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Published: November 21st 2011
Tulufan by train
some kind of grass erosion control matting
SILK ROAD TRIP 2010
Another highlight of the silk Road is the old area of Tulufan, which is the third lowest depression in the world and below sea level. It has very little snow or rain, but plenty of underground rivers from the snow mountains a long way away for growing lots of food. Grapes and melons from the Mediterranean area especially grow well here. The area is also very Islamic and cosmopolitan also, with many of the older woman dressing like Italian movie stars out of the 1950s with lots of, scarfs, eye makeup and sequins.
There was a lot to see in this area, so spent a few days here; deserted ancient ruins, coloured stony desserts, villages, orchards, markets, tombs, Mosques, Buddhist stupas all in the one area. The pictures show the variety.
It may be the hottest town in China, but on the last day there the weather got cold and I managed to catch a cold. Winter has come early; again. Then it was train and taxi onto next province of Gansu.
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