Turpan For Whole Day
Hotel:jinxiujinhua Hotel (3-star)
Meals:Lunch and Dinner
Activities: Pick up from train station, then visit Yargul (Jiaohe) Ancient city, Karez underground Irrigations system and Emin Minaret
Arrive at Turpan train station in the morning and drive to Turpan city. We start our tour in Turpan with a visit to Yargul (Jiaohe) Ancient city which is one of the best preserved ancient cities in China. The ruins of the buildings are divided into temples, civilian dwellings and government offices. Workshops, residential houses and the streets are still visible and time there is a time spent in a long lost world.
After an hour of looking around the ancient city, we’ll drive on to see the world famous Karez irrigation system, unique to this part of the world. The system is considered as one of the three great projects in China with the other two being the Great Wall and the Grand Canal.
Then visit Emin Suliman minaret which is a magnificent combination of ancient Uighur and Islamic architecture. It is the tallest ancient tower in Xinjiang and the only Islamic ancient minaret in the country. Locals call it “pure tower.”