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2-Day Side Trip to Turpan

- Korla-Turpan Tour
Tour Code:Korla06From:$270

Trip Highlights - Attractions involved: Karez Underground Irrigation System, Grape Valley, Thousand Buddha Cave , Flaming Hill. Turpan, located some 180 KM southeast of Urumqi in the east part of Xinjiang Province, is one of the few basin areas below the sea level in the world. This relatively small and economically unimportant place has blossomed in recent years, attracting numerous travelers, who come here to sample the easy going pace of life and to see the desert.As one of the most popular destination in northwest of China, two days tour in Turpan will give you more impressive experience. If you're intrested in the Turpan tour or any other tours in China, feel free to contact us for more information.
Availability: All year round.    Daily Pick-up Point & Time: Hotel, 8:30am.    Daily Finishing Point & Time: Hotel, 5:00pm.   Duration: 2 Days.

Tour Itinerary: (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch)
Day 01: Korla / Turpan
Today, you will be picked up at your hotel and driven to Turpan. On the way, you will sightsee at the Bosten Lake. In the afternoon, you will visit the Jiaohe Ruined Town, the Sugong Tower, and the Karez Underground Irrigation System. After your arrival, you will check in your hotel to rest.
Hotel: Turpan Hotel 4 star (or similar class)
Day 02: Depart from Turpan (B/L)
In the morning, you will be taken to the Grape Valley, then to the Thousand Buddha Cave and the Flaming Hill. After lunch, you will leave Turpan for your next destination.
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Attraction Description:
Karez Underground Irrigation System The Karez Well is the most important travel site when you come to visit Xinjiang. The underground canals of Karez are over 2,000 years old. This irrigation system spread to Middle Asia and Persia after first appearing in the Han Dynasty. It is one of three great construction projects of ancient China (the other two are the Great Wall and the Great Canal). Karez systems are the life source of Turpan. In a sense, without the karez, there would be no Turpan culture...
Grape Valley The Grape Valley is located northeast of Turpan. It is a must-go travel site in Xinjiang. The valley is a forest of grape vines that veer off a cliff to the west. The slopes of the valley are also home to several cottages and adobe houses. Grapes are very important to Turpan, one of the city's famous products. All over China one can buy Turpan grapes and raisins. The city began planting grapes ever since the Han Dynasty. At the Grape Valley, there are also singing and dancing performances...
Thousand Buddha Cave The Bizaklik Caves were created during the ancient Huihu State and the inscriptions in the caves are written in Uigar, Chinese and other languages. There are several caves that have hundreds of murals; however, the murals have been destroyed several times by different groups of people or periods: vandals, religious clashes and foreign explorers. Yet, there are still several caves left that show the beauty and originality of the murals. Caves 16, 17 and 33...
Flaming Hill In the best-known Chinese novel "Journey to the West", the Flaming Hill in the novel is the mountain fill with different evil characters who fight with the high monk Tang and his three disciples. Well, it dose exist in the reality. Located on the northern edge of the Turpan Basin, Flaming Hill is about 10 kilometers east of downtown Turpan, covering about 100 km (62miles) from east to west with a width of 9 km (5.6miles). The average height is 500m (1640feet) with an average temperature...

 Tour Prices (this is private tour based on per person and shown in US dollars)
Group Size Price / Traveler
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1 travelerUSD620
2 travelersUSD330
3-5 travelersUSD320
6-9 travelersUSD300
10 travelers & aboveUSD270

Service Inclusions

  • Entrance fees and lunch as listed
  • All transfers with private vehicle and guide
  • Accident insurance
  • Hotel fare

Service Exclusions

  • Air fare and airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and driver

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