The Wandering Scot

An occasional travel journal.
 Xinjiang

China 2015

 
  Dunhuang   Jiayuguan   To Xian   Xian   Shenzhen   Hong Kong

Dunhuang

60 miles NE of Dunhuang, China 2015
60 miles NE of Dunhuang
Dunhuang, China 2015
Dunhuang

Dunhuang: Yumen Guan

Han era Great Wall ruins near the Jade Gate (Yumen Guan).
Han Wall and guard tower, Dunhuang, China 2015
Han Wall and guard tower
Han Great Wall, near Yumen Guan, Dunhuang, China 2015
Han Great Wall, near Yumen Guan
Han guard tower., Dunhuang, China 2015
Han guard tower.
Han Great Wall, near Yumen Guan, Dunhuang, China 2015
Han Great Wall, near Yumen Guan
Han Beacon Tower, Dunhuang, China 2015
Han Beacon Tower
Pile of Reed Fascines (Han era), Dunhuang, China 2015
Pile of Reed Fascines (Han era)
Han Great Wall, near Yumen Guan, Dunhuang, China 2015
Han Great Wall, near Yumen Guan
Yumen Guan: Small Fangpan Castle, Dunhuang, China 2015
Yumen Guan: Small Fangpan Castle
Small Fangpan: From dry Gobi to sudden wetlands, Dunhuang, China 2015
Small Fangpan: From dry Gobi to sudden wetlands
Yumen Guan: Big Fangpan Castle, Dunhuang, China 2015
Yumen Guan: Big Fangpan Castle
Yumen Guan: Big Fangpan Castle, Dunhuang, China 2015
Yumen Guan: Big Fangpan Castle
Yumen Guan: Big Fangpan Castle, Dunhuang, China 2015
Yumen Guan: Big Fangpan Castle
Yumen Guan: Big Fangpan Castle, Dunhuang, China 2015
Yumen Guan: Big Fangpan Castle
Yumen Guan: Big Fangpan Castle, Dunhuang, China 2015
Yumen Guan: Big Fangpan Castle
Yumen Guan: Looking to the Gobi, Dunhuang, China 2015
Yumen Guan: Looking to the Gobi
Yumen Guan: Looking to wetlands, Dunhuang, China 2015
Yumen Guan: Looking to wetlands

Dunhuang: Yang Guan

The Yang Guan Scenic Area is a splendid reimaging of what a Han border fort ought to look like.
Lurking behind it is a genuine Han era beacon Tower.
Han era wooden note tabs, Dunhuang, China 2015
Han era wooden note tabs
Yang Guan Beacon Tower, Dunhuang, China 2015
Yang Guan Beacon Tower
Yang Guan Beacon Tower, Dunhuang, China 2015
Yang Guan Beacon Tower
Yang Guan Beacon Tower, Dunhuang, China 2015
Yang Guan Beacon Tower
View from Beacon Tower: Desert and water, Dunhuang, China 2015
View from Beacon Tower: Desert and water

Dunhuang: Singing Sands & Crescent Lake Resort

Dunhunag: Mogao Buddhist Caves

Jiayuguan

30 kiles NE of Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, China 2015
30 kiles NE of Dunhuang
50 miles NE of Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, China 2015
50 miles NE of Dunhuang
Great Wall, 4 miles West of Jiayuguan, China 2015
Great Wall, 4 miles West of Jiayuguan
Jiayuguan Fort, from train., China 2015
Jiayuguan Fort, from train.
Great Dolphin of Jiayuguan, China 2015
Great Dolphin of Jiayuguan
Great Dolphin of Jiayuguan, China 2015
Great Dolphin of Jiayuguan

Jiayuguan: First Beacon Tower

First Beacon Tower (Ming), Jiayuguan, China 2015
First Beacon Tower (Ming)
Ming Wall beside First Beacon Tower, Jiayuguan, China 2015
Ming Wall beside First Beacon Tower
Taolai River canyon & foot bridge, Jiayuguan, China 2015
Taolai River canyon & foot bridge
First Beacon Tower, from canyon bridge, Jiayuguan, China 2015
First Beacon Tower, from canyon bridge

Jiayuguan Fort

1907 & 2006 photos of Yumen Guan, Jiayuguan, China 2015
1907 & 2006 photos of Yumen Guan
1907 & 2006 photos of Badaling, Jiayuguan, China 2015
1907 & 2006 photos of Badaling

Jiayuguan: Overhanging Great Wall

Elegant and extremely scenic, but alas only a modern reconstruction.

