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Hotan Area - 2 Days

Experience Hotan's history, culture, and real life on this tour. You will enjoy a short camel trek in the desert, visit carpet, silk, and atlas factories, and visit the local bazaar and have dinner in a Uyghur home.
    * Prices vary according to group size and season.

Tour Overview

Hotan is known as a mysterious and ancient city. The town is named Yutian in the Chinese history books for its famous jade and it has always been an important city on the ancient Silk Road. Nowadays the city is famous for its carpet, silk and jade production. There are many historical places to visit and explore nearby, including Malike Awat (a former capital city in ancient times) and the Imam Asim Tomb (a holy place among local people in and around Hotan who usually visit every Thursday). In May, thousands of people come here to worship and take part in traditional activities. Hotan museum is also worth a visit to see two mummies there which have been amazingly preserved by the dry desert air. Thousand-year-old walnut and fig tress on the cities outskirts add the mystery of this ancient city.

Cities to Visit

Hotan, Xinjiang, China, tour / travel

Sites and Specialties

Hotan (HeTian), Camel Trek, Hotan Museum, local Uyghur home, bazaar, Silk and Atlas Factory, Carpet Factory, Imam Asim Tomb, Jade River, Jade Factory

Cities to Visit

Hotan, Xinjiang, China, tour / travel

Day 1

Our driver and guide will pick you up after breakfast and we will visit carpet, silk, and atlas factories where you will see the people at work. Then we will visit Imam Asim Tomb and have a picnic lunch before setting out on a 2-3 hour camel trek in the desert.
After returning to the city, we will visit the night bazaar.

Day 2

Today we will visit the Hotan Museum where you can view some well-preserved mummies. We will also visit the Jade River and Jade Factory. Then you will have time to walk around the big Hotan Bazaar before we enjoy dinner at a local Uyghur home. Then as time allows, you may like to take a walk through the neighborhoods on the outskirt of the city, seeing grape vines and local homes and their courtyards.

Tour Destinations

Tour Overview

Hotan is known as a mysterious and ancient city. The town is named Yutian in the Chinese history books for its famous jade and it has always been an important city on the ancient Silk Road. Nowadays the city is famous for its carpet, silk and jade production. There are many historical places to visit and explore nearby, including Malike Awat (a former capital city in ancient times) and the Imam Asim Tomb (a holy place among local people in and around Hotan who usually visit every Thursday). In May, thousands of people come here to worship and take part in traditional activities. Hotan museum is also worth a visit to see two mummies there which have been amazingly preserved by the dry desert air. Thousand-year-old walnut and fig tress on the cities outskirts add the mystery of this ancient city.

Cities to Visit

Hotan, Xinjiang, China, tour / travel

Sites and Specialties

Hotan (HeTian), Camel Trek, Hotan Museum, local Uyghur home, bazaar, Silk and Atlas Factory, Carpet Factory, Imam Asim Tomb, Jade River, Jade Factory
Categories: Hotan Area Tours

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