Thursday, September 16, 2010

Seductive Ancient Silk Road(3)Turfan

City of grapes, we were there at the right season. The superb pictures in this series of 5 blogs on the Silk Road are courtesy of friends Peter and Mary - the not so good ones are mine!

Bunches of grapes everywhere, this was at our lunchtime restaurant

Excellent food and entertainment

Uyghurs have fascinating facial features, some even with blue eyes.
Uyghurs love to sing and dance.Lots of delicious food, including lamb kebabs
No, not a mosque but a drying room for grapes (or are they raisins?)

Haven't seen so many different shapes and sizes of raisins before!

Flaming Rock, which every child has heard of in the Monkey King, and yes, it was very hot!
Folk dance at the ruins of an old town


  1. May I can ask if there is the possibility to upload these pictures on Wikipedia? This would be very nice. Thanks...

    and kind regards.

  2. Thanks for your interest. Can you say which ones in particular, and in what contect you want to have to photos?

  3. In particular the 5th from the top (Uyghur woman in traditional dress). I would like to add this picture to the Gallery of the Uyghur Article at Wikipedia.

    I just need your approval.

  4. OK, no problem, as long as suitable acknowledgment to this blog/ChinaMango/Peter Darling is given, thx. Pls let me know when you have uploaded it.