It’s a part of the Silk Road and Xinjiang that the average tourist won’t get to see: winter.
I get it! It’s hard to endure the frigid temperatures that are common between the months of November and March and often many of the tourist destinations are closed anyway. But that doesn’t mean that Xinjiang stops being beautiful.
Check out these greatest pictures of Xinjiang and the Silk Road throughout the winter of 2012-2013. Enjoy!
A view of the Taklamakan Desert from space.
Hemu village in Xinjiang’s Altay region during winter
Tian Shan background of Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang
Horse racing in Xinjiang’s Altay region
Turpan’s Tuyok village in winter
A frozen Heavenly Lake in Xinjiang (credit Ilyani)
Photo credit People’s Daily
A massive snow Buddha. For real.
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