Doing a 2 days tour to Turpan from Urumqi to have a fast look at the city’s past and present. The Karea Well will tell you how ancient people survived in desert and the Flaming Hill will make you feel the temperature of the hottest place in China’s summer.
Day 1 Urumqi – Turpan by Car: Karez Well, Sugong Pagoda, Jiaohe Ruins
Day 2Turpan – Urumqi by Car: Grape Valley, Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave
Air condition car+ English speaking guide + Entrance fee + Lunch + Hotel
Day 1 Urumqi to Turpan by Car (Lunch)
In the morning pick up from hotel lobby in Urumqi and drive for about 3 hours we will arrive at Turpan. Arriving in Turpan we will firstly pay a visit to theKarez Well— an amazing irrigation system which made Turpan a rich oasis which is honored as the “Underground Great Wall”. So it is regarded as the pride of Turpan. The next stop will beJiaohe Ruins which was once the biggest and oldest city built of rammed earth, dating back to 2nd century BC. Concludes today’s tour with Sugong Pagoda, the largest existed ancient Islamic pagoda in Xinjiang which is also known as the Turpan Pagoda among local residents. Transfer to hotel in Turpan. Accommodation: Turpan
Day 2 Turpan to Urumqi by Car (Breakfast+Lunch)
The first stop of today will be the hottest place in China– the Flaming Hill, situated at the north of ancient Silk Road. The temperature is so high that nothing grows on the hill. The record highest temperature of summer could reach 47.8 ℃ (118 ℉). Then we will pay a visit toGrape Valleyto see how grapes are grown and processed there. If you visit in August or September, you will have chance to try some freshest grapes. At last drive to visit Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, a series of caves with thousands of Buddhism murals. The vivid murals show many Buddhism figures, stories, and the social life about 1,000 years ago. After the Turpan tour, we will drive back to Urumqi hotel. Service ends.
* All transfers and city transportation
* Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
*Private car or van with English speaking guide
* Hotels with breakfast at Turpan
* Personal expense
* Tips to drivers and guides
* Hotel in Urumqi
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