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Southern Xinjiang a summer hit with tourists

Updated: Jul 19, 2021 China Daily Print
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Villagers make musical instruments by hand in Jiayi village in Aksu prefecture in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region this month. About 120 people from the village make 20,000 traditional musical instruments annually. [Photo by Wei Xiaohao/China Daily]

Natural beauty, varied traditions, culinary delights attracting more visitors than ever.

As summer sets in, tourists have begun flocking to southern Xinjiang to enjoy the region's unique atmosphere, born of its special location and culture.

In Kashgar, China's westernmost city, which enjoys up to 18 hours of sunshine during the summer, tourists wander the mazelike alleys of the Ancient Town, which dates back some 2,000 years. Immersing themselves in neighborhoods that are somewhat reminiscent of the Middle East, they can sample Uygur delicacies, which offer new taste experiences.

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