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The West

The West Gallery includes the province of Xinjiang (covering 1/6 of China's land mass) which includes the cities of Urumqi, Kashgar, Turpan, Yarkand and Tashkurgan and their surrounding areas. This gallery also includes the province of Gansu with highlights around the cities of Dunhuang and Xiahe.
Poplar-lined Highway, Xinjiang Province
Poplar-lined Highway, Xinjiang Province
Urumqi - Capital, Xinjiang Province
Urumqi - Capital, Xinjiang Province
Candy Seller
Candy Seller
Sidewalk Corn
Sidewalk Corn
Sidewalk Yam
Sidewalk Yam
Sidewalk Grapes
Sidewalk Grapes
Clean Sweep
Clean Sweep
Bilingual Signs
Bilingual Signs
Uyghur Musicians
Uyghur Musicians
The Blind and the Lame
The Blind and the Lame
Checkers
Checkers
Qini Bagh Hotel
Qini Bagh Hotel
Chicken Soup
Chicken Soup
Bakery
Bakery
Id Kah Mosque
Id Kah Mosque
Minaret - Id Kah Mosque
Minaret - Id Kah Mosque
Mosque Interior
Mosque Interior
Prayer Area - Id Kah Mosque
Prayer Area - Id Kah Mosque
Particularly #6
Particularly #6
Old Town Square
Old Town Square
Outside Congregating
Outside Congregating
Fruit Potpourri
Fruit Potpourri
Lunchstand
Lunchstand
Rice Dish
Rice Dish
Preparing Lunch - Lamb Shishkebabs
Preparing Lunch - Lamb Shishkebabs
Apartment Building
Apartment Building
Pomegranates - Provincial Emblem
Pomegranates - Provincial Emblem
Hardware Plus
Hardware Plus
Nuts ' n Stuff
Nuts ' n Stuff
Hats Plus
Hats Plus
Shoes Galore
Shoes Galore
Furs Plus
Furs Plus
Old City Walls
Old City Walls
Former Leaders
Former Leaders
Vegetable Market
Vegetable Market
Intestines and Lung Snack
Intestines and Lung Snack
Market Parking Lot
Market Parking Lot
Sunday Market
Sunday Market
Sheep Market
Sheep Market
Goat Market
Goat Market
Donkey Market
Donkey Market
All Spiffed Up
All Spiffed Up
Trying It Out
Trying It Out
Sheep Market
Sheep Market
Tack Shop
Tack Shop
Yaks
Yaks
Camel Market
Camel Market
Cattle Market
Cattle Market
Knife Sharpening
Knife Sharpening
Ubiquitous Transport
Ubiquitous Transport
Noodle Making
Noodle Making
Former British Consulate
Former British Consulate
The Great Helmsman - Very few of these statues left
The Great Helmsman - Very few of these statues left
Pamir Mountains - Chinese Side
Pamir Mountains - Chinese Side
Pamirs
Pamirs
Konger Range
Konger Range
Kumtagh - Sand Mountains
Kumtagh - Sand Mountains
Pamir Plateau - Elevation 3000m.
Pamir Plateau - Elevation 3000m.
Konger Mountains
Konger Mountains
Mustagh-Ata Mountain - Elevation 7546m.
Mustagh-Ata Mountain - Elevation 7546m.
Mustagh Ata
Mustagh Ata
Konger Peak with Glacier - Elevation 7719m.
Konger Peak with Glacier - Elevation 7719m.
Lake Karakul - Elevation 3962m.
Lake Karakul - Elevation 3962m.
Lake Karakul
Lake Karakul
Konger Range - The Pamirs
Konger Range - The Pamirs
On the Road to Tashkurgan
On the Road to Tashkurgan
Tashkurgan Village - Elevation 3200m.
Tashkurgan Village - Elevation 3200m.
