Xinjiang Photos Archives | Xinjiang: Far West China

Evolution of Xinjiang Tourism: A Photo Essay

May 19, 2015 | 24 Comments

One of my favorite tourist spots in Xinjiang is changing. Like Kanas Lake, Heavenly Lake, and Kashgar’s Old City – all beautiful gems of Xinjiang travel that have been swallowed up by tourism – the ancient city of Jiaohe in Turpan is being exploited, and it makes me sad. I realize that this isn’t a Chinese […]

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25 Unbelievably Stunning Xinjiang Photos

November 21, 2014 | 29 Comments

There is no doubt in mind that Xinjiang offers not only the most beautiful scenery in all of China, but also the most diverse. Considering the size of the region – it makes up 1/6 of all of China’s land area – the ecological diversity should really come as no surprise. Most people are attracted […]

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Discovering China’s Ancient Silk Road Oasis

April 4, 2014 | 10 Comments

Two months ago I was fortunate enough to obtain my Chinese driver’s license and just last weekend I had the privilege of renting a car here in China and taking my first solo trip down to Turpan. These are some of my best photos…and even a bonus video that I think you’ll love!

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15 Incredible Photos That Capture My Xinjiang Story

March 17, 2014 | 7 Comments

It’s been 6 months already but a lot has happened. I believe these 15 pictures tell the story of this last half year well.

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A Professional Photographer’s View of Xinjiang, China

October 31, 2013 | No Comments

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Xinjiang, in my humble opinion, is a photographer’s paradise. Travelers with even the simplest camera phone can take great photos, but professional photographers can produce stunning results. After years of traveling around Xinjiang, China with a puny little pocket camera, I have finally crossed over to […]

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10 Most Breathtaking Xinjiang Landscapes

June 26, 2013 | 11 Comments

When it comes to the beautiful Xinjiang landscape, even a simple camera can produce the most beautiful photographs.

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Doors of Xinjiang: Photo Journal

April 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

When your home is made of mud-brick, sometimes it’s hard to decorate. Perhaps that’s why something as simple as a door becomes an ornate masterpiece for many Uyghur homes in Xinjiang?

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Best Winter Silk Road Pictures of 2012

January 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

It’s been a cold winter but that means gorgeous snowy photos from Xinjiang and the Silk Road! See it from space, on the ground or from a tractor…

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Xinjiang Winter in Beautiful Pictures

February 2, 2012 | 6 Comments

Nothing quite compares to winter in Xinjiang. Because of the province’s sheer size, describing this season of the year with one blanket statement is nearly impossible. Pictures are the only thing that do Xinjiang’s winter justice.

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Camel Meat, Anybody? Xinjiang Pic of the Week

January 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

In Xinjiang, camels aren’t just for riding. Take a look at this crazy photo captured by a FarWestChina reader during her travels through Hotan, Xinjiang.

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