The Silk Route

Uyghur People of Western China
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Spicy lamb and oven cooked bread is not what you expect in China, but as you travel west of Xian the cultural journey takes on a very different flavour. The Silk Route is where Islam meets Buddhism. The western province of Xinjiang is vast and diverse, with Tibetan influences to the south and Uyghur people to the north. Head far enough west and you evetually reach Kashgar, one of the world's truly great trading cities, even in this modern day.


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The pictures shown here were taken along the Silk Road Photography Tour led by Ewen Bell in 2008. His next Silk Road trip will be in April 2013.

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