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Best Xinjiang Photos

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
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Plan your  Urumqi tour? Xinjiang is a good place, the largest provincial-level region in China, officially named Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Xinjiang spans 1.6 million km2 ( comparable in size to 3 Frances), and covers an area of about one sixth of the China’s territory.

The charm of Xinjiang lies on its diversified ethnic cultures, and unique geography and topography. The best time to explore Xinjiang is between June and October. Follow me to have a virtual photo tour of Xinjiang.
Nestled high and below the snow-capped Bogda Peak in the Tianshan Mountains, 66 kilometers to the northeast of Urumqi.
The Kanas Lake is nestled in a valley of the Altai Mountains, to the northern tip of Xinjiang, bordering with Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Russia.
The Kanas Lake

The Kanas Lake

The Area around Kanas Lake is mainly inhabited by the ehtnic group called “Kazakhs” in Xinjiang who speak Kazakh, which is the Kipchak branch of the Turkic language sect in the Altaic language Family. Kazakh nomads migrate seasonally looking for pastures to feed their livestock.
Kazakh nomads migrate seasonally looking for pastures to feed their livestock

Kazakh nomads migrate seasonally looking for pastures to feed their livestock

Kazakh nomads’ Summer House. Kazakhs stay on the high moutains in summer and settled down to the village in winter.
azakh nomads' Summer House

azakh nomads’ Summer House

5-colored hills, or Rainbow Beach of Xinjiang. The international river – the Irtysh (Ertix) River passing through in northern Xinjiang.
Rainbow Beach of Xinjiang

Rainbow Beach of Xinjiang

Turpan is well known for its Flaming Mountain, which are barren, eroded, red sandstone hills near the northern edge of the Taklamakan Desert and east of the city of Turpan.
Turpan is well known for its Flaming Mountain

Turpan is well known for its Flaming Mountain

The iconic crescent-shaped lake in an oasis, 6 km south of the city of Dunhuang.
Turpan is well known for its Flaming Mountain

Turpan is well known for its Flaming Mountain

Camel riding is a good way to experience the silk road culture and traditional customs.
Camel riding is a good way to experience the silk road culture and traditional customs.

Camel riding is a good way to experience the silk road culture and traditional customs.

Jiayuguan Pass at the western tip of the Great Wall of China starting from the eastern tip of Laolongtou section of the Great Wall that meets the sea.
The Jiayuguin Pass at the western tip of the Great Wall of China

The Jiayuguin Pass at the western tip of the Great Wall of China

The Yellow River cuts through the city of Lanzhou
The Yellow River cuts through the city of Lanzhou

The Yellow River cuts through the city of Lanzhou

The Gaochang ruins. Gaochang Ancient City is located at the east of Turpan.
The Gaochang ruins.

The Gaochang ruins.

Xinjiang Boys palying at Erdaoqiao, Urumqi
Xinjiang Boys palying at Erdaoqiao, Urumqi

Xinjiang Boys palying at Erdaoqiao, Urumqi

Xinjiang Mother and Baby
Xinjiang Mother and Baby

Xinjiang Mother and Baby

Tip:  Hassle-free Urumqi Guided Tours
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If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Urumqi Guided Tours:

Urumqi Highlight Day Tour  from US$119 p/p
Urumqi Pasture Excursion Day Tour  from US$89 p/p
Urumqi 4 Day Tour    from US$419 p/p
Urumqi Turpan 4-Day Tour  from US$325  p/p

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Urumqi
Best Urumqi Photos
How to get from Beijing to Urumqi

Any questions, just drop a line.

Turpan Taxi: Turpan Taxis, Tips and phones

Thursday, January 13th, 2011
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Turpan Taxi Quantity
Taking a taxi is the best way to save you limited time and the most convenient way to get to your destination, especially in
Turpan. At the time of my writing, Turpan has about 560 taxies running in the street.
 
Taxi Models in Turpan
Generally speaking, the taxis running in the street of
Turpan consist of Fukang, Citroen, Jetta, Santana, and Xiali.
 
Turpan Taxi Fares:
• RMB5 for the first 3kms
• RMB1.3 per km for each additional kilometer
 
Turpan Taxi Company Bookings
If you need to book a taxi, please make the call as following:
• 
Turpan Tulupar Taxi Company                 Tel: 0995-83955555
 
Hailing a Turpan City Taxi
•The best places to hail a taxi is near the Station, the Airport, Bus stop, Scenic Spots, Hotel etc..
 
Turpan Taxi rider’s rights
As a taxi rider, you have the rights below:
Direct drive to your destination and no compulsory car pooling
Go to any destination in and beyond Turpan
Your car driver knows the streets in Turpan and the way to major destinations in
Turpan;
Your driver should know and abide by all traffic laws;
Air-conditioning on demand;
A radio-free trip;
No Smoking
A clean passenger seat area;
A clean trunk
A driver uses the horn only when necessary to warn of danger;
No Tip
 
Turpan Taxi Stands
There is no taxi stands, so you can hail a taxi along the street where it is safe and convenient in
Turpan.
 
Turpan Taxi Complaints
If you have any problem with a taxi in
Turpan, please contact the following:
• Turpan Price Bureau.         Tel: 0995-8520078
•Turpan Complaint No.          Tel:0995-8561977
 
Turpan Taxi Useful Information
•Using a meter instead of bargaining with the cab driver
•Refusing a forced pooling taxi
•Around the Downtown area : RMB5
•City Center-Grape Valley: RMB15-20
•Charge of chartering a taxi for a whole day: RMB80-100
 
 
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