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Win an epic Silk Road Adventure

From the source to the fabled city of Samarkand

Enter below for the chance to WIN a 27-day Silk Road odyssey traversing three countries, from Beijing to Samarkand, Uzbekistan!

Uncover a kaleidoscope of cultures and sites along the legendary Silk Route and in the heart of Central Asia. Enter an ever-changing landscape of rich cultures and intricate history to discover some of the world's oldest towns, highly-adorned mosques and temples, the little-known Heavenly (Tian Shan) Mountains and colourful bazaars.

To enter: Simply fill in the form below and subscribe to the free World Expeditions newsletter for your chance to win an adventure of a lifetime.

Terms and conditions

The winner must travel on the 27-day Silk Road to Samarkand via Kashgar with World Expeditions on a fixed departure between 1 September 2020 and 30 April 2021 to redeem the prize. The prize is land only, for one person, twin share. By subscribing to the World Expeditions newsletter you will be entered into the draw and acknowledge and agree to comply with the competition's terms and conditions, found here.

Entries close 5.00PM AEST on 30 June 2020. Authorised under NSW Permit No. LTPS/19/37915, Permit no. ACT TP 19/04149 and SA Lottery Licence No. T19/1544.

Prize details

The guided tour begins with an exploration of the Forbidden City and a walk along the Great Wall of China before tracing the ancient Silk Road from it's traditional starting point, the walled city of Xi'an where old meets new China. Visit the thousands of Terracotta Warriors who stand outside the tomb of Qin Shihuang and the Big Goose Pagoda, a classic example of Chinese temple architecture.

Along the China Silk Road visit Xiahe and the enormous Tibetan monastery at Labrang, venture in the Mogao Caves and take in the serene 'Heaven Lake' deep in the Tian Shan mountains before flying to Kashgar, with its bustling markets.

Crossing into Central Asia, marvel at the second largest alpine lake in the world, stay in traditional yurt camps, journey through spectacular mountain scenery on one of the world's most remote high altitude roads, and explore the fabled Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva.

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