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Xinjiang: Majestic and Romantic

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Xinjiang - China
Xinjiang  is located in the North West of China, in the Mongolian Uplands
Xinjiang - China
Xinjiang borders Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India
Xinjiang - China
It was known as Huijiang, meaning "Muslim Frontier," during the Qing Dynasty before becoming the province of Xinjiang, which literally means "New Frontier" or "New Border", in the 1880s.
Xinjiang - China
The region has a unique landscape which is called 'three mountains surrounding two basins'.
Xinjiang - China
These features are, from north to south, Altai Mountains, Dzungarian Basin, Tianshan Mountains, Tarim Basin and Kunlun Mountains.
Xinjiang - China
Situated far from the sea and encircled by high mountains, Xinjiang has a typical continental climate with a low annual rainfall, long sunshine duration and a large diurnal temperature variation.
Xinjiang - China
In general, winters are very cold, springs are often windy, and summers are extremely hot here.
Xinjiang - China
The best time to visit is early autumn, when the days are long, the sky is clear, and the temperature is more bearable.
Xinjiang - China
Another excellent reason to visit at that time is the abundance of delicious melons and fruits, which are available then.
Xinjiang - China
Xinjiang is hometown to 47 ethnic minorities, which together account for 60% of its total population.
Xinjiang - China
It’s also woefully underappreciated by most of the tourists hopping off planes in the friendly invasion that is the modern Grand Tour of China.
Xinjiang - China
But this is quickly changing, as China ramps up the region’s infrastructure and tourism PR.
Xinjiang - China


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