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4 Days Turpan & Urumqi Tour(Train Arrival)

Turpan - Urumqi

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  • Turpan Grape Valley
  • Heaven lake
  • Turpan Karez System
  • Turpan Karez System
  • Turpan Grape Valley
  • Heaven lake
Tour Code:
CD-XTT-04
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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  1. Affordable & worry free;
  2. Just you or your group;
  3. 1-to-1 travel consultant within 0.5~23.5 hrs;
  4. Flexible departure & itinerary;
  5. Private guide & vehicle;
  6. Customizable to your needs & interests;
  7. All inclusive service;
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Overview:
This is special trip for those who arrive at Turpan by train from other cities, such as Lanzhou, Dunhuang.
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Highlights

Visit:
Jiaohe Ancient City
Bezeklik Caves
Emin Minaret
Flaming Mountains
 
Grape Valley
Karez System
Tianchi Lake
Xinjiang Regional Museum
Experience:
Get all natural and cultural highlights experience in Turpan;
Explore the pure stunning lake views of Tianchi.

Sampling Itinerary Day by Day

Day 1 Turpan Arrival

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Welcome to Turpan. Your tour guide will pick you up from train station, then escort you to your hotel.

The first attraction for today is the brilliant project - Karez System which is special kind of irrigation system consisting of vertical wells, underground canals, ground canals and waterlogging pond. The  vertically dug wells are linked together to channel the water which occur during summer rain season, or melt from snow mountains of Tianshan range to desired farmlands on the ground. After the Karez visiting, tranfer to tour anther famous relic - the Jiaohe Ancient City which used to be the capital city of the former Cheshi State. It is renowned as the "perfect ruin of earth building" because it has been well preserved for almost two thousand years. Last activity for today is to visit the Emin Minaret. It is a elegant and innovative Islamic pagodaby built by the duke Emin Hezhuo to express his devotion to the lord Allah.  Emin Minaret looks like a awl which is 44 meter high. Nearby, there is an ornate mosque.

Turpan Karez System
Day 2 Turpan - Urumqi ( B,L )

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After breakfast, go to visit the Flaming Mountains. Stretching about 100km, Flaming Mountain is covered by red sandstones which look like flaming fire. Want to get rid of the heat of Flaming Mountains? Transfer to enjoy the pleasant cool of the Grape Valley where you can also taste delicious grapes and other fruits.

In the afternoon, you will explore the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves. Its highlight is about 40 large wall paintings covering more than 1,200 square meters which have different themes, such as the Gaochang Kingdom, Buddhism, etc.

Drive back to Urumqi.

Bezeklik Caves
Day 3 Urumqi - Tianchi Lake ( B,L )

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After breakfast, drive to visit the beautiful Heaven lake. It is located on the Heaven Mountain. In ancient fairytale, it was the fairyland where the Heavenly Queen lived. It is the best summer resort in Xinjiang. Cruising on a boat, enjoying the breathtaking picturesque views of inverted reflection of snow mountains, flourishing plants and blooming flowers around the lake.

Drive back to Urumqi.

Heaven lake
Day 4 Urumqi Departure ( B )

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Today is free for you to explore Urumqi by yourself until your tour guide escort you to airport for your flight.

If your flight departs late, you can take a visit to Xinjiang Regional Museum which is an integrated museum, located in the Urumqi City. It is a beautiful builing decorated by Uygur style, and has more than 5,000 arts and history relics. It features in three exhibition hall: Ethnic Exhibition, History Reclics Exhibition and Mummy Exhibition. (optional)

Xinjiang Regional Museum
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Hi Vivien 

We hope you are well.  We just wanted you to know that we have today posted our review on Trip Advisor.

Once again, many thanks for all your assistance whilst booking our trip to China, which ensured we had a wonderful, trip of a life time holiday.  One we will never forget.

Good luck for a reward, you deserve it and all the best for your future career.  

Regards

Carol & Bill Fawcett‚ UK, June 16, 2019

Hi Rita, 

Did not know if you were working over the weekend, so I was going to wait until Monday to write. 

I’ll write more and send pictures when we I get back to the US later in the week.

I did want to tell you that everything was excellent and except for one minor problem at the Pullman hotel (which was quickly fixed), everything was perfect. Our tour guide, Carrie, was amazing. She was professional, knowledgeable, energetic, and she had a great attitude. 

Will write more later....

Alan

Hi Rita, I’m on the plane back home now. I will write about our trip on trip advisor, but also tell my friends from the outdoor hiking group to which I belong. You made things so easy for us. I had told my girlfriend that I had worked with you in the past, and she was skeptical (look up this word). We were both very, very pleased with how things worked out. I will send you a copy of what I write, I think Zhangjiajie will because me a major destination for American tourists in the future. Also, while in Beijing, we went to Jinshaling to see the Great Wall. Much better than mutainyu or badaling. I think that will become very popular in coming years.

Will write more once I’m home and have caught up on work. 

Thanks for being Rita!

Alan‚ USA, June 15, 2019

Hi Wonder,

The China Water-towns Photography Tour was very great. Everything went very smoothly and the tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The communication with China Discovery was great and emails were answered very quickly. Overall I’d say that the tour was 5-star and great value.

I am happy for you to use the above comments and pictures on your website.

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Beautiful Water Town in China

Rob‚ UK, June 15, 2019
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Turpan Karez System
Turpan Karez System

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Bezeklik Caves
Bezeklik Caves

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Heaven lake
Heaven lake

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Xinjiang Regional Museum
Xinjiang Regional Museum

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