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 …

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 …