This itinerary includes most historical, Cultural and famous sites along the ancient Silk Road. Especially in Turpan, there is a lot to visit as we see how the Karez irrigation water system works, visit ancient ruins, and then experience the culture through a home-stay in an Uighur home.
If you have limited time around Urumqi and want to see the most valuable places around it, we suggest you take our 3 days tour around Urumqi and Turpan, you will enjoy the most important and historical sites.
Urumqi also has the most beautiful places in western China like Heavenly Lake, it is very green and the lake look like mirror, and the biggest historical Silk Road museum in central Asia – the Xinjiang Regional Museum.
Turpan has four number one in China, which are the lowest, -154m sea level; hottest, the highest temperature in July is 49 Celsius degree；driest, the whole year precipitation is only 16mm, the whole year evaporation is more than 3000mm; and the best taste lamb.