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KhotanKhotan is located in the southernmost tip of Xinjiang, and is known in ancient times as "Yutian," which means "a place where jade is produced" and is a major stop on the south route of the Silk Road. Established in 1983, it became the center of the Khotan area. The total area of the Khotan area is 248,000 square kilometers and the population is 2.44 million. Uygurs account for more than 97% of the total population. The Hetian area is a multi-ethnic area, mainly  has Uygur, Han, Hui, Kazak, Kirghiz and other 22 ethnic groups.TjWSilk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Khotan is the earliest Buddhist center in the Western Region and has a rich cultural heritage of Buddhism. Many famous monks, such as Faxian in Jin dynasty and Xuanzuang in Tang dynasty, all traveled to Khotan. The rich and unique folk customs make people feel new and refreshed and have an exotic look.TjWSilk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Khotan terrain is high in the north and low in the north, with Kunlun Mountain seat to the south, and Taklimakan Desert to the north. The Yulong Kashi River and Karakash River originate from the Kunlun Mountains, where they meet in the depths of the desert to form the Khotan River, and finally they flow into the Tarim River. Khotan River is a short cut across the Taklamakan Desert and is an ideal route for desert adventure travel.TjWSilk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

Khotan area is a typical inland arid area, located in the hinterland of Eurasian continent. It belongs to arid and desert climate. There are 36 large and small rivers in the territory. It is a rich area of solar energy resources in China. It is rich in mineral resources and is famous for the production of Khotan jade. Since ancient times, Khotan has been known for its “big harvests and prosperous flowers and luxuriant fruits” and has been famous for producing silk and carpets at home and abroad. It is a famous “land of silk”, “the capital of carpets” and the “hometown of fruits and melons”. It is suitable for farming and animal husbandry and is a rich treasure. Today, Khotan songs and dances still have a unique artistic charm. Here is the world’s second-largest desert scenery, 2,000-year-old Silk Road relics, and cultural landscapes such as desert oasis and grape promenade created by man and nature.TjWSilk Road Adventure & Private Tours - Silk Road China Tours

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General Information

Alias: Hotan
Area: 248,000 sq km
Location: Xinjiang
Airport: 11.5 km from city
Train Station: In the city
Population: 2,440,000


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