Difference between revisions of "Golden Travel Route"
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Generally, a semi-arid or desert climate prevails in Xinjiang . The entire region is marked by great seasonal differences in temperature. Visitors are advised to start a travel from April to October. July to September is the best time for Xinjiang tours. So that travelers can avoid the hottest summer exceeding 40 °C (104 °F) and coldest winter drop below -20 °C (-4 °F) in the mountain elevation areas.
It is necessary for tourists be aware of some travel essentials when they are on the road, such as climate, food, drink, accommodation, transportation and customs of minorities.
Fly to Urumqi from Beijing.
After breakfast, drive to Turpan (3hrs). Upon arrival, visit Emin Minaret (Sugong Pagoda) which was built in 1777 by a local hereditary religious leader. Lunch at a local family in the Grape Valley, and then visit the Ancient City of Jiaohe which is located on a bluff above the confluence of the two major rivers. Jiaohe Ruins is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It takes 5 hour's bus or nearly 10 hours train from Turban to Korla.
It takes 4 hour's bus or nearly 5 hours train from Korla to Kuqa.
It takes 12 hour's bus or nearly 20 hours train from Kuqa to Khotan
It takes 11 hour's bus or nearly 10 hours train from Khotan to Kaghgar
It takes 1.5 hours fly or at least 30 hours train from Kashgar to Urumqi After breakfast, be picked up to the train station for overnight train to Kashgar. Lunch and dinner would be on your own on the train.