Xinjiang : Top 6 places to visit in Turpan /吐鲁番

Turpan is one of the important city along Silk Road, located in Xinjiang. It is quite a unique city which is located in the Turpan Basin at the depth of 154 m below sea level, surrounded by deserts and mountains. Turpan is also the hottest city in China and also the driest places in the …

China Ancient Silk Road – GANSU & NORTHERN XINJIANG Complete Travel Itinerary & Guide

I have always been fascinated by the ancient Silk Road and their history so I finally joined Chan Brother Tours in June (13days 12 night), summer this year. The tour including two provinces in China; Gansu & Norhtern Xinjiang. Ancient Silk Road are long travel routes (40,000 miles) covering more than 40 countries. Our tour …

China : Xinjiang – Urumqi Diwopu Airport Review (乌鲁木齐地窝铺国际机场)

Urumqi Diwopu Airport is not as small as I expected. On the contrary, the airport is very modern and extremely efficient. Uruqmi Diwopu Airport has 3 Terminals in total and a new Terminal 4 is in under construction. The security in Xinjiang is strict so it is no surprise that Urumqi Diwopu Airport has very …

China : Where to stay in Urumqi ? Hoi Tak Hotel Xinjiang Review & Nearby Shops & Food Review

Urumqi is an important stop in ancient Silk road, this is our last stop in Xinjiang. The people who live here are a mixture of Hui, Uyghur and Han People. Urumqi city has the Guinness world record for being the city that is the most remote from the sea in the world. So you can …

China : Shop like a local in Urumqi City in Xinjiang

Our final day in Urumqi was free & easy shopping day.  We are leaving to airport in the afternoon so we have a whole morning to shop around in the city. We started to explore the downtown at around 9 am but most of the shops are still closed.  The shops and restaurants usually open …

China : Xinjiang Cultural Show @ International Grand Bazaar Urumqi /絲綢之路 千年印象

“Millennium Impression of the Silk Road” When you explore Urumqi International Grand Bazaar, after you have done all the shopping; one of the thing you should not missed is the cultural show located nearby a theatre. It is also the largest scale of singing and dancing performance in Urumqi. It can accommodate up to thousand …

China : Xinjiang Urumqi International Grand Bazaar – Top 10 things to buy or eat!

Urumqi – Capital of Xinjiang Urumqi is the capital of Xinjiang and also one of the biggest city in this region. It is the major hub for ancient Silk Road during the Tang Dynasty. When our bus entered the city of Urumqi, that is when the traffic jam started. Moving from one place to another …

China : Xinjiang Ancient Ecological Park boost Akhal-teke Horse / 汗血宝马

Xinjiang Ancient Ecological Park is a scenic area invested and founded by Xinjiang Yema Cultural Development. Established in 2005, this park covers an area of 200 mu. Most visitors are locals. The park gathers rare and precious natural relics and cultural essence of the ancient Silk Road : Akhal-teke Horse Base, Ancient Petrified Woods, Millenium …

The Richest City in China : Karamay Xinjiang & Bo Da Yin Du Hotel Review 克拉玛依 & 博达银都酒店

You notice jumpjacks everyhwere! Which are the richest cities in China? Most people would think of Beijing or Shanghai? No, the richest city in China is Karamay in Xinjiang China. It is 4 hours drive from Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang and just an hour away from Urho Ghost City (100km). After we have done the …

Xinjiang : Urho Ghost City & Karamay Oilfield 新疆魔鬼城 & 克拉玛依油田

Ghost City in China Vs Ghost Town in US Ghost City in Xinjiang is different from the Ghost Town in the western country such as the Ghost Town I went last winter in California, Calico Ghost Town. Calico Ghost Town is an abandoned old mining town. The recent Ghost City which I explored is situated …