• Swans spend winter in northwest China conservation area
  • Rescuers work after quake hits NW China‘s Xinjiang
  • Urumqi greets 1st snow
  • Uygur culture -- snapshots of life in Xinjiang
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  • Swans spend winter in northwest China conservation area

    Swans are seen at a swan habitat conservation area in the Ili River valley in Yining County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Nov. 7, 2011. As more and more swans spend winters in the conservation area in recent years, local government has adopted mesures to protect them. (Xinhua/Lai Yuning)
  • Rescuers work after quake hits NW China‘s Xinjiang

    Rescuers level off the ground to set up tents in Aktubek, Ili of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Nov. 1, 2011. An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted Kazak Autonomous Prefecture of Ili at 8:21 a.m. Tuesday Beijing Time, according to China Earthquake Administration (CEA). No casualties were reported. (Xinhua/Liang Feng)
  • Urumqi greets 1st snow

    A pavilion is seen covered with snow in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Oct. 30, 2011. The city saw its first snow of this winter here on Sunday. (Xinhua/Wang Fei)
  • Uygur culture -- snapshots of life in Xinjiang

    Boys of Uygur ethnic group compete in a game in Zepu County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Oct. 18, 2011. Zepu County in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is an area mostly inhabited by people of Uygur ethnic group. The natural sceneries, traditional customs and and life styles there all deliver a strong sense of the Uygur culture. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

Xinjiang in My Eyes

Japanese monk: Bury me in Xinjiang

"Xinjiang is my second home. I will very much like to have my ashes buried in the Taklimakan Desert."

Xinjiang: My Hometown

Xinjiang: My Hometown

I come from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, but I'm a Han nationality.

religions

Xinjiang covers about 1.66 million square km, accounting for one sixth of the Chinese territory.

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China's Muslims celebrate Ramadan fast-breaking

Millions of Muslims across China Monday celebrated Eid al-Fitr, the festival signaling the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan -- a season of fasting and spiritual reflection.

Travel

As an important passage on the ancient Silk Road, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has unique landscapes and customs, providing rich tourism resources.

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  • Xinjiang travel guide

    Xinjiang travel guide

    Xinjiang has a long history. The area was called Xiyu in ancient China which means "West Region".

  • Kashgar travel guide

    Kashgar travel guide

    Kashgar, located in the western part of China, has been the transportation hub in southern Xinjiang for thousands of years.

  • Turpan travel guide

    Turpan travel guide

    The transportation in Turpan is convenient. Visitors can get there by air, by train or by long-distance buses.

  • Urumqi travel guide

    Urumqi travel guide

    Urumqi situated on the northern slope of the Tianshan, is the furthest city in the world from the ocean, founded in 1763.