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Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

In Brief: Fifty-plus photos from the Silk Road.

Front view of the tomb of Xiangfei - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Front view of the tomb of Xiangfei, near Kashgar.

We did a special trip along the Silk Road, starting by flying into Korla, near Urumqi, and then driving all the way to Kashgar.

See the story and all the Silk Road sights in the photos below!

Views from the top of a hill in a yadan landform in the middle of nowhere - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Views from the top of a hill in a yadan landform in the middle of nowhere.

This is one of the spots along the way where we stopped for a hike - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

This is one of the spots along the way where we stopped for a hike.

Colourful rocks found in the drab hills - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Colourful rocks found in the drab hills.

We visited the Grand Mosque at Kuqa - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

We visited the Grand Mosque at Kuqa.

Framed in front of a window inside the mosque - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Framed in front of a window inside the mosque.

Kuqa’s Grand Mosque is the second-biggest mosque in Xinjiang Province - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Kuqa’s Grand Mosque is the second-biggest mosque in Xinjiang Province.

The tomb of the last king of Kuqa - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

The tomb of the last king of Kuqa.

The gates to the mausoleum of the last king - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

The gates to the mausoleum of the last king.

Kids on the street in Kuqa - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Kids on the street in Kuqa

‘Get out of there!’ - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

‘Get out of there!’

Fresh naan bread - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Fresh naan bread.

A seller of spices and knick-knacks - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

A seller of spices and knick-knacks.

A outdoor fruit market in Kuqa - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

A outdoor fruit market in Kuqa.

The remains of the temple at Subashi - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

The remains of the temple at Subashi.

A Han dynasty-era (206 BC–220 AD) tower stands almost 11 metres tall - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

A Han dynasty-era (206 BC–220 AD) tower stands almost 11 metres tall.

On the way to Baicheng we stopped at Dakziliya Grand Canyon for a hike - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

On the way to Baicheng we stopped at Dakziliya Grand Canyon for a hike.

Inside the canyon - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Inside the canyon.

Clouds and blue sky - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Clouds and blue sky.

Group photo at Dakziliya Grand Canyon - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Group photo at Dakziliya Grand Canyon.

We camped a night in the desert - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

We camped a night in the desert.

Not far from the campsite - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Not far from the campsite.

Good views from the top of the hill - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Good views from the top of the hill.

We stopped for a hike here on the way to Aksu - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

We stopped for a hike here on the way to Aksu.

Lunch time in a shady spot under the highway - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Lunch time in a shady spot under the highway.

Testing the goods at a shopping street in Kashgar - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Testing the goods at a shopping street in Kashgar.

Pipes and colourful ornaments for sale - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Pipes and colourful ornaments for sale.

Traditional clothing vs. modern style - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Traditional clothing vs. modern style.

Kashgar kids - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Kashgar kids.

Traditional style of dresses - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Traditional style of dresses.

Handmade sweets - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Handmade sweets.

Just the right time of year for peaches - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Just the right time of year for peaches.

Pickled vegetables for sale - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Pickled vegetables for sale.

Family scooter - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Family scooter.

Chatting on the street - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Chatting on the street.

We walked through the streets on the way to the bazaar - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

We walked through the streets on the way to the bazaar.

Covered hair is the local tradition for girls - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Covered hair is the local tradition for girls.

Locked themselves out? - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Locked themselves out?

Visit the dentist - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Visit the dentist.

Wooden handicrafts - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Wooden handicrafts.

Old teapots - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Old teapots.

A mobile cobbler - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

A mobile cobbler.

At the tomb of Xiangfei - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

At the tomb of Xiangfei.

A place of worship inside the tomb area - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

A place of worship inside the tomb area.

Front view of the tomb of Xiangfei - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Front view of the tomb of Xiangfei.

A cemetary nearby the tomb - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

A cemetary nearby the tomb.

Kashgar Livestock Market - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Kashgar Livestock Market.

Off to market with you - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Off to market with you.

Cows for sale - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Cows for sale.

‘Take a look, I'll give you the best price!’ - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

‘Take a look, I'll give you the best price!’

A goat family is separated - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

A goat family is separated.

Ropes and harnesses for sale - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Ropes and harnesses for sale.

The old Russian Consulate in Kashgar dates back to 1890 - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

The old Russian Consulate in Kashgar dates back to 1890.

The old town in Kashgar - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

The old town in Kashgar.

Pottery - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Pottery.

Kashgar's Old Town is slowly being demolished - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Kashgar's Old Town is slowly being demolished.

The minarets of a small mosque in the old town - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

The minarets of a small mosque in the old town.

Any kind of pot you could ever need - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Any kind of pot you could ever need.

Handmade door ornaments - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Handmade door ornaments.

Part of Kashgar's new town - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Part of Kashgar's new town.

The Id Kar Mosque, biggest in Xinjiang - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

The Id Kar Mosque, biggest in Xinjiang.

Prayers - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Prayers.

Doves above the entrance to Id Kar Mosque - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Doves above the entrance to Id Kar Mosque.

Checking the merchandise - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Checking the merchandise.

Public Cemetery - Along the Silk Road from Korla to Kashgar, 2015/06

Public Cemetery.

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