Xinjiang : Silk Road Muslim China

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Xinjiang Silk Road Muslim China is one of the places I'd always wanted to visit and one of the reasons I came to live and work in Korea as the airfares were too ridiculously high from back home.

This region is home to ethnic Uyghar Muslims whose culture, music, and lifestyle is more similar to Iran and their central asian neighbours than that of China. They even use arabic script, not chinese characters.

My trip begain in Urumqi the capital of Xinjiang Province. From there I went south to Turpan, the hottest part of the region, and home to ancient civilization ruins.

Then I flew to Kashgar, the cultural heartland of Xinjiang, and frontier crossroads between India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Kirgyzstan. Kashgar also doubled as Afghanistan for the filming of 'The Kite Runner'

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  • Introduction to Xinjiang - Silk Road China
  • Uyghar Restaurants Toronto
Trip Start Aug 15, 2011
Trip End Aug 22, 2011

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