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All Inclusive Private Day Tour: Discover Turpan including Karez System and Emin Minaret

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    Stop At: Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Shengjin Country, Turpan 838000 China

    Meet your guide in the lobby of your Turpan hotel at 9:00am. Visit the

    Bezklik Thousand Buddha Caves, an abandoned site. Here, fresco and statues dating back to the 15th century reside.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Astana-Karakhoja Tombs, Asitana Village, Huoyanshan Country, Turpan 838000 China

    Then, make your way to the Astana Tombs, once a public cemetery 1,000 years ago for the citizens of the Gaochang Kingdom. Take the opportunity to observe the incredible tomb paintings in three of the tombs in the burial grounds.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ancient City of Gaochang (Kharakhoja), Sanpu Country, Turpan 838000 China

    Afterwards, you will head to the ruins of the ancient city of Gaochang. The city was one of the most renowned kingdom in history along the Silk Road. Visit temples, stupas, city walls, and more that run through the town.

    Take a break for lunch in the yard of a local Uyghur's house.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta), Munage Village, Putao Country, Turpan 838000 China

    In the afternoon, visit Emin Minaret (built in 1,777 by a local king, Sulaiman), you will find it's in a typical Uyghur architecture style. It then served as the symbol of Turpan city.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Karez System, Xincheng Ximen Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000 China

    Then you will visit Kerez Irrigation System to explore where the water from in the oasis town.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto), Jianggelemaisi Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000 China

    The last stop will be the ancient City of Jiaohe, built on a 124-foot (38-meter) highland and home to preserved houses, temples, and stupas.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Silkroadtrips, Urumqi 830000 China

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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We also pick up and drop off at your centrally located Turpan hotel.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Private tour
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Lunch
    • private guide
    • Entry/Admission - Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Astana-Karakhoja Tombs
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Gaochang (Kharakhoja)
    • Entry/Admission - Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta)
    • Entry/Admission - Karez System
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto)
    • Drinks and dinner
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
    • Adult pricing applies to all travelers over 3 years old
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    • Duration: 10h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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