Ramadan is a holy month which Muslims worldwide observe fasting. The fasting during the month of Ramadan is 4th of five pillars of Islam. It is obligator for physically able adult Muslims (please refer to Islamic source who can fast and who can’t). It generally lasts 29 to 30 days depending on the new moon […]
Posts Tagged ‘Xinjiang’
Chinese palaeontologists announced that they have discovered the largest Jurassic dinosaur fossil in the country in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on 15th April 2012. The herbivorous sauropod dinosaur was 35 meters in length, and weighed about 30 tonnes, said professor Sun Ge, deputy executive director of China Research Society of Paleontology. The fossil was discovered […]
Xinjiang is located on the main part of Chinese side of the Silk Road and northwest of China. Xinjiang’s climate belongs to semi-arid and desert climate. The climate difference between south to North is big; southern Xinjiang considerably warmer than northern Xinjiang. Northern Xinjiang gets more rainfall than Southern Xinjiang. You can get complete information […]
What’s in a name? Well, in the case of place names, they can help you do useful things like find your travel destination on a map, or search the internet for tourist info. In the case of Kashgar, it may be harder than you think. Why are there so many different ways to spell it? […]
Information about Frequency of Bus from Kashgar, Xinjiang to Sost of Pakistan on Karakorum Highway (KKH)
There are two daily buses from Kashgar, Xinjiang to Sost of Pakistan which runs 1st of May to 31st of Dec every year. The Khunjerab border is closed between 1st of Jan to 30th of April every year. There are two bus stations in Kashgar which operates bus between Kashgar and Pakistan. The distance between Kashgar […]
According to Xinhua news agency, a new railway line will link Xinjiang and Tibet via a city called Golmud, in Qinhai province. The new Golmud-Korla project will be the first direct rail link between Xinjiang the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The new line will cut the train journey between Urumqi and Lhasa by more than 1,000 km.
“不到喀什，不算到新疆” meaning is “Haven’t Been to Kashgar, Haven’t Seen the Real Xinjiang”, it is the motto of Kashgar. If you come to Xinjiang but haven’t been to Kashgar, you are considered you haven’t seen the real Xinjiang. There are many reasons for this saying because Kashgar is the important hub on the Ancient Silk Road […]
An awards ceremony for the ‘Top 10 China Tourist Cities’ was held Tuesday in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. Harbin City topping on the list after a vote by “global netizens”.
First electric railway line has opened between Urumqi and Ili. The railway marks a new chapter for public transport in Ili. It reduces the travel time to less than 12 hours overnight with 11 stops between the two cities. The railway has been jointly constructed by China’s railway ministry and Xinjiang local government. Construction work […]
Turpan Airport began operations on Friday. A Boeing 737 – 700 of China Southern Airlines (CSA) landed at the Turpan Airport at 9th of July, marking the Airport’s formal opening.It will mainly serve as a feeder-line airport for domestic flights and also as an alternate airport to the Urumqi International Airport in cases of unfavourable […]