The panorama South Xinjiang Tour in 2019

  • Along the Silk Road, not only history, sites, ancient civilizations, but also countless amazing scenery ahead
  • Close contact with Weier, Tajik, ... in-depth experience of Western folk culture
  • Walking into Turpan, Kucha, Kuche, Kashgar, Hetian ... Explore the 36 ancient civilizations in the Western Regions
  • Visit the world-famous "Longevity Village" and feel the spirit of Hu Yang who "lived for 3,000 years, died for 3,000 years, and died for 3,000 years."Experience the longest desert road in the world, deep into the largest desert in China
  • Explore the earliest Chinese grottoes and explore the spread of Buddhism
  • Day 0 KL/Xi’an – On: Xi’an
    We take the flight to Xi’an, the guide pick up us and check in the hotel.

    Day 1 Xi’an/Urumqi -On: Urumqi
    Take the flight to Urumqi, free and easy in the afternoon.

    Day 2 Urumqi/Turpan – On: Turpan
    We drive to Trupqn in the morning, visit the Flaming Mountains in the afternoon, the Flaming Mountain is famously described in the classic Chinese mythological novel “Journey to the West”. This is the hottest place in China, the highest air temperature in summer is 47.8 degrees Centigrade, and the ground is over 70 degrees Centigrade in summer. During mid-afternoon the heat becomes intense as the sun’s rays are reflected off the red rocks, as though the hillsides are engulfed by tongues of fire, hence the name.
    The Bezeklik Caves “Bezeklik”means “a place with beautiful decoration”. There are 83 numbered caves; among them 40 preserved murals totaling 1200 square meters. These caves are first excavated in Qu`s Gaochang period. The exising caves were reconstructed or newly extended by Uighurian people. In some caves one can find that Buddhist murals are painted on Manichean murals. Themes of the murals are mainly the stories about causes.
    Urumqi to Turpan is 200 km and 3 hrs driving

    Day 3 Turpan – On: Turpan
    After breakfast, we are driving to Turpan and visit the Jiaohe Ancient City, The city’s name means ‘River City’. It was founded during the first century BC and abandoned during the 15th century. It runs 1760 meters long and 300 meters across at the widest part. The ruins include city gates, streets and lanes, government office, temples, domestic houses, cave houses, wells, and an underground temple. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Silk Road Sites. We visit Karez Well, the ancient Karez Irrigation System, which is still used today, is a unique irrigation system in Turpan. It takes advantage of the slopes, draws the underground water to flow by itself to irrigate farmland. It consists of four parts: vertical wells, underground channels, ground canals, and small reservoirs. Then we visit the Emin Tower, the Emin Tower is the biggest existing ancient tower in Xinjiang. It is an embodiment of the ancient architectural arts of the Uygur nationality. It was built by Sulaiman, the prefect of Turfan in the Qing Dynasty, to commemorate his father Emin Khoja who achieved brilliant military successes in safeguarding the unification of the country. The tower is 37 meters high and 10 meters in diameter at the base.
    We visit the Local Uygur Family under the grape and enjoy their dancing.

    Day 4 Turpan/Korla – On: Korla
    We drive to Korla in the morning, and visit the Tiemeng Gate after lunch.
    Turpan to Korla is 390 km and 6 hrs driving

    Day 5 Korla/Luobu people village – On: Korla
    We are going to visit the Luobu people village all day,
    Kucha to village is 85 km and 2 hrs driving

    Day 6 Korla/ Kucha – On: Kucha
    We drive to Kucha in the morning , after lunch we visit the Kizil Grottoes in the morning, the caves were excavated on the cliff of Qul-tagh Mountain by the Muzart River, as the earlist caves in Xinjiang, they care also the earlist ones in China. The contents of these paintings are very rich. Including jataka stories, Budda’s life story and the stories about karma. Visit the Kucha Palace.
    Korla to Kucha is 300 km and 5 hrs driving

    Day 7 Kucha – On: Kucha
    we visit Great Tianshan Canyon and Subashi Ancient Town today. visit the Muslim Street in the afternoon.
    Great Tianshan Canyon Known as the most stunning Canyon in China, five thousand meters in total length, and two hundred meters in average depth, the Grand Canyon was once the ancient river course for Kucha River. We will take a half an hour walk in the Grand Canyon to experience the gorgeous scenery,
    Subashi is a lost city located near Kucha in the Taklamakan Desert, on the ancient Silk Road, in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China. The city was partly excavated by the Japanese archaeology Count Otani. A sarira, a Buddhist relic box of the 6th-7th century, discovered in Subashi shows Central Asian men in long tunics, reminiscent of other friezes which have been called Tocharian. 

