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  • Flaming Mountains

    Flaming Mountains

    Penny posted on Friday, August 25st 2017 at 15:13

    The Flaming Mountains is situated on the northern edge of the Turpan Basin in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The mountains are an average 500 meters above sea level, with the highest being 850 meters. Along the Turpan-Shanshan road there i......

  • Xibo-The Ethnic Customs

    Xibo-The Ethnic Customs

    posted on Saturday, August 19st 2017 at 11:55

    In the mid-18th century, the Qing Court ordered to move the Xibo people from northeastern China to Xinjiang to consolidate and reinforce the northwestern border defenses. These Xibos settled down in the Ili River Valley and made this area their second hometown......

  • Tuyoq Mazzar in Turpan

    Tuyoq Mazzar in Turpan

    penny posted on Saturday, August 12st 2017 at 16:25

    Tuyoq Mazzar is situated at Mazha Village in Tuyoq, Shanshan County of Turpan Prefecture at the foot of the Tuyoq Thousand-Buddha-Grottoes. With a history more than 1,000 years, it is listed among the 2nd batch of China Historic and Cultural Townships and Vill......

  • It's Time to Kanas (free ? maybe Yes)

    It's Time to Kanas (free ? maybe Yes)

    Penny posted on Thursday, August 10st 2017 at 18:14

    The Kanas Lake (kā nà sī hú 喀纳斯湖), a frigid highland valley lake, nestling at the foot of the Youyi (Friendship) Peak of the Altai Mountains (ā ěr tài shān 阿尔泰山), is actually the widest section of the Kanas River, a tributary of the Erix River. Kanas is the on......

  • Tianshan Grand Canyon

    Tianshan Grand Canyon

    penny posted on Monday, July 31st 2017 at 18:18

    Located at the south foot of the Tianshan Mountain, the Tianshan Grand Canyon is about 70 kilometers away from Kuche County and 1026 point of No.217 Highway. It runs from east to north, about 5.5 kilometers deep. Many years of natural erosion over the red ......

  • Alkin Nature Reserve

    Alkin Nature Reserve

    penny posted on Friday, July 28st 2017 at 12:05

    As a part of northern slope of Tibet Plateau, it reaches to the edge of Tarim and Caidamu Basin to the east, originates from Qiemo County in Xinjiang, across Ruoqiang County to along Xinjiang and Gansu Provinces to the mouth of Dangjin Mountain. It runs about ......

  • Daur— With Long Standing Agricultural Culture And History

    Daur— With Long Standing Agricultural Culture And History

    penny posted on Thursday, July 27st 2017 at 20:01

    Daurs form an ethnic nationality with long standing agricultural culture and a long history in the north China. “Daur” is the name with which the people of the Daur called themselves, meaning “cultivator”. in the Qing Dynasty, Daurs were organized in the “Eigh......

  • Bayinbuluk Grasslands and Swan Nature Reserve

    Bayinbuluk Grasslands and Swan Nature Reserve

    Penny posted on Monday, July 24st 2017 at 17:42

    Situated in the Uidus Basin of Tianshan Mountains in the northwest of Hejing County, the Bayinbuluk Grassland, covering an area of about 23,000 square kilometers and 2,500 above sea level, is the second largest grassland in China. Bayinbuluk means the “the abu......

  • Tatar In Xinjiang

    Tatar In Xinjiang

    penny posted on Saturday, July 22st 2017 at 12:05

    There are different translated names about Tatar in history. In 1920s-1930s. Tatar in Xinjiang moved from Kashan, Ufa, Tuman, Siberia, and Ular of Russia. With a population more than 5,000, they live in Yining, Tacheng, Urumqi, Altar, Qitai, Jimushar and other......

  • Mysterious Keriyans

    Mysterious Keriyans

    penny posted on Wednesday, July 19st 2017 at 11:15

    Walking along the Keriya River from Yutian County, one can reaches an oasis called Daheyan. Its inhabitants are Uygurs but they were given the name Keriyans. In January 1896 Sweden explorer, Sven Hedin, strode into the Taklamakhan Desert along the Keriyan Rive......