The Great Silk Road in the lens

• The Great Silk Road in the lens

Xinjiang - a region in the northwest of China, a historical crossroads, bordering Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia and Tajikistan. In ancient times, the territory of the region passed the Great Silk Road.

And here is something to see.

The Great Silk Road in the lens

In the plains there are alpine ridges of the eastern Tien-Shan (altitude about 7000 m). (Photo Jie Zhao):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

Hello. (Photo by Eric Lafforgue):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

In the Junggar Basin of Xinjiang at coordinates 46, 158 north latitude 86, longitude 402 east (just west and north of Urumqi) is most remote from the sea, land point on earth. It is removed from the open sea to 2648 kilometers. (Photo by Thomas Peter | Reuters):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

Kashgar city is located at the junction of the spurs of the Tian Shan Mountains and the Kunlun, at the foot of the Pamir Mountains. (Photo by Eric Lafforgue):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

A local man - long-eared jerboa. (Photo: China Daily | Reuters):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

In the central part of which is sandy desert Taklamakan. It is one of the largest sand deserts in the world. The length from the west to the east - over 1000 km long - up to 400 km. Caravan. (Photo: China Daily | Reuters):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

Oilers. (Photo by Reuters):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

Suddenly: anti-terrorist exercises. (Photo: China Daily / Reuters):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

Shall we dance? Art Theater in Xinjiang. (Photo by Feng Li):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

Lake Kakarul. (Photo by Eric Lafforgue):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

heavy traffic on the road. (Photo by Kevin Frayer):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

Harvest of red pepper. (Photo: China Daily | Reuters):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

"Taklamakan Rally" held in China since 2004 and have international status. (Photo: China Daily | Reuters):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

The powerful wind turbines.

The Great Silk Road in the lens

Funny sculpture in Turpan.

The Great Silk Road in the lens

The local scenery. (Photo Jie Zhao):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

Sandstorm in Kashgar. (Photo by Reuters):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

Mosque in Turpan, Xinjiang. Turpan - a unique city. It is located in the Turfan depression depth 154 m below sea level. On all sides the city is surrounded by deserts and mountains, the ruined medieval towns and the remains of ancient settlements. The area in which the city is called the Valley of the Winds: the pressure inside the cavity is very different from the pressure outside it, and the rapid movement of the air flow creates a strong vortex. (Photo by Mark Ralston):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

for details. door of the mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang. (Photo by Thomas Peter | Reuters):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

Uighur fashion. (Photo by Kevin Frayer):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

Harvesting mountains in the background. (Photo: China Daily | Reuters):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

Shepherd. (Photo Jie Zhao):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

The severe competitor for eagle hunting. (Photo by Kevin Frayer):

The Great Silk Road in the lens

And we say goodbye to this beautiful edge. (Photo Jie Zhao):