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Aydingkol Lake

Aydingkol Lake
Aydingkol Lake
(ài dīng hú 艾丁湖), located approximately 50 kilometers(about 31 miles)southeast of Turpan City (tǔ lǔ fān 吐鲁番), is at the bottom of the deepest depression in China's land mass, known as Turpan Pendi. The lake covers an area of 22 kilometers (about nine square miles) and measures 40 kilometers (about 25 miles) from west to east, eight kilometers (about five miles) from north to south. .This lake is the lowest lake in China and the second lowest lake in the world (second only to the Dead Sea) at 154m below sea level.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 August 2010 22:19
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Lop Nur

Lop Nur
Lop Nur (luó bù bó 罗布泊) is is a group of small, seasonal salt lakes and marshes between the Taklamakan (tǎ kè lā mǎ gàn 塔克拉玛干) and Kuruktag (kù lǔ kè tǎ gé 库鲁克塔格) deserts in the southeastern portion of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous region in northwestern China. It has been called China's Bermuda Triangle. It has been a forbidden land since the area's waters dried up more than 100 years ago.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 August 2010 21:39
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Sayram Lake

 Sayram Lake
As the largest alpine lake in Xinjiang, Sayram Lake (sài lǐ mù hú 赛里木湖) is a fairyland with wonderful natural scenery. The lake is like a brilliant emerald inlaid in the basin surrounded by Tianshan Mountai (tiān shān 天山). In Mongolian language, the name of the lake means 'a lake on the ridge'. In Kazak, sayram means 'blessing'.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 August 2010 21:42
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The Ruins of Jiaohe Ancient City

The Ruin of Jiaohe Ancient City
The Ruins of Jiaohe Ancient City
(jiāo hé gù chéng yí zhǐ 交河故城遗址) are situated in the Yaernaizi Valley, 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) west of Turpan (tǔ lǔ fān 吐鲁番) in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (xīn jiāng wéi wú ěr zì zhì qū 新疆维吾尔自治区). The Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto) was built with rammed earth and bricks 2300 years ago. The city, situated along the Silk Road, was of great military significance and played an important role in the economic communication between Western and Eastern countries.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 August 2010 21:45
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The Ancient City of Gaochang

The Ancient City of Gaochang
The ruins of the ancient city of Gaochang (gāo chāng gǔ chéng 高昌古城) lies in the boundless desolate Gobi desert, shining like a resplendent precious stone inlaid in the barren desert and shining on the Silk Road. Withstanding the test of time and weather, the ancient city of Gaochang is one of the best-preserved ruins of the ancient cities in China. 45 kilometers to

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 July 2010 21:45
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