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Located in the northwest border of China, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is one of the five ethnic autonomous regions in China. It covers an area of 1.66 million square kilometers and has a permanent population of 24.8676 million. Xinjiang is an important passageway of the Ancient Silk Road in history, and now it is the only place where the second "Eurasian Continental Bridge" must pass, so its strategic position is very important. There are 55 ethnic groups in Xinjiang.

In 60 B.C., the central government of the Western Han Dynasty established the capital guard of the western regions, and Xinjiang officially became a part of China's territory. In 1884, the Qing government established a province in Xinjiang. Xinjiang was peacefully liberated in 1949. Xinjiang autonomous region was established on October 1, 1955. Xinjiang is the hometown of singing and dancing, fruits, gold and jade. There are 56 types of national tourism resources in Xinjiang, accounting for 83% of the total. There are more than 1100 scenic spots in Xinjiang, ranking first in the country. The main tourist cities are Urumqi, Kashgar and Turpan.

Top Xinjiang Silk Raod Tours

Budget Xinjiang Tour: 6 Days Silk Route Tour From Urumqi to Kashgar
Mezi_Festival.jpgHighlight:Want to book Budget China Silk Road Tour from Urumqi to Kashgar so you can explore the highlights and learn the history of these cities, our 6 days Xinjiang silk road tour is an ideal trip to take you travel Urumqi, Turpan & Kashgar as all of them played a significant role in the ancient silk road and has lots of cultural relics well-remained. It is a flexible tour with English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned vehicle.

Best 7-Day Xinjiang Silk Road Discovery Tour to Urumqi, Turpan & Kashgar
Grand_Bazaar.jpgHighlight:Take the Best 7 days Xinjiang silk road discovery tour to Urumqi, Turpan & Kashgar to explore the mystery of Xinjiang, the most important part of ancient China Silk Road. This Xinjiang Silk Road   Tour shows you the picturesque landscape and the genuine Uyghur life in China! Accompanied by your informative guide, tour the famous attractions of Urumqi, Turpan and   Kashgar, have a great fun at Karakuri Lake, Id Kah Mosque, Abakh Khoja Tomb, Old Town of Kashhar and more.

12 Days Best China Silk Road Exploration Tour Package
Kashi_Animal_Market.jpgHighlight:Starts in Beijing and ends in Shanghai! 12 Days China Silk Road tour is one of the best China silk road adventures, helps you explore the ancient silk route culture in-depth. With your knowledgeable and patient guide, take adventure from Beijing to Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi and ends in Shanghai. This tour package takes you to explore the top highlights alongside the ancient silk route, shows you the best part of China with your guide.

Silk Road Adventures: 5-Day Xinjiang Tour Package to Urumqi and Turpan
Aiding_Lake.jpgHighlight:Take a silk road adventure to Xinjiang and explore the minority ethnic group in Urumqi and Turpan on this 5-Day Xinjiang tour package to urumqi and turpan. Follow your personal and knowledgeable guide, get close to the lovely lifestyle of the local ethnic people, appreciate the amazing architectures, know about the religious treasure as well as the glorious past of silk road. You will not only enjoy fantastic scenery, but also learn local unique culture and traditions.

Xinjiang Turpan Tour: 2-Day Private Tour From Urumqi to Turpan
Kazer_Well.jpgHighlight:Explore Turpan's top attractions on a 2-day guided tour via private vehicle from Urumqi Xinjiang. During your stay in Turpan, you will visit the Ruins of Jiao City, Karez Well, Emin Minaret, Grape Valley & Flaming Mountain. Learn the ancient history of Turpan city from your English-speaking guide and enjoy the delicious meals and comfortable accommodation. Our schedule allows you to enjoy happily with great efficiency.

Xinjiang Silk Road Tour: 4 Days Kashgar Highlights Tour
Bezeklik_Thousand_Buddha_Caves.jpgHighlight:Take a 4 Days Xinjiang tour to explore the top highlights of the westernmost city Kashgar, a renown town on the ancient Silk Road with the wonderful history and culture. This tour will lead you to learn the history and uyghur culture of Kashgar, you also have a chance to try various delicious food and experience local customs. Moreover, you will have professional & considerate tour guide and driver accompanied all the time. Highlights includes Id Kah Mosque, Apakh Hoja Tomb, Karakul Lake, Sunday Maket, and Kashgar old town etc.

What to See in Xinjiang

Top Things to Do in Urumqi
Top Things to Do in Kashgar 
Top Things to Do in Turpan

Frenquetly Asked Questions about how to plan Xinjiang Tour

1. When is the best time to visit Xinjiang
Due to geographical location the best time to travel in Xinjiang is in Autumn—— especially the August, September and October. Xinjiang has two parts, the Northern Xinjiang and the Southern Xijiang, and each part has its own best time to travel.

2. How can I get to Xinjiang?
By Plane
More than 50 cities in China have domestic direct flights to Xinjiang's provincial capital Urumqi, as have 14 cities internationally: Almaty, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Bishkek, Osh, Tashkent, Dushenbi, Istanbul, Baku, Dubai, Islamabad, Kabul, Kiev and Tbilisi. There are direct flights from Urumqi to prefectural centres like Kashgar, Khotan, Aksu, Koerla, Karamay, Altay, Yining (ghulja), Tacheng(chochak) and Hami(kumul).

By Train
Xinjiang is connected with the rest of China by Lanxin railway. Direct train runs from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, as well as most other cities. A trip from Beijing to Urumqi is scheduled to take slightly over 33 hours. There are also two international trains weekly to Kazakhstan

By High-Speed Train
Since 2014 November, a new train from Lanzhou to Uumqi crossing Dunhuang North and Turpan was started. It is much faster than the regular trains by one-third the time. The train is apparently very popular, and tickets are recommended to be booked in advance.

3. What should I pack if I travel to Xinjiang?
A windbreaker, a pair of durable and comfortable shoes, a down jacket (better with hat), sunscreen cream, sun block, skin cream and lip balm, sunglasses, medicine for urgent use. According to your planned travel time, make reasonable supplies.

4. What's the weather in Xinjiang?
Xinjiang is located in the interior of the mainland of China, with large temperature difference and sufficient sunshine time, forming an obvious temperate continental climate. The annual average precipitation in Xinjiang is about 150 mm, but there is a big difference in precipitation in different regions. The temperature in South Xinjiang is higher than that in North Xinjiang, and the precipitation in North Xinjiang is higher than that in South Xinjiang. In most parts of Xinjiang, the temperature difference between spring and summer and between autumn and winter is great.

5. How to create a travel itinerary from Xi'an to Xinjiang?
To create a travel itinerary from Xi'an to Xinjiang, please create a travel plan by entering Xi'an to Xinjiang as the start and end location respectively along with the destinations you want to travel through.

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