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  1. China
  2. Xinjiang

Turpan: Private Day Tour

Product ID: 68523
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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.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pick-up included

Your hotel in Turpan
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Wander around The Ancient City of Jiaohe and Gaochang
  • Visit Karez Underground System to learn how the local people survive in the desert
  • Enjoy the home-cooked lunch at local Uyghur's house
  • See the Emin minaret that is the architectural treasure of Uyghur
Full description
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
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Tips