Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Province Travel Guide

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Urumqi

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150,348,99

Kashgar

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115,272,11

Turpan

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98,227,9

Taxkorgan

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59,115,0

Yining

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28,74,8

Korla

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53,151,6

Aksu

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3,14,2

Kuqa

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12,44,1

Qiemo

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8,17,0

Burqin

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23,56,0

Putao

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0,8,0

Shache

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6,9,0

Ruoqiang

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4,11,0

Karakol

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4,20,0

Sayram Hu

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5,13,0

Hotan

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9,32,0

Yengisar

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4,7,0

Kargilik

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0,12,0

Urumqi

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  • Bus from Urumqi to Turpan

    Urumqi Transportation

    To catch to bus to Turpan, you can but a ticket ahead of time at SanTunBei at the Southern Long distance bus station. It is near the giant ferris wheel by the SanTunBei reservoir you can see on the map in the south. You get a taxi or can catch the local bus 915 from the Southern Train Station if you take the BRT Line 1 to the end at the train...

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  • Hong Fu

    Urumqi Hotels

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

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  • A piece of home away from home

    Urumqi Restaurants

    The rendezvous is situated on 960 YAN AN Road in the south end of Urumqi next to the silkroad Hotel. Busses 912, 63, 106,16 stop right outside the doors coming from the north. It is opened for 5 years now and have built a reputation for cakes and great fast food. They serve a range of wraps, pizza's and burgers among others. They also serve...

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Kashgar

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Turpan

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  • Street Food

    Turpan Restaurants

    Two little girls and their father seem to run this place on the corner just past the main section of the goods market/bazaar. They are to the right on the corner, where you'll see a large wok of plov (pilaf) and a lot of samsa. The food's quite good, but even better is the family who runs it.The two little girls will probably serve you, while the...

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  • Jiaotong Hotel

    Turpan Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Visiting Turpan in summer 2008?

    Turpan Warnings and Dangers

    Turpan is going under a major overhaul at the moment - if you visit in summer 2008 expect dusty rebuilding of all the roads, and the Turpan Museum is closed and being moved to another location - scheduled to reopen in early August

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Taxkorgan

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  • Karakul Lake

    Taxkorgan Things to Do

    Karakul, meaning Black Lake in Kirghiz, is situated just north of Taxkorgan, and 200km south of Kashgar, in the Xinjiang Province of China. At 3600m, it is the highest lake on the Pamir Plateau, and is ringed by some of the giants of that range of mountains, Muztagh Ata (7546m) to the south and 7719m Mt Kongur to the northeast. It's a gorgeous...

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  • Wonderful Laghman

    Taxkorgan Restaurants

    After a very long drive (from Sost in Pakistan, over the Khunjerab Pass), and lots of red tape and bag searches, when we finally got into Taxkorgan and could relax, the first thing we wanted was a decent meal. The restaurant at our hotel was closed for renovations, so we walked a little way down the road, and stumbled across this place.We couldn't...

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  • Authetic Xinjiang food

    Taxkorgan Restaurants

    I had came into this place while wandering in the small town on my arrival day. Noticing a lot of people coming in and out from this shabby looking restaurant. I went inside for a peep, to my surprise, it's interior was beautiful with lavishly decorated walls and ceilings.There are two sections in the restaurant. Near entrance ,there is medium size...

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Yining

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  • Time Zone Issues

    Yining Favorites

    Remember: Yining (and all of Xinjiang Province) are on the same timezone as Beijing. Even though, Yining should be approximately 4 or 5 timezones behind Beijing they are the same. Thank the People's Republic for this divine wisdom! In practice, this means that when you wake up at 8:00 AM, it is still pitch dark in the streets (time schedules are...

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  • Twin Star Airport Hotel

    Yining Hotels

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

  • Taking Fotos

    Yining Local Customs

    Local people in Yining love to have their pic taken. When they see you with your camera, they pose and ask you to take a pic. They smile. And they love to see the pic in the small display of the digital camera. They don't mind, when they do not get the pic. They even do not ask for that.

