Xinjiang Province Guide

General Introduction to Xinjiang Province

Xinjiang ProvinceXinjiang is located in the northwest of China. Bordering Gansu, Qignhai and Tibet, Xinjiang is the largest province in China. Covering 1,600,000 square kilometers in areas, Xinjiang has a population of 19 million. There are more than 47 ethnic groups including the Uygur, the major ethnic group living in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.


Xinjiang, with its capital Urumqi covers ne-sixth of China's total territory. Urumqi is also the political, cultural and economical center of Xinjiang Province.



Best Time to Go to Xinjiang

Xinjiang a desert climate. The summer is long and extremely hot while the winter is cold and long. Autumn is the best time to visit Xinjiang, when the days are long and sky is clean. Temperature in Autumn is also comfortable.


What to See in Xinjiang

Xinjinag is rich in natural scenery and landcape. There are the hottest and the coldest places; the longest inland river, the Tarim; the lowest marsh, the Aydingkol Lake (Moonlight Lake) in the Turpan Basin; the largest inland lake and the largest desert in the province.


Top Ten Cities in Xinjiang Province

Xinjiang has many beautiful cities. Urumqi is the biggest and the capital city of Xinjiang. Other cities are the following:


Aksu cityAksu City

Bayingolin cityBayingolin City

Bortala cityBortala City

Changji cityChangji City

Hetian cityHetian City

Karamay  cityKaramay City

Kashgar  cityKashgar City

Kizilsu  cityKizilsu City

Turpan  cityTurpan City


Xinjiang Travel Tips

1. Xinjiang is the largest province in China.

2. Hui etnic groups are the major ethnic group in Xinjiang.

3.Turpan is a popular travel destination in Xinjiang.

4. Urumqi is the capital city of Xinjiang.