Do you want to take a close encounter with Urumqi? As the capital city of Xinjiang, Urumqi is a must-to-see place for any Xinjiang visitor during their China Silk Road adventure. If you only have one day free and don’t like long-time driving, this Urumqi city day tour including Xinjiang Regional Museum, Hongshan Park and Xinjiang International Bazaar would be the perfect choice. Follow the friendly local guide and driver, you will have a lot fun!
Highlights of this tour: *Trace Xinjiang’s history and culture in Xinjiang Regional Museum. *Visit the symbol of Urumqi — Hongshan Park. *Discover some interesting things or local souvenirs in Xinjiang International Bazaar. *Experience local lifestyle and unique culture.
Upon your arrival at Urumqi airport / train station, the English speaking tour guide and driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name.
Driving around 40 minutes, you will be arriving at Urumqi city and your exploration begins! The first site will be Xinjiang Regional Museum. As the only autonomous region class museum in Xinjiang, Xinjiang Regional Museum houses over 40,000 collections including all kinds of relics and specimens, exhibited in five separate halls. You can find many treasures ever glittering on the famous Silk Road. The No.1 star exhibition in the museum is the unprecedented ancient corpse with even tiny fingernails well preserved.
After lunch, continue your visit to Hongshan Park, which is one of the landmarks of Urumqi, sitting in the central area of this city. Red Hill, read Hongshan in Chinese, the main body of Hongshan Park is composed with purple sandy conglomerate which is in red color, hence the name. The park is popular for travelers in that it provides very good vision to behold the full view of Urumqi.
Afterwards, come to XinjiangInternational Bazaar to further enjoy the local culture. It’s one of the bazaars with largest scale in the world with strong Islam flavor in its buildings. You should not miss this site during your tour to Urumqi, even if you are not going for shopping, you would favor the experience for the strong ethnic flavor here. Eyes are dazzled by an overwhelming of goods in the stalls while ears are excited by the hawking, bewildering you if you are travel through space and time to the ancient silk road to glimpse the prosperous trades between different nations.
Finishing the relaxing sightseeing, you will be dropped off at Urumqi airport / train station / downtown hotel.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.