Xinjiang Travel Guide

City guides, hotels and everything else you need to plan your journey in Xinjiang.

Welcome to Xinjiang! As you plan your Xinjiang travel I hope you’ll find all of these free resources useful! There is so much that this one region of China has to offer, so taking your time to figure out exactly what you want to see, how much time you have and what your budget can afford will pay off in the end.

Check out the Xinjiang city guides on the left side of this page if you know exactly where you’re going or check out the links below for more general information. For more detailed information, I recommend you buy a copy of the FarWestChina Xinjiang Travel Guide available on Amazon, Kobo and Nook.


Xinjiang Hotels and Hostels

Traveling to Xinjiang doesn’t have to mean “roughing it”. With the exception of the provinces rural towns, most major cities have good selection of comfortable places to sleep. Whether you travel on a budget or love to pamper yourself, Xinjiang has hotel and hostel options to suit your needs. I’ve broken down my favorites, along with reviews and pricing:

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Because Xinjiang is China’s largest province, understanding your transportation options should be one of your top concerns!

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Xinjiang Food

The opportunity to dine on authentic Xinjiang cuisine is one of the highlights of any trip to western China. With tasty options like kebabs, flat bread, “Big Plate Chicken” and many others, you’re bound to walk away from every restaurant satisfied. Don’t know what to order? Here’s everything you need to know about cuisine during your Xinjiang travel, the best China has to offer.

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Helpful Travel Tips

The better prepared and more informed you are, the more enjoyable your visit to Xinjiang and the Silk Road will be!

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  • Central Xinjiang

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