The Taklamakan Desert in China's Xinjiang province. Photo: Shutterstock The Taklamakan Desert in China's Xinjiang province. Photo: Shutterstock
The Taklamakan Desert in China's Xinjiang province. Photo: Shutterstock
China travel

A traveller’s ‘Marco Polo’ moment on the Xinjiang–Qinghai border, in search of historic route round the Lop Desert

  • This remote corner of western China is a long way off the beaten track; it was even more so in 1995
  • Our writer encounters hazards in towns with such evocative names such as ‘Asbestos Deposit’ and ‘Oil Sand Mountain’

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The Taklamakan Desert in China's Xinjiang province. Photo: Shutterstock The Taklamakan Desert in China's Xinjiang province. Photo: Shutterstock
The Taklamakan Desert in China's Xinjiang province. Photo: Shutterstock
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