Tacheng and Jimunai in Xinjiang

Tacheng (塔城) and Jimunai or Jeminay (吉木乃) are border towns in the north western part of Xinjiang. Tacheng is described as the furthest place on earth from the sea.

There are 29 ethnics in Tacheng, with Han, Kazak and Mongol ethnics forming largest groups. The Chinese Russian communities are also  prominent in Tacheng town.  Buildings with Russian influence can also be seen in this town. Also, people of the town like to eat ice creams.




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