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Journeying the Silk Road - Part IV - Introduction to Kashgar

Part IV – Kashgar, China

A thousand years ago, the northern and southern branches of the Silk Road converged at this oasis town near the western edge of the Taklamakan Desert.

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China jails forty five Uighur Muslims

Forty five people have been placed in jail by Chinese courts in the western province of Xinjiang. Some of those jailed stand accused of terrorism related charges and illegal border crossing. 219 kata lagi

Human Rights

a lost underground city on the Silk Road - Jiaohe Ruins 絲路上沉默的地下古城 - 交河故城

(Distant Xinjiang – Part 6 of 6)

9 August 2015
After our visit to The Grape Valley of Turpan (葡萄溝, 吐魯番) and due to time constraint, we were asked to choose between Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves (柏孜克里千佛洞) and the ruins of ancient city Jiaohe (交河故城) as our next destination, and after some deliberation we chose the latter. 778 kata lagi


land of fire and oasis - Turpan 沙漠中的绿洲- 吐鲁番

(Distant Xinjiang – Part 5 of 6)

9 August 2015
After travelling for a round trip of close to 2,000 km on the road between Urumqi and the beautiful Kanas nature reserve, the 2-hour journey from Urumqi to Turpan seemd like a rather short trip to us. 849 kata lagi


Tengri Tag, Dandenong – a Review

Have you heard of Uyghur cuisine?

Uyghurs refer to an ethnic community who live mainly in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region in China and also a few other parts of Eastern and Central Asia. 1.146 kata lagi

Restaurant Reviews

colours of northern Xinjiang and ethnic Tuwa villages 北疆色彩和圖瓦人的民族風情

(Distant Xinjiang – Part 4 of 6)

6 August 2015
After exploring the beautiful Kanas nature reserve we paid a visit to the Tuwa/Tuva (圖瓦) villages around the area. 885 kata lagi


Day 83 - 85: Wulataixang to Jiayuguan

I left the place I’d stayed early the next morning as I was expecting a long day through the desert and I wanted to get as much done as I could over the next few days. 1.742 kata lagi

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