Recommended package: Urumchi + Flaming Mountain + Kanas lake + Heaven Lake of Tian Shan + Bayanbuluk Prairie
Best time for travel: June – October
XinJiang is the largest administrative division in China. It is split by the Tian Shan mountain range, which divides it into two large basins: the Dzungarian Basin in the north, and the Tarim Basin in the south. Due to the hot summer and low precipitation, most of Xinjiang is endorheic. Instead of flowing toward the ocean, its rivers either disappear in the desert, or terminate in salt lakes. Xinjiang is abundant of sweet and juicy fruit, and is famous for its Uygur cuisine such as roast whole lamb and kebab. It has China’s largest desert, Takla Makan Desert and boasts of special landscapes and unique natural scenery.
Urumchi is the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. It was a major hub on the silk road during China’s Tang Dynasty, and developed its reputation as a leading cultural and commercial center in east Asia during the Qing Dynasty.
As one of the hottest places on earth, Flaming Mountain has always been a famous tourist attraction, standing out for its harsh yet unique natural conditions. However, its natural allure is not characterized by mere heat. Behind the sterile rock mountains, there are many hidden valleys shaped by diastrophism millions of years ago.
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