All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Turpan from Urumqi

All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Turpan from Urumqi


Tour description

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Shengjin Country, Turpan 838000 China

At 8 o'clock in the morning, your guide will pick you up at the lobby of your centrally located hotel in Urumqi. Then, you will take a 3-hour ride in a private vehicle from Urumqi to Turpan. On the way, you will see windmill farms, saltwater lakes, and valley of Tianshan. After arriving in Turpan, visit Bezklik Thousand Buddha Caves, which is an abandoned site that has ruins of fresco and statues from 15th century.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ancient City of Gaochang (Kharakhoja), Sanpu Country, Turpan 838000 China

Afterwards, you will go to ancient city ruin of Gaochang which was one of the most renowned kingdom along the Silk Road in the history. You can wander around to visit temples, stupas, city walls...etc among the ruin.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta), Munage Village, Putao Country, Turpan 838000 China

Lunch will be provided in the yard of a local Uyghur house. Next, you will go to  Emin Minaret that was built in 1777AD with a typical Uyghur architectural style.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Karez System, Xincheng Ximen Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000 China

Later, before you head back to Urumqi, you will learn why Turpan could sustain itself in long history by visiting the Karez Irrigation System. After the irrigation system visit, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Urumqi where this wonderful day trip concludes.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Silkroadtrips, Urumqi 830000 China

tour operator

What's included

  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Gaochang (Kharakhoja)
  • Entry/Admission - Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta)
  • Entry/Admission - Karez System

What's not included

  • Gratuities

Provider Photos

  • Discovering Turpan

  • Flaming Mountain

  • Flaming Mountain

  • Uyghur Dance

  • Bezklik Thousand Caves

  • Uyghur Girl


User Reviews

    the trip was perfectly organized you have seen amazing places it was one time life experience staff very helpful Sunny thank you for your support and cooperation
  • JacqueW50
    Turpan is a very unique place to visit which places filled with historical events such as Karez on how they build the irrigation system till now still using it. Excitement at Shanshan desert which have a good experience. We also tasted their local breakfast in one of the county. Overall worth a visit.
  • Paul N

    Jenny Jian-Wei did a great job of introducing me to the wonderful scenic sites included in this all day tour. From start to finish, she provided the information I needed to understand the history behind the places we visited. The lunch under a grape vine was sumptuous and had a variety of the best of the local foods. I especially enjoyed the visit to Turpan and Gaocheng ancient city and the day was highlighted by a visit to the beautiful scenic mountain area that houses the Bezklik Thousand Buddha Caves. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get a day long adventure where you can see history and culture in the Xinzhang Urumqi region. You won't be disappointed!





    Duration13 to 14 hours

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