Destinations:Urumqi - Dabancheng Wind Power Station - Turpan - Flaming Mountain -Tuyuk Village - Urumqi
Kariz museum, Jiaohe Ancient city
Normally it takes about 3hours drive from Urumqi to Turpan city. (200 km). On the way, you will see different landscapes like semi desert, lakes, grassland, dry mountain, sand and stone desert. You will also pass through the biggest wind turbine groups (produce electricity) in China.
By altitude, you will go down about one kilometer coming to Turpan from Urumqi. After arriving to Turpan, we will have a lunch at local restaurant, enjoy from the Uighur cuisine. After lunch, you will visit the Kariz museum (ancient underground irrigation system) and Jiaohe Ancient city, which is the UNESCO site and also best preserved soil structured city ruins in China. After dinner, you may walk around the town of Turpan. You will find that it is very different from Urumqi and life at the evening is very alive.
Emin minaret, Flaming mountains, Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves and Tuyuk village
Today, we will visit Emin minaret (mosque and tower was build 18th century), which very close to the town. After the minaret, you will drive all the way to the east to see the famous Flaming mountains, visit the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves and Tuyuk village. If you interested, you can have a lunch at one of the local farmer’s house, not luxury but the food is quite tasty and experience with locals are good.
After lunch, you will drive back all the way to Urumqi. It is about 250 kilometers from the village.
Transportation with air-conditioned vehicle
Professional English speaking tour guide
Mineral water/2 bottles per person
Hotel fee in Turpan
Meal fee for clients