The Wandering Scot

An occasional travel journal.
 Shanghai-Beijing

Xinjiang 2008

Pakistan  
  Urumqi   Around Turpan   Across the Taklmakan   Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar   Kashgar   The KKH: Kara Kul & Tashkurgan   The KKH: Taskurgan to Khunjerab

Urumqi

Hoi Tak Hotel, Urumqi, Xinjiang 2008
Hoi Tak Hotel
Urumqi, Uighur Bazaar, Xinjiang 2008
Urumqi, Uighur Bazaar
Camel + Calf Just posing for the Photo Ops., Urumqi, Xinjiang 2008
Camel + Calf
Just posing for the Photo Ops.
Statue of Li Bai A Tang dynasty poet, born in Central Asia., Urumqi, Xinjiang 2008
Statue of Li Bai
A Tang dynasty poet, born in Central Asia.
Hong Shan (Red Hill), Urumqi, Xinjiang 2008
Hong Shan (Red Hill)
Xinjiang Regional Museum, Urumqi, Xinjiang 2008
Xinjiang Regional Museum
Xinjiang Regional Museum Exhibition, Urumqi, Xinjiang 2008
Xinjiang Regional Museum Exhibition
Xinjiang Regional Museum Exhibition, Urumqi, Xinjiang 2008
Xinjiang Regional Museum Exhibition
Wind Farm, Urumqi, Xinjiang 2008
Wind Farm

Around Turpan

Road to Turpan Through barren, rocky hills., Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Road to Turpan
Through barren, rocky hills.
Welcome Green Vines, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Welcome Green Vines
Eminhoja Mosque Complex, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Eminhoja Mosque Complex
Eminhoja Minaret, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Eminhoja Minaret
Statue of Eimnhoja Celebrating his grant as office of Prefect?, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Statue of Eimnhoja
Celebrating his grant as office of Prefect?
Grape Vines, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Grape Vines
Entrance to Astana Tomb, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Entrance to Astana Tomb
Astana Tombs, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Astana Tombs
AstanaTomb Paintings, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
AstanaTomb Paintings
AstanaTomb Paintings, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
AstanaTomb Paintings
Gaochang, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Gaochang
Gaochang Destroyed in 13th C., Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Gaochang
Destroyed in 13th C.
Gaochang: Aggressive Preservation, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Gaochang: Aggressive Preservation
Gaochang Acres of Ruins., Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Gaochang
Acres of Ruins.
Gaochang, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Gaochang
Gaochang, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Gaochang
Bezklik, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Bezklik
Bezklik, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Bezklik
Bezklik: 1000 Buddha Caves, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Bezklik: 1000 Buddha Caves
Turpan Oasis Hotel, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Turpan Oasis Hotel
Turpan: Grape Street, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Turpan: Grape Street
The Farmer's Friend, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
The Farmer's Friend
Jiaohe: City of Ruins, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Jiaohe: City of Ruins
Scotsman At Jiaohe, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Scotsman At Jiaohe
Scotsman at Jiaohe, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Scotsman at Jiaohe
Jiaohe: Above Green Valley, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Jiaohe: Above Green Valley
Jiaohe, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Jiaohe
Jiaohe: Great Stupa, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Jiaohe: Great Stupa
Jiaohe, Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Jiaohe
Karez Museum Karez irrigation tunnel., Around Turpan, Xinjiang 2008
Karez Museum
Karez irrigation tunnel.

Across the Taklmakan

Uighur Driver, "Abdul", Across the Taklmakan, Xinjiang 2008
Uighur Driver, "Abdul"
Scotsman preparing for the Taklamakan With dish of tea and fine, Across the Taklmakan, Xinjiang 2008
Scotsman preparing for the Taklamakan
With dish of tea and fine laghman noodles.
Taklmakan Edge, Across the Taklmakan, Xinjiang 2008
Taklmakan Edge
Taklamakan Outer Desert, Across the Taklmakan, Xinjiang 2008
Taklamakan Outer Desert
Outer Taklmakan With our trusty VW Polo., Across the Taklmakan, Xinjiang 2008
Outer Taklmakan
With our trusty VW Polo.
Great Sand Lizard Beside a drip feed pipe., Across the Taklmakan, Xinjiang 2008
Great Sand Lizard
Beside a drip feed pipe.
Maintenance Station Pumping station + home for maintenance men., Across the Taklmakan, Xinjiang 2008
Maintenance Station
Pumping station + home for maintenance men. Every few miles.

Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar

Niya, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Niya
Niya, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Niya
Approach to Imam Asim Shrine Outlying gravesite., Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Approach to Imam Asim Shrine
Outlying gravesite.
Imam Asim Shrine, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Imam Asim Shrine
Mosque at Imam Asim Shrine, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Mosque at Imam Asim Shrine
Returning from Imam Asim Shrine Graves of revered figures, deco, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Returning from Imam Asim Shrine
Graves of revered figures, decorated with banners.
Great Sand Lizard Prepares to Spring, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Great Sand Lizard Prepares to Spring
Unwinding Silk Cocoons She keeps a supply of loose ends ready a, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Unwinding Silk Cocoons
She keeps a supply of loose ends ready and then adds them into the line going to the spinning wheel on the left, so there are alwasy 3-4 coccons unwinding together.
Unwinding Silk Cocoons In bubbling hot water., Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Unwinding Silk Cocoons
In bubbling hot water.
Silk Factory, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Silk Factory
Silk Weaving, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Silk Weaving
Silk Weaving, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Silk Weaving
Carpet Factory, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Carpet Factory
Carpet Factory Workers see the pattern through the carpet., Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Carpet Factory
Workers see the pattern through the carpet.
Hotan: Mao and Loyal Peasant, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Hotan: Mao and Loyal Peasant
Hotan Sunday Market, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Hotan Sunday Market
Hotan Sunday Market, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Hotan Sunday Market
Hotan Sunday Market, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Hotan Sunday Market
Hotan: Sunday Hats, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Hotan: Sunday Hats
Hotan, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Hotan
Hotan Main Square, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Hotan Main Square
The Hotan Hotel, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
The Hotan Hotel
Aloof Camel, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Aloof Camel
Curious Camel, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Curious Camel
Jama Mosque, Karghilik, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Jama Mosque, Karghilik
Jama Mosque, Karghilik, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Jama Mosque, Karghilik
Jama Mosque, Karghilik, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Jama Mosque, Karghilik
Altyn ("Golden") Mosque,Yarkan, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Altyn ("Golden") Mosque,Yarkan
Yarkan, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Yarkan
Yensigar: Knife Factory, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Yensigar: Knife Factory
Yensigar: Knife Factory, Niya - Hotan - Karghilik - Yarkan - Yensigar, Xinjiang 2008
Yensigar: Knife Factory

Kashgar

Mao in Kashgar, Xinjiang 2008
Mao in Kashgar
Kashgar Bazaar, Xinjiang 2008
Kashgar Bazaar
Kashgar Bazaar: Hat Row, Xinjiang 2008
Kashgar Bazaar: Hat Row
Kashgar Bazaar: Fur Row, Xinjiang 2008
Kashgar Bazaar: Fur Row
Kashgar Main Square, Xinjiang 2008
Kashgar Main Square
Kashgar old town walls., Xinjiang 2008
Kashgar old town walls.
Id Kah Mosque With clock., Kashgar, Xinjiang 2008
Id Kah Mosque
With clock.
Id Kah Mosque, Prayer Hall, Kashgar, Xinjiang 2008
Id Kah Mosque, Prayer Hall
Abakh Hoja Tomb, Kashgar, Xinjiang 2008
Abakh Hoja Tomb
Abakh Hoja Tomb, Kashgar, Xinjiang 2008
Abakh Hoja Tomb
Abakh Hoja Tomb, Kashgar, Xinjiang 2008
Abakh Hoja Tomb
Abakh Hoja Tomb Interior, Kashgar, Xinjiang 2008
Abakh Hoja Tomb Interior
Abakh Hoja Tomb, Prayer Hall, Kashgar, Xinjiang 2008
Abakh Hoja Tomb, Prayer Hall
Photogenic Camel, Kashgar, Xinjiang 2008
Photogenic Camel

The KKH: Kara Kul & Tashkurgan

View at Kara Kul, The KKH: Kara Kul & Tashkurgan, Xinjiang 2008
View at Kara Kul
View at Kara Kul, The KKH: Kara Kul & Tashkurgan, Xinjiang 2008
View at Kara Kul
Kara Kul, Bovine Yak or semi-Yak?, The KKH: Kara Kul & Tashkurgan, Xinjiang 2008
Kara Kul, Bovine
Yak or semi-Yak?
Tashkurgan Fort, The KKH: Kara Kul & Tashkurgan, Xinjiang 2008
Tashkurgan Fort
Tashkurgan, Looking North Note the yurts., The KKH: Kara Kul & Tashkurgan, Xinjiang 2008
Tashkurgan, Looking North
Note the yurts.

The KKH: Taskurgan to Khunjerab

Overheated Engine, The KKH: Taskurgan to Khunjerab, Xinjiang 2008
Overheated Engine
Golden Marmot, The KKH: Taskurgan to Khunjerab, Xinjiang 2008
Golden Marmot
Golden Marmots, The KKH: Taskurgan to Khunjerab, Xinjiang 2008
Golden Marmots
View at Khunjerab pass, The KKH: Taskurgan to Khunjerab, Xinjiang 2008
View at Khunjerab pass
Khunjerab Marker With Irish fellow travellers., The KKH: Taskurgan to Khunjerab, Xinjiang 2008
Khunjerab Marker
With Irish fellow travellers.
Khunjerab Marker, The KKH: Taskurgan to Khunjerab, Xinjiang 2008
Khunjerab Marker

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