Turpan Maps: Location Maps, Transfer Maps, Travel Maps...
Turpan, famous as the oasis of desert, is a charming destination. Many visitors are attracted by its amazing special landform of Flaming Mountain, extraordinary project of Karaz System, treasured ruins of Jiaohe Ancient City, etc. In order to make full of your Turpan holiday, it will be rather helpful to know Turpan’s location, transfer means and attractions distribution. China Discovery here collects and makes some high-definition for you, including Turpan China Map, Turpan Xinjiang Map, Turpan Tourist Map, etc. Be free to download and print them and enjoy a more effective Turpan tour.
Turpan Location Map – Where is Turpan
Turpan is located in central Xinjiang of northwestern China, bordering Hami in the east, Bayingolin in the west and south, Urumqi and Changji in the north. It is about 167 km away from Urumqi. Check its detailed location maps:
Turpan Location Map
Turpan Transfer Maps – How to Get to/around Turpan
Turpan can be reached by weekly flights from Beijing (5.5h), Lanzhou (2.5h), Changsha (4.5h), Zhengzhou (4.5h), Korla (1h), Burqin (1h15min), etc., and high speed trains from Xian (about 12.5 hours), Lanzhou (about 9.5 hour), Xining (about 8 hours), Zhangye (about 6.5 hours), Jiayuguan (about 5 hours), Dunhuang (about 3.5 hours), Hami (about 1.5 hours), Urumqi (about 1 hour), etc. Its best gateway cities are Urumqi and Dunhuang. Learn more about Turpan Transportation Guide>
Turpan Tourist Maps – How to Travel Turpan
Top attractions to visit in Turpan include Jiaohe Ancient City, Karaz System, Beziklik Thousand Buddha Cave, Flaming Mountian, Tuyuk Valley, etc. Check the following attractions map and accommodation map to help you organize your itinerary in Turpan in a smarter way:
How to Plan A Turpan Tour
How to Get to Turpan: There are high speed trains to Turpan from Xian (about 12.5h), Lanzhou (about 9.5h), Xining (about 8h), Zhangye (about 6.5h), Jiayuguan (about 5h), Dunhuang (about 3.5h), etc. and flights from Urumqi (1h), Beijing (5.5h), Lanzhou (2.5h), Changsha (4.5h), Korla (1h), Burqin (1h15min), etc. Many travelers also travel to Urumqi by flight first and then transfer to Turpan.
Best Time to Visit Turpan: May to October is the best time to visit Turpan. It is cold in late autumn and winter (November ~ next February) and rather windy in early and mid-spring (March and April). The temperature is high in summer, but you will get a lot of sweet fruits.
Generally, a classic Turpan tour takes 2 ~ 3 days. If your time is limited, you can focus on the essence of Turpan City. We suggest you spend 1 day touring the highlights of Turpan City, such as Karez System - a magic project bringing out underground water to this barren land, Turpan Museum where lots of historical exhibits including mummies are collected and Jiaohe Ancient City - the world's largest and oldest city ruins, and another day exploring its attractive surroundings, including Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Cave with exquisite murals & profound Buddhist culture, Flaming Mountain Grand Canyon with breathtaking landform, and peaceful Mazar Village (in Tuyuk Valley) where people still live traditionally. If you have one more day, don't miss Kumtag Desert, a beautiful desert offering amazing desert landscape and many interesting activities (like jeep safari, desert hiking, desert surfing, etc.).
Of course, it's far from enough if you just visit Turpan. Travelers always travel Turpan with Urumqi - the tourist center in northern Xinjiang together. It needs about 1~2 days to visit landmarks of Urumqi City, like Xinjiang Regional Museum, Red Hill Park and Erdaoqiao Grand Bazzar. Heavenly Lake, only 70 km away from Urumqi downtown is a must. If you are interested in Muslim culture and Silk Road culture, don't hesitate to go to Kashgar, one of Xinjiang's golden triangle tourist cities together with Turpan and Urumqi. In Kashgar, there is time-honored Kashgar Old City, yellow-tiled Id Kah Mosque, busy Grand Sunday Bazaar, etc.
If your time allows, traveling along China's Silk Road is strongly recommended. You can trace the footprints of ancient travelers from Xian - China's old capital city of 13 dynasties, to Qinghai (Xining, Qinghai Lake), Gansu (Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang) and Xinjiang (Urumqi, Turpan, Kashgar). An in-depth Silk Road tour can be 2 weeks long, but you can spend a shorter time admiring the essence at your own pace.
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☛ 11 Days In-depth Wild Silk Road Adventure Tour (Lanzhou - Zhangye - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang - Urumqi - Kasgar)
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