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[sam id=”1″ codes=”true”]Driving our car through the high, double gates of the Xinjiang Tianshan Safari Park, it was hard not to think that we had just entered Jurassic Park. The guard tower was vacant and not a single park ranger was in sight. My family and a couple friends had decided to make our first visit to this […]Read More ▸
Border crossing from Xinjiang into other countries in Central Asia isn’t necessarily difficult, but getting reliable, up-to-date information is. Take the Irkeshtam border crossing for an example – it’s one of the most common ways to travel from China to Kyrgyzstan and yet I have a hard time finding any published info on the process. Thanks […]Read More ▸
If you have a little extra time in Urumqi and you don’t quite know what there is to do, I have a suggestion for you. Perhaps you’ve already bought all the souvenirs you need at the Urumqi Grand Bazaar and you’ve said hello to the mummies on display at the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Museum – but that […]Read More ▸
Truth be told, there aren’t that many hostels here in Xinjiang, at least not compared to the rest of China. To make matters just a bit more difficult, the standard of cleanliness and service with Xinjiang hostels is frankly not up to the China standard.
On the bright side, Xinjiang hostels are very cheap and can offer quite a few distinct advantages over hotels including location and the opportunity to connect with other backpackers.Read More ▸
I’m a bit ashamed to say that it’s taken me years of living in Xinjiang to actually visit the Urumqi NanShan. It’s part of the TianShan range, which I’ve hiked on a couple different occasions, but never NanShan.
Now I’ve done it in the winter, and the pictures are awesome, beautiful proof!Read More ▸
Ever since the Urumqi BRT opened in 2011, I’ve been incredibly curious to find out how it would improve the terrible traffic in Xinjiang’s capital. Now that I call Urumqi, Xinjiang my home I’ve had a chance to try it out first hand and I must say that it’s a vast improvement over the congestion […]Read More ▸
The pollution in and around Urumqi Xinjiang is getting about as bad as any other major city in China. The thought of any sort of exercise – whether that’s running, basketball or any other sport – just doesn’t feel like a good idea. So when the opportunity to join some Uyghur locals to hike the Tian Shan mountains that surround Xinjiang’s capital, I was thrilled.Read More ▸
One man’s journey traveling to Xinjiang’s Sayram Lake takes an interesting twist when he joins a Kazakh wedding party. Includes helpful Urumqi to Sayram Lake travel travel tips.Read More ▸
Setting off to hike the length of the Tian Shan with a cheap Chinese tent and an inadequate sleeping bag had seemed like a good idea at the time.Read More ▸
For those who are adventurous enough to travel the beautiful Karakoram Highway near Kashgar in Xinjiang, the city of Tashkurgan is the proverbial “icing on the cake”. Populated primarily by about 30,000 Tajik ethnic people, the town is situated high in the Pamir mountains along the border crossing between China and Pakistan. What used to […]Read More ▸