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Photo documentary: The Uyghur people in Kashgar’s maze of alleys

Uyghur Girl

A young school girl on her way home. The red scarfs are handed out to children throughout China, as a sign of good behavior.

An Uyghur girl waiting on a corner in the vast maze of this old district
Three Uyghur generations in Kashgar
Three Uyghur generations in front of the city’s oldest mosque

Donut-like breads are still made according to ancient recipe’s, sticked to the sides of large stone ovens

Kids playing in the narrow streets of the old town

Uyghur Woman

Uyghur Woman hanging her laundry in the hot summer sun

The ancient streets in the Silk Road city of Kashgar (more…)

Photo Documentary – Wandering around in Kashgar’s old town

Photo Documentary – The Karakoram Highway to Pakistan

At the base in Tarim Basin, Danxia Landformations reveal its red rocks.

Oasis’ can be found along the Karakoram Highway (although not at higher altitudes), where vegetation allows for small villages to harvest food

A man preparing his house for the winter, in the Tajikh Autonomous Region in the south west of Xinjiang.

Lakes of melting water are formed at high altitudes (4000M+), as the soil is incapable of retaining the water, deserts like sceneries emerge on mountain tops.

Muztagh Ata, or Muztagata is the second highest (7546 metres) of the mountains which form the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau.

At the Sino-Pakistani border, military posts of both nations guard the gates and tresspassing seems impossible

The long road to the Khunjerab Pass along the Karakoram Highway (more…)

Powerlines through far-stretching landscapes

Dark clouds move over the Kunlun Mountains in the Qinghai Province of China

The Pamir Mountains are a mountain range in Central Asia formed by the junction or knot of the Himalayas, Tian Shan, Karakoram, Kunlun, and Hindu Kush ranges.

Tashkurgan Tajik Autonomous County (Tashkorgan, Taxkorgan, Taj Qurghan) is one of the counties of Kashgar Prefecture in western Xinjiang. The total population of Tashkurgan is 27,800, among them 84% Tajiks, 4% Han and 12% other nationalities.

Ili or Yili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture is home to China’s most beautiful grasslands

How, what and why …. Powerlines! (more…)