Travel: direct flights from Guangzhou to Urumqi, from Urumqi to Korla, wheel sets, Kuqa, Aksu, Kashi, carat Curry Lake, Hotan, Yutian, people-across 535 kilometers of desert highway, finally people village by Rob yuli back to Urumqi.
This fall in October, we have veteran Photographic Society of Guangdong Province, the average age of 63, 10 elderly people, with a "Changqiangduanpao" travels in southern Xinjiang, the Silk Road has completed in the three north-south trail. South Xinjiang charming natural scenery and rich ethnic customs have left a deep impression.
Korla is the capital of Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, located in the southern foot of Tianshan Mountain is the southern and northern roads on population of 3.2 million, the second largest city in Xinjiang.
Tarim Petroleum Exploration Corporation, Xinjiang Oil Company settled Korla Korla western development has promoted economic take-off. In recent years, the Government has invested nearly 20 millions of yuan to city infrastructure, the modernization of Korla to advance a step further.
Yongsan base of artificial greening works in order to scale, many tree species, vegetation flourishes for domestic rare. Korla Square many parks the United States, lighting and new Tiemenguan towering steep, KONGQUEHE long history, and its adjacent villages and beautiful Rob who Bosten Lake and Pear-known at home and abroad, this beautiful all year round to attract oil city the domestic and foreign tourists.
The birthplace of the ancient city of Kuqa --- Kucha
From Korla to the west along the southern foot of the ancient Silk Road Tian Shan middle (314 State Road) 270 km trek way round Taiwan went to Kuqa.
Kuqa in the Western Han Dynasty title Kucha, located in the hub of the ancient Silk Road, South Africa and China. For thousands of years, has been linked Kuqa communication bridge between Europe and Asia. Is where East meets West. The world-famous Kucha culture is originated in Kuqa. So far, here are renowned at home and abroad to retain the brilliant Kucha Kucha music, dance and culture. Thousands of caves, murals, castle, beacon towers and other monuments in order to Kizil ga Kazakhstan Beacon, the most famous Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves. Kuqa is located in the Tianshan Mysterious Grand Canyon, 65 km northeast of the southern foot of the Tianshan Mountains, it red-brown base composed of a huge mountain, valley is full of cliffs cliffs, Qifengyidan, the bottom is a red-brown coarse sand and water. Dozens of kilometers radius of the Tianshan Valley Red Hill Stone Forest, exotic Danxia landform, and its Kuqa Kuqa dasi so filled with strong folk customs, re-emerged in Qiuci culture and Buddhist culture integration.
--- Pearl Kashi in southern Xinjiang
Kuqa along the ancient Silk Road from the South Road (State Road 217) to the south by 750 km to reach the car Aksu Pearl Kashgar in southern Xinjiang.
Rich western margin of the Tarim Basin oasis Pamirs natural scenery, the vast Taklimakan Desert and the Tarim River raising generation after generation of the Uighurs. Kashi is the Uighur people's minds a brilliant pearl. It is the most typical Uighur style displayed in front of people.
Kashgar is the largest Islamic architecture in cultural preservation the best place to 11th century AD, there Kashi "Green's court" is called.
Kashgar road construction rather style, those who go out on the ground leading to the street paved with brick six-Ling, on the contrary are shop squares are square or rectangular, which means in front of a dead end.
Kashgar's traditional old houses are dry wall Dalei the walls, floor on the market a kind of courtyard vines, and full of Islamic culture houses, exquisite painting, wood carving, Caixiu, Persian carpets to both the magnificent house again show dates back to ancient Islamic culture. Every festival Festival, singing and dancing in the vineyards of the Uighurs will be gathered together under the dancing and singing, showing a piece of paradise on earth has a "picture."
Tsutsumi Ai Kah Mosque is the largest mosque in Xinjiang, Kashgar is also the pride of the people. It was built in AD 1442, can accommodate 6,000 people praying. So far, still missing the splendid halls, and Cai Xiu historical value.
Kashi's most traditional culture of Islamic architecture is a prestigious Xiangfei Mu --- Apa Ke Huojia tomb. Xiang Fei and his family a total of five generations of 72 persons placed in the coffin on here, is located in the northeast of Kashi village five kilometers of Kokand in most Islamic architecture style tomb.
