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Urumqi Travel Guide

Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China, is just like a piece of emerald embedded at the foot of the Tianshan Mountains. This graceful prairie city is an important stop along the ancient Silk Road, leading to the Central Asia and even as far as Europe.

The temperature in the area widely ranges between day and night as it belongs to the semi-arid continental climate of middle temperate zone. It has shorter spring and autumn; and longer winter and summer. May to October is the golden season to visit it, when flowers are in full bloom and the fruits, like melons, are ripe with its fragrance. Here we should indicate that there are two hours time difference between Xinjiang and Beijing. The local working time is usually from 09:30 or 10:00.

Tourist resources of the region have its own advantages and distinctions, which are strategically important in the ancient Silk Road that assembles the cultures of both eastern and western countries. The most famous scenic spots among the numerous cultural relics and natural landscapes include the Heavenly Lake, the Southern Pastures, the Red Hill, the Southern Mosque, the Tartar mosque, and the Xinjiang Regional Museum.

There are also a lots of local festivals you can experience, like the annual Corban Festival (Islamic calendar December 10th), Lesser Bairam(New Years festival of Hui nationality) etc.


Top Urumqi Tours

Silk Road Tour by China Oriental Express Route B

  • Tour Code: OE06
  • Days: 13
  • Destination: Urumqi-Turpan-Dunhuang-Jiayuaguan-Lanzhou-Xian-Luoyang-Beijing

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Summary: The Silk Road is a historically important international trade route between China and the Mediterranean. Because silk comprised a large proportion of trade along this road..

China Orient Express Silk Road Adventure from Urumqi to Xian

  • Tour Code: UR81
  • Days: 10
  • Destination: Urumqi-Turpan-Dunhuang-Jiayuguan-Tianshui-Xian

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$2336

Summary: Take the amazing Shangri-La Express Train to travel from Urumqi to Xian, watching the gorgeous scenery along the rail and enjoy the comfortable 10 days train travel..

China Orient Express Silk Road Adventure from Xian to Urumqi

  • Tour Code: UR85
  • Days: 10
  • Destination: Xian-Tianshui-Jiayuguan-Dunhuang-Turpan-Urumqi

From USD
$2336

Summary: Take the amazing Shangri-La Express Train to travel from Xian to Urumqi, watching the gorgeous scenery along the rail and enjoy the comfortable 10 days train travel..

12 Days Silk Road Adventures by China Orient Express-B

  • Tour Code: UR83
  • Days: 12
  • Destination: Urumqi-Turpan-Dunhuang-Jiayuguan-Tianshui-Xian-Luoyang-Beijing

From USD
$2429

Summary: Take the amazing Shangri-La Express Train to travel from Urumqi to Beijing, watching the gorgeous scenery along the rail and enjoy the comfortable 12 days train travel..

12 Days Silk Road Adventures by China Orient Express-A

  • Tour Code: BJ84
  • Days: 12
  • Destination: Beijing-Luoyang-Xian-Tianshui-Jiayuguan-Dunhuang-Turpan-Urumqi

From USD
$2429

Summary: Take the amazing Shangri-La Express Train to travel from Beijing to Urumqi, watching the gorgeous scenery along the rail and enjoy the comfortable 12 days train travel..