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Sights of Chinese Xinjiang

Sights of Chinese Xinjiang
Jiaohe settlement
Among the many historical sites of Turfan, a settlement Jiaohe / Yargol / Yarghol is in the first place, it was the capital of the ancient state Che...
Settlement Gaochang
The ancient Gaochang town (forty six kilometers on south-east from Turpan near Yalkun Tag mountains (flaming Mountain)) was built in the first centu...
The geographical center of Asia continent
"The geographical center of Asia continent" monument is located near Yungfen in 30 km from Urumqi. Its geographic coordinates are 87°19"52" east lon...
Kyariz (kariz) – old irrigation system
Kyariz is an ancient irrigation system, which is established by the Uighurs over two thousand years ago. It is believed that the idea and technology...
Sunday Market
Sunday Bazaar, in Uygur means "farm trade market." The bazaar in Kashgar is the biggest in central Asia. As early as two thousand years ago, it was ...
Necropolis Astana
Astana Karahodja Tombs are an ancient burial of people of Gaochang. Mummies, textiles and books, which are placed in underground vaults of almost tw...
Karakul Lake
It is 190km from Kashgar on the Kara Koram Highway with the elevation of 3600m above sea level. It is on the lap of two giants, Muztagh Ata regarded...
Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves
The famous Bezeklik cave temples of Thousand Buddhas are situated in the vicinity of Turfan in Mutos gorge, it is one of the largest Buddhist monume...
Tien-shi Lake (Heaven Lake)
Tien-Chi lake (Heaven Lake) is situated in 120 kilometers from Urumqi in picturesque Tien Shan mountains at 1980 meters altitude above sea level. It...
Tuyuk Village
Tuyuk village is located in 47 kilometers to west of Turpan city and in 13 km from the ancient city of Gaochang in the Grand Canyon of Tuyuk Valley,...
Turpan
Turpan / Turfan / Tulufan is a trading outpost on the ancient Silk Road, a city with more than 20 centuries history and the most interesting tourist...
Flaming Mountains
Flaming Mountains are located in 10 km to east of Turpan and represent a mountain range 100 km from east to west and 10 km wide. They are composed o...
Grape Valley
Buyluk Grape Valley is located in the famous Flame Mountains in 13 kilometers from Turpan. Its length is 8 km from north to south, a width is 2 km. ...
Safari Park (Tien Shan Reserve of Wildlife)
Tien Shan Zoo Safari is the largest one in China. Its area is 75 sq. km. Safari Park is located in 40 km from Urumqi. Visitors of the park ride in ...
Xinjiang State Museum
Xinjiang State Museum is one of the oldest, largest and most interesting museums in China and Central Asia. More than 50 thousand unique historical ...
Museum of Turfan History
Turfan Central Museum is a concise history of Turfan oasis with a collection consisting of 5.000 of historical relics, pulled from Turpan Basin, beg...
Erdaogiao Bazaar
This is the central and largest bazaar of the city. Bazaar was reconstructed and completed in 2003 in Islamic style, and it looks like a huge palac...
Several scenic areas near Urumqi
Nanshansk Wildlife Preservation is located in 50 km to the south of Urumqi and it is a part of Urumqi - Nanshansk landscaped area. You can come here...
Salt Lake
Local people call Salt Lake -"Chinese dead sea". The area of this lake is 54 square km and it is located in 70 km from Urumqi on the east part of C...
Attractions Park
It is located in the southern part of Urumqi, in the native zone Yanervo. It was opened officially in 1987. Now it is the biggest amusement park in ...
Urumchi
Urumqi is a cultural, administrative, commercial and tourist center of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China. It is a huge metropolis with the p...
Hun Shan (Red Hill)
The mountain "Hun Shan" (Red Hill) is a symbol of Urumqi. Red Hill is situated in the center of Urumqi. It has such name because of brown-red ...
Kashgar (Kashi)
Kashgar is one of the oldest cities in the world, it’s history is over 2,000 years. Kashgar in Chinese is called Kashi, which means "place of sale o...
Tashkurgan
Tashkurgan is a small and cosy town, - the administrative center of Tajik autonomous district in China"s Xinjiang. It is situated in a broad valley...

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