Traveling China’s ancient Silk Road in Xinjiang just became much easier thanks to the opening of a new passenger train that connects Hotan (in Southern Xinjiang), Kashgar (located near the borders of Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan), and Urumqi (the capital of the region). Covering railway spanning 2,073 km, the journey from Hotan to Urumqi takes approximately 35 hours. The rail is expected to expand tourism, agriculture, and mining in the region.
Explore the Xinjiang’s natural and cultural beauty this October. Join WildChina and leading British photography, Sean Gallagher, in our Xinjiang Photography Expedition Trip as we traverse the sandy regions, snow covered mountains, and discover the colorful Uigher costumes of China’s wild west. Sean will lead his group through the old town of Kashgar and century old bazaars where you’ll see the area’s unique Uighur culture and geographical diversity using your photographer’s eye. The journey starts and ends in Urumqi.
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Source: Travel + Leisure