The most northwestern part of China is less traveled and hence is mysterious for most of us. Unlock the mystery of China by exploring Dunhuang, Turpan and Urumqi by taking that 5 days tour package. The package enable tourists explore China off the common tourist trail. The short period stay will leave you the life long memory.
Day 1Dunhuang Arrival: Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Lake
Day 2Dunhuang – Turpan by Train: Mogao Grottoes
Day 3 Turpan – Urumqi by Car: Gaochang Ruins, Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, Jiaohe Ruins, Flaming Hill
Day 4Urumqi: Heavenly Lake, Xinjiang International Bazaar
Day 5Urumqi Departure
Air condition car + English speaking guide + Entrance fee + Lunch + Hotel + Train tickets
Met by our guide and driver upon your arrival and go to visit one of the most famous attractions along the Silk Road- theEchoing-Sand Mountain which surrounds Crescent Lake where the blown sand could make the sound just like that made by Chinese orchestral musical instruments when it is windy. When you slide down the slope, you can hear the roaring echo of sands. A short camel ride will leave you a unforgettable memory. Riding along the mountain to reach the Crescent Lake, your eyes will be feasted on the crescent-shaped spring surrounded by the endless Gobi desert. It has not dried up over the past one thousand years and still gushes with fresh current. Accommodation: Dunhuang
Day2 Dunhuang to Turpan by overnight train (Breakfast+Lunch)
After breakfast, you will travel to the famous Mogao Grottoeswhich display a very colorful and descriptive world in the paintings. It is known as one of the four most famous caves in China. After dinner, we will take overnight soft-sleeper train to Turpan. Accommodation: Overnight Train
Day3 Turpan to Urumqi (Breakfast+Lunch)
Today we will visit four famous sites all together. First is another famous ruin in Turpan, Gaochang Ruins, which used to be the capital of ancient Gaochang Kingdom and the important transportation hub of western end of China in the Han Dynasty. Then you will go to the 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. Then you will have an exploration of Jiaohe Ruins, which is one of the most important towns along the ancient Silk Road. It is also the largest, oldest and best-preserved earth construction in the world. The last stop 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 ℉). And then drive to Urumqi, check in Hotel. Accommodation: Urumqi
Day4 Urumqi (Breakfast+Lunch)
After breakfast, you will be invited to visit warm-hearted Kazak People Family to talk with local Kazak People in close distance and to learn about the daily life of them. They will offer fried cookies, milk tea dried grapes which are local specialty. Then, we will visit Heavenly Lake. 100 kilometers away from city of Urumqi, Heavenly Lake gives the impression of nobleness, elegance and beauty. Clear lake, snow mountains and soaring pinaster 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 will drive to Urumqi. Upon arrival, you will have a stroke at Xinjiang International Bazaar which is the place with the unique construction located in two bridges, it attracts the lots of tourists to visit, shopping and watch the traditional dancing. Accommodation: Urumqi
Day5 Urumqi Departure (Breakfast)
After breakfast, our guide will see you off at the airport for your homeward flight. Hope our dedicated service leaves you a pleasant memory for this comprehensive Silk Road tour.
* All transfers and city transportation
* Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
* Private car or van with English speaking guide
* Hotels with breakfasts
* Soft sleeper train of Dunhuang/Turpan
* Personal expense
* Tips to guide and driver
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