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Ramadan

Holy Month of Ramadan among Uyghur’s in Xinjiang

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 […]

Hainan Airlines parent HNA Group to Launch Subsidiary Urumqi Airlines in Urumqi Xinjiang

It is reported that Hainan Airlines parent HNA Group is planning to launch Urumqi Airlines, in conjunction with the Urumqi municipal government. It is purpose is to further explore the market potentials of Xinjiang.

Magnitude Earthquake hit Urumqi

2.5 Magnitude Earthquake hit Urumqi

According to Xinjiang Earthquake measuring bureau, 2.5 magnitude earthquake hit Urumqi city at 18:27, 29th of August 2012. It felt by 8km area, at altitude of 43. 8° north, and 87.6° East of Urumqi city. Urumqi Railway Station Bureau closed the earthquake affected areas of Lan-Xin Railway Line (22.5 km), but after careful inspection of […]

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Gobi March 2012 will be held in the Gobi Desert near Kashgar!

The Gobi March for 2012 begins 10th June in the Gobi Desert near Kashgar. It is said that it’s lot like the Marathon des Sables: the race is 250km which spread over 7 days, participants will carry everything they need themselves.

Dinosaur fossil found in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

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 […]

Hotan Jade Business Off-limits to Officials

Hotan Xinjiang is a home for high quality white mutton fat jade. The river, Rurungkash or white jade, is the headwater of Hotan jade industry. The banks of the Yurungkax River produce the world’s finest jade “Hotan jade” and are renowned for their pure white nephrite variety of the stone.

New Flight Route between Hongkong and Kashgar

New Flight Route between Hongkong and Kashgar will be open soon

China Southern Airlines is a one of the three biggest airlines in China. It operates daily flights between Urumqi and Kashgar. The new flight route reported on China Daily news between Hongkong and Kashgar with a short stopover in Urumqi. It reported that the new flight opened with the hope to boost economic and cultural […]

Promoting of Kashgar Tourism in Singaporean Market and Possible Flight Connection

There are various development projects going on in Xinjiang about its cities by local government. Each cities or prefectures tied up with industrialized and developed cities government in mainland China for the sustainable development of the Region. Business people from those cities led by their local government came to various cities of Xinjiang to see […]

Tianshan Mountain Nominated for UNESCO Heritage List

Tianshan Mountain Nominated for UNESCO Heritage List

Recent years, local government of Xinjiang trying their best to boost the local tourism of Xinjiang. Xinjiang offers adventure, cultural and trekking tours to both domestic and foreign tourist. Some of the examples of efforts by local government is direct flight link between major mainland Chinese cities to various cities of Xinjiang which traditionally have flight to […]

Best Time to Visit Xinjiang

Best Time to Visit Xinjiang

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 […]