Photography by Ken Chan Total of 30 photos - taken between 2000-2006 新 疆 Automatic advance
Located in land-locked Central Asia, Xinjiang shares border with 7 countries  including Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Taji...
Xinjiang is multi-lingual: Turkic (Arabic based) languages and Chinese
It does not take long to realize  you are in Islamic  territory
where men still feel uncomfortable sitting among women
Part of tradition in Central Asia :  people here love  carpet  ….  music  …
This instrument resembles Chinese   Erhu Not surprising because  Erhu was originally introduced by nomadic horsemen from C...
Locals have been using donkey carts like this for centuries Life in the countryside remains very basic
Sheep are raised everywhere  They often take over the road
So are camels   except they don’t seem to like walking on paved roads These 2 humped camels are unique in Central Asia  Th...
Baked bread here is called  Nang … ..  bagels !
Many restaurants here are operated by Chinese Muslims   called Hui
Uyghur   is the biggest ethnic group In Xinjiang
Kazakhs  live in the north  Many of them still lead a nomadic life
A Kazakh hunter and his golden eagle
A  Kyrgyzst  family in the Pamir
Tajiks  have strong  Persian heritage
Regardless of ethnicity or religion  everyone here loves this land, and for good reasons
With desert oases nourished by snowmelts from Tianshan Mountains
Most of the rivers seem to disappear in the vast desert only to resurface at a distant oasis
Try driving through the bone dry Taklimakan Desert
Visit   Ghost Town where the movie Crouching Tiger was filmed
Check out where some ancient civilizations used to thrive visit this ruin of the Gaochang Kingdom   (600 A.D.) near Turpan
To the west of the desert lies the Pamir mountain range
Yaks grazing by Karakul Lake in the Pamir
Inexpensive lake front property with beautiful views
Heavenly Lake in Tianshan Mountain
Lake Hanas nested in these Altai Mountains bordering Russia
Glacier water in Lake Hanas has a milky appearance
Homeward bound for him …. and for me
I will be back …. beautiful Xinjiang
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Xinjiang China

  1. 1. Photography by Ken Chan Total of 30 photos - taken between 2000-2006 新 疆 Automatic advance
  2. 2. Located in land-locked Central Asia, Xinjiang shares border with 7 countries including Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Xinjiang is a primarily Islamic region in northwest China As part of the ancient silkroad, Xinjiang is known for its multi-ethnic Euro-Asian cultures
  3. 3. Xinjiang is multi-lingual: Turkic (Arabic based) languages and Chinese
  4. 4. It does not take long to realize you are in Islamic territory
  5. 5. where men still feel uncomfortable sitting among women
  6. 6. Part of tradition in Central Asia : people here love carpet …. music …
  7. 7. This instrument resembles Chinese Erhu Not surprising because Erhu was originally introduced by nomadic horsemen from Central Asia
  8. 8. Locals have been using donkey carts like this for centuries Life in the countryside remains very basic
  9. 9. Sheep are raised everywhere They often take over the road
  10. 10. So are camels except they don’t seem to like walking on paved roads These 2 humped camels are unique in Central Asia Those in Middle East are single humped
  11. 11. Baked bread here is called Nang … .. bagels !
  12. 12. Many restaurants here are operated by Chinese Muslims called Hui
  13. 13. Uyghur is the biggest ethnic group In Xinjiang
  14. 14. Kazakhs live in the north Many of them still lead a nomadic life
  15. 15. A Kazakh hunter and his golden eagle
  16. 16. A Kyrgyzst family in the Pamir
  17. 17. Tajiks have strong Persian heritage
  18. 18. Regardless of ethnicity or religion everyone here loves this land, and for good reasons
  19. 19. With desert oases nourished by snowmelts from Tianshan Mountains
  20. 20. Most of the rivers seem to disappear in the vast desert only to resurface at a distant oasis
  21. 21. Try driving through the bone dry Taklimakan Desert
  22. 22. Visit Ghost Town where the movie Crouching Tiger was filmed
  23. 23. Check out where some ancient civilizations used to thrive visit this ruin of the Gaochang Kingdom (600 A.D.) near Turpan
  24. 24. To the west of the desert lies the Pamir mountain range
  25. 25. Yaks grazing by Karakul Lake in the Pamir
  26. 26. Inexpensive lake front property with beautiful views
  27. 27. Heavenly Lake in Tianshan Mountain
  28. 28. Lake Hanas nested in these Altai Mountains bordering Russia
  29. 29. Glacier water in Lake Hanas has a milky appearance
  30. 30. Homeward bound for him …. and for me
  31. 31. I will be back …. beautiful Xinjiang
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