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Recommended classic routes for domestic self-driving tours (2)

(People's Daily Online)

09:55, August 21, 2012

West: Driving "8,000 li of cloud and moon" in South Xinjiang

Route: Urumchi – Hotan – Kashgar – Aksu – Kuche – Turpan

The Silk Road is endless. The Pamirs Plateau stretches long and unbroken. The camel bells re-raise the winds and dust on the road where Zhang Qian of the Han Dynasty once travelled. The posthouses on the ancient road are records of history. Starting from Urumqi, taking the Taklimakan Desert as the center, passing through the Pamirs Plateau, travelling around the South Xinjiang, crossing "the sea of death," having a look at the thousand-year-old ancient sites, experiencing local customs in the "Bazha (Uygur market), you, driving on a wild plateau that is so broad and so beautiful, will truly feel the grandness, magnificence and freedom of the great northwestern region of China.

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