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Discussion in 'General Photos & Multimedia' started by beijingwalker, May 28, 2019.
Aerial view of Xinjiang bullet train running across harsh landscape
Train attendants dance with passengers on Xinjiang bullet train
Some parts along the route are as barren as the surface of the moon, but some parts are breathtakingly beautiful, taking this long journey bullet train is like traveling between the heaven and hell.
Hopefully they can be connected and integrated into the Pakistan railway system through Pamir region in the future as part of CPEC.
The guy in the last photo is a grandson of the famous Uighur uncle, 库尔班 ,who rode his donkey and traveled thousands of miles with the dream of meeting Chairman Mao in Beijing (He didn't finish the trip though and later was arranged to fly to Beijing to meet Mao) now his grandson, 亚森,travels on bullet trains.
One of 库尔班's great grand daughters 如克亚木·麦提赛地 served on the first Chinese aircraft carrier, Liaoning.
Reporters from 7 OBOR countries including Turkey , Saudi Arabia, Belarus and Egypt were invited to ride Xinjiang bullet train. On the train they balanced coins to show how comfrotable and stable the train is.
With Xinjiang's high speed train, all Chinese cities can be reached within one day from Central Asian city Urumqi. The picture below shows the precise time taking from Urumqi to major Chinese cities. Guangzhou 23 hours, Changsha 20 hours, Beijing 19 hours, Wuhuan 18 hours, Chengdu 17 hours, Zhengzhou 16 hours, Xian 14 hours, Lanzhou 11 hours, Xining 10 hours.