Tour Code: XJ-ST2
Tour type: History,Handcraft,Photography
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Upon arrival at the airport, our guide will meet you at the flight arrival and transfer you to the hotel. At the hotel the guide will go over the details of your upcoming trip and answer any questions you may have. In the afternoon drive to Heavenly Lake.Heavenly Lake: The lake is 1900 meters above sea level and got its fame as the “jewel in the crown”. It is particularly refreshing for travelers arriving in Urumqi from the barren deserts of Xinjiang. To the east of the lake stands the Bogda Peak-the highest peak in the east part of Tian Shan Mountain, which is capped by glacier and snow glistening in the sun, finely contrasted with blue lake water, forming a fabulous scenery.
In the morning back to Urumqi and visit the Xinjiang Museum and then Drive 300km eastwards to Turpan today. visit Gaochang Ruins, Astana Tombs, Thousand Buddha Caves. Xinjiang Museum the 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 Westen Regions, the silk ,wool, cotton and hemp fabrics and folk rainment, etc., are unusual tidbits in the world.-- Gaochang Ruins : The citys name means the King City. It was founded during the first century B.C. and abandoned during the 15th century. Ascending a height to enjoy a distant view, you can see the whole city in a plane shape of an irregular square, which is divided, into three parts the exterior city, interior city and the palace city. The total area is about two million square meters.
Astana Tombs: where the ancient people of the Gaochang city are buried. It is famous for its terracotta figurines and tomb paintings
Thousand Buddha Caves: Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves is at the Mutou Valley of the Flaming Mountain. Buddha niches scatter around within the area of about 1 kilometer on the broken cliffs in the west side of the valley. 83 caves are preserved, 40 of which were decorated with murals. The total murals find here reach up to 1,200 square meters.
Visit Suleimans Minaret, Karez Well, Grape Valley today, drive back to Urumqi in the late afternoon. End Servcies
Suleimans Minaret: This was built in 1777 to commemorate and praise Turpans ruler, Emin Khoja, who had achieved brilliant military success in suppressing the armed rebellion - Karez Well: This irrigation system of wells connected by underground channels is considered to be one of the three great ancient projects in China.
Grape Valley: with its shady vineyards and trees, this provides a welcome place of relaxation amidst the hundreds of square miles of sand. You may take a seat under the vintage frames, savor various grapes, enjoy the beautiful Uigur girls in their ornate costumes, and be fully intoxicated by this refreshing palace of grapes. Taking a walk along the grape corridor, you will find drying rooms on nearby slopes. Every year over 300 tons of raisins are made here.
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|Turpan||Tuha Petroleum Hotel||Huozhou (fireland) Hotel||Jiao He Plaza|
|Kuqa||Kuqa International Hotel||Kuqa Hotel|