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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

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Karamay Travel Guide

Location: Located in the Dzungarian basin

Population: 290,000

Area: 9,500 sq kms

Nationalities: Han, Uygur, Kazakhs, Mongols and Hui

History: Karamay comes from the Uygur language, and means “black oil”. Karamay was the site of one of the worst disasters in modern Chinese history. It gained this name for the Black Oil Mountain near the city proper. After the first oil well of the mountain began to work in 1955, Karamay entered a great era of exploitation and construction.

Climate: Karamay has a dry and hot summer climate. The annual range can be from -25℃ to 40℃.

Transportation: Karamay Airport is the branch of Xinjiang Airport, leading to Beijing, Chengdu, Urumqi and so on.
Highway is also convenient in Karamay. Karamay Passenger Transport Center offers buses to Urumqi, Shihezi, Tacheng and so on.

Local Specialties: Xinjiang Flower Hat, Aidelaisi Silk

Local Food: Naan, Roasted mutton,

Major Attractions:
Devil City – Also named “Windy city” by local people, Devil City is about three kilometers southeast of the Urho District of Karamay. Reputed as the number one scenic spot in Xinjiang for Yar-dang ecology and geology, Devil City features unique natural unique scenery of mounds, valleys and grooves.

Karamay Travel Guide

Baiyanghe Gorge – 17 kilometers west of Urho District, the gorge is located in the spectacular section along the Baiyanghe Gorge where the diversiform-leaved poplar forests are the most flourishing in the river valleys.

Karamay Travel Guide

Travel Tips:
At present, only one daily flight leaves for Urumqi in the morning for an hour’s journey in Karamay Airport. If traveling to Urumqi from the bus station of Karamay, you need a ten hour’s drive.

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