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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Live: Journey to the most challenging spectacle – Kumtag Desert in Xinjiang” – below is their description.
Kumtag Desert is located on the border of Gansu Province and Xinjiang. It is connected by the Archke Valley – Dunhuang Yardang National Geopark in the north, the Altun Mountain in the south, Lop Nur in the west and Dunhuang Mingsha Mountain and Annamba National Protected Area in the east. The desert covers an area of about 22,000 square kilometers. It is one of the eight deserts in China. Join CGTN to enjoy this natural wonder. #AmazingXinjiangCGTN YouTube Channel
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Xinjiang, an autonomous territory in northwest China, is a vast region of deserts and mountains. It’s home to many ethnic minority groups, including the Turkic Uyghur people. The ancient Silk Road trade route linking China and the Middle East passed through Xinjiang, a legacy that can be seen in the traditional open-air bazaars of its oasis cities, Hotan and Kashgar.