Located in far north-west China, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is the largest provincial-level region in China and a crucial gateway on the ancient Silk Road. Thanks to its vast expanse, exotic life of various ethnic groups, diverse landscapes, and long-lasting cultural charm and relics of the ancient Silk Road, Xinjiang is one of the best tourist attracting destinations for worldwide tourists.
To help our tourists maximize their time in Xinjiang, our experienced operation team had carefully designed many package tours of Xinjiang, featuring the most important attractions, authentic experiences, the best value, and some of the most professional local English-speaking guides, etc. We work hard to ensure you a hassle-free way to explore the highlights of Xinjiang at fair prices.
While on our Xinjiang trip, tourists can expect to sip a cup of tea and appreciate performances from local folk artists in a time-honored tea house, bargain for Uygur blankets, instruments, or other handicrafts in the biggest Central Asian bazaars, glimpse into the traditional life in ancient Kashgar Old Town, immerse yourself into breathtaking lakes, idyllic villages, and visit local Islamic mosques and architectures, sample juicy fruits…
-What’s the best time to visit Xinjiang?
Generally, the best months to visit Xinjiang are August, September and October.
Xinjiang is divided into the northern part and southern part by the Tianshan Mountains, and the two parts enjoy a little different attractions and weather.
April to October are great to visit South Xinjiang (like Kashgar, Hetian, and Aksu, etc.) which features a large area of barren desert and brilliant cultural sites. While in North Xinjiang, which features basin geography and vast grasslands is great, the scenery show different beauty in different seasons.
-How many days to spend in Xinjiang?
Usually, 1-2 weeks is suggested for a Xinjiang tour, depending on your interest and itinerary. Xinjiang is vast, you need more time to shuttle from city to city by flights, trains or cars. 1-2 weeks allows you to cover the highlights of both Southern and Northern Xinjiang from Urumqi to Turpan, Kashgar, Kanas, Ili, Bayanbulak…
If you have 5 days or less, a Xinjiang tour package with Turpan, Urumqi, and Kashgar is recommended; if you have 14+ days available, you can also extend your Xinjiang to any China trips, especially the nearby destinations along ancient Silk Road, like Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, Xi’an, etc.
–Where to go and what to do in Xinjiang?
In South Xinjiang, the top destinations include Kashgar, Korla, Hotan, Aksu, etc; while in North Xinjing, the top destinations are Urumqi, Turpan, Ili, and Altay (with Kanas), etc.
The vast Xinjiang boasts so many things to do: sightseeing (Heavenly Lake, Kanas Lake, Hemu Village, Sayram Lake, grassland in Ili, etc.), hiking, photography, visiting grand bazaars, enjoying desert scenery (Yardang landform), tasting tasty food and juicy fruit, exploring ancient towns, ruins, and architectures, etc.