Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Province Local Customs

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Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Province Local Customs

  • Bread

    This kind of bread is very typical for Xinjiang. Normally in China bread has been unknown until only recently. But this bread has been made by nomads in Central Asia and oriental areas since thousands of years. When it is fresh it is very delicious. And it is cheap.

  • Mosques

    Xinjiang is a mainly Muslim Province in China. Specially in Kashgar I saw many lively mosques. Men are going for prayer into the small neighborhood mosques. And sometime you can hear the faint sound of the muezzin calling people for prayer. Before you enter a mosque, you should take off your shoes!

  • Kazak Wedding

    The man prepare the food out of the tent for the wedding, they're cooking horse meat. We're invited into the tent to have some of their food which it's ready.

  • Kazak wedding

    In the morning, when we walk around the vallage. we found lots of people walked to the same direction with some gifts in their hand. and we followed them, then reached the wedding house. we're the only people didn't bring any gift though, we're welcomed by them. They don't understand Mandarian, we just communicate by smile.

  • Kazak wedding

    The people there do love red color, they dress in red, decorate room in red and their cheek is red. we happened to be in their wedding, it last for a whole day, we can't wait till the afternoon to see the bride.

  • The people

    When crossing the Tien Shan Mountains we stopped a few times on the way, just to walk around a bit as the bus was really small. If there were nomads tents nearby, people always came to look at us "weird foreigns", pointed at us and laughed... I guess they are not very used to see tourists in this part of the world!

  • Colourful attires

    Like other ethnic tribes in Western China, those in Xinjiang such as the Kazakhs and Uyghurs have very colourful attires and cultures. You can purchase some of these as souvenirs, especially the beautifully decorated caps.

  • Woman chasing man on horsebacks

    One of the interesting culture of the Kazakh people is woman chasing man on horsebacks which is known as "Gu Niang Zui" in Chinese. Apparently it is some form of dating ritual and so much for the male chauvanist pig !

  • Knifes

    Besides carpets, Xinjiang is famous for its beautifully designed traditional knifes which can be bought throughout the country. The only problem is bringing the knifes back home, due to the tightened security checks nowadays.

  • Carpets

    Like many other places in central Asia, Xinjiang has lots of very beautifully woven carpets. You can also buy these carpets at department stores and bazaars throughout the province, especially at Urumqi.

  • Ethnic People of Xinjiang

    Xinjiang is inhabited by many types of ethnic people such as the Uyghurs, Kazaks, Hui etc. Most of them are Muslims and it is a great experience gaining the insights into the cultures of these peoples. The photo shows 3 Kazak women in their traditional constumes and horses.

  • Old form of transportation

    Although there are vehicles in Xinjiang, sometimes you still can see many local people using old form of transportation such as the horse carts.

  • Horses

    Horses form a main form of transportation in this region for thousands of years. As such, the local people are generally very good horse riders, especially those living in the remote regions of this land.

  • Red! I noticed that nomadic...

    Red! I noticed that nomadic women always wear something red. I wonder why. (I’m not so “nomadic”, but I love to dress in red.)

  • Bejng time and local timeIf...

    Bejng time and local timeIf you prefer to avoid walking alone in desert streets before dawn, looking for breakfast, make every effort to understand what and which time they mean! Hotels and public places are supposed to run on Bejng time but, fortunately, people “run” on an unofficial Xinjang time (2 hours behind Bejng time).


Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Province Hotels

  • Hong Fu

    When in China, westerns should choose a "5-star" hotel. Not because its fancy, but it helps being...

  • Seman Hotel

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  • Jiaotong Hotel

    No.230 West Laocheng Rd., Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur, 838000, China

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Kangcheng Jianguo International Hotel

    No.618 East JiaoTong Road, Korla, Xinjiang Uygur, 841000, China

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Twin Star Airport Hotel

    No.23 Stalin Street, Yining, Xinjiang Uygur, 835000, China

  • Qiu Zi

    No.93 West Tian Shan Road,, Kuqa, 842000, CN

  • Hami Hotel

    No.4 Yingbin Road, Hami, Xinjiang Uygur, China

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hongfu Jinlan Hotel

    No.32 Dongdajie Road, Aksu, Xinjiang Uygur, 843000, China

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Rui Chang

    Mouth Of East Round,, Shanshan, CN

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