Distance by driving today from the border is about 187 km and the highest altitude today is 3700 meters above sea level on border.
Dinner is served around 20:00 pm in a restaurant. Overnight in hotel.
Lunch is served at 14:00 pm in the yurt restaurant by the lake.
Dinner is served in a restaurant. Overnight in hotel,
Sunday is bazaar day in Kashgar, site of perhaps the largest and longest running bazaar in Central Asia. As many as 100,000 people come in from surrounding areas to buy and sell animals and goods.
Early in the morning you can see streams of people in donkey carts coming in to market. There are separate areas for animals, furniture, fabric, clothing, shish kebobs, shaves with a straight razor (including scalp), fruits and vegetables, and much more. In
the animal bazaar care needs to be exhibited as horses and donkeys are being test-driven.
Also in the animal bazaaryou can find cattle, sheep, goats, and camels - all in a fairly small, walled-in area. When you are in the midst of all this, you may feel like you have stepped back in time several hundred years. After breakfast you will spend at least two hours to do a city tour first: do visit the famous Abahjia Tombs and the Aitigar Mosque and take a walk in the Handcraft Lanes.
Lunch is served at 14:00 in a family garden.
Do visit a local family at lunch time and share your lunch together with this local family. After lunch you might be free to roam the bazaar or to go along with a guide who will translate Uighur for you. But you should have to catch up your evening flight and fly to Urumqi. The flight normally takes 1 and half an hour to get Urumqi. Overnight in Hotel.
Dinner is served in the restaurant about 19:00.
Lunch is served at about 14:30 in beautiful grape Valley.
Dinner is served under the grape vines at 20:00.
Overnight in the Hotel.
After all, leave for the Turfan Railway Station to catch up your train and leave for Dunhuang. You might be met and picked up at Liu Yuan Railway Station and are further transferred to the down town of Dunhuang. Overnight in Hotel.
Distance from Liu Yuan Railway Station to the down town of Dunhuang is about 120 km. The journey normally takes 2 hours.
Lunch is served at the Turfan Railway Station at 14:00 (before getting on to the train)
Dinner is served on your train at 19:30
Overnight in Hotel.
Continue to the Singing Sand Dunes and enjoy a camel ride into the dunes. Leave for the airport and fly to Xi’an city. The flight normally takes 2 hours to get this ancient capital city.
Transfer to the down town and overnight in hotel. Dinner in a restaurant.
After lunch, drive back to the down town and do visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower and Drum Tower. After dinner, climb up to the old City Wall to get the bird views of this ancient capital city. Overnight in the same hotel.
Lunch in local restaurant, After your lunch, enjoy another kind of tour by Man-Pulling carts in the traditional Chinese Lanes, then take a walk in the Tiannanmen Square. Dinner in the local restaurant.
After dinner visit the traditional Chinese Tea House to enjoy the Beijing Opera and other traditional Chinese performances. Overnight in the Hotel in Beijing.
Transfer to the Great Wall. Spend few hours to visit this splendid ancient construction which is about thousand years old.
Lunch in local café. Come back to the hotel in the early afternoon and be free for relaxing break in the evening.
Overnight in the same hotel.