Turpan Attraction

Read the following introductions for attractions in Turpan. You will know the top attractions there and you can also get to know the city attractions by category.

Buddhist Caves/Grottos

Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Caves

Chinese name: 柏孜克里克千佛洞 (Bozi Kelike Qianfo Dong) Location: located in the Mutou Valley of the Flaming Mountain, 45 kilometers northeast of the Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Ticket: Peak season (Mar.1st-Nov. 30th) - CNY179 for a 6H combined ticket, which includes attractions of Anc...

Historical Relics

Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto)

Chinese name: 交河故城 (Jiaohe Gucheng) Location: located in a 98-foot-high plateau in Yarnaz Valley, about 13 miles west of Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Tickets: Peak season (Mar.1st -Nov.30th): - CNY179 for a 6H combined ticket, which includes attractions of Ancient City of Jiaohe...


Astana-Karakhoja Ancient Tombs

Chinese name: 阿斯塔那古墓群 (A'si Tana Gumu Qun) Location: located in the south of Flaming Mountains, about 42 kilometers southeast of Turpan city, 6 kilometers from the Ancient City of Gaochang, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Ticket: - Peak season (Marc.1st Nov. 30th): CNY179 for a 6H combine...

Towers, Pagodas and Bridges

Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta)

Chinese name: 苏公塔 (Su Gong Ta) Location: 2 kilometers east of Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regions. Opening time: 08:00-21:00 (peak season); 10:00-18:30 (low season) Ticket: Peak season (March, 1st---November, 30th) - CNY196 for a 4M combined ticket, which includes Grapes Gully (葡萄沟), K...


Turpan Museum

The Turpan Museum covers a total area of 17,571 square meters and an exhibition area of 4,278 square meters. The Museum is rich in collections, second only to the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum. It is the second largest museum in Xinjiang and a first-class museum in China.

Waters(rivers, lakes, waterfalls)

Aydingkol Lake

Chinese name: 艾丁湖 (Ai Ding Hu) Location: located in Turpan Basin, about 50 kilometers on the south of Turpan City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Ticket: CNY10 Opening time: 08:00 - 16:00 How to get there: many sightseeing buses to Aydingkol Lake are available in Turpan. Best timeto visi...

Natural Attractions

Grape Valley, Turpan

Chinese name: 葡萄沟 (Putao Gou) Location: grape valley is located 11km north east of the Turpan urban center, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Entrance fee: CNY60 Opening time: 08:00-21:00 Best time to visit: August-October Recommended time for a visit: 3 hours How to get there: you can ride...


Flaming Mountain, Turpan

Located in the middle of the Turfan Depression, the Flaming Mountain is also named Red Mountain. It is made up of verrucano with a total length of 98 kilometers and width of nine kilometers, like a huge red dragon. It is the hottest place in China, whose temperature can reach 47.8 degree centigrad...