Tomb is like a magnificent palace covers an area of 30 acres, the main tomb is 40 meters, horizontal 36 m long, 29 meters in depth, showing cube circular structure, the main roof for the dome shaped top with exquisitely carved towers, the towers of the Britain there is a gilded crescent, glittering solemn. Two kinds of tomb wall inlaid with blue-yellow color of sulfur glass bricks. Hot surface of ceramic tile color with Arabic Reminders. Even more stunning is that this was built in 1640 AD, the mausoleum did not use copper bars, cement, wooden poles and nails, all with lime, bricks bricks.
Buy wood heat Yizi Mu Xiang Fei was originally called, because there are scented body since childhood, was elected Emperor Qianlong favored concubines after Ciming of Xiang Fei (Victoria dialect as ippa Erhan that is, "Xiang girl" means). Folklore Xiangfei 18-year-old into the 45-year-old died in Beijing, ordered the 124-member team of the Qing emperor to escort her coffin, followed by three years of Xiang Fei's behest trek will be buried coffin back to Kashgar.
Kashi population of 220,000, 95% are Uyghur, half business, half of the workshop to engage in hand, producing daily-use articles for daily use and the Islamic culture rather decorations in recent years, many families will be changed to CTS to low-cost residential areas provided to the tourists habitat.
Kashgar along the ancient Silk Road from South Road (State Road 315) was driving 820 kilometers way Yingjisha, Hotan, Yutian to Minfeng.
Yengisar County is known for the production of Yingjisha knife, and Beijing, "Wang Mazi knives, scissors" has the same 300-year history. Yingjisha mouth sharp knife steel, durable, unique style. Shank ornate crystal pretty, knife handle on the hot and peacekeepers, and the Chinese the "Yingjisha" mark. Sheath cattle sheep die stamp to suppress made, patterns favor the beautiful people of the world deeply. Hotan County in the central square there is a tree of ancient Tuoer Hong care of the red granite statue, according to legend is that the old man 300 years ago in the White Jade River flows through Hotan County found the first one and Tian.
And Tian Yujie white-rounded just like suet, it is also called white jade. 2008 will be held in Beijing at the 28th Olympic Games will be imposed is to use Hetian carved.
Lies in the heart of Tin County also has a Chairman Mao Zedong shaking hands with the white marble statue of Uncle Kurban. This is the future generations who stood up to commemorate the liberation of Kurban uncle was in 1956 riding a donkey to Beijing to see Chairman Mao's deeds.
Tarim Desert Highway across the Taklamakan Desert in the Tarim Basin. Is the world's first one built in the liquidity level in the desert road. In June 1990 to commence in September 1995 opened to traffic. Length of 535 kilometers, of which the desert about 446 kilometers long section. North Lemba thirty rounds of Taiwan within the round of the South oil field road, south Minfeng County in Hotan Prefecture, 20 kilometers east of the 315 National Highway. The original financed the construction of China National Petroleum Corporation. September 1999 level of this desert highway by the Guinness Book of World Records certificate.
The success of the Tarim desert highway construction is a challenge to the harsh nature of our people is another feat. To get out of the past get in the "sea of death" into and out of the easy and comfortable. Road construction engineering technology used in the country, "85" results of research, rallied the country's 18 research institutes and business units in more than 180 professionals in three years, the wisdom and efforts, its overall technology has reached the international advanced level.
In southern Xinjiang is located in southern Xinjiang is located in southern foot of Tianshan Mountains. The West in Tajikistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan border, southern by the Kunlun Mountains and Tibet across the east Gansu and Qinghai connected. An area of 1.05 million square kilometers, population of 8.72 million. 320,000 square kilometers in the hinterland of the Taklimakan Desert in southern Xinjiang, the Tarim River from west to east across the desert, forming the largest of the Tarim Basin.
Southern Xinjiang bears 10.15 billion tons of oil and 850 million cubic meters of natural gas, since the development of western region, west-east gas project has started, the laying of gas pipeline is now more than 1.2 thousand kilometers. Southern Xinjiang is China's largest cotton cultivation this year, long-staple cotton cultivation area of 1453 mu, 1.57 million tons of cotton harvested, compared with 4.7% last year.