China - Xinjiang (Chapter)

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This is the Xinjiang chapter from Lonely Planet’s China guidebook.

Xinjiang is the homeland of the Muslim Uighurs and a fast-changing region where ancient and modern meet in surprising ways. Xinjiang is increasingly attracting visitors for its extraordinary natural beauty and fascinating Central Asian history and culture.

  • travel one of the world’s most extraordinary road journeys, the Karakoram Highway
  • maps
  • explore ancient ruins, mountain landscapes and Buddhist caves that surround the laid-back oasis town of Turpan
  • transport
  • witness Central Asia at its most authentic at the Sunday livestock market
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Ürümqi, Turpan, Hami, Kuqa, Kashgar, Karakoram Highway, Yengisar, Hotan, Yarkand, Karghilik, Yining.

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