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Korla

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  • Fringes of the desert (cont.)

    Korla Off The Beaten Path

    At the fringes of the desert you can still find life, before the emptiness; here is water, there are trees and in the sand, there are small bugs which are fun to watch at. And of course, there is the desert vessel, the camel! The ones here were in a paddock, where they have been driven few minutes before. They probably do not anymore the travels...

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  • Kangcheng Jianguo International Hotel

    Korla Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • The fringes of the Takla Makan desert...

    Korla Off The Beaten Path

    I was in Korla for my work, but being there and not going to the desert would have been a shame!! So I managed to convince my colleagues that it was very important for me to see the desert and to have a walk there.The Takla Makan is a very wide desert of about 340.000 square kilometres, known to be a very harsh environment with diurnal temperature...

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Aksu

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  • Why Aksu?

    Aksu Things to Do

    If you stay overnight in Aksu, coming from Kucha, you can start very early and take the road via Wushi and Akqi to Kashgar. This road goes into the higlands of Tianshan and gives you unforgettable views of wide graslands, snowcapped mountains and adobe-villages. Nomads are there with their cattle and goats. Sometimes there are camels. And in the...

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  • International Hotel Aksu

    Aksu Hotels

    No.1 Wenzhou Middle Road, Aksu, Xinjiang Uygur, 843000, China

    Good for: Solo

  • Aksu

    Aksu Things to Do

    Aksu is a drab Chinese town of about 500.000 inhabitants. The city itself has not much to offer for tourists. Of course there is a colorful bazaar and some old streets. But mainly Aksu is a convenient stop on the road between Kashgar and Turpan or Urumqi. Aksu International Hotel is nice - nothing special. I actually forgot most of my 12 hours...

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Kuqa

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  • Thousand Buddha Grottoes of Kizil

    Kuqa Things to Do

    About 73km north of Kucha are the Grottoes of Kizil. To go there you see the desert valley of Muzat River. There are about 230 caves and grottoes cut into the steep walls of the mountains along the river. A few are open to public. The first grottoes of Kizil were already build in the 3rd century AD. So this are the oldest Buddhist Grottoes in...

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  • Qiu Zi

    Kuqa Hotels

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

  • Kucha Hotel Breakfast

    Kuqa Warnings and Dangers

    The "unique quality" of Kucha Hotel is the breakfast. Chinese breakfast is ok. And I know, that I should not expect more. But they offer a "Western Breakfast" at Kucha Hotel. This breakfast is just a joke: toast is frozen, coffee is a light brew with almost no coffee, butter is an oily fluid, fried eggs maybe have seen the pan from far. When I...

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Qiemo

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  • Long-Distance Bus

    Qiemo Transportation

    Buses leave for Korla, Urumqi, Charklik (Ruoqiang), Hotan (the furthest west you can go from here along the South Silk Road), Yutian, Niya (Minfeng) etc. The prices vary according to what kind of bus happens to be going that day.Timings (Beijing time) listed are what I found on a website...- To Urumqi (twice weekly): Tue 1000, Fri 1800.- To Korla...

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  • Roadside Dogh

    Qiemo Restaurants

    Nice dogh (yogurt with shaved ice) for sale for 1 RMB/bowl or so, under makeshift tents. Interesting experience sharing the benches with local women, elderlies and children. They also have a kind of mushy "ice cream" for about the same money.

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  • Weird toilet

    Qiemo Restaurants

    We went to have a dinner at a Han-Chinese restaurant in Qiemo (Charchan in Uygur).And I asked the weitress where the toilet is and she guided me to the toilet, but...I've never seen such a toilet! It was clean though. Same as other Chinese restaurant.

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Burqin

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  • A Sour Taste

    Burqin Warnings and Dangers

    Make sure to ask carefully the price of anything you buy or eat, especially at the homestays! We were stupid enough to be hit with a bill for 40 RMB/person for a plate of very oily rice (shou3 zhua1 fan4) and a bowl of noodle soup (mian4 pian4). The price breakdown was 30 RMB and 10 RMB respectively. Managed to bargain our way down to 30...

