Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Province Travel Guide

  • Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Province
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    Drying maize along the road
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Urumqi

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150,348,99

Kashgar

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115,272,12

Yining

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28,74,8

Turpan

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98,227,9

Taxkorgan

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59,115,0

Kuqa

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12,44,1

Aksu

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3,14,2

Putao

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0,8,0

Burqin

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23,56,0

Korla

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53,151,6

Bayanbulak

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0,4,0

Yengisar

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4,7,0

Shihezi

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0,1,0

Ruoqiang

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4,11,0

Shanshan

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0,0,1

Qiemo

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8,17,0

Hotan

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9,32,0

Kargilik

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0,12,0

Wenquan

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0,1,0

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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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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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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  • Tuha Petroleum Hotel

    Turpan Hotels

    No.230 Wenhua Road, Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur, 838000, China

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • 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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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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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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    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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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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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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Yengisar

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  • Blade knife shops

    Yengisar Favorites

    Yengisar town obviously has so many blade knife shops, you can't miss the shops, its on the main street, its part of their cultures I supposed, I saw kids already learnt how to sharpen the blades on street. These shops were almost all belonged to the Uyghur Muslim peoples, they could speak national language mandarin but reluctant yet heavy...

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  • Peoples gossips

    Yengisar Favorites

    The restaurant lady owner told me something quite interesting, it was about the Han and Uyghur thing. When I asked her why she came to Xinjiang province to make a living, she replied that the country is everywhere for her to reside, why bother about the peoples, furthermore they (Uyghurs) have to speak our language.

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  • Birth control slogan

    Yengisar Favorites

    I saw this big piece of banner on almost any towns, to educate peoples about birth control. Looks like they quite serious about this topic, but don't ask my opinion on this, too complicated to give answer.

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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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Top Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Province Hotels

Urumqi Hotels
150 Reviews - 348 Photos
Kuqa Hotels
12 Reviews - 44 Photos
Kashgar Hotels
115 Reviews - 272 Photos
Aksu Hotels
3 Reviews - 14 Photos
Shihezi Hotels
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Shanshan Hotels
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Korla Hotels
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Karamay Hotels
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Hami Hotels
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Yining Hotels
28 Reviews - 74 Photos
Turpan Hotels
98 Reviews - 227 Photos

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