On the silk road through northeast China

On the silk road through northeast China
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Venac snežnih vrhova iznad 7000 m i jezero Karakul
Venac snežnih vrhova iznad 7000 m i jezero Karakul
Ulaz u porušeni budistički hram
Ulaz u porušeni budistički hram
Konture napuštenog drevnog grada Gaochang
Konture napuštenog drevnog grada Gaochang
On the silk road through northeast China
Porodična radionica svile
Porodična radionica svile
Ruševine koje žive, stari deo grada Kashgar
Ruševine koje žive, stari deo grada Kashgar
Tradicionalno pripremanje hrane za pijačni dan
Tradicionalno pripremanje hrane za pijačni dan
Trgovci na stočnoj pijaci u Kashgaru
Trgovci na stočnoj pijaci u Kashgaru
Grnčar osmehom odoleva nemaštini
Grnčar osmehom odoleva nemaštini
Pećinski hram Bing Ling
Pećinski hram Bing Ling
Pećinski hram Kizil sa rascvetanim tamarisom
Pećinski hram Kizil sa rascvetanim tamarisom
Replika skulptura iz hrama u Mogao pećinama
Replika skulptura iz hrama u Mogao pećinama
Hotel Holiday Plaza u gradu Jiangye
Hotel Holiday Plaza u gradu Jiangye
Moderno oblikovan vizitor centar u Kizilu
Moderno oblikovan vizitor centar u Kizilu

I passed more than 6,000 km of the Silk Route through northern and western China and northeastern Kyrgyzstan. I was in the Gobi desert, in a protected nature park, passed through the Taklaman desert, which is called for no reason “A place of no return”, revealed the impressive natural attraction of the Gansu and Tianshan regions – the great mountain wreaths stretching south to the Himalayas, visited old Chinese cities of Gaochang, Jiaohe, Kashgar and just then understood the essential human need not to leave their homes or roots, visited the impressive desert temples Bing Ling, Kizil, the Mogao Cave complex, and much more...

Unfortunately, that part of Silk Route is for Europeans or Balkan people very little known, and so rich and diverse, with priceless natural resources, national and nature parks, cultural values and valuable heritage, many of which are sites and facilities under the UNESCO protection. The population is warm, but frightened with modest life conditions. Cities have high quality accommodation facilities. Residents do not speak any language other than their mother tongue or Chinese, and there is almost no information in English about localities. And most importantly: passenger’s mobility is somewhat hampered, as this part of China is under enhanced security measures.