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Xinjiang is the westernmost province in China, and a sparsely populated region. While visitors are often attracted to the region for its stark untouched landscapes and mix of people, many never venture this far.

Matador contributor Josh Summers offers an honest portrayal of his life and travels in Xinjiang during a time of ethnic riots. Read his account of living there without internet access and tightened police presence. Be inspired by how he approached travel with restrictive circumstances but a will to make the most of his experience.

Have you ever travelled to Xinjiang? Share your experiences with us.

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