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XJ03: 9 days Silk Road highlights

   

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Day 1: Shanghai—Dunhuang

Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel to refresh and rest.

Overnight in Silk Road Dunhuang hotel (4star)

Day 2: Dunhuang—Turpan (Train: T216 20:16—08:22)

In the morning start with a visit at Mogao Grottoes, also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas. It’s best known of the Chinese Buddhist grottoes and, along with Longmen Grottoes and Yungang Grottoes, are one of the three famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China. Then off to Echoing-Sand Mountain in Dunhuang offers superb desert scenery. Sliding down the 250 meter high dune is simple but extremely exciting- it gives out a sound like thunder as the wind sweeps across the sands.

Be transferred to the railway station to catch an overnight soft sleeper train to Turpan.

Day 3: Turpan

After a night of train ride it’s time to explore the Astana Tombs are a series of underground tombs, the complex covers 10 square kilometers and contains over 1,000 tombs including natural mummies. Next it’s the Flaming Mountain, years of volcanic activity have formed the unique crisscrossing gullies and ravines. During mid-afternoon the heat becomes intense as the sun's rays are reflected off the red rocks, as though the hillsides are engulfed by tongues of fire, hence the name. Finish the day at Suleiman’s Minaret, The Sugong Tower is the biggest ancient pagoda existing in Xinjiang and the only Islamic ancient pagoda in the country.

Overnight in Huozhou hotel (4 star)

Day 4: Turpan—Urumqi

Start the day at Jiaohe ruins, an important site along the Silk Road trade route. It has been well preserved by the PRC government since 1961. Then head to Karez Well System, at its peak the karez irrigation system was referred to as ‘the underground Great Wall’. Walk through the ancient system to see how it all works. After lunch head to Urumqi.

Overnight in Yilite hotel (4 star)

Day 5: Urumqi

After breakfast, head to the Xinjiang museum and understand the colorful lives of the 12 minorities in Xingjiang and the unique well preserved corpses, some dates back 10,000 years. Next is Hongshan Park, an inner city mountain in Ürümqi, the mountain is the symbolic scenic spot of Ürümqi. For some retail therapy we will go to the International Bazaar, in Uygur language it means market and trade place. It has been around since ancient times, and continues to thrive, selling everything from Bazaar delicacies, to carpets, jewelry, folk musical instruments and many many more.

Overnight in Yilite hotel (4 star)

Day 6: Urumqi-Heavenly Lake 1.5 hrs drive—Kashgar

Take a little piece of heaving on earth in the middle of Bogda Peak nestles Heavenly Lake. Enjoy boating and trekking along the Pearl of Heavenly Mountain and take in the breath taking scenery. The 4 hours drive from Urumqi through the endless desert may seem tiring but Tianchi will provide travelers with an amazing experience. After, fly to Kashgar.

Overnight in Barony hotel ( 4 star)

Day 7: Kashgar city tour

Visit the Sunday Bazaar, in Uygur language it means market and trade place. It has been around since ancient time, and continues to thrive, selling everything from Bazaar delicacies, to carpets, jewelry, folk musical instruments and many many more. Next is a visit to Aparkhoja tomb, the largest and most influential Islamic burial place in Xinjiang and a key cultural relic unit under the protection of the Autonomous Region. Then it’s off to Idigar Mosque, China’s largest mosque, for Friday prayers more than 50,000 worshippers will come. Then finish off at the famous Old City.

Overnight in Barony hotel( 4 star)

Day 8: Kashgar—Karakuli Lake (280kms-4hrs)

Visit the Karakuli Lake, At an altitude of 3,600 m, it is the highest lake of the Pamir plateau. Its beautiful scenery and the clarity of its reflection in the water, whose color ranges from a dark green to azure and light blue is truly breath taking.

Overnight in Barony hotel (4 star)

Day 9: Kashgar—Shanghai

After breakfast fly back to Shanghai via Urumqi with all your wonderful memories of Xinjiang in tow!

Price includes:

1.Hotel with breakfast

2.Personal and professional English speaking guide

3. Personal vehicle with driver

4. Entrance tickets

5. Meals

6.Complimentary water/beverage in the tour vehicle

7. Travel insurance

Price excludes:

1. Flight tickets

2. Personal expenses

3. Service gratitude to guide and driver

Note:

1.Guide will call one night prior to confirm pick up.

2. Tour payment can be made through PayPal, bank-wire transfer or cash on the day of commencement.

3. Flight: Kashgar—Urumqi 1350*0.7+100=1050YUAN

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