Kilzil Thousand Buddha Caves

South Xinjiang Silk Route

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Tour Code: ODY-CN-229
Destination: Urumqi, Korla, Kuqa, Aksu, Kashgar, Turpan
  • Duration10 Days
  • Tour TypePrivate & Bespoke
  • Tour Style Cultural

About This Trip

The 10-day journey from Urumqi to Korla, Kuqa, Aksu, Kashgar, and Turpan will showcase the most beautiful historical, cultural, and natural landscapes. Enjoy the lovely Southern Pasture and pay a visit to a Kazak family who lives nearby. Pass through the cliff-sided gorges brimming with historical artifacts and breathtaking natural treasures. Keziliya Grand Canyon's reddish-brown mountains will astound you. Then, find why Kuqa served as the West Region's cultural and Buddhist hub. Visit Kashgar's historic landmarks and explore its vibrant old town. Finally, visit Turpan's top sites, such as the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves and Karez Irrigation.

Itinerary Summary

  • DAY
    PLACE
    HIGHLIGHTS
  • 1 - 2
    Urumqi
    Southern Pasture, Local Kazak Family Visit
  • 3 - 4
    Korla - Kuqa
    Iron Gate Pass, Keziliya Grand Canyon
  • 5
    Aksu
    Kilzil Thousand Buddha Caves, Subashi Temple, Kuqa Museum
  • 6 - 7
    Kashgar
    Apak Khoja Mausoleum, Id Kah Mosque, Sunday Bazaar
  • 8 - 9
    Turpan
    Gaochang Ruins, Astana Graves, Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Karez Irrigation Site
  • 10
    Urumqi
    Departure
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