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Plan your Xinjiang 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 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’ Summer House. Kazakhs stay on the high moutains in summer and settled down to the village in winter.
5-colored hills, or Rainbow Beach of Xinjiang. The international river – the Irtysh (Ertix) River passing through in northern 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.
The iconic crescent-shaped lake in an oasis, 6 km south of the city of Dunhuang.
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 Yellow River cuts through the city of Lanzhou
The Gaochang ruins. Gaochang Ancient City is located at the east of Turpan.
Xinjiang Boys palying at Erdaoqiao, Urumqi
Xinjiang Mother and Baby
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Urumqi airport, officially named Urumqi Diwopu International Airport (IATA:URC, ICAO:ZWWW) is located in Diwopu, 16km northwest of Urumqi city center. At present, Urumqi airport has 3 terminals – T1, T2 and T3.
Terminal 1 is mainly for international flights on Urumqi – the countries in the middle Asia line, like Kazakhstan, Uzbekstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghnistan and more.
Terminal 2 is focused on Air China. If you take a flight from Air China, you arrive at or leave from Terminal 3 of Urumqi airport.
Terminal 3 is newly built largely for China Southern Airline as well as the flights in and out on Urumqi Hong Kong and Macao lines.
The best way for Urumqi airport and Urumqi downtown transfer is to take a taxi. The Urumqi Taxi fare is about RMB 30 per cab.
Urumqi is the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China. The Uyghur are a Turkic ethnic group. About 45 % of the total population in Urumqi are uyghur people who largely inhabitate around the Grand Bazaar area.
Today I visited the world famous bazaar in Urumqi, officially named “International Grand Bazaar”, the largest bazaar of this kind in the world. It combines Islamic culture, architecture, ethnic commerce, tourism and entertainment. It is also one of the most important landmarks in Urümqi, and in Xinjiang.
International Grand Bazaar in Urumqi
Next to the Grand Bazaar is the Erdaoqiao Mosque (Dong Kuruk Mosque)
One entrance to the International Bazaar
Selling arts and crafts
Selling Dried Fruits produced in Xinjiang
Small silver knives, Sword Shield Armor Knife
Ancient Arts and Crafts
More local Arts and Crafts
Sliced Hami Melons on sale, RMB 1 for one piece
Eat Sliced Water Melons on a fruit vendor
Uyghur People Walking on the street
Crossing a street