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 …

China,Northern Xinjiang : Finding Genghis Khan’s descendant in Hemu Village 新疆禾木村

Genghis Khan’s descendant As I mentioned you need at least two days in Kanas Lake, the following day we visited Hemu Village which is located on the south bank of Kanas Lake.  Hemu Village is where Tuwa minority lives.  The Tuwa minority are believed to be the descendant of Genhis Khan Troop. It’s said that the Tuwas were …

Northern Xinjiang : Top 20 things to know in Kanas Lake – the Oriental Switzerland! 新疆喀纳斯

To be able to make it to Kanas Lake, is not easy. It need more than 18 hours by bus from Urumqi if you don’t stop anywhere along the road trip. We spent 2 days to arrive in Kanas Lake, stopping at Heavenly Lake / Tian Shan Tian Chi –> Fire Mountain / Huashaoshan -> …

China – Northern Xinjiang Hotel Review : European Getaway at Hongfu Lake Kanas Resort Aletai

One of the best highlight in North Xinjiang is Kanas Lake. We travelled for over 8 hours to reach our hotel for 2 nights Hongfu Lake Kanas Resort Aletai. We will be departing early next morning to go Kanas Lake so we have a whole day to spend in Kanas Lake. It is about 1 …

China Northern Xinjiang – Learn about the Kazakh minority in Jiadengyu Glassland 贾登峪 & 哈萨克毡房

Getway to Kanas Lake Located in the middle of the Kanas Lake and the south of Hemu Village, Jiadengyu is a summer village inhabited by Kazakh nomad. It is also the gateway to Kanas Lake and Hemu Village. A lot of hikers would start their hiking route into Hemu from here. Jiadengyu is one of …

China Northern Xinjiang : Little Russian Town – Buerqin! 新疆布尔津

Xinjiang is huge and one may need months to explore this place. If you don’t know how big Xinjiang is,  just imagine you can actually put Texas, Nevada, California and Arizona  state in it.  Yes, that big!  It is also borders with 8 countries : Mongolia, Rusia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, pakistan and India (Kashmir). We …

China : Xinjiang – Top 5 things you need to know in 5 Colored Beach – Wu Chai Tan / 新疆五彩滩

Wuchaitan is located in Burqin County, located in the northernmost part of Xinjiang. The colorful Beach is a famous attraction on the Irtysh River in Burqin County, about 24 km from Buerqin city. For the past few days, we have seen similar landscape such as Zhangye Danxia Mountain in Gansu Province. What make Wuchaitan/Five Colored Beach …

China : Top 14 things to do in Xinjiang Heavenly Lake of Tianshan /新疆天山天池

A beautiful Lake called “Heavenly Lake” / Tianchi is a Unesco site at the Heavenly Mountain / Tian Shan near Urumqi Xinjiang. We departed from Urumqi early in the morning to Tianchi which took us about 2 hours. The Heavenly Mountain is a mountain range located in the east of Central Asia area, stretching from …