Dungan Village Visit & Family Dinner
We dare you to leave hungry!
Go on a cultural and culinary journey to an ethnic Dungan village outside of Karakol. A local Dungan family will welcome you to their home to celebrate the diversity of Dungan cuisine over an elaborate home-cooked meal. Learn the fascinating story of why this Muslim Chinese group immigrated to the region 140 years ago, how they made the area their home, and how families today keep their traditional culture and cuisine alive.
- Taste at least 8 kinds of home-cooked Dungan dishes in a family home.*
- Make your own ashlan-fu, the most famous (and delicious!) Dungan dish.
- Deepen your understanding of Dungan culture and history on a 30-minute village walking tour. Take in local stories and legends on a visit to the museum and mosque.
* Vegetarian food is available upon request. Inform us in advance (upon booking request) if you or anyone in your group has any food allergies.
Dungan Village Visit and Family Dinner
3 Hours | from 1,400 KGS
- Food and non-alcoholic drinks (e.g., tea, soda, water)
- Entry to Dungan museum and mosque
- Local guide & English-speaking interpreter
- Transport to and from Karakol
Not Included in Price:
What Others Say About This Tour
One of the things that makes Karakol unique is that i's a fascinating crossroads of ethnicities, cultures, and cuisines. The Dungan people are an essential part of that story. This tour experience — including insights into local tradition, special recipes, and secret ingredients — provides context for some of the cuisine and culture you might see on the streets of Karakol and in its markets.
Whether you’ve just emerged from the mountains or you’re a culture-curious foodie traveler, this Dungan village and family dinner experience is unique, immersive … and delicious.
We dare you to leave hungry.
Tour Location and Meeting Point
This tour meets at the Destination Karakol Visitor Center (22 Gagarin Street, Karakol).
From there, we will provide transportation to Yrdyk (Deishan) village just outside of Karakol.