Turpan Tours And Take Overnight Train To Kashgar
Visit Idikut (Gaochang) ancient city, Toyuq village, Bizeklik Thousand Buddha caves; Flaming Mountains and Drive to Turpan train station for your overnight train to Kashgar
We start our exciting day in Turpan with a visit to the ancient city of Idikut (Gaochang). The city was first built in the first Century BC and later became capital of the Idikut (Gaochang) Uighur Kingdom in the 8th Century.
We’ll spend about 40 minutes in this ancient city then drive to Bizeklik Thousand Buddha caves which used to be an important center for Buddhist worshipers under the Xizhou Huigu government of the Idikut (Gaochang) Kingdom.
Later Move on to Toyup village, an old, beautiful and timeless village with a friendly Uighur community. Here we visit several local families and have lunch with a local family at their home. This could be the highlight of your tour today.
After lunch we drive to Urumqi airport for your flight to Kashgar.
On the way to Urumqi, we will stop at the Flaming Mountains which people claimed to be the hottest and driest along the silk road that “flying birds even a thousand miles away dare not to come”.
End of the day drive to Turpan Railway station for your overnight train to Kashgar. It is about 16 hours train journey.
Train Journey from Turpan to Kashgar is about 16-18 hours. We book first class soft sleeper tickets, there are 4 beds in one compartment, this tour includes one ticket per person. so if you are less than 4 people and want to get all 4 beds, you have to pay for the rest of beds then you can stay privately without any other strangers. please let us know when you make booking.