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Xinjiang

What you need to know about Xinjiang

Find all the information to prepare your trip. We have selected the best activities to do in Xinjiang, retained hotels and quality accommodation, and gathered practical tips for getting to Xinjiang. This article is accompanied by several maps of Xinjiang.

Where to stay in Xinjiang

In Xinjiang there are mainly 4 or 5 star hotels and their perceived quality is overall . From one hotel to another you will find few differences in terms of quality but not necessarily at the same price.

The 5-star hotels in Xinjiang

The 5-star hotels in Xinjiang are not very good overall. But if you know how to avoid certain establishments, your stay should not be too bad anyway. Follow our advice and tips to book the best.

In Xinjiang and in the immediate surroundings you will find some 5-star accommodations. We recommend that you book the longest in advance to have good rates, and to make sure there is availability available for you.

4-star hotels in Xinjiang

The best choice will probably be the Tianyi Hotel, a 'hotels-4stars-top1-quali-adj-en']. establishment. Consider also the Xinjiang Training center of CNPC, which is .

Questions and Answers

What is the best hotel in Xinjiang? The best place to stay in Xinjiang is at Sheraton Urumqi in Ürümqi.

What is the best 4 stars hotel in Xinjiang? The best 4 stars hotel in Xinjiang is the Tianyi Hotel in Miquan.

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How to get to Xinjiang

Going to Xinjiang by plane

Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport : located 14 km of Xinjiang, the airport has 2128 flights per week. It is served by 11 airlines that offer 78 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Dubai : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Vienna : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Novosibirsk : flights operated by
  • Tehran : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Tbilisi : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Sydney : flights operated by

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport :

  • Nur-Sultan : flights operated by Air Astana and China Southern Airlines
  • Bishkek : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Tashkent : flights operated by China Southern Airlines and Uzbekistan Airways
  • Almaty : flights operated by China Southern Airlines and Air Astana
  • Lahore : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Baku : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Ashgabat : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Chaklala, Rawalpindi : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Dushanbe : flights operated by China Southern Airlines

Domestic flights from Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport :

There are 63 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by China Southern Airlines and Air China.

  • Beijing : flights operated by China Southern Airlines and Air China
  • Kashgar City : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Air China and China Eastern Airlines
  •  : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Air China and Shanghai Airlines
  • Guangzhou : flights operated by China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines
  • Chengdu : flights operated by China Southern Airlines and Air China
  • Chongqing : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  •  : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Xi'An : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Wimbi Dira Airways
  • Aksu : flights operated by China Southern Airlines and Air China
  • Other domestic destinations accessible by direct flight from Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport : Hangzhou.

Low cost airlines to Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport :

  • Yangzhou : flights operated by Wimbi Dira Airways
  • Novosibirsk : flights operated by
  • Xi'An : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Wimbi Dira Airways

Shihezi Huayuan Airport : located 145 km of Xinjiang, the airport has 2128 flights per week. It is served by 1 airlines that offer 1 destinations.

Domestic flights from Shihezi Huayuan Airport :

There are 1 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Air China.

  • Beijing : flights operated by Air China

Turpan Jiaohe Airport : located 149 km of Xinjiang, the airport has 2128 flights per week. It is served by 5 airlines that offer 7 destinations.

Domestic flights from Turpan Jiaohe Airport :

There are 7 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines.

  • Xi'An : flights operated by China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines
  • Chengdu : flights operated by
  • Beijing : flights operated by Air China
  • Guangzhou : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Shanghai : flights operated by Shanghai Airlines
  • Changsha : flights operated by China Southern Airlines

What to do in Xinjiang

Depending on the time you have to visit Xinjiang, consider the visit of Jiaohe Ruins, Miran Fort and Lop Desert.

Archeological sites in Xinjiang

If you want to visit one or more archeological sites in Xinjiang, we recommend you in priority Gaochang, Kizil Caves and Jiaohe Ruins.

Also be interested in Miran Fort and Lop Desert.

Maps of Xinjiang

Localisation of Xinjiang on a world map ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Regional map of Xinjiang ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Detailed location map of Xinjiang ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Discover in Xinjiang

Not always easy to organize your stay to Ürümqi, fortunately we have gathered here all the useful information. We have targeted for you the best activities to do on site, retained hotels and comfortable accommodations, and collected information to get there. And we are doing our best to illustrate our words with maps and pictures.