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The infographic about Xinjiang, travel tips, map and recommend tour packages offer by China tour advisors
Northern XinjiangNorthern Xinjiang is one of the most wonderful natural scenic destinations in China. Famous cities Urumqi, Turpan and Yili are the most popular choices for tourists visiting northern Xinjiang. The magical tourist attractions Kanas Lake, Hemu Village and Sayram Lake are just a few of the natural wonders of northern Xinjiang. The endless green pastures of Gongnaisi Grassland and the contrasting dry deserts of Wuerhe's Ghost City is certainly a breathtaking adventure.
Southern XinjiangSouthern Xinjiang is made up of the Tarim Basin, Kunlun Mountain and Turpan Basin. With a dry climate throughout the year it is also the furthest destination from the sea, hence why it's home to China's largest desert, Taklamakan Desert. Throughout the course of history, southern Xinjiang has been home to many ethnic minorities which has contributed to the wonderful folk culture and unique architectures. During the Silk Road era, southern Xinjiang had many historical relics such as old cities and ancient tombs that symbolized the culture and history of the Silk Road.
Southern XinjiangSouthern Xinjiang is suitable to visit all year round. Though summer is when southern Xinjiang is most beautiful and we highly recommend visiting between May to October.
Halal FoodFood in Xinjiang is 100% Halal and is inspired by traditional unique Xinjiang flavors and cooking skills. Famous dishes of Xinjiang are lamb skewers, naang bread, yoghurt and barbecued beef. Tourists to Xinjiang should be respectful of the local culture and religion.
Is Xinjiang suitable for families and elderly?Travelling to certain areas of Xinjiang is suitable for families and the elderly, however the car journeys are rather long and physical fitness of a certain level is required.
AccommodationAccommodation in Urumqi, Yining and other large cities are convenient, there are a range of star rated hotels and guesthouses to choose from. At the more tourist developed grassland scenic areas in Xinjiang, facilities are well equipped and accommodation can be arranged to be closer to the town where there are flushable toilets and shower facilities that are available.
What to look out for when shopping in Xinjiang?When shopping in Xinjiang do not bargain unless you have intentions in purchasing the item. Famous local produce of Xinjiang are dried fruits but when choosing the fruits do not use your hands to touch or pick up the fruits. At some stalls you are even allowed to taste the dried fruits but please do not try to take the samples away with you. Also please make sure you have cash when shopping as in most places you cannot pay with credit cards.