the Silk Road of ChinaDeluxe Oriental Express Train Riding Through the Vast Gobi Desert along the Silk Road in ChinaTrain Railway Tracks along the Vast Gobi Desert in the Silk Road of China

We’ll soon be arriving at Dunhuang in Jiuquan located in Gansu, China………….see the following Luggage Compartment (above my Upper Decker Bed) – it’s very small & not even good enough space for all our travelling luggages which we’ve to tuck under our Lower Deck Cabin beds………

Snapping Pics of Deluxe Oriental Express Train Cabin during TrainSnapping Pics of Deluxe Oriental Express Train Cabin during TrainDeluxe Oriental Express Train approaching Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang surrounded by Mountains & the Gobi Desert along the Silk Road of ChinaDeluxe Oriental Express Train approaching Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang surrounded by Mountains & the Gobi Desert along the Silk Road of ChinaDeluxe Oriental Express Train Arriving at Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang surrounded by Mountains & the Gobi Desert along the Silk Road of ChinaDeluxe Oriental Express Train approaching Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang surrounded by Mountains & the Gobi Desert along the Silk Road of ChinaDeluxe Oriental Express Train Arriving at Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang surrounded by Mountains & the Gobi Desert along the Silk Road of China

Our Deluxe Oriental Express Train has now stopped at Liu Yuan Train Station…………….

Getting off Deluxe Oriental Express Train at Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang surrounded by Mountains & the Gobi Desert along the Silk Road of ChinaDeluxe Oriental Express Train Arriving at Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang surrounded by Mountains & the Gobi Desert along the Silk Road of China

Here’s really HAPPY Me standing beside the Deluxe Oriental Express Train at Liu Yuan Train Station - I’m most excited to see yet another Silk Road City heheh!!

Me Standing beside Deluxe Oriental Express Train at Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang surrounded by Mountains & the Gobi Desert along the Silk Road of ChinaDeluxe Oriental Express Train Arriving at Liu Yuan Train Station in Dunhuang surrounded by Mountains & the Gobi Desert along the Silk Road of China

Map of Dunhuang, China :Map of Dunhuang in Silk Road ChinaVisiting the Gobi Desert in Dunhuang along the Silk Road of China

The Gobi Desert (or “Shamo” meaning “Desert” or “Hanhia” meaning “Endless Sea” in Chinese) is a Rain Shadow desert formed by the Himalaya range blocking rain-carrying clouds from reaching it – occupying an arc of land area of 1,295,000 square km.

The climate of the Gobi Desert is one of great extremes, combined with rapid temperature changes throughout the year & even within 24 hours a day.

Visiting the Vast Gobi Desert in Dunhuang along the Silk Road in ChinaTouching Desert Scrubs & Grasses at the Gobi Desert in Dunhuang along the Silk Road of ChinaTouching Desert Scrubs & Grasses at the Gobi Desert in Dunhuang along the Silk Road of ChinaVisiting the Vast Gobi Desert in Dunhuang along the Silk Road in ChinaGreetings from the Gobi Desert - Me Standing in the midst of the Vast Gobi Desert along the Silk Road in ChinaVisiting the Vast Gobi Desert in Dunhuang along the Silk Road of ChinaVisiting the Vast Gobi Desert in Dunhuang along the Silk Road in ChinaTouching Desert Rocks at the Gobi Desert in Dunhuang along the Silk Road of China Touching Desert Rocks at the Gobi Desert in Dunhuang along the Silk Road of China Touching Desert Rocks at the Gobi Desert in Dunhuang along the Silk Road of China Me Standing in the midst of the Vast Gobi Desert along the Silk Road in China

I’m here posing with our Chinese Tour Guide Xiao Ma, who’s travelled with us this morning from Jiayuguan, standing in the vast Gobi Desert here along the Silk Road of China :

Me with Chinese Tour Guide Xiao Ma standing in the midst of the Vast Gobi Desert along the Silk Road in ChinaVisiting the Vast Gobi Desert in Dunhuang along the Silk Road of ChinaOur Dunhuang Local Tour Coach parked in the midst of the Vast Gobi Desert along the Silk Road in ChinaVisiting the Gobi Desert in Dunhuang along the Silk Road of China

We’re now about to move on towards Dunhuang City as we bid Goodbye to the lovely Gobi Desert for the time being……………

Me standing beside Our Dunhuang Local Tour Coach parked in the midst of the Vast Gobi Desert along the Silk Road in China

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