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  • 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......

  • Diversiform - leaved Poplar Forests in Tarim Basin

    Diversiform - leaved Poplar Forests in Tarim Basin

    penny posted on Tuesday, July 18st 2017 at 17:12

    Diversiform - leaved poplar trees in China mainly distribute in Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Qinghai and Ningxia, of which the largest forest grow in the Tarim valley. Situated in Luntai County and Weili County at 40°55 41°15N, and 84°15 85°30E, it cover......

  • Uzbek—The Ethnic Customs

    Uzbek—The Ethnic Customs

    Penny posted on Monday, July 17st 2017 at 10:43

    The Uzbek ethnic nationality, with a population of more than 12,000, live in scattering way over a wide areas of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Most of them are city dwellers, some live in pastoral and rural areas. The name Uzbek first originated from ......

  • The Ruins of Ancient Loulan

    The Ruins of Ancient Loulan

    penny posted on Sunday, July 16st 2017 at 12:14

    The ruins is at the down part of Kongque River and at northwestern bank of Lop Nur, 220 kilometers southwest to Ruoqiang County. It is a state-protected key cultural relic site. The name of Loulan was first recorded in the Xiongnu Records of Simaqian’s “The Hi......

  • Ancient Jiaohe Ruined Town

    Ancient Jiaohe Ruined Town

    penny posted on Friday, July 14st 2017 at 12:54

    It is situated at Yarnaz Valley. 10 kilometers west to Turpan City. From the Western Han Dynasty to the Northern Wei Dynasty, Jiaohe was the capital city of Front Qiuci Kingdom. In 450 A.D., it was captured by Gaochang. And when it was in the time of Jushi Gao......

  • Kizil Thousand Buddha Caves

    Kizil Thousand Buddha Caves

    penny posted on Thursday, July 13st 2017 at 15:27

    7 kilometers southeast to Kizil Town of Baicheng County and 60 kilometers east to Kuqa County, Kizil Thousand Buddha Caves are seen on the cliffs of Querdagh Mountain. Two forms of rock caves exist here: monk houses for monks to live in and to sit in mediation......

  • Tajik People—Brave and Friendly

    Tajik People—Brave and Friendly

    penny posted on Wednesday, July 12st 2017 at 11:29

    With a population of 36,000 in Xinjiang, Tajiks live in compact communities in Tashkurgan Tajik Autonomous County, and the rest inhabit in the areas in southern Xinjiang, including Shache, Zepu, Yecheng and Pishan. The origin of the Tajik people can be traced ......