From Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang province, I went off route to see some more of the region. Firstly a trip to Tian Chi Lake, meaning Heaven Pool, and then up to Kashe Lake in the north, near the Mongolian border. Then to Kashgar and Khotan.

Tian Shi Lake - Heaven Pool
Tian Shi Lake - Heaven Pool
Kashgar Market Seller
Kashgar Market Seller
Taking a ride
Taking a ride
Traditional Yurt on Tian Chi
Traditional Yurt on Tian Chi

Waiting for a wedding in Khotan
Waiting for a wedding in Khotan