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Turpan (aka “Turfan” or 吐鲁番) is my favorite city to travel in Xinjiang. In my opinion, Turpan travel is the perfect combination of Silk Road history, Uyghur culture, great food, scenic beauty and convenience. While most travelers tend to flock to the busy city of Kashgar, I prefer to point people to the relative tranquility of […]Read More ▸
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 […]Read More ▸
The ancient city of Jiaohe, which lies about ten kilometers west of the small town of Turpan, is one of the most visually spectacular ruins of the old Silk Road. More than 1,500 years of history sits atop this 30-meter high plateau and because of this it has become one of Xinjiang’s most interesting archeological sites – certainly […]Read More ▸
Living in Xinjiang has been a non-stop adventure for me – I love it! I have incredible memories of experiencing local festivals, traveling the province on my motorcycle and visiting small villages near the border of Kazakhstan. Memories like these are often created but every once in a while they just appear in front of you without […]Read More ▸
Note from Josh: this guest article comes courtesy of Lee & Galen, two travelers I’ve met here in Xinjiang who have been doing some very interesting adventure travel along the Silk Road. I really love what they’ve written here! Read more about their travels on their website, Silk Road Hitchhikers. I bought four bottles of ice […]Read More ▸
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!Read More ▸
When it comes to traveling the Silk Road in China, there are usually three “must-see” cities: Kashgar, Dunhuang and Turpan. Each city offers a unique insight into the history of the Silk Road along with proper tourist amenities to make the trip fun.
So why visit Turpan?Read More ▸
Hidden in a small valley between an extension of the Flaming Mountains, this gorgeous Turpan gem is surprisingly unknown to most travelers. Tuyoq Valley is a living museum of Uyghur history and a representation of the region’s glorious mixture of dry and fertile landscape.Read More ▸
Throughout history kings and leaders have lacked a certain sense of humility when it comes to their burial. In vast contrast, the kings of Karakhojah near modern-day Turpan seemed to almost hide their graves underground. Welcome to Astana!Read More ▸