Urumqi, Xinjiang, China

Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to Urumqi, Xinjiang, in western China.
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The views are excellent from this 18th century Buddhist pagoda in Hongshan (Red Hill) Park at Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.

The views are excellent from this century Buddhist pagoda in Hongshan (Red Hill) Park at Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.

A replica of the Kalon Minaret from Bukhara, Uzbekistan, towers over the Erdaoqiao Market and Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.

A replica of the Kalon Minaret from Bukhara, Uzbekistan, towers over the Erdaoqiao Market and Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.

The Chinese People's Liberation Army March Xinjiang Monument on People's Square in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, is opposite the Autonomous Region Party Committee.

The Chinese People's Liberation Army March Xinjiang Monument on People's Square in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, is opposite the Autonomous Region Party Committee.

The Bogda mountain range is visible across Tianchi Heavenly Lake east of Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.

The Bogda mountain range is visible across Tianchi Heavenly Lake east of Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.

The Erdaoqiao Market and Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, presents a colorful scene.

The Erdaoqiao Market and Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, presents a colorful scene.

The Confucian Temple in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, contains many attractive images and exhibits.

The Confucian Temple in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, contains many attractive images and exhibits.

The Xinjiang Uygar Autonomous Region Museum in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, contains extensive history and ethnology halls.

The Xinjiang Uygar Autonomous Region Museum in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, contains extensive history and ethnology halls.

The nine-tier Zhenglong Pagoda (1788) in Hongshan (Red Hill) Park Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, was built in 1788 to appease a red dragon trying to flood the city.

The nine-tier Zhenglong Pagoda in Hongshan (Red Hill) Park Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, was built in 1788 to appease a red dragon trying to flood the city.

People's Park in downtown Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, is a pleasant place to relax.

People's Park in downtown Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, is a pleasant place to relax.

Hongshan Park and People's Park form a greenbelt in the center of modern Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.

Hongshan Park and People's Park form a greenbelt in the center of modern Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.


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