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 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 …

Silk Road China Xinjiang : Emin Minaret at Turpan – Uyghur Islamic Architecture

Turpan in Xinjiang is one of the important cities for Ancient Silk Road. Luckily it is still able to preserve several monuments of ancient Uyghur architecture. Emin Minaret is just one of them.  We were here in the morning and luckily the crowd was not too bad yet. Also known as  (Su Gong Ta / …