Sinkiang is the largest political subdivision of China — it accounts for more than one sixth of China’s total territory and a quarter of its boundary length. It is divided into two basins by Mount Tianshan. Dzungarian Basin is in the north, and Tarim Basin is in the south.
Most of Sinkiang is young geologically, having been formed from the collision of the Indian plate with the Eurasian plate, forming the Tian Shan, Kunlun Shan, and Pamir mountain ranges. You can find various and unique terrains in this area. In this post, I will try to cover the most famous tourism place like TianShan Mountain, Tarim River, Taklamakan Desert, Tianchi Lake, as well as its special food, species and culture.
Part 1 Tianchi Lake
Tianchi Lake – The name literally means “Heaven Lake” or “Heavenly Lake”, which was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1990.