Crossing Deserts from Kashgar to Dunhuang

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October 10th 2010
Published: October 19th 2010
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From Kashgar to Dunhuang we spent 4 nights bush camping in the desert followed by 2 nights in Turpan and another night camping before reaching Dunhuang. There wasn't too much to see along the way, but parts of the Taklamakan desert were pretty spectacular. The Taklamakan desert is one of the largest sandy deserts in the World. We spent 2 full days driving with nothing but sand dunes on either side of the highway. We visited some interesting ruins near Turpan, though not much is left of them. The highlight was taking a donkey cart ride at the Gaochang ruins.

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Camping ritualCamping ritual
Camping ritual

Enjoying a bottle of local Chinese red wine.
Dune jumpingDune jumping
Dune jumping

Taklamakan desert
Going for a walkGoing for a walk
Going for a walk

Near our bush camp in the Taklamakan desert

Taklamakan desert

On a rock next to the guy on the right.
Donkey cart rideDonkey cart ride
Donkey cart ride

At Gaochang ruins near Turpan.
Stars over the sand dunesStars over the sand dunes
Stars over the sand dunes

At our bush camp in the Taklamakan desert.
Jiahoe ruinsJiahoe ruins
Jiahoe ruins

Near Turpan
Jiahoe ruins 2Jiahoe ruins 2
Jiahoe ruins 2

Near Turpan
Bush campingBush camping
Bush camping

On the way to Dunhuang
Sunrise at bush campSunrise at bush camp
Sunrise at bush camp

On the way to Dunhuang

19th October 2010

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Awesome! Jordan, pretty impressive pics again!
19th October 2010

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