    Day 8 Kucha/Aksu – On: Aksu
    We drive to Aksu in the morning, we will visit the Wensu Grand Canyon on the way, it is reputed of the most beautiful Danxia, the largest Karst landform and the unique Yadan Landform scenery. We get to the hotel in the afternoon.

    Day 9 Aksu/Kashgar – On: Kashgar
    We drive to Karshgar in the morning, We visit Old Town after lunch, Kashgar is an ancient city, and in walking the streets of its Old Town, will provide a sense of what this legendary Central Asian hub was like in the days when the Silk Road was at its zenith. 500-year old remnants of the city wall, narrow lanes and colorful multi-ethnic crowds combine to make Kashgar’s historic district a highlight of any visit to the city.
    Aksu to Kashgar is 460 km and 6 hrs driving

    Day 10 Kashgar/Kalakuli Lake – On:Taxkorgan
    After breakfast drive on the China and Pakistan highway to visit the Karakul Lake and enjoy the Pamir landscape.
    Karakul Lake At an altitude of 3,600 m. it is the highest lake of the Pamirs plateau, near the junction of the Pamirs, Tianshan and Kunlun Mountain ranges. Surrounded by mountains which remain snow-covered throughout the year, the three highest peaks visible from the lake are the Muztag Ata (7546m), Kongur Tagh (7,649m) and Kongur Tiube (7,530 m). later we visit the Taxkorgan Ancient City, it was one of the Kingdom of 36 kingdoms in Han Dynasty.
    Kashgar to Kkarakkul Lake (Taxkorgan) is 220 km and4 hrs driving

    Day 11 Taxkorgan/Kashgar – On: Kashgar
    After breakfast we back to Kashgar in the morning. Visit Id Kah Mosque, Handicraft Street in the afternoon.
    Id Kah Mosque It is the large Mosque in China and most famous one in Xinjiang. The Mosque started to build in the mid of fifteenth century, and has gradually developed to the present size. The Pray Hall of the mosque can hold 4000 prayers is supported by 140 carved wooden pillars.The buildings of Id Kah Mosque look magnificent and solemn , and display the artistic styles of Islamic mosque architectures.
    Handicraft street,Streets near this big market are choked on Sundays with farmers and buyers arriving by donkey cart, truck, bicycle, horseback, Ute, motorbike or on foot, with their animals. It’s loud, lively and cheerful as they arrive, eat breakfast, set up their animals and check out the action. Cattle, sheep (they definitely look different), goats, donkeys, horses have their own sections; sellers show their animals are “good eaters”(most go as livestock not meat) and the entire experience is fascinating and fun.

    Day 12 Kashgar – On: Kashgar
    We go to visit the Sunday Bazaar and Apak Hoja Tomb, we visit another local people’s building–Gaotai inhabitant toady.
    Sunday Bazaar, (livestock Market)Streets near this big market are choked on Sundays with farmers and buyers arriving by donkey cart, truck, bicycle, horseback, ute, motorbike or on foot, with their animals. It’s loud, lively and cheerful as they arrive, eat breakfast, set up their animals and check out the action. Cattle, sheep (they definitely look different), goats, donkeys, horses have their own sections; sellers show their animals are “good eaters”(most go as livestock not meat) and the entire experience is fascinating and fun.
    Apak Hoja Tomb, This Mazar is the holiest place in Xinjiang and an architectural treasure.Built in 1640,it is reminiscent of the Central Asian artistic style of Samarkand or Isfahan.A handsome blue-and-white tiled gate leads into the compound, which includes a small religious school and the Abakh Khoja family tomb.
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    Day13 Kashgar/Hotan – On: Hotan
    We set our to Hotan in the morning, on the way we will visit the Yingsar which is famous for making traditional Uygur knives known as Yingsar knives. We will visit workshops to observe how these sough ater knives are made and maybe pick up one or two as souvenirs. Yarkant is a counry of Kashgar and was once he capital of a kingdom. It was also an important station on the ancient Silk Road 2000 years ago. And we will visit the Yarkand Old Town which is non-tourist old town attached to the market. After that we continue our journey to Hotan, we will be Hotan in the later afternoon.

