Getting Around Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Province

  • "No Man's Land " entering China on foot
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  • Kashgar city
    Kashgar city
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  • Main line of shuttle buses
    Main line of shuttle buses
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    From Irkeshtam Pass to Kashgar

    by henri123 Written Feb 24, 2015

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    For independant travellers arriving from Kirghistan...the first step is to cross the 10km "no man's land" from the border
    to the first check point. The kirghize officer let you get into the next available place in a truck for a ride to the trucks line waiting to enter China.
    We then have to walk about two kilometers to reach the first chinese checkpoint. If the border is opened , an officer will check up if you have any weapons on you, then your luguages are completely opened, Every book will be questioned and sometimes non-accepted maps will be confiscated.
    Your passport will be directed to an officer who will take the bus to the passcontrol...some 100km further!
    After this long ride and the time at the border, you have to bargain a taxi to Kashgar for about $6.

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    a good local driver and spare tires

    by jasmine_ding Written Feb 7, 2007

    Xinjiang is a district with so wide area. It's a good idea to rent a car, incluing a local driver, for the sake of safety. Be sure it's in a good condition. In my opinion, it's the best way if you have enough time.
    Not all the road are in good condition.
    If you want to drive by yourself, remember take more spare tires. When the car runs on the road, expecially from Urumchi to Tulufan, the temperature is high, sometimes tires will blow up. It's dangerous.
    Last time the van I was in changed tires twice in 8 days.

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    by SirRichard Written Oct 27, 2004

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    We were supposed to reach Urumqi (China) from Alma Ata (Kirghizstan) by bus in about 1 hour, but in the last minute the plane was not available and the Agency changed the plan: we should reach Urumqi by bus (in fact a minibus for 8 people) crossing the border by Khorgos, across the Tien Shan Mountains! It was gonna be a 24 hours bus ride by small provincial roads...

    After the initial surprise I was delighted to have the possibility of knowing close up this region of the world that I wouldn't (probably) have the cahnce of visiting again. Though the landscape was monotonous and the bus uncomfortable, it was a great experience to cross that nowhere land between China and the former USSR and I remember specially crossing the beautiful "Heavenly Mountains" of Tien Shan, about which I had read so much in tales about the Silk Road!!

    In the bus
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    Stranded Bus

    by aukjejetty Written Apr 13, 2003

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    To get around in Xinjiang you most likely have to take a few busses. Not so bad ofcourse, but they pack them full, and sometimes...the bus gets stuck on the side of the road. Then you learn how hot it is in the desert.

    No Shade At All

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    by yerbaluisa Written Apr 10, 2005

    Within cities, bicycle is the One. Between cities and towns... you don't want to be left behind in the dessert. Yet, with enough water, it works for short distances.

    Kashgar city

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    Horseback riding

    by mayafly Written Dec 16, 2004

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    When in Xinjiang, a horseback riding trip in the mountains is an unforgettable experience. Many of the lake areas like Tian Chi and Karakul have horses for rent.

    a Kazakh horse above tian chi
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