"Turpan (China Turpan, or Tulufan as the Chinese call it, is in Xinjiang province. The population in this province are of the Uyghur minority - descendants from Alexander the Great or the Turkish people. Even their language sounds like Turkish.
This shot of colorful hills was taken from Danxia Landform (丹霞地貌) near Zhangye (张掖), Gansu Province, China. *** I came to Zhangye by train from Xi'an, spending 14 hours on the train. Zhangye is very lovely city in the middle of the China's Silk Road.
Yueyaquan or Yuèyá Quán is actually a beautiful crescent-shaped lake in an oasis, six kilometers south of the city of Dunhuang in Gansu Province, China, the Crescent Lake is a fresh water spring in the shape of a half moon