Without crossing the taklamakan desert, you will never know the secret of the desert hinterland. Even if you hear about it, you will feel the shock and antiquity of the “sea of death” only when you experience it and see it with your own eyes.
Taklamakan desert is about 1000 kilometers long from east to west. It is known as the “sea of death”. According to the legend, “if you go in, you can’t get out”, it is the death of all things once they enter and never return. In this vast desert, hidden countless Chinese civilization, or mysterious or ancient.
But the fear of the desert did not stop the pace of human progress, but also aroused the desire of many explorers, archaeologists.
As the taklamakan desert has become associated with movies, TV shows and various fictional plots, its mystique has attracted the attention of more people in China. Whether it is folk tales or the real experiences of explorers, it seems that the desert is not just about death. More and more self-driving tourists are crossing the “sea of death” along the road or even deep into the hinterland.
What a good place xinjiang is, the history and treasure buried in the taklamakan desert makes me unable to stop exploring it. But before, the dreamy spirit of euphorphean poplars was amazing. The taklamakan desert is known for its extremely sparse vegetation, but along the tarim river, an ancient Euphrates poplar forest grows.
Whether you drive through the “sea of death” by yourself or go deep into the hinterland to explore the secret, the dense poplar forests and tamarix shrubs form the “shahai green island”, which is very impressive. Especially, along the Banks of hetian river running through the desert, reeds grow, which makes you realize that the sea of death is not a restricted area for life.
The vast taklamakan covers an area of 330,000 square kilometers and is the world’s second largest floating desert.
Although it is impossible to stand on a top to look down on the other vastness of this desert, the taklamakan under the boundless sky is boundless. It can produce a strange and frightening power in the air, which makes everyone facing this scene feel the insignificant loss and gain of life.
Perhaps most people yearn for or seek for the lost city in the desert, buried history, wind-eroded treasure, but on the way to explore, the beautiful scenery can not be missed. After seeing the devil’s wood and poplar forests of shaya county, the taklamakan desert gave me another look.
Across the desert road, into the heart of the desert to find the oldest village, the desert and poplar and river, completely overthrew my fear of the “sea of death”. Not, at least, “when everything dies, it never comes back.” In this “sand sea green island”, in addition to poplars, there are also molasses, camel thorn, tribulus and pigtail. The dune on the hill is often surrounded by thickets.
Miraculously, on the drive to dariyaburi, an ancient, hitherto unknown village tucked away in the heart of the desert, a hare is encountered, as are occasional families and flocks of sheep.
Whether on either side of the highway or in the desert, the poplars outside the window were thick and golden in the sun, like broad golden ribbons winding around the earth, extending from the sky and winding away to the other end. And I, the body and soul with blood flowing, seemed so small at the moment. Such a spectacular view, I’m afraid, can only be enjoyed in taklamakan.
Although there are not many places in China to enjoy the scenery of euphratica poplar, even where euphratica poplar is not as imposing and large-scale as xinjiang euphratica poplar.
The Euphrates poplar here is known as “living millennium deathless, dead millennium don’t, pour millennium immortal”, in the “sea of death” that makes the world shudder, also appear majestic. It is as ancient and valuable as the history, monuments and treasures buried or swallowed by the sand.
Become piece of euphrasal poplar between undulating sand dune line, resemble a piece of artwork, 1000 appearance 100 appearance, as if the world decorates. I can stand here, with a photo, can be said to be a privilege of life. On the way of exploration, only the awe of life can understand the respect for the truth of history and the preciousness of civilization.
As the largest desert in China, the mystery of taklamakan attracts explorers from all over the world, such as russians, British, swedes, French, Japanese and so on. The entire southern end of the desert along the ancient silk road, many archaeological materials show that there was a lot of prosperity in the heart of the desert.
On the way to the village, the majestic poplar forests are like the emissaries guarding the desert, guiding us in the direction of our progress. With their unyielding spirit, they warn every explorer: only by respecting life and respecting others can we find the treasure of history.