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All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Turpan from Urumqi including Bezklik Thousand Buddha Caves and Karez System

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    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. 

    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. 

    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.  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.

    Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

    Bring your passport, please.

    Pick-up time: 8:00 am

    Pick-up location: Centrally located Urumqi hotels


    • Entrance fees

    • Lunch

    • Local guide

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off

    • Private tour

    • Transport by private vehicle


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