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abandoned neighbourhood of traditional Uyghur village  
   

abandoned neighbourhood of traditional Uyghur village

as new homes are made, the old ones are left for posterity
Turpan, the Uyghur Heartbeat in North Xinjiang

August 24th 2011
To continue with my dramatic week in Xinjiang Province - Once the hostel in Urumqi was sorted I hopped in a taxi to go across town to the bus station. I had heard that Urumqi is just another big Chinese city, so it’s best to get out of it asap. I wanted the next bus to the Uyghur town of Turpan. One had just left and the bus station staff were trying to advise me as to my options. The next ... read more
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