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Urumqi to Skardu via the Silk Road


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Urumqi is the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China. The ancient city of Urumqi was a major hub on the Silk Road during China’s Tang dynasty. The city further developed its reputation as a leading cultural and commercial center during Qing dynasty in 19th Century.China-map-2015-with-Urumqi

With an estimated population of 3.5 million in 2015, Urumqi is the largest city in China’s western interior as well as in Central Asia in terms of the population. There has seen a huge economical development since the 1990s and currently Urumqi serves as a regional transport hub, a cultural, political and commercial centre of gravity.

UrumqiDGuide Urumqi, Xinjian , China

Urumqi is well known among tourists as the last destination on the Silk Road, as it serves main transportation hub in the region and links the north and west Tian Shan mountain regions and Xinjiang region. The city is…

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