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Private 2-Day Trip to Turpan from Urumqi including Jiaohe and Gaochang Ruins

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Day 1: Urumqi -- Turpan by car

Pass By: Silkroadtrips, Urumqi 830000 China
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Stop At: Karez System, Xincheng Ximen Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000 China
At 9 o'clock in the morning, your guide will pick you up at the lobby of your centrally located hotel in Urumqi. Then, you will take a 3-hour ride in a private vehicle from Urumqi to Turpan. On the way, you will see windmill farms, saltwater lakes, and valley of Tianshan. After arriving in Turpan, you will you will learn why Turpan could sustain itself in long history by visiting the Karez Irrigation System. 
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Shengjin Country, Turpan 838000 China
Lunch is at the nice yard of Uyghur house. After lunch, you will visit
Bezklik Thousand Buddha Caves that is located in the valley of Flaming Mountain, which is an abandoned site that has ruins of fresco and statues from 15th century.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ancient City of Gaochang (Kharakhoja), Sanpu Country, Turpan 838000 China
Afterwards, you will go to ancient city ruin of Gaochang which was one of the most renowned kingdom along the Silk Road in the history. You can wander around to visit temples, stupas, city walls...etc among the ruin.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: 吐峪沟麻扎村, Shanshan, Turpan, Xinjiang, China
Later, you will continue to visit Toyuk Uyghur Old Village that is situated in the valley with a history more than 1000 years before you heading to the hotel in Turpan.  
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Turpan 4-star Huozhou Hotel or Shuangcheng Hotel or equivalent 

Day 2: Turpan-- Urumqi by car

Stop At: Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto), Jianggelemaisi Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000 China
After hotel breakfast, you will be transferred to visit the well-preserved
ancient city ruin of Jiaohe. 
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta), Munage Village, Putao Country, Turpan 838000 China
Afterwards you will visit the treasure of Uyghur architecture, Emin Minaret which was built in 1777AD. Later you will your head back to your Urumqi hotel where this wonderful trip concludes.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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