Xinjiang Travel Guide

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Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region lies in the northwest of China. Covering an area of over 1.66 million square kilometers, it is China's largest province, making up one-sixth of the entire Chinese territory. It is located in the hinterland of Asia-European Continent and with the total boarder of about 5,600 odd kilometers. Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region borders Russia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Mongolia, India, and Afghanistan. It used to be an important intersection of the famous "Silk Road", and now has developed to be a critical component of the second "Asian-European Content Bridge" with strategic importance.

The terrain of Xinjiang can be summarized as "Three Mountains Embosoming Two Basins". ...[ View Details ]

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