Xinjiang Desert and Camel: Pic of the Week

January 7 | 1 Comment

A camel treking through the Xinjiang desert in China

A Desert Trek by Audra Santos

This beautiful photo captures a journey into the Taklamakan Desert from Khotan (Hotan). Camel treks like this one are a common tourist attraction all along the edge of the desert and you can even arrange an overnight journey to some locations.

Take a moment to read this story about riding a camel in Xinjiang.

Have you ever ridden a camel before? It’s not quite as smooth as a horse – especially the mount and dismount. I can’t even imagine spending a month on one of those animals crossing the desert like some of the early explorers in the 1800 and 1900’s!

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If you are interested in contributing a photo to FarWestChina’s Picture of the Week series, please contact me and send in your Xinjiang-related photo. All photos must be originals and will be credited to you and/or your personal website.

About Josh Summers

Josh is the author of Xinjiang | A Traveler's Guide to Far West China, the most highly-reviewed and comprehensive travel guide on China's western region of Xinjiang. He lived, studied and run a business in Xinjiang, China for more than 10 years, earning recognition for his work from CCTV, BBC, Lonely Planet and many others.

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