Shop in the bazaar
There is a large bazaar housed in a new building. It is a strange mix of traditional bazaar and modern shopping mall. If you can't make it to Turpan, this is a good place to try the local raisins.
- Food and Dining
Turpan is a town famous for its grapes, Karez Wells, Sugong Mosque, second lowest point on earth and the lowest rainfall in Asia. It can be reached via vehicle or train from Urumqi.
Streets & Bazaars
One of the interesting thing to do in Urumqi is to explore the streets & bazaars. There are many stores selling grapes, fruits, collectable knifes etc.
Make time for a visit to the...
Make time for a visit to the big mosque and minaret just outside the city - it's not still in use but is really, really beautiful and very peaceful.
o00o's Things to Do Tip
less than a minute, all her gang came out from bush with smiling faces. I was told than I need to pay for US$2.00 per photo taken..
there is a Canon Temple,...
there is a Canon Temple, built in 1700's which the construction fee were donated by the believer from Taiwan especialy from kao Shiung area. You may need to go there by Ferry (RMB 20).
Local music and dancing could...
Local music and dancing could be reached easily in XinJiang. (picture : local dance performance in Turpan)
People say that 'When you...
People say that 'When you visit Urumqi, you should go to Tian Chi.' However, visiting Tian Chi became more and more commercial nowaday and the view depends a lot on season and weather.
Rock and mountain is the most...
Rock and mountain is the most wonderful nature scene in Kuqa. When you are there, you may wonder that you are on the other planet.
When we traveled north from...
When we traveled north from Kuqa, the colour changed from yellow to red to green. (picture : near Great Dragon Lake, Kuqa) Temperature dropped.
Horse Riding in Tian Shan and...
Horse Riding in Tian Shan and Tianchi
Horse riding is the most convenient way to make a sight-seeing to Tian Shan mountain and Tianchi, also very funny.
The Great Wall of Han Dynasty
It seems quite simple and coarse when compared with the Great Wall at Badaling, Beijing. Built two thousand years ago, the materials used are sand, stones and straw.
About 70 km south-west of Dunhuang, it is the important pass of ancient Silk Road’s southern route. The original one is in ruins. The long corridor we see today was rebuilt on the damaged site.
It is an oasis town on the railway line to Urumqi, famous for its sweet grapes and Hami melons. Underground channels bring snowmelt from the nearby Tianshan range for irrigation.
Crescent Moon Lake
The original lake which set amidst sand dunes has gradually dried up. The one we see today is a rebuilt one.
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