To Xian

Cosy but comfortable three-tier Hard-Sleeper., To Xian, China 2015
Cosy but comfortable three-tier Hard-Sleeper.
143 miles East of Jiayuguan, To Xian, China 2015
143 miles East of Jiayuguan
Great Wall, from train 148 miles E of Jiayuguan, To Xian, China 2015
Great Wall, from train 148 miles E of Jiayuguan
Great Wall section, from train, To Xian, China 2015
Great Wall section, from train
Great Wall section, from train, To Xian, China 2015
Great Wall section, from train
115 miles NW of Lanzhou, To Xian, China 2015
115 miles NW of Lanzhou
24 miles West of Lanzhou, To Xian, China 2015
24 miles West of Lanzhou
40 miles SE of Lanzhou, To Xian, China 2015
40 miles SE of Lanzhou
107 miles SE of Lanzhou, To Xian, China 2015
107 miles SE of Lanzhou
161 miles SE of Lanzhou, To Xian, China 2015
161 miles SE of Lanzhou

Xian

I was in Xian last October, so this was just a quick stop-over.
Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian, China 2015
Small Wild Goose Pagoda
Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian, China 2015
Small Wild Goose Pagoda
Shaanxi History Museum, Xian, China 2015
Shaanxi History Museum
Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum, Xian, China 2015
Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum
Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum, Xian, China 2015
Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum
Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum, Xian, China 2015
Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum
Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum, Xian, China 2015
Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum
Tang gold bowl, Xian, China 2015
Tang gold bowl
Tang Tomb Guardian, Xian, China 2015
Tang Tomb Guardian
80 miles W of Zhengshou, Xian, China 2015
80 miles W of Zhengshou
130 miles North of Wuhan, Xian, China 2015
130 miles North of Wuhan
Much new construction, 230 miles N of Shenzhen, Xian, China 2015
Much new construction, 230 miles N of Shenzhen

Shenzhen

Shenzhen downtown, China 2015
Shenzhen downtown
Deng is The Man in Shenzhen, China 2015
Deng is The Man in Shenzhen
International Trade Center As visited by Deng Xiaoping, Shenzhen, China 2015
International Trade Center
As visited by Deng Xiaoping
International Trade Center, Shenzhen, China 2015
International Trade Center
A new giant: Ping An Finance Centre, Shenzhen, China 2015
A new giant: Ping An Finance Centre
KK100 Tower, Shenzhen, China 2015
KK100 Tower
KK100 Tower, Shenzhen, China 2015
KK100 Tower
Ping An Finance Centre from KK100, Shenzhen, China 2015
Ping An Finance Centre from KK100
Looking down from the KK100, Shenzhen, China 2015
Looking down from the KK100
A relatively strong condemnation of the Bad Old Days., Shenzhen, China 2015
A relatively strong condemnation of the Bad Old Days.
The Olden Times, Shenzhen, China 2015
The Olden Times
The People's Hero, Shenzhen, China 2015
The People's Hero

Hong Kong

Hong Kong's "Othanc" is more properly known as One IFC. But that is a very prosaic name for such a splendid building.
Central, from Ritz-Carlton, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China 2015
Central, from Ritz-Carlton, Kowloon
Orthanc from Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, China 2015
Orthanc from Ritz-Carlton
Orthanc, from Kowloon, Hong Kong, China 2015
Orthanc, from Kowloon
Orthanc's baby brother, One IFC From the 55th floor of Orthanc,, Hong Kong, China 2015
Orthanc's baby brother, One IFC
From the 55th floor of Orthanc, aka Two IFC
Bank of China Tower, from Orthanc, Hong Kong, China 2015
Bank of China Tower, from Orthanc
International Commerce Center, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China 2015
International Commerce Center, Kowloon
View from Victoria Peak, Hong Kong, China 2015
View from Victoria Peak
Orthanc from Victoria Peak, Hong Kong, China 2015
Orthanc from Victoria Peak
Orthanc, Hong Kong, China 2015
Orthanc
Orthanc up close, Hong Kong, China 2015
Orthanc up close

 Xinjiang