Yiyuan Hotel

Qingnian Middle Road, Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur, 838000, China | Hotel
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A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann


... getting depressed. Tomorrow we are on another long drive day to go to Hain. We were meant to be Bush camping, but due to the terrorism in the province (or worry about potential terrorism) we have been told we cant camp and must stay in a hotel... ahh well. I think that is it for now. I now have a VPN on the tablet so can get onto Facebook sometimes, in case you were wondering why there was a flurry of posts. Facebook is blocked in ...

Closer to Baghdad than Beijing...

A travel blog entry by chloecd


... a lot like Naan bread, but slightly different. The bread is cooked on the sides of a dome-like oven with a hole in the top. This particular dough was first dipped in chives and onion, before being put on a round stone which the baker then used to press the bread onto the sides of the oven to cook. After breakfast we drove to the Bai Zi Crick Thousand-Buddha Cave Scenic Area, which was in the Flaming Mountains, so on the way up we stopped to have photos. The caves clearly were ...

Flip flop straps, mummies, an ancient city & E

A travel blog entry by jarcher106


... in the Turpan Basin, as well as a hall of impressive dinosaur fossils. It was surprisingly good and informative for China! There was also a good exhibition of well preserved mummies from the 6th Century, which were pretty scary to look at in the eye. Next stop was lunch at John's Information cafe where we both sampled the veg fried rice. From here we hired bicycles and cycled to the Uighur Old Village. this was an interesting ...

'Progress' on the Silk Road

A travel blog entry by shaunandkaren


... And in Kashgar, we were able browse the famous Livestock market, which really allowed us to appreciate the Uighur culture. So yes, we did see some culture and history on the Silk Road, but compared to the rest of Central Asia, this was different. After all, we were now in China.

When leaving the autonomous Uighur province of Xinjiang, we left realising that Tibet isn’t the only province in China that wants to be its own country. We saw some culture and history ...

The day the team melted in the heat

A travel blog entry by 2legs2wheels


... after a week of answering all their queries and their sometimes quite aggressive & assumptive questions, I was allowed to join them. Amazingly, I had remained calm and unruffled during this lengthy and unwelcoming process, however, to save 12,000 you don’t mind jumping through hurdles! In addition I had to agree that I would have no vote on the route or the itinerary, which I obliged.

For the first few days I did not like this neutered position because ...


This hotel, located on Qingnian Middle Road, Turpan, is near Kashgar Bazaar.
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