Qira, Xinjiang: Chinese archeologists working in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have found the ruins of an ancient town in the country's largest desert.The town, covering at least 65,000 square meters, was uncovered last week in the Taklamakan Desert in Qira county, Hotan prefecture, Dr. Wu Xinhua, head of the Xinjiang archeological team of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said Friday.
Restoring work will soon start and complete in a short time," Li Xiao, chief of the cultural relics bureau of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region told China News Service. Visitors can still tour the site during the construction.
Geographical environments in various regions of Xinjiang vary greatly .The living conditions of animals and plants and the behaviors of animals in various areas of Xinjiang also bear conspicuous areal differentiation. More than 20 natural reserves have been set up in various regions with different geographical environments. In recent years, a number of natural reserves are open to tourists.
The Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology reported on Feb. 14 that it discovered an ancient tomb group covering an area of more than 10,000 square meters 100 kilometers south of Hami City in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. This is the first time that a tomb group dating back 3,000 years has been found in Hami region.