Turpan For Whole Day
Activities: After breakfast drive to Kumtagh Desert Park ,Bizeklik Thousand Buddha caves, Gaochang (Idikut) ancient city; Tuyuq Village and Flaming Mountain
We start our tour after breakfast and first drive to Kumtagh Desert Park which is located in Shashan county. You can ride camel or take desert car (on your own expenses) for a few hours and then drive to Toyuq village, an old, beautiful and timeless village with a friendly Uighur community.
then continue to 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 one hour in this ancient city and then visit Bizeklik Thousand Buddha caves which used to be an important center for Buddhist worshipers under the Xizhou Huigu government of the Idikut (Gaochang) Kingdom.
On the way back to the hotel we will stop at the Flaming Mountains (on the side of the road) 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”
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