Looking into the regions in which the world-famous Silk Road stretches itself, you’ll find a fairy significant region, Xinjiang. So, you want a history-rich destination? Just make your way towards Xinjiang. There every stone that you find out from scattered huge city ruins can whisper harsh thousands of years it has been through. Feeling like a full experience of novel exodus handicrafts or the sweetest fruits? In Xinjiang millions of interesting Bazaars will greet you with all you never see. Even if you’re planning to escape bustle and rustle of metropolis, go to Xinjiang and breathe fresh air in vast arms of plateau lake district, desert and rangeland!
We must thank God for collecting most valued attractions into three cities of Xinjiang, Urumqi, Turpan and Kashgar. Within the golden triangle district, you can explore as many spots as you list though Xinjiang is actually immense. General speaking, these attractions can be sorted into four groups as follows:
Marvelous landscape and naturally shaped wonders: Heavenly Lake(in Urumqi), Karakul Lake(in Kashgar), Rangeland at southern part of Mountain Tianshan(in Urumqi), Grapes Valley(in Turpan). These glittering lakes and oasis add adorable tones to the desert dotted Xinjiang landscape.
Spectacular historical ruins: Gaochang Ancient Ruins(in Turpan), Jiaohe Ancient Ruins(in Turpan). If your list of must-visit spots along Silk Road should ever leave these two thousand-year-old ruins out, you can’t boast a complete tour of Xinjiang to anyone.
Magnificent religious buildings: Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves(in Turpan), Emin Pagoda(in Turpan),Id Kah Mosque (in Kashgar), Abakh Hoja Tomb(in Kashgar). Varied religions not only bring colorful customs but also help shape gorgeous mosques and art caves.
Charming Bazzars and what they sell: International Grand Bazaar(in Urumqi) and Sunday Bazaar(in Kashgar) top the list of most interesting Bazzars in Xinjiang. Bazzar is more than the succession of historical form of trade along Silk Road. It’s furthermore a show of unbelievable handicrafts and delicious snacks.
Xinjiang opens you to real nature, open space, deserts, plateau lakes, mountain fresh air... all hoping to catch a glimpse of ancient but rapidly changing cultures and customs of Silk Road.
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