Turpan is the hottest and lowest place in China. This day tour around Turpan will take you to explore the ancient city of Gaochang & Jiaohe, Astana Ancient Tombs, Emin Minaret, Karez Irrigation Underground System, and Bezklik Caves.
What to Expect
At 9 am Beijing time, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby, then take a private vehicle to explore the wonderful city Turpan. Firstly you will drive along the flaming mountain to the Bezklik Caves where you will visit 6 caves which have colored paintings though it was damaged badly. The surounding Flaming Mountain is very impressive for the special color.
Then you will head for The Ancient City of Gaochang to view the ruin city that was very big town in the history but abandoned after 14th century. Near Gaochang, it is The Ancient Tombs of Astana that were the public cemetery for the citizen living in Gaochang. You will walk into three tombs to view the colorful tomb painting on the back wall inside.
The lunch is included and arranged at local Uyghur's house, you will taste piloff and noodles, kabab etc. After lunch you will be transferred to visit Emin Minaret that was built in 1777, which has typical Uyghur architectural style. Karez Underground Irrigation System will let you learn how the water is transferring to the oasis to irrigate the farm. Te final stop today is The Ancient City of Jiaohe, the ruin is well-preserved so that you can wander around the temple, government buildings, streets etc. Afterwards you will be transferred back hotel where the trip concludes.
- Local guide
- Private vehicle
- Entrance fees