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Xinjiang pictures

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Xinjiang, an autonomous province dominated by Muslims, lies in the heart of the ancient Silk Road, a trading route used since ancient times to transport good between East and West. Xinjiang is characterized by rough terrain, with dry deserts accented by some of the highest mountains in the world. Xinjiang is the largest political subdivision of China, accounting for more than one sixth of China's total territory.

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Aerial  |   Agriculture  |   Datong  |   Datong Region  |   Infrastructure  |   Karakoram Highway  |   Kashgar  |   Kashgar Bazaar  |   Kusrap  |   Lake Karakul  |   Lakes  |   Livestock  |   Markets  |   Mosques  |   Mountains  |   Rivers  |   Roads  |   Tashkurgan  |   Temples  |   Villages  |   Yarkand  |   Yurts

20+ Photos

Uighur woman in front of her yurt

Traditional animal-skin yurt

Kusrap man

Uygur boy on horseback at Karakul Lake

Group of Tajiks riding a tractor

Peaks above the Karakoram highway

Sand mountains of Xinjiang

Mountains near a high elevation wetland in Xinjiang

Karakoram highway as it winds through the Pamir mountains

High elevation creek near the Karakoram highway

Turquoise pools along a river in the Kunlun mountains

Peaks surrounding Karakal Lake

Datong village, surrounded by high mountain peaks, partially powered by solar

Village and mountains on road to Datong

Tashkorgan stone city

Lake in Xinjiang

Snow-capped mountains near Bodge Feng peak in western China

Fisheye view of mountains in Xinjiang near the Karakoram highway

Glaciers near Muztaga peak

Mountains near Muzagata Peak

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