Travel to Turpan! Top 5 Places to Visit in Xinjiang's Beautiful Silk Road Oasis
The heart of Uyghur culture can be found in Turpan, a city in China's far west region of Xinjiang. Here are the top 5 places to visit! Read more:
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Special thanks to my friend Uyghur Abdurehim for providing a performance of the dutar that was used as the background music for this video.
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Xinjiang Uygur Tourist Attractions: 15 Top Places to Visit
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Top Places to visit in Xinjiang Uygur:
Xinjiang Regional Museum, Karakul Lake, Ancient City of Jiaohe, Xinjiang Kanas National Geopark, Tianshan Tianchi Lake, Sayram Lake, Abakh Hoja Tomb, Turpan Museum, Kashgar Live Stock Market, Red Hill, Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Ancient City of Gaochang, Id Kah Mosque, Gaotai Ancient Homes, Grand Bazaar
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10 CRAZY Facts about Xinjiang, China (even most Chinese people don't know!)
What do nuclear tests, a tablecloth and a Loch Ness monster have to do with China's western region of Xinjiang? Check out this list of 10 crazy facts to find out!
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Hi, my name is Josh and I've been living, working and traveling around China's western Xinjiang region since 2006. During that time, I've had the chance to understand a lot more about what makes this region special.
Today, I'm excited to share with you 10 crazy facts that truly set Xinjiang apart from any other part of the world. These include:
1) Xinjiang operates on two time zones!
2) Xinjiang is HUGE...bigger than you realize.
3) Xinjiang has an obsession with world records.
4) Xinjiang has more airports than any other region in China.
5) Xinjiang borders 8 different countries.
6) Xinjiang used to be China's nuclear testing base.
7) People in Xinjiang eat more fruit per capita than anywhere in China
8) Xinjiang is home to the world's second highest & second lowest points in the world
9) Xinjiang has been featured on the silver screen.
10) Xinjiang has its own Loch Ness monster!
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Beautiful China, Unique Xinjiang
In Xinjiang there are glaciers, snow-capped mountains, immense deserts, dense forests, lush grasslands, lakes, wetlands and the fantastic Yadan landform unique to Xinjiang. As well as the huge variety of natural scenery, Xinjiang is also home to some of the most unique cultural traditions in the whole of China. Visit a part of China you never imagined existed before.
HEAVENLY LAKE - an alpine gem in Xinjiang, China
Drive across the desert from Urumqi for and hour or so, then up a narrow valley till under the snow capped mountains you reach a lovely blue lake.
Is it Safe to Travel to Xinjiang? Q&A #2
Josh from FarWestChina.com answers one of the most common questions about Xinjiang travel: Is it safe? Read more:
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The most commonly asked question from people who are planning a trip to China's western region is this: Is it safe to travel to Xinjiang?
It's a legitimate question, particularly since most of what you've probably read in the news or heard from friends seems to indicate that you're putting your life in danger by making a journey to Xinjiang. But is that really the case? Is all of this overblown?
Watch to find out, plus some handy safety tips for Xinjiang and all of China!
Hidden Beauty of Tashkorgan! Travel to the Beautiful Roof of Xinjiang, China | Episode 2
The first stop on our bike journey down the Karakoram Highway is the town town of Tashkorgan (aka Tashkurgan). Read more here:
Five guys start their journey in Kashgar, taking their bikes up to the Tajik city of Tashkorgan near the border with Pakistan for an epic journey of a lifetime. This is Episode 2, so make sure to follow along with the rest of the story!
1. The Beginning -
2. Experiencing Tashkorgan
3. Buzkashi and the Headless Goat:
4. Rebuilding the Karakoram Highway
5. Muztaghata | A Hike to Base Camp
6. Camping at Karakul
7. Trouble at White Sands Lake
8. Arriving in Kashgar
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- GoPro Hero 4 Silver (
- Zoom H1 for field audio (
- Audio Tecnica AT2020 for overdubs (
Best Things To Do in Turpan, China
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List of Best Things to do in Turpan, China
Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto)
Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves
Ancient City of Gaochang (Kharakhoja)
Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta)
Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan)
Uygur Ancient Village
Is Xinjiang China's Most Dangerous Province?
Join YPT in the deserts and oasis towns of China’s Far West!
From the ancient city of Kashgar, through small Uyghur towns on the southern Silk Road, we cross the Taklamakan Desert to Turpan, the lowest city in China at 142m below sea level.
The Xinjiang Far West tour starts in the historic city of Kashgar, closer geographically to Tehran and Damascus than to Beijing, a border town between China and the Central Asian states of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and the site where traditional Uyghur life hits the Chinese state head-on. We visit the old town, livestock market and main bazaar and, being YPT, can’t miss out on the huge statue of Chairman Mao in People’s Square.
We check out small Uyghur towns that haven’t been developed along the Kashgar model, yet, and skirt the Taklamakan Desert as we go. On the north of the desert, we spend a day at Kuqa’s amazing Thousand Buddha caves, reminding us that before the spread of Islam southern Xinjiang was the place where Buddhism entered China.
Lastly, we hang out in the Turpan, China’s Death Valley, the lowest and hottest place in China. In the countryside outside the city, it’s surprisingly green though and we wander the ruins of ancient cities and stop in a Uyghur holy village for lunch.
If you’d like to see some more Central Asia while you’re here, you could join us for the Silk Road Summer Tour, which visits Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan as well or simply the Kyrgyzstan Independence Day and Xinjiang Combo to combine the best of these two locations and one of China’s least travelled border crossings.
Off-Roading DEEP in the heart of China's gorgeous western landscapes of Wusu, Xinjiang
Josh takes an off road vehicle to places that very few foreigners have ever been in China's western region of Xinjiang. From unbelievable canyons to massive sand dunes, he explores the remote corners of Wusu.
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- my drone:
- my stabilized camera:
- my big DSLR:
The town of Wusu in central Xinjiang, China is usually known for only one thing: beer. But in this episode of FarWestChina, Josh goes searching for what else there is to do around Wusu.
The locals here say that you can view every season all year round and experience all kinds of contrasting natural scenery. That may be a bit of a stretch, but not by far! From the Dushanzi Grand Canyon to the Tianshan mountains to the sand dunes of a desert, this place does seem to have it all.
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Hi! My name is Josh Summers and I have been living and traveling all over Xinjiang since 2006. I'm fascinated by the Uyghur culture, Silk Road history and the great outdoors!
I first started FarWestChina.com as a way to share my adventure with family and close friends but I now use my expertise to help others explore and understand this incredible corner of the world.
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