Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region - Aug '05



Urumqi (pop: 2 million), is the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.  80% of the city is Han Chinese and 20% Uyghurs.  The name of the city means a "beautiful pasture" in Mongol.

Urumqi International Bazar

Urumqi International Bazaar, heart of the Uyghur community


Roast Lamb

Uighur dancer / server.  Roast lamb.  Uyghur girl dancer.  Uyghur girls are called "Guli", which means flowers (same in Azeri-Turkish) 

Uyghur dance

Video of a Uyghur dance (Windows Media Player)

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