The Xinjiang Direct Tourist Train departs at night and arrives in morning, covering 1,453 kilometers all way, and it's a wonderful journey.
Recently, Kashgar in Xinjiang has come to attention of people. As a small city with a very ethnic style, it even has mixed blood from many countries, which causes a lot of interest in it. Such a charming city also prompted Railway Bureau to start planning its development. Xinjiang has planned a train from Urumqi to Kashgar that does not stop at other stations and is used only for tourism.
Departure every night and arrive in Kashgar next morning. Such an interesting train. Have you ever ridden it?
As people's lives evolve, their travel destinations are not limited to a few cities near their home, but focus on longer-term locations. At this time, these provinces, inaccessible in west, began to fall into field of view of people.
Among them what is most beautiful in vast region of Xinjiang? Then I think it must be Kashgar! Therefore, Xinjiang Railway Bureau also specially designed such a train to transport tourists to Kashgar in most convenient way.
We are very careful when scheduling timing of train travel, because first goal of people upon arrival is definitely to play, so departure time is specially set at night so that people can sleep after boarding train. The next morning, you can get off bus directly to Kashgar for sightseeing.
But there are also people who say that it is not good to rest on train, and noisy crowd makes it difficult to sleep. Especially in a car with a hard seat, it is difficult to endure one night. This kind of excitement is completely unnecessary, because there are no tickets for this train.
The decoration of hard bed is also very luxurious and comfortable, allows people to fall asleep quickly, and also has ethnic characteristics, which satisfies recognition of Xinjiang people as their nation.
As for exterior of car, everything here is made in mixed ethnic style of Kashgar, embodying ethnic customs everywhere, which makes people wait for arrival in Kashgar.
This city is known as most beautiful city in Xinjiang, and one of reasons is that it borders other places. I was influenced by foreign cultural atmosphere, especially Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The small town of Kashgar has a mixed-race charm, and even some of locals seem to have a high nose bridge, which is very exotic and has a lot of beauty. In addition to clothing and appearance of people, mixed racial style is also reflected in architecture.
Many architectural models are similar to countries such as Afghanistan and Turkey, but combined with local features of China, it looks very artistic and original. The history of city goes back over 2000 years.
Because it is close to border, it has received many foreign cultures. The result of cultural intersection is intersection of expressiveness in different areas, such as architecture and dress culture, which makes people feel that this region is unique and attracts it.
(3) Beautiful scenery of Kashgar
So, when we come to this city, what sights should we visit? Perhaps this article will help you develop a strategy in advance. The first thing you should visit is ancient city of Kashgar. This city has been left over from ancient times and has a history spanning over 2,000 years.
The architectural style in old city of Kashgar is not forced to combine modern elements, as in other places, but everywhere retains a quirky flavor, which makes people look very historical. In addition, various buildings inside are also very attractive.
Crossing paths, brick and stone roads with a clear sound, low adobe walls along sides of road, dead trees decorated with unknown totems, brightly painted windows, carvings on wooden structures, etc., all make people feel a special culture in this city.
If you want to feel scenery, you can go to Pamirs, which can be called real roof of world. The combination of high snow-capped mountains, blue sky, clear lake water, etc. makes the scenery inside beautiful.
If you want to experience a religious atmosphere, don't miss Id Kah Mosque, largest mosque in Xinjiang. Its history goes back five or six hundred years. In hearts of locals, this is a sacred mosque, a place that cannot be defiled.
If you believe in Islam, don't miss it. For tourists without religious beliefs, friends can also come here to take pictures and check in. The unique architectural style allows you to shoot a film with just one shot.
Tourists who want to shop don't miss Kashgar Grand Bazaar. This existence is equivalent to city of Yiwu, and it is largest distribution center for goods within borders of Xinjiang.
All kinds of things that can't be bought elsewhere can be bought here at low prices. If you want to go, it's a good idea to keep an eye on locals to see what shops they often like to go to. Then go shopping to avoid being scammed.
So, why don't you pack your bags and get ready for work?