Tashkurgan Village
Tashkurgan Village
Doorway - Courtyard - Tashkurgan
Doorway - Courtyard - Tashkurgan
Pamir Plateau at Tashkurgan
Pamir Plateau at Tashkurgan
Old Fortress - Part of the Silk Road - Tashkurgan
Old Fortress - Part of the Silk Road - Tashkurgan
Pamir Plateau / Konger Range
Pamir Plateau / Konger Range
Yurt
Yurt
On the Road
On the Road
Karakoram Highway
Karakoram Highway
Konger Range - Pamir Plateau
Konger Range - Pamir Plateau
Mustagh-Ata / Lake Karakul
Mustagh-Ata / Lake Karakul
Greeters at Taklamakan Desert
Greeters at Taklamakan Desert
Taklamakan Desert
Taklamakan Desert
Taklamakan Desert
Taklamakan Desert
Taklamakan Desert
Taklamakan Desert
Taklamakan Desert
Taklamakan Desert
Oasis - Taklamakan Desert
Oasis - Taklamakan Desert
Repast - Oasis
Repast - Oasis
Taklamakan Desert
Taklamakan Desert
Cotton Harvest
Cotton Harvest
Call to Prayer - Altyn Mosque - Yarkand
Call to Prayer - Altyn Mosque - Yarkand
Ablution
Ablution
Altyn Mosque - Yarkand
Altyn Mosque - Yarkand
Tower, Old Citadel
Tower, Old Citadel
Lunch
Lunch
Lung
Lung
Mutton Snack
Mutton Snack
Corn Sheaves
Corn Sheaves
Wind Power
Wind Power
Tianshan Mountains
Tianshan Mountains
Gobi Desert
Gobi Desert
Gobi Desert
Gobi Desert
Highway to Turpan
Highway to Turpan
Jiaohe City Ruins - 2,000 years old
Jiaohe City Ruins - 2,000 years old
Jiaohe City Ruins
Jiaohe City Ruins
Emin Minaret
Emin Minaret
Minaret, Emin Ta
Minaret, Emin Ta
Taxi Drivers, Gaochang Ruins
Taxi Drivers, Gaochang Ruins
Gaochang Ruins
Gaochang Ruins
Uyghur Dancers
Uyghur Dancers
Astana Graves - 3rd to 5th C. AD
Astana Graves - 3rd to 5th C. AD
Astana Graves
Astana Graves
Mummy, Astana Graves
Mummy, Astana Graves
Flaming Mountains
Flaming Mountains
Grape Valley
Grape Valley
Grapes
Grapes
Grapes Drying
Grapes Drying
Grape Drying Buildings
Grape Drying Buildings
Cotton Harvest
Cotton Harvest
Mogao Buddhist Caves
Mogao Buddhist Caves
Mogao Caves Entrance
Mogao Caves Entrance
Mogao Caves
Mogao Caves
Mingsha Shan - Singing Mountains
Mingsha Shan - Singing Mountains
Mingsha Shan - Singing Mountains
Mingsha Shan - Singing Mountains
Mingsha Shan - Singing Mountains
Mingsha Shan - Singing Mountains
Crescent Moon Lake
Crescent Moon Lake
Mingsha Shan - Singing Mountains
Mingsha Shan - Singing Mountains
Labrang Monastery
Labrang Monastery
One of the Schools
One of the Schools
Main Entrance
Main Entrance
Tibetan Pilgrims at Prayer Wheels - Labrang Monastery
Tibetan Pilgrims at Prayer Wheels - Labrang Monastery
Labrang Monastery - East Entrance
Labrang Monastery - East Entrance
Sharing a Joke - Labrang Monastery
Sharing a Joke - Labrang Monastery
Monk Walk - Labrang Monastery
Monk Walk - Labrang Monastery
Pilgrim
Pilgrim
Pilgrim Prostrated
Pilgrim Prostrated
Prayer Meeting
Prayer Meeting
Hi-Tech
Hi-Tech
At Study
At Study
Stupa
Stupa
Pilgrim
Pilgrim
Taking in the Sun - Before Worship
Taking in the Sun - Before Worship
Call to Worship
Call to Worship
Pilgrims
Pilgrims
Last Call to Worship
Last Call to Worship
Into the Temple
Into the Temple
It's Lonely at the Top
It's Lonely at the Top
Main Temple
Main Temple
Down the Lane
Down the Lane
Tibetan Women
Tibetan Women
Hand Prayer Wheel
Hand Prayer Wheel
Tibetan Women
Tibetan Women
Going Home
Going Home
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B102-0226_IMG.JPG
Prayer Flags
Prayer Flags
Prayer Wheels - West Entrance
Prayer Wheels - West Entrance
Woman and Child
Woman and Child
Students
Students
Grannies
Grannies
Lane
Lane