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Kashgar Urumqi Turpan Dunhuang Tour - 6 Days

Destination: Kashgar, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang
Duration: Six Day
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Transportation: Vehicle & Flight & Train
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This Six Day Short Tour takes you to explore the Highlights along China Silk Road by exploring Kashgar, Urumqi, Turpan and Dunhuang. You will experience the hisotry culture of Xinjiang and Gansu with fantastic landscape sites. 
Full price of this tour (per person in US$):
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US$1500/persons 1500USD/Person

Day 1: Arrive in Kashgar
Our professional guide and experienced driver welcome you at Kashgar airport with your name and accompany you to your hotel, our guide also share the general information about Kashgar.You are given English map of Kashgar city and Uighur Pheasebook which helps you walking around city when you have free time.
Hotel: Tianyuan International Hotel or similar (4-star)


Day 2: Kashgar to Urumqi
Sightseeing:Idkah Mosque, Apak Hoja Mausoleum, Livestock market, Main Sunday bazaar, old city and local family dinner.

Explore the rich, endles s culture of the Uighurs in Kashgar. Visit the largest bazaar in Central Asia at the Kashgar Sunday Market, spend time by the Id Kah Mosque, the largest mosque in China and marvel at the intricate architecture of Kashgar's historic Apak Hoja Tomb. We 'll also spend time today in the Kashgar Old Town and have dinner with a local Uighur family.
Then take evening flight to Urumqi and our local guide and driver meet you at Urumqi airport for transferring to your Hotel.
Hotel: Mirage Hotel or similar (4-star)


Day 3: Urumqi to Turpan 
Sightseeing:Idikut (Gaochang) ancient city, Astana tombs, Toyup village, Bizeklik Thousand Buddha caves and Flaming Mountains.
After breakfast, drive to Turpan on the first class highway for about 2.5 hour. Once you arrive in Turpan first check into the hotel, then we start our wonderful day in Turpan beginning with a visit theAncient city of Idikut (Gaochang), The city was first built in the first Century BC and later became capital of the Idikut (Gaochang) Uighur Kingdom in the 8th Century, you can take a donkey cart to visit the site if you like. We'll stop in the city for about 40 minutes and then drive to Karakhoja Astana Tombs, a Tang-dynasty burial ground which is also known as the "Underground Museum". Astana means "capital" in the Uighur language and Karakhoja is the name of a legendary hero of the ancient Uighur Kingdom who conquered by killing a vicious dragon. Moving on, we journey to Toyup Village, an old, beautiful and timeless village with a friendly Uighur community. Here we visit several local families and eat lunch with one of them in their home. This could quite likely be the highlight of your tour.
After lunch, we visit Bizeklik Thousand Buddha caves which used to be an important center for Buddhist worship under the Xizhou Huigu government of the Idikut (Gaochang) Kingdom.

Finally, on the way back to the hotel we will stop at the Flaming Mountains which people claim are so hot and dry that "flying birds even a thousand miles away dare not to come¡±.
Hotel: Huozhou Hotel or similar (4-star)


Day 4: Turpan to Dunhuang 
Sightseeing:Yargul (Jiaohe) Ancient city, Karez underground Irrigations system and Emin Minaret, then take overnight train to Dunhuang
Following a hearty breakfast at the Hotel we start our another wonderful day in Turpan. Our special itinerary today includes sightseeing in Turpan and then take overnight soft sleeper train to Dunhuang First we visit Yargul (Jiaohe) Ancient City which is one of the best preserved ancient cities in China. The ruins of the buildings are divided into temples, civilian dwellings and government offices. Workshops and residential houses in the streets are still visible and time there is time spent in a world long disappeared.
After an hour of walking around the city area, we'll push on to see the world famous Karez Irrigation System, unique to this part of the world. The system is considered as one of the three great projects in China with the other two being the Great Wall and the Grand Canal.

Then visit the Emin Suliman Minaret which is a magnificent combination of ancient Uighur and Islamic architecture. It is the tallest ancient pagoda in Xinjiang and the only Islamic ancient pagoda in the country, Locals call it ¡°pure tower.¡±

Finally drive to Daheyan train station for overnight first class soft sleeper train to Dunhuang. the train journey is about 10 hours.


Day 5: Dunhuang
Sightseeing:Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang Museum, Crescent Lake,Mingsha Echo-sand Mountain
Our Dunhuang local guide will be holding your name in front of the Dunhuang train station and transfer to the Hotel for breakfast and then go for sight seeing.
We spend the whole morning at Mogao Grottoes which were constructed over a millennium, from the 4th to 14th centuries. The caves are also known as the Thousand Buddha Caves have the double distinction of being one of the most notable grottoes in China as well as the best preserved treasure house of Buddhist art, sutras, murals and sculptures in the world.

After lunch, visit Dunhuang Museum which exhibits relics excavated from the local area, such as paper, coins, a model of the Great Wall as it appeared during the Han Dynasty. Then drive to Mysterious Crescent lake which's name derives from the crescent moon shape taken by the small pool of spring water between two large sand dunes. Here you also have chance to ride camels across the sand dunces to Sounding Sand Mountain which can make sounds when the wind passes. we highly recommend you to stay till Sunset behind the high sand dunces before going back hotel.


Day 6: Dunhuang Departure
Today is the last day of our tour, send you to Dunhuang Airport for departure.

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