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Ancient Silk Road in xinjiang, China

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Address: thirty-minute drive northeast from the Turpan county, Turpan, China
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Description: Grape valley, gifted with Uyghur ethnic flavor, is a important station...
Grape valley, gifted with Uyghur ethnic flavor, is a important station along ancient Silk Road in Xinjiang, China
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A journey through History

We arrived in Urumqi , the very north west region of China and was taken in by how this city was built out of a desert region . The high buildings and good roads with magnificent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We arrived in Urumqi , the very north west region of China and was taken in by how this city was built out of a desert region . The high buildings and good roads with magnificent shopping centres and resteraunts was indeed an eye opener. Flying time from Bejing took 4.35 mins and we flew over some magnificent mountain ranges... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We traveled to Xinjiang province through China Odyssey Tours. Amazing company that will make sure you are well taken care of while you are in China. This was the most interesting part of our trip. We visited Urumqi, Turpan and Kashgar. I felt like I was in another country. The customs, the food, the culture, the people, completely different from... More 

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Aptos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is really Central Asia disguised as China, with the exception of Urumchi, which is very much like other Han Chinese cities, with high-rise apartment houses, a population of more than 2 million people, horrible traffic and glitzy shopping malls. The Sunday Animal Market in Kashgar is utterly amazing in scope, the Uigur people were hospitable and warm, the Uigur... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The travel along Xinjiang Province comprising the route of the Gobi Desert , the beautitful Kanas North western lake , the moon lake, the China Ghost Town, Turpan the grape paradise, the Mugao Grotto of thousands of caves with the Buddhist sculptures , the paintinsg and the suteras and of course Shih Huang Ti China's unifier and his post death... More 

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Te Horo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Whatba fabled trail, thousands of years old and toady it can be travelled in style? Themustvsee places are Turpan, Kashgar and the Karakoram Highway to Pakistan. The Takla Markan Desert is every where,Mary,mstony and windy... Perilous for travelers on. Camels and donkeys trading silk. Go there before you die!

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

this is just a park for Chinese people to visit, they have rebuild a very small section for them to have their pictures taken, but that is all 85% of the structures have been damaged by weather and very little remains The locals will try to over chare you for the Donkey taxis, walking is easy and gets you off... More 

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Urumqi, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2009

we can never go into the lop nur in summer,because hot and drought can lick up anything alive,so the only time you can go is in winter or the time cool,Takelamagan desert ,the second largest desert in the world ,means the place buried treasuresy,once you get into it ,you find the things not your inmagineation,no color ,no life ,hardly see... More 

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