Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the west of China is a vast and mysterious land. Muslims are majority and the way of life and landscapes don't make you think you are in China at all! Take the Xinjiang tour off the beaten path following the ancient Silk Road with endless flat dry landscape, you will visit many abandoned ruins of old cities that flourished when the route was still in use.
All the oasis towns in Xinjiang are great to visit, such as Turpan, Urumqi, with the Heavenly Lake Tianchi, beautiful old mosques, interesting bazaar, abundant donkey carts, the grape-vine lined streets, the "grape valley" with 40 different kinds of raisins, melons and featured local handicrafts. Xinjiang is an ethnic melting pot. The mixture of Chinese and Uigur culture impressed visitors much. You can be invited to visit a Uigur home, dine with the grape family and enjoy a display of traditional Uigur dancing and singing. Everything is lively, making visitors marvel at the incredibly harmonious co-existence between man and nature as well as various religions and culture.