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Urumqi: Tailormade Holidays

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Capital of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, a largely desert and grassland province fringed by some of the highest mountains in the world, Urumqi sits amidst beautiful scenery with the snow-clad Tian Shan range and Tian Chi Lake to the city’s east and the alternating fields and sand dunes of Zunggar Basin to the northwest. The largest city in the western half of China, Urumqi purportedly has the distinction of being the most remote city from any sea in the world at a distance of about 2,500km from the nearest coastline (Urumqi being the city closest to the Eurasian Pole of Inaccessibility).

Two thousand years ago a string of oasis towns were developed along the Silk Roads that skirted the surrounding deserts. Trade attracted merchants from Europe and India and Xinjiang became a meeting point between east and west. Christianity and Buddhism existed side by side until the steady rise of Islam in the 15th century. By the time of the Ming Dynasty, Muslims had flourished and integrated into Han society without loss of customs or dress.

Today there is a significant population of Han Chinese and ethnic minorities. No longer so much an outpost, Urumqi was finally connected to Central Asia and Europe with the completion of the Urumqi-Almaty line in 1991. Most visitors come to see Tian Chi (Heaven Lake), located at an altitude of 2,000m among the Tian Shan Mountains, which rise to nearly 6,000m. Formed from melted snow, the crescent-shaped lake reaches depths of up to 295m.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Urumqi, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to China

Turpan on the Silk Road
Silk Road Adventure
15 days FROM $5,699

Taking in Urumqi, Kashgar & Turpan in China's far west before heading east to the dunes at Dunhuang, the UNESCO-listed Mogao Caves, Yellow River & the Terracotta Warriors. Our Silk Road Adventure is a road less travelled.

Tailor-made Holidays to Urumqi

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in China — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailor-made itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Urumqi.

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