    Day 14 Hotan – On: Hotan
    We visit the Melikawat Ruins. Melikawat is the ruins of an ancient and enormous Buddhist monastery located about 28 km south of central Hotan. Because the monastery was built along the Yorungkash River, most of the site has been buried in several meters of silt over more than a thousand years. Only a few eroding remnants of the tallest buildings emerge above the plain. We visit the King of Walnut Tree, it is more than 500 years history, and still alive well. Free and easy in the local market in the afternoon.

    Day 15 Hotan/Mingfen – On: Mingfen
    We visit the local carpet factory and silk making factory, after lunch we drive to Mingfen, free and easy in the afternoon.

    Day 16 Mingfen/Luntai/Korla – On: Korla
    We are driving through the longest desert road to Korla, and pass through the largest desert in China—Taklamakan Desert. What we see on the road only sand today,

    Day 17 Korla/Urumqi – On: Urumqi
    We drive to Urumqi in the morning, we take a walk in the largest market in Asia—Erdaoqiao Bazaar in the afternoon. it is the largest bazaar in the world and the largest retail and wholesale market for ethnic minority goods, dry fruits, jade articles and snacks in Xinjiang. As long as you can think of, you will find what you want here.
    Korla to Urumqi is 500 km and 8 hrs driving

    Day 18 Urumqi – On: Urumqi
    After breakfast, Drive to visit the Heavenly Lake in the morning,.In the middle of Bogda Peak, nestles Heavenly Lake. Covering 4.9 square kilometers (1.89 square miles), this crescent-shaped water area deserves its name, Pearl of Heavenly Mountain. With melted snow as its source, Heavenly Lake enjoys crystal water. Free and easy in the afternoon

    Day 19 Urumqi/Xi’an/KL
    We are driving to airport and catch up the flight back home, tour end

    大美新疆——南疆全景游

    沿着丝绸之路,不仅是历史、遗址、古代文明,更有无数惊艳的风景在前方
    近距离接触维事吾尔族、塔吉克族……深入体验西域民俗文化
    走进吐鲁番、龟兹、库车、喀什、和田……探寻西域三十六国古文明
    探访举世闻名的“长寿村”感受“活三千年不死,死三千年不倒,倒三千年不朽”的胡杨精神
    体验世界最长的沙漠公路,深入中国最大的沙漠,
    探寻中国最早的石窟,探究佛教传播路线

    Day 0 吉隆坡/西安 宿:西安
    下午乘飞机赴西安,抵达后入住酒店休息。

    Day 1 吉隆坡/乌鲁木齐 宿:乌鲁木齐
    乘飞机赴乌鲁木齐,抵达后自由活动。

    Day 2 乌鲁木齐/吐鲁番 宿:吐鲁番
    早餐后乘车前往吐鲁番,午餐后参观【火焰山40】,感受西游记里唐僧师徒四人去西天取经的艰辛.参观【伯孜克里克石窟】,洞窟开凿于南北朝后期,唐五代到元这里一直是西域佛教中心之一,兴盛了840年,这里曾是高昌回鹘的王家寺院。有洞窟83个座,现存57个,壁画面积1200平面米,
    乌鲁木齐至吐鲁番200公里,车程约3小时

    Day 3 吐鲁番 宿:吐鲁番
    早餐后游览世界最大最古老的生土挖掘城市-【交河故城70】,交河故城最大的特点是,这是一座从地面上深挖而下建起的土城,一个在土岗上精心雕刻出来的家园。它是我国保存两千多年最完整的都市遗迹,也是研究古代城市的仅有标本,是全国惟一一处保存有汉代城市遗址的文物单位。参观【坎儿井40】,这是新疆地区一种特殊灌溉系统的水利工程,利用地形,无须动力既可引水灌溉,在吐鲁番有坎儿井近千条,它是与万里长城,京杭大运河齐名的中国古代三大人工工程之一。参观游览新疆境内现存最大的古塔,迄今有200多年历史,造型新颖别致的伊斯兰教古塔–【苏公塔50】(游览时间约40分钟)、【少数民族家访】,葡萄架下、绿树成荫、凉爽宜人,可欣赏民族歌舞,迈开舞步参与其中,其乐无穷。

