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Most Asked Questions about Xinjiang Silk Road Tours

How many days should I plan for the best of Xinjiang Tour?

If you are the first time traveler to Xinjiang and want to see all the top highlights, then 6-7 days Xinjiang tour package is highly recommended. Xinjiang displays its richness and splendor through its magnificent landscape, its long history, its plain but attractive ethnic folk customs, and ethnic people with distinctive cultures. Urumqi, Turpan and Kashgar are the key destinations in Xinjiang, you can spend 2 days in Urumqi, 2 days in Turpan and 2-3 days in Kashgar to get an insight into the best part of Xinjiang.

When is the best time to visit Xinjiang?

The best time to visit Xinjiang is in Aurumn (from Aug. to Oct.) as the weather is cool and many varieties of fruit reach maturity attracting tourists from all over the world. It is an excellent time to appreaciate lavender fields and rapeseed, and the landscape of the "eastern Swizerland", which consists of grassland, lake water and snow mountain. In Septhember, you can enjoy the golden yellow birch forest and the tutile family of cooking moke composition of the world, it can be the photographer's paradise.

How can I get to Turpan from Urumqi, I plan to fly to Urumqi from Beijing?

There are three ways for you to get to Turpan from Urumqi.
1) By Train: you can take "D" train from Urumqi to Turpan, it takes only 52 minutes. There are two train stations in Urumqi, you can buy the train tickets either from Urumqi Railyway Station or Urumqi South Railway Station. It costs CNY 51.5 for second class seat and CNY 82 for first class seat.
2). By Private Transfer: To help your journey in Xinjiang enjoyable and worry-free, we provide private transfer service from Urumqi and Turpan. It takes around 2 hours.
3). By Long Distance Bus: There is a direct bus departing from Urumchi South and arriving at Turfan. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h, it costs CNY 30.

What are the top things to do in Xinjiang?

Xinjiang boasts many distinctive landscapes including snowy mountains, glaciers, forests, grasslands and gobi deserts, as well as relics on the ancient Silk Road. Xinjiang is also home to the Uygur people whose folk traditions can be widely observed. Followings are the top 8 things to do in Xinjang:
1). Heavenly Lake
2). Karez Well
3). Gaochang Ancient City
4). Id Kah Mosque
5). Kashgar Sunday Market
6). Taklamakan Desert
7). Tianshan Mountain
8). Erdaoqiao Market

I've heard there is a time difference between Beijing and Xinjiang. Is this ture?

Yes, it's a well-known fact that the Xinjiang region in China operates on a two-time zone system: the official "Beijing Time" and the unofficial "Xinjiang time" or "local time" which is two hours behind.


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