Silk Road China May 2016

By Ali Karim

Silk Road 2; Turpan, Xinjiang, China

This post is part of a series called Silk Road China May 2016 Train station in Urumqi was very busy with hundreds of travelers using trains. The train to Turpan was a high speed train, and was punctual. Very comfortable seating and very smooth ride at over 200kph.  The landscape from Urumqi to Turpan was…

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Night Market
By Ali Karim

Silk Road 4: Kashgar, Xinjiang, China

This post is part of a series called Silk Road China May 2016 Like Turpan, Kashgar is one of the few oases in this part of China where the Silk Road Caravans stopped along their journeys. Kashgar especially, became a big trading center where Tajiks, Khirgiz, Khazaks, Uzbecs and other Europeans and Persians traded in…

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