    Day 4 吐鲁番/库尔勒 宿:库尔勒
    早出发赴库尔勒,午餐后参观【铁门关】,铁门关位于库尔勒市北郊8公里处,扼孔雀河上游陡峭峡谷的出口,曾是南北疆交通的天险要冲,古代丝绸之路中道咽喉。晋代在这里设关,因其险固,故称铁门关,列为中国古代二十六名关之一。
    吐鲁番至库尔勒390公里,车程约6小时

    Day 5 库尔勒/罗布人村寨 宿:库尔勒
    早餐后赴尉犁县【罗布人村寨风景区】,罗布人村寨是沙漠里的世外桃源。千百年来,塔克拉玛干沙漠中的很多绿洲都消失了,沙漠中的都市都湮灭殆尽。而罗布人村寨是“死亡之海”里保存下来西域三十六国的活化石,是沙漠文化的象征。游览结束后,返回库尔勒市,可至孔雀河边,欣赏孔雀河两岸绚丽夜景。
    库尔勒至罗布人村寨85公里,车程约2小时

    Day 6 库尔勒/库车 宿:库车
    早餐后乘车赴库车,抵达后游览游览【克孜尔千佛洞55】(),克孜尔千佛洞是中国开凿最早、地理位置最西的大型石窟群,它是我国建造最早的大型石窟寺群,也是新疆石窟遗迹中规模最大、保存最完好的一处。【库车王府】,库车王府由王府和小王府两组建筑群东西相邻组合而成,西侧一组为亲王府,主建筑四幢分南北两行排列。游览区主要有王府展区、龟兹博物馆展区、古城墙等展区等。
    库尔勒至库车300KM,行车约5小时

    Day 7 库车 宿:库车
    早餐后参观拍摄神秘的【天山大峡谷】(门票50元/人)谷口十分开阔,深谷之中却是峰回路转,时而宽阔,时而狭窄,谷内奇峰异石千姿百态,后乘车返回县城,【苏巴什佛寺遗址】于3-10世纪持续沿用,是西域地区保留至今规模最大、保存最完整、历史最悠久的佛教群遗址,它是天山南麓古龟兹地区的重要佛教建筑群遗址,也是传说中的女儿国,展现了丝绸之路上古龟兹长期作为佛教传播中心的历史。在库车老城自由活动。

    Day 8 库车至阿克苏 宿:阿克苏
    早餐后乘车前往阿克苏,途中参观【温宿大峡谷】,温宿大峡谷由两条巨型峡谷和300余条大小、长短不一的支谷组成。被人们誉为最美的丹霞地质奇景、最大的岩盐喀斯特地质胜景、最奇的远古盐湖地质绝景、最独特的雅丹地质怪景。下午抵达阿克苏市,晚餐后入住酒店。
    库车至阿克苏250公里,车程约4小时

    Day 9 阿克苏/喀什 宿:喀什
    早餐后乘车赴喀什,途中用午餐,抵达喀什后稍事休息,下午游览中国唯一以伊斯兰文化为特色的迷宫式城市居民区—【喀什葛尔老城30】,老城区街巷纵横交错,布局灵活多变,曲径通幽,民居大多为土木、砖木结构,老城的居民们仍然恪守着世代而居的土屋和上千年的传统习俗。

    D10 喀什-卡湖 宿:塔什库尔干
    早餐后,到边防支队,执身份证原件或护照等有效证件办理边境通行证,出发(出发时间以办理好通行证时间为准)前往塔什库尔干塔吉克族自治县,沿途游览沙山、【卡拉库里湖50】、“冰山之父”慕士塔格峰、公格尔雪峰、公格尔九别峰,参观克尔克孜族牧民毡房,可沿湖步行或骑马骑骆驼游览,后乘车前往塔什库尔干,后续往塔什库尔干塔吉克族自治县;其主要民族当然是塔吉克人,亦是在中国47个少数民族的白种人之一。晚上住塔什库尔干县。
    喀什至卡拉库里湖220KM,行车约4小时

