Today you will be picked up from your centrally located Urumqi hotel, and transferred to Urumqi airport to take one-hour flight to Kuqa. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Kizil Caves, which is one of the most important grottoes on the ancient Silk Road. In the history, the Kizil Grottoes were for Kuqa people to depict the Buddha stories. You will visit the colorful caves opened for tourists.
Afterwards you will head to Tianshan Grand Canyon which is a 5-km long natural valley with red rock, and it is impressive to view the canyon.
Later, you will be transferred to Kuqa hotel for overnight.
Today you will visit the temple ruin of Subash, which was a well-know temple in Tang Dynasty 1400 years ago. There are still the pagoda, the temple wall, the big hall that show the splendid history of Kuqa.
Visit Kizil Ga Ha Beacon Tower, which is one of the oldest beacon towers in Xinjiang, built in Han Dynasty 2000 years ago.
The old Kuqa Mosque is situated in the old town of Kuqa, you will visit the mosque to learn the history and view the old woonden construction.
Then you will visit Kuqa King Palace that was rebuilt recent years, but still worth visiting it because there are relics displaying in the museum of the palace.
Afterwards you will wander around Kuqa Bazaar where there are fruites, dried fruites, kebab, etc.
Later you will be transferred to Kuqa Airport to catch flight back to Uruqmi. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your Urumqi hotel where the wonderful tour concludes.
Lunch x 2
Breakfast x 1
Dinner x 1
Round-way Flight Urumqi/Kuqa (Economy)
Half Twin Bed Room Per Person
Pickup time: 7am (Might be changed as per the flight)
Pick location: Your centrally located Urumqi hotel
Duration: 2 Days