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Silk Road Tour in Xinjiang with Taklamakan Desert Mahayana Buddhism sites
Destinations: Urumqi,Turpan,Korla,Kuqa,Hotan,Taklamakan Desert,Kashgar
Duration: 14 Days
Tour Code: SD005
Price: RMByuan5200/p.p
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Day 1
Arrival Urumqi
 Hotel: Overnight in Urumqi
 Itinerary: Arrive in Urumqi,met and transferred to hotel

Day 2
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Urumqi
 Itinerary: Drive to visit Xinjiang regional Museum which is renowed for its ancient corpses 4000 years ago,Hongshan Park,Erdaoqiao market

Day 3
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Turpan
 Itinerary: Drive to Turpan,Turpan has long been the centre of a fertile oasis with water
provided by karez and an important trade centre located along the Silk Road’s
northern route.Full day excursion to the En-route, visit the Jiaohe ruins, It is a
natural fortress located atop a steep cliff on a leaf-shaped plateau between two
deep river valleys. the Emin Minaret ,a master piece of Uygher Architecture,
visit Karez Well which is an irrigation system of wells connected by
Undergroundchannels and is considered one of the three great ancient projects in

Day 4
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Turpan
 Itinerary: Visit Tuoyvgou – an ancient oasis-village, 70 km east of Turpan in a lush valley
for an orientation of this authentic Uyghur minority village. Time permitting,
visit the Turpan Museum (closed on Monday). Beziklik thousand Buddha Grottoes,there are 83 number grottoes, it became an important cultural unit
protected by the State in 1961

Day 5
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Korla
 Itinerary: Transfer to Korla,drive through the famous Tianshan Moutain,engjoy the specificial view of the mountain. In the afternoon arrive in Korla,visit Iron Gate Pass

Day 6
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Kuqa
 Itinerary: Transfer to Kuqa, Drive for about 4 hours along the Tianshan Moutain,enjoy the senery of the mountains and dry land. In the afternoon Visit Subash ruins,composed of two parts divided by the river it is the biggest site of Buddhist temples in Xinjiang,then Kuqa grand mosque Within its compoundis Xinjiang's sole religious court.local bazaar where you can enjoy the local people’s authentic life style

Day 7
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Kuqa
 Itinerary: Go to visit Tianshan grand canyon, it is formed by wind and rain over billions of years. The reddish-brown mountains of the grand and rugged canyon are in different shapes, and gullies and trenches can be found everywhere,then go to visit Kizil caves, the earliest major Buddhist cave complex in China

Day 8
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Hotan
 Itinerary: Transfer to Hotan,drive through the largest desert in China,enjoy the beautiful landscape of shift sund dune and diversifolia,in the afternoon,visit Rewak Buddha Pagoda

Day 9
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Hotan
 Itinerary: Try your luck in the White Jade river, visit the local Bazaar.In the afternoon, visit local silk factory to see how local people use the tradional way to wave the silk

Day 10
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Kashgar
 Itinerary: Transfer to Kashgar,along the way experience local people’s life.visit the Royal Cemetery of Yarkand Khanates in Yarkand and knife workshops in Yengisar County

Day 11
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Tashkurgan
 Itinerary: Early morning departure for the excursion to Lake Karakol (meaning black
lake), stunningly located adjacent to the Karakorum Highway and close to the
junction of the Pamir, Tian Shan and Kunlun mountain ranges. At 3,600m this
high altitude lake is surrounded by much higher peaks including Muztagh Ata
(7,546m), Kongur Tagh (7,649m) and Kongur Tiube (7,530m). Visit a local family.Then drive to
Tashkurgan County is located in the eastern part of the Pamir Plateau, where the 
Kunlun, Karakoram, Hindukush and Tian Shan mountains come together, at the 
borders with Afghanistan (Wakhan Corridor), Tajikistan (Gorno-Badakhshan Pro
vince) and Pakistan (Gilgit-Baltistan). The county seat is Tashkurgan Town

Day 12
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Kashgar
 Itinerary: Visit Stone city-- a castle made of stone and turf that is now in ruins,During a
prosperous period of the Tang dynasty, troops were stationed in the castle, to
protect the trade caravans, and protect the Borders of Tang.back to Kashgar

Day 13
 Meal: B
 Hotel: Overnight in Kashgar
 Itinerary: Enjoy a full day tour of Kashgar. Begin with a visit to the Idkar Mosque,
followed by a walk to the nearby square and the well-known craft street. the
Abakhoja Mausoleum,an imposing ethnic palace with many collections
recording the marriage of the royal family.Afterlunch, visit to the Sunday
Bazaar,that are choked on Sundays with farmers and buyers arriving by donkey
cart,truck,bicyle,horseback or on foot,with their animals. In the afternoon,visit Old Town of Kashgar

Day 14
 Meal: B
 Itinerary: After breakfast,transfer to the airport. Flight departure at Kashgar to Urumqi
then connected to your flight to . Tour arrangements conclude after the airport
transfer in Kashgar

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