    D11 喀什 宿:喀什
    早餐后,乘车返回喀什,午餐后参观因身上总有一种淡香沙枣花味成为乾隆皇帝的妃子伊帕尔汗之墓—【香妃墓30】,系国家级重点文物保护单位。后参观中国最大的清真寺—【艾提尕尔大清真寺20】(参观约1小时)大寺由正殿,外殿,教经堂,院落,拱拜孜,宣礼塔,大门等部分组成,以阿拉伯建筑特色与维吾尔建筑风格融于一体,而建造的一座有着浓郁民族风格和宗教色彩的伊斯兰教古建筑群,每逢开斋节和宰牲节在此会举行万人大会礼,由此被称为“东方麦加”。
    步行于喀什千年古街—【手工作坊艺人街】。
    塔什库尔干至喀什290KM,行车约5小时

    D12 喀什 宿:喀什
    游览喀什千年集市—【喀什大巴扎】,全称是中西亚国际贸易市场。晚餐后自由活动。下午参观喀什【高台民居】,这是保存最完整的维吾尔传统民居建筑群落,最原生态地展现了维吾尔人的世代生活,是活着的传统,走在如迷宫般的小巷,看着斑驳的生土建筑,和热情善良的维吾尔人近距离接触,实现了一次时空的穿越之旅。

    D13 喀什/和田 宿:和田
    早出发赴和田,途经疏勒、英吉莎(维吾尔刀的故乡),参观南疆重镇、中国最大的巴旦木生产基地方—–莎车,重点参观【莎车王陵墓】及【叶尔羌汗国王陵】,在叶城县用午餐,下午抵达和田入住酒店休息,
    喀什至和田500公里,车程约9小时

    D14 和田 宿:和田
    早餐后前往沙漠腹地的热瓦克佛寺】,无花果树王,葡萄长廊,参观和田最有名的【核桃树王】,该树已有560多年历史,当属元代的果树,堪称老寿星,历经数百年风雨沧桑,核桃王仍以其高大伟岸,枝繁叶茂,苍劲挺拔的雄姿,给人一种深邃悠远,欢畅淋漓的美感,下午自由活动在和田大巴扎,

    D15 和田/民丰 宿:民丰
    早餐后,参观当地地毯厂,和田民风淳朴,在这里生活的人们是那么善良,后参观丝绸厂,和田被称为绢都,艾德莱斯绸的传统技艺和新疆地毯的传统工艺,在这里展现的淋漓尽致。午餐后乘车前往民丰县入住酒店。
    和田至民丰300公里,车程约5小时

    D16 民丰/轮台/库尔勒 宿:库尔勒
    今天,我们要穿越号称“死亡之海”的【塔克拉玛干沙漠】,这是我国最大的沙漠,途中穿越世界最长的沙漠公路—塔克拉玛干沙漠公路,穿越茫茫沙漠,举目皆是一望无际的沙海,是您一辈子都无法忘记的经历,抵达库尔勒入住酒店休息。
    民丰到库尔勒522公里,车程约10小时

    D17 库尔勒/乌鲁木齐 宿:乌鲁木齐
    早餐后乘车赴乌鲁木齐,抵达后稍事休息后自由活动。
    库尔勒至乌鲁木齐500公里,车程约8小时

    D18 乌鲁木齐/天池 宿:乌鲁木齐
    早餐后乘车前往有“天山明珠”美誉的【天山天池风景区】,换乘区间车登天池,游览天池景色:石门一线、定海神针、龙潭碧月、悬泉飞瀑、南山望雪、西山观松等,于天池湖畔眺望博格达雪峰,松海的秀美风光。寻访东小天池的神韵,探询天池的历史由来,下午返回乌鲁木齐,参观新疆自治区博物馆,下午在二道桥大巴扎自由购物。
    乌鲁木齐至天池100公里,车程约2小时

    D19、乌鲁木齐/西安/吉隆坡
    早餐送机场,乘飞机赴西安,然后转乘航班返回马来西亚,行程结束。