Turpan remains many ancient city ruins and other historical relics. The abandon ruins will tell you the prosperous past of the west boundary of ancient China. And the Heavenly Lake will show you the pure and fresh beauty of plateau lake. While the Xinjiang Museum will enable you to learn about past Xinjiang from various aspects.
Day 1 Turpan arrival: Jiaohe Ruins, Karez Well, Sugong Pagoda
Day 2Turpan- Urumqi by Car: Flaming Hill, Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, Grape Valley
Day 3Urumqi: Heavenly Lake
Day 4Urumqi departure: Xinjiang Regional Museum
Air condition car+ English speaking guide + Entrance fee + Lunch + Hotel
Day 1 Turpan Arrival (Lunch)
Upon your arrival in Turpan, our local driver and guide will meet you at train station by holding a welcome board with your name and then transfer to 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 be Jiaohe Ruins which was once the biggest and oldest city built on rammed earth, dating back to 2nd century BC. Concludes today’s tour withSugong 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 to Grape Valley to 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. Drive back to Urumqi. Accommodation: Urumqi
Day 3 Urumqi ( Breakfast+Lunch )
Today we will do a full day tour toHeavenly Lake. 100 kilometers away from city of Urumqi, Heavenly Lake gives the impression of nobleness, elegance and beauty. Clear lake, snow mountains and soaring trees compose the charming scenery of the Heavenly Lake.Come to Heavenly Lake, and you will find words are so weak for the surrounding. It will make you totally relaxed no matter you are sitting in a boat, walking in the mountains, or just standing by the lake. Then back to hotel in Urumqi. Accommodation: Urumqi
Day 4 Urumqi Departure ( Breakfast )
After breakfast, pick up by your driver and guide and transfer to Xinjiang Regional Museum to have a glimpse of Xinjiang history and costume. Then transfer to Urumqi airport for flight departing Urumqi.
* All transfers and city transportation
* Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
*Private car or van with English speaking guide
* Hotels with breakfast at Turpan & Urumqi
* Personal expense
* Tips to drivers and guides
* Transportation arriving Turpan or departing Urumqi
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