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  • Hanas/Kanas Lake Shuttle Buses

    Burqin Transportation

    For the shuttle buses inside the park, note that for the morning inward departures you'll have to follow the bus that you're assigned to, much the way that normal tour buses operate. This's because most of the travellers coming here are on group tours anyway. A common sight (and sound) is bus attendants yelling themselves hoarse to get their...

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  • Hanas/Kanas Lake

    Burqin Things to Do

    Admission costs 193 RMB for student price, 230 RMB otherwise. That includes the comfortable shuttle bus transport inside the park as well. If you can somehow prove that you're above 60 (or 65?) you can get a senior citizen ticket for half price, so it's worth trying! There's also possibility of evading the admission price if you get in via a...

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Shache

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  • Take the bus

    Shache Transportation

    To get from Shache to another city, take a bus. I took a good long distance bus to Hotan with easy ticket here at the main bus station. I just walked in and go to the ticket counter to look for the price and then either I buy the ticket straight away or I can do some bargain at the back with the bus driver face to face. I can speak Chinese, its...

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  • Mother and son

    Shache Things to Do

    It was after school, a mother is riding this motorcycle send her precious boy home, halfway, they stop, I don't know why but observed, I saw the mother so gently talking to the boy and the boy probably have something to say or something to ask and began to write in his palm.

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  • Hanging Chickens

    Shache Restaurants

    Now you have chickens, fried chickens, roasted chickens, etc all hanging up this way on sale. This is the way they eat, as a customer, you just grab a chair, sit down and you yell " one chicken, two beers !! " And you are not eating with tissue, fork or knife, you use both your hands to rip with strength, tear apart roughly, energetically, have...

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Ruoqiang

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  • Coming from Qinghai

    Ruoqiang Transportation

    If you're coming through to the South Silk Road from NW Qinghai, the last stop before Charklik/Ruoqiang will be Shimiankuang.Once you get off the Huatugou -- Shimiankuang bus, there will be various kinds of vehicles waiting at that spot looking for passengers going to Charklik/Ruoqiang or Miran. The standard fare to Charklik/Ruoqiang is 100 RMB and...

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  • Long-Distance Bus

    Ruoqiang Transportation

    - To Qiemo (seater): departure 1000, 57.5 RMB, 3-4 hours.- To Korla (seater): departure 1000/1200/1400, 71 RMB.- To Korla (sleeper): departure 1800, upper/lower bunk 83/93 RMB.- To Urumqi (sleeper): departure 1900 every other day, upper/lower bunk 158.4/169.3 RMB.If you're continuing west along the South Silk Road from Charklik (Ruoqiang), the only...

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  • Nothing to do!

    Ruoqiang Off The Beaten Path

    Ruoqiang (Charklik in Uygur) has nothing to see. There is the base camp for the Chinese and Japanese senior tourists to go to aciant castle ruins in the dessert. You can walk around the town for less than 2 hours. If you want to escape from the people, this town is the best for you.

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Karakol

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  • l_joo's Profile Photo

    by l_joo Written Aug 21, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I don't think anybody wants to have nightlife outside the yurt except me because I have to get out for important mission....very important mission. While on mission, I snap this photo.

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Sayram Hu

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  • Graze

    Sayram Hu Local Customs

    The minorities who live in Sayram are nomad. They graze for life generation by generation. Today, people still depasture at the pasture beside the lake. Different from past, the sheep are grazed mostly for welcome tourist who visit there and horses also provide visitor to ride.

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  • Be careful Smartweed

    Sayram Hu Warnings and Dangers

    Smartweed, a kind of plant, is growning cover the mountain. If you careless touch it, you will feel your skin very hot and hurt. Don't touch it even if a little!!

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  • Fruit Valley

    Sayram Hu Things to Do

    It's called fruit valley but not an orchard. All the valley is nature. Some gaucho who is Hui minority or Hasa minority live in the valley. They built beautiful tents and welcome all guest come from far away.

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