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  • Day12

    Cold, yes.

    December 6, 2019 in China ⋅ ☁️ -2 °C

    Today was officially cold.
    Another ruined city, the Flaming Mountains (misnomer on both parts) and a small village which produces some of the raisins and sultanas which the region is known for. They are dried in buildings like the one pictured.
    Tomorrow we fly to Urumqi.
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  • Day11

    Yar city

    December 5, 2019 in China ⋅ ☀️ -6 °C

    This morning we went to ancient Yar city. Ruins of a city which existed from the 5th to the 13th century. It was duug into the ground, rather than built up.

  • Day10

    Turfan (Tulufan)

    December 4, 2019 in China ⋅ ☁️ -9 °C

    Leaving our lovely guide Amy, fast train and modern hotel with SOFT bed and tasty dinner.

  • Day86

    Xinjiang Museum in Ürümqi

    August 7, 2018 in China ⋅ ☀️ 36 °C

    Das „Xinjiang Museum“* in „Ürümqi“* war wirklich sehr beeindruckend. Alles sehr professionell gemacht. Am meisten hat mich faszinierend, wie dort täuschend echt aussehenden und lebensgroße Puppen die unterschiedlichsten ethnischen Gruppen darstellen, die in Westchina leben. Es gibt in diesem tollen Museum auch eine Vielzahl von uralten Mumien (Mummies). Lob von mir über ein Museum will schon was heißen. Normalerweise langweilen mich Museen total.

    *The Xinjiang Region Museum (Chinese: 新疆自治区博物馆) is a regional museum in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China. Die Mumien vom Tarimbecken sind mehrere hundert Mumien, die an verschiedenen Stellen im Tarimbecken bzw. der Taklamakan-Wüste in Xinjiang in der heutigen Volksrepublik China gefunden wurden. Sie stammen aus der Zeit zwischen ca. 2000 v. Chr. bis 800 n. Chr.

    *Ürümqi, zu deutsch Urumtschi (chinesisch 乌鲁木齐市, Pinyin Wūlǔmùqí Shì, uigurisch ئۈرۈمچى شەھىرى, auch Urumchi, bis 1954 迪化 Díhuà), ist die Hauptstadt des Uigurischen Autonomen Gebietes Xinjiang in der Volksrepublik China. Die Stadt ist auch die wichtigste Stadt der Landschaft Dsungarei. Als bezirksfreie Stadt hat Ürümqi ein Verwaltungsgebiet von 14.875,5 km² und rund 3,52 Mio. Einwohner (2014). Ürümqi ist mit über 2000 km die am weitesten vom Meer entfernte Großstadt der Welt und ist nur knapp 300 km vom eurasischen Unzugänglichkeitspol entfernt. Sie liegt am Nordfuß des Tian-Shan-Gebirges. Wichtigste Industrien sind die Petrochemie, Textil- sowie Eisen- und Stahlindustrie. Ebenso hat sich mit dem größten Windpark in China die Windenergie in der Region Ürümqi etabliert. Die Eisenbahnlinie Peking – Almaty (Kasachstan) führt durch Ürümqi.
    Wie in ganz China gilt auch in Ürümqi die chinesische Standardzeit (auch als „Pekinger Zeit“ bezeichnet, UTC +8 Stunden; siehe Zeitzonen von China). In Bezug auf den Sonnenstand besteht zu Peking eine Differenz von zwei Stunden.

    Editiert am 04.01.2019
    Text von Wolfgang
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  • Day6


    October 19, 2017 in China ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    We arrived in Urumqi at 10.30am via train. We had a bit of transportation problem as a guy outside the station exit claimed he was a taxi driver and told us to come with him. We did but we soon realized he was bringing us to his car in the parking lot and we asked him how much and he said ¥80. We decided against it eventhough he was very persistent. So we got into a taxi and got dropped of at our hostel and guess what? It was only ¥23. Do be careful of these creeps.

    We checked into Ziyou Hostel and started doing our laundry as we had quite a bit to wash and there was a washing machine available. Also because we are going to be here for 2 nights instead of our usual 1 prior to this, so thats enough time for our clothes to dry.

    We started wandering around nearby. The Nuts and Dry Fruit Market was around the corner but we didn't buy anything as we already had raisins and walnuts from Turpan. We bought a traditional Uyghur nan bread from a store nearby and then we walked to the Urumqi Museum. Took us around 20 minutes. Museum entrance was free so Yay for saving money! There were alot of exhibits on the paleolitic and bronze era as well as the ice age. What I found interesting was that they even had ancient cake on display. There was also an exhibit on the multiple ethnicities in Urumqi and the history behind it.

    After that we took a 20 minute taxi ride to Hongshan Park. Our main reason for going there was the Red Hill Pagoda but we also enjoyed the sight of the colourful temples and the wind blowing the autumn leaves around. There is a pond there where people were fishing and we witnessed some successful attempts.

    Once we were out of there, we walked over to People's Park. This is a beautiful park with its autumn colours at full glory. Old retired folks walking about, exercising, and chatting on the benches. It was rather enchanting. We were done by 6pm and we decided to leave as it was getting cold and we weren't sure if the night market was open tonight. We thought we better ask the hostel staff. Turns out, no night market. Its been banned recently due to some unwanted circumstances.

    And so, we headed out for dinner at an Uyghur place nearby. We had cold noodles and some meat we could not identify. We think its chicken. Atypical chicken. On our way back we bought some nan bread from a roadside vendor. That would be for our journey tomorrow.

    Good thing about today: Attractions were all free! Not for tomorrow though.
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