China – Xinjiang – North (Altay, Bortola, Ili, Tacheng, Ürümqi)

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 World Heritage Sites
  • Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor
  • Xinjiang Tianshan
 Tentative WHS
  • China Altay (29/01/2010)
  • Chinese Section of the Silk Road: Land routes in Henan Province, Shaanxi Province, Gansu Province, Qinghai Province, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region; Sea Routes in Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province and Quanzhou City, Fujian Province - from Western-Han Dynasty to Qing Dynasty (28/03/2008)
 Borders
  • China-Kazakhstan
  • China-Mongolia
  • China-Russia
 XL
  • Altay Border area (Kanas Lake)
  • Dzoosotoyn Elisen Desert/Suluk (furthest point from sea)
  • Xinjiang - Bortala Mongol
  • Xinjiang - Changji Hui
  • Xinjiang - Ili Kazakh
 Cities of Asia and Oceania
  • Urumqi
 Villages and Small Towns
  • Xinjiang: Burqin-Baihaba
  • Xinjiang: Hemu
 Airports
  • Urumqi (URC)
  • Yining (YIN)
 Railway, Metro, Funiculars, Cable Cars
  • Shangri-La Express
  • Ürümqi Metro
 Museums
  • Xinjiang - Changji: Dinosaur Museum
  • Xinjiang - Shihezi : Xinjiang Army Reclamation Museum
  • Xinjiang - Urumqi: Urumqi Museum
  • Xinjiang - Urumqi: Xinjiang Geology and Mineral Resources Museum
  • Xinjiang - Urumqi: Xinjiang Region Museum
 Experiences
  • Bhuddist chanting
  • Bodhi Day
  • Chinese New Year
  • Cold Food Festival
  • Dragon Boat Festival
  • Drink Baiju
  • Learn Chinese calligraphy
  • Longtaitou Festival
  • Mid-Autumn Festival
  • Monkey King Festival
  • Morning Outdoors Exercise in a group
  • Play/hear guzheng
  • Qingming Festival
  • Renri
  • Uyghur Doppa Cultural festival
  • Vesakha
  • Winter Clothes Day
  • Winter Solstice Festival
 Markets
  • Ürümqi: Grand Bazaar
 Religious Monuments
  • Urumqi: Hongguang Shan Giant Buddha
First impressions of Urumqi
Urumqi - City with over a million in population farthest from any ocean