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$210 per person
Duration
2 Days
Destination
Xinjiang
Travellers
4 Person

The Most Historical and Cultural City in Xinjiang Welcome to Turpan

By traveling to Turpan, you will understand the ancient Silk Road, our guide will tell you what was the silk road, and take you to some ancient relics which were built up during the silk road trade period.
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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.

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Destination
Departure Location
Hotel in Urumqi
Return Location
Hotel in Urumqi
Price includes
  • Accommodation-4 star Hotel
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and tour spots
  • Hotel in Turpan
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Transportation with air-conditioned car/bus
  • Unlimited bottled water
Price does not include
  • Drinks & Meal on Tour
  • Hotel in Urumqi
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Day1, Urumqi to Turpan,190km
  • Day2, Turpan to Urumqi
Day1, Urumqi to Turpan,190km

Sultan minaret, Karez underground irrigation system, Jiaohe ruined city

In the morning, we drive to Turpan city, it will take us about 3.5 hours by car, but you will enjoy the landscapes and biggest wind farm in China on the way, you can see semi desert, lakes, grassland, grassless mountain, sand and stone desert. Turpan is about 1 km lower than Urumqi by altitude,  when you arrive to Turpan, you will have a lunch at local restaurant, enjoy from the Uighur cuisine. then will visit Sultan minaret (the only highest minaret in Xinjiang, was build 18th century), which very close to the Turpan city. Then you will go to the Karez irrigation (an underground water cannel, was build 2000 years ago) and Jiaohe Ancient city, Jiao was added to UNESCO 2014, is a best preserved soil structured city ruins in China. After dinner, you can walk around the food streets of Turpan city. You will find that it is very different from Urumqi and relaxing.

Day2, Turpan to Urumqi

Flaming mountains, Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves and Tuyuk village

Today, we will have a unique Turpan tour, after breakfast, we will drive to east and see the marvelous landscape Flaming mountains, then go to the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, which was Buddhist temple with ancient paintings, after that, we drive east again to visit Tuyuk village and have a village local lunch. The environment is not luxury but the food is quite tasty and experience with locals are good. After visiting there, you will drive back to Urumqi. It is about 250 kilometers from the village. Finish the tour

More about Xinjiang

Xinjiang is located in the middle of Asia, a vital gateway of the Silk Road, which connect China with the Southern Asia, Western Asia as well as Europe. In the past 2000 years, through the international trading passage – The Silk Road, the products and techniques from China, such as Silk fabric, powder, medical materials, paper making and compass etc., spread into the western world. At the same time, glass, Medical materials, wool fabrics, vegetables, melon and fruits, as well as the three world big religions came to China from the West and Central Asia.v
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.

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Urumqi

Urumqi is the capital of Xinjiang province, although it is a modern city, but you should stop here at least once or twice to visit Xinjiang area, since it is the key point for transportation, has the most international ,domestic flights and trains, besides, it also has the most beautiful land in Western China – Heavenly Lake, and the biggest historical Silk Road museum in central Asia as well as in west China – Xinjiang Regional Museum.

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Turpan Tour

Price
$210 per person
Duration
2 Days
Destination
Xinjiang
Travellers
4 Person
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