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5 Days Urumqi and Turpan Adventure

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Destinations: Urumqi-Heavenly Lake--Shanshan-Turpan-Urumqi

Tour type: Culture,Adventure,Folklore,Handcraft,Photography

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Day 01 Urumqi
Erdaoqiao Market & International Bazaar

Erdaoqiao Market & International Bazaar

Meet our nice guide in the hotel and check into hotel for rest, you will visit the Xinjiang Grand Bazaar if time permits.

Erdaoqiao Market & International Bazaar is the largest in Urumqi. You'll find a bustling market filled with fruit, clothing, crafts, knives, carpets and almost anything that you can imagine. On Sunday, there are more stalls and more goods to buy than any other day. The old streets around the bazaar are really worth seeing.Here is the most welcomed place by tourist especially by ladies where they can buy some traditional Uygur make up cosmetic.

Day 02 Urumqi-Heavenly Lake (120kms, 1.5hrs)

Morning visit the Xinjiang Museum,and the head to visit the Heavenly Lake.

Overnight in the yurt of the local Kazakhs. We will arrange the Aken Show for you to know better about the only Nomadic Minorities in China.

Xinjiang Museum is the main institution to collect and investigate the unearthed cultural relics and specimens in Xinjiang. There are more than 50 thousand pieces of various kinds of cultural relics stored in the museum, among them, the ancient mummies represented by ‘the Loulan Beauty', manuscripts in Chinese, Kharosthi, Qiuci, Yanji, Tibetan, Uigurian and other characters prevailed in ancient Western Regions, the silk ,wool, cotton and hemp fabrics and folk retainment, etc., are unusual tidbits in the world.

Heavenly Lake,110 kilometers from Urumqi, the Heavenly Lake is a long and narrow gourd-shaped moraine lake, 3400 meters long, about 1500 meters wide, 105 meters at the deepest point, with an average depth of 40 meters, covering an area of about 5.9 square kilometers. There are eight beautiful scenic spots in the lake scenic area, they are “A Ray of Stone Gate”,“Dragon's Pool and Green Moon”, “Magic Needle for Guarding the See”, “Three Stones Bearing the Sky”, “the Snowcapped Southern Mountain”, “Pine Billows in Western Mountain”, “the Hanging Waterfall”, and the “Sea Peak's Sunrise”.

  • Xinjiang Museum

    Xinjiang Museum

  • Heavenly Lake

    Heavenly Lake

Day 03 Heavenly Lake-Shanshan (350kms, 4hrs driving)


After enjoy the great trekking in the most fresh air around the lake in the morning . Then head to Turpan, the famous for the grapes, hot weather and historical sites.Upon arrival, visit Bezklik Grottoes, Tuyoq Valley,Kumtag Desert .

Bezklik Grottoes. “Bezklik”means “a place with beautiful decoration”. These caves are first excavated in Qu`s Gaochang period. The excising caves were reconstructed by Uighur people.

Tuyoq Valley,constructed in eastern and western cliffs in Tuyoq valley . more than 40 caves, there are 10 preserving murals. They are considered to be the earliest caves in Turpan, Murals are mostly damaged, but unique in style.

Day 04 Turpan-Urumqi

After breakfast visit Jiaohe Ruins , Karez Irrigation system, Sugong Minaret, We will arrange the lunch in the local Uighur family ( complimentary show will be arranged if the group above 10pax), after lunch back to Urumqi.

Jiaohe Ruinsis located on a mesa in willow leaf shape between the Yarnaz River valleys 10 kilometers to the west of Turpan City. running from northwest to southeast, 1760 meters long and 300 meters across at the widest part. The city includes city gates, streets and lanes, government office, temples, domestic houses, cave houses, wells, and an underground temple.

Karez Irrigation System,The Karez System is a unique irrigation system in Turpan, which, taking advantage of the slopes, draws the underground water to flow by itself to irrigate farmland. It consists of four parts: vertical wells, underground channels, ground canals and small reservoirs.

Sugong Minaret was built in the 41st year of the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty,It is an embodiment of the ancient architectural arts of the Uygur nationality. The tower is 37 meters high and 10 meters in diameter at the base. The body of the tower is cylindroid in shape, built with bricks arranged in various symmetrical patterns.

  • Sugong Minaret

    Sugong Minaret

  • Jiaohe Ruins

    Jiaohe Ruins

  • Karez Irrigation System

    Karez Irrigation System

Day 05 Urumqi to your destination

After breakfast check out the hotel and take the flight to your destination.

Day 01 Urumqi
Meet and be transferred to your hotel for rest.
Day 02 Urumqi-Heavenly Lake (120kms, 1.5hrs)
Xinjiang Museum,Heavenly Lake
Day 03 Heavenly Lake-Shanshan (350kms, 4hrs driving)
Bezklik Grottoes,Tuyoq Valley,Kumtag Desert
Day 04 Turpan-Urumqi
Jiaohe Ruins,Karez Irrigation System,Sugong Minaret
Day 05 Urumqi to your destination
Airport transfer after breakfast

Vehicles & Hotel

Vehicles we select for our distinguished guests

Guarantee: Every vehicle with good air-condition New car within four years
Professional & experienced driver

  • 1—2 pax 5 seats car
  • 3—5pax 7—9 seats
  • New car
  • New car
  • New car
  • New car
  • 6—9pax 15—19seats Mini-bus
  • 10—16 pax 22---37seats Jinglong Bus
  • New car
  • New car
  • New car
  • New car
Hotels we select
City Superior class Deluxe class Budget class
Kashgar Bacony Hotel Tianyuan International Qinbag Hotel
Urumqi Hoitak hotel New Times Hotek City Grand Hotel
Turpan Tuha Petroleum Hotel Huozhou (fireland) Hotel Jiao He Plaza
Kuqa Kuqa International Hotel Kuqa Hotel

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