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Korla (库尔勒; Kùěrlè) is a city on the ancient Silk Road in Xinjiang Province in China.

Get in


By plane


Korla Airport is a short cab ride away. Flights are available only from Urumqi.

By train


Korla Railway Station is at the southeast corner of the city.

  • Kashgar - takes about 14 hours
  • Urumqi - takes about 10 hours
  • Ruoqiang - takes about 4.5 hours

By bus


The Bus Station is at Beishan Road.

  • Hotan - takes about 26 hours
  • Kashgar - takes about 18 hours
  • Kuqa - takes about 4 hours
  • Ruoqiang - takes about 6 hours
  • Urumqi - takes about 8 hours
  • Yining - takes about 30 hours

Get around



  • Bosten Lake. 57 km away from Korla. One of the biggest fresh water lake in China. Possible to swim. Trip with Longxin Youth Hostel cost ¥600 for a 6-person van (possible to negotiate).












  • 1 Korla - Longxing Youth Hostel (库尔勒 - 龙行青年旅社), Xinhua Road (500 m from railway station), Korla, Xinjiang, 841000 (新疆库尔勒市新华路 (火车站 500米)处) (Follow the street in front of the railway station for 500 m, The hostel is on the south-east side of the street (left when walking from railway station). A taxi ride should be the minimum fare ¥5. Buses 101, 26, 29, and 20 stop on the other side of the street, bus stop name: 益民小区(大峡谷) "yi min xiaoqu", ¥1.), +86 996-2112366, +86 13899065488 (cellphone). Check-out: 12:00. The hostel is located on the 4th floor a building 500 m from the Korla railway station along the main street that starts in front of the railway station. The shared bathrooms are awful and most are broken. It's ¥40 for a bed in a 4-bed dorm. It's still a good option for backpackers traveling alone. The owner is very nice and likes to take tenants for tours, unfortunately no English spoken. ¥40 for 4-bed dorm.


  • Bayinguoleng Hotel, Renmin East Road, +86 996 2022118, fax: +86 996 2022118.



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