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Turpan Trips and Travel Ideas

Turpan is the second largest city in Xinjiang, west of China. It is record as the world’s lowest (150 meters lower than sea level) and driest city. Magically, Turpan has been an oasis city since ancient times. It was a perfect stop along the ancient Silk Road and gateway to enter and exit China at the time. Merchants from east and west met here and brought the city wealth and mixed culture. The ancient trading route vanished for thousand of years, but historical sites still can be found. Follow the footprints of Silk Road to travel Turpan and see the Karez Well, Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, the Turpan Museum, the Tuyugou Valley, the Minaret of Emin, the ancient city of Gaochang and the ruins of Jiaohe. There are surprisingly highlights if coming in Autumn at grape harvest time. Get inspired from our list of Turpan Tours and Silk Road Trips or email us to start a tailor make trip.

Recommended Turpan Tours

  • Kids in Xinjiang

    Travel from Urumqi to Turpan, Korla, Koutcha, Hotan, and Kashgar in 12 days

    Market; Ruins; Lake; Desert;

    Embark on a 12-day Silk Road journey through Xinjiang, from Urumqi to Kashgar. Explore iconic sites like Turpan Karez, Emin Minaret, and Jiaohe Ruins. Traverse Flaming Mountains, uncover Bezeklik Caves, and enjoy Karakul and Baisha Lakes. Immerse in Uighur culture with mosque visits and vibrant markets. This tour captures Silk Road's essence with landscapes and cultural treasures.
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  • Camel Ride at Dunhuang

    Silk Road Journey from Urumqi to Xian in 14 days

    Grottoes; Lake; Desert;

    Embark on a 14-day journey along the ancient Silk Road from Urumqi to Xi'an, exploring cultural treasures, historic sites, natural wonders, and ancient grottoes. Experience grandeur and iconic landmarks while discovering China's rich heritage and natural beauty.
    On Request
  • White Sand Lake in Kashgar

    7-day Tour from Kashgar to Tashkurgan, Urumqi, and Turpan

    Mountain; Desert;

    Captivating Xinjiang: A 7-day Journey of Culture, Nature, and Heritage. Uncover hidden gems, from Abakh Khoja Mausoleum to bustling Zhiren Street. Immerse in Uighur life, Id Kah Mosque, and Heavenly Lake's allure. Explore Turpan's Jiaohe Ruins and Karez Irrigation System. Discover a rich tapestry of Xinjiang's heritage.
    On Request
  • Xinjiang Local Flavor

    7-day trip to Urumqi, Turpan, Kashgar

    Ruins; Lake; Desert;

    Explore the heart of these three destinations—Urumqi, Turpan, and Kashgar. This journey seamlessly blends historical marvels like the Jiaohe Ruins and Kashgar's old town, with breathtaking natural wonders including White Sand Lake, Karakul Lake, Celestial Lake, and the Kumtagh Desert. Immerse yourself in diverse cultures and savor local cuisine. This itinerary presents a perfect one-week escapade to experience the essence of Xinjiang.
    On Request
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