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Urumqi - capital city of Xinjiang Province
the capital city of Xinjiang Province,
used to be on the northern route of the well-travelled Silk Road.
It was a rich and verdant pasture more than 2, 000 years ago. Since
1949, the Hans and the ethnic groups built and developed the city
with their combined. efforts. The ideal time of a year to visit
the oasis city is from May to September. Tourists both home and
abroad flock to sample the famous Hami melons and seedless grapes,
and savour local cuisine, and also watch local traditional sports
and games such as "Girl Chase" and "Goat Tussle.
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