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 …

Xinjiang :Grape Valley in the middle of Hot Desert Turpan! 吐鲁番葡萄沟

Grape Valley is located on the west side of Flaming Mountain. After visiting Flaming mountain in the early morning, next to visit is Grape Valley. When we were in Flaming Mountain, there is not a single tree found but once we drove away from Flaming Mountain, you see lush greenery which is total contrast from …

Silk Road China Xinjiang : Karez Well at Turpan – 2000 Years Old Water System

Karez mean Well in Uyghur Language Karez Well in Turpan is one of the famous construction projects in ancient China. The reason of building Karez Well in Turpan was because of the local natural geographical conditions. The word Karez means “well” in the local Uyghur language. Why Built Karez Well in Turpan? The temperature in …

Journey to the West : Flaming Mountains in Turpan Xinjiang 西游记火焰山

The Flaming Mountains of Turpan are located in the Tian Shan Mountain range in China’s Xinjiang province. These mountains lie to the east of the city of Turpan, which is located on the northeastern rim of the Taklamakan Desert. This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Turpan Xinjiang. Beware of the burn …

Silk Road China : Dunhuang Food Review

Dunhuang means magnificent Dunhuang is a famous tourist city, located at the western end of Hexi Corridor in Gansu Province in northwest of China. It is the major stop on the ancicent Silk Road.  Dunhuang was always the capital of county, government office, town and province even though the government of Dunhuang changed many times. …