Day Tour of Urumqi and Southern Pasture
Attractions: Xinjiang Museum, Southern Pasure
Our Day Tour of Urumqi and Southern Pasture includes a visit to Xinjiang Museum and Southern Pasture. Southern Pasture is a summer resort of Urumqi where you can see steep mountains, luxuriant grasslands, herds of sheep and cattle, and Kazak yurts scattered over the grassland.
Places to visit today: Xinjiang Museum, Nanshan Pasture
Xinjiang Museum:We leave from the hotel at 9:45 Beijing time to visit the Xinjiang musuem,we spend around 2-3 hours to visit the musuem The musuem was built in 1953. It is the main institution to collect and investigate the unearthed cultural relics and specimens in Xinjiang. There are more than 50 thousand pieces of various kinds of cultural relics stored in the museum, among them, the ancient mummies represented by ‘the Loulan Beauty’, manuscripts in Chinese, Kharosthi, Qiuci, Yanji, Tibetan, Uyghurian and other characters prevailed in ancient Westen Regions. The silk ,wool, cotton and hemp fabrics and folk rainment are the unusual tidbits in the world.
The main exhibition on display include” The Exhibition of the Historic Cultural Relics in Xinjiang “, “A Selection of the Unearthed Cultural Relics in Xinjiang”, “The Exhibition of Ancient Mummies in Xinjiang”, “The Exhibition of the Customs of the Nationalities in Xinjiang”.
After visiting The Xinjiang musuem we will have lunch in a local Uyghur restaurant to try the Uyghur food.
Nanshan Pasture: We leave for Nanshan Pasture after lunch,we spend about 1 hour to reach the area. It is about 75km far from the city Urumqi.The NanShan Pasture is a branch of Tianshan Mountain chains, located to the south of the city Urumqi, people call this part of Tianshan Mountain Nanshan. It is one of the
most popular scenic spot in Urumqi. The elevation is about 1, 600 meters in average. It is cool in summer and can be the nearest summer resort of Urumqi. There your eyes will be greeted by beautiful pictures of steep mountains, luxuriant grassland, herds of sheep and cattle, and Kazak yurts scattered sparsely on the meadow.
Once we arrive we will take a walk on this luxuriant grassland to enjoy and take photos of beautiful mountains, herds as well as to visit the Kazak yurts
We will come back by dinner and have dinner in local restaurant or in the hotel.