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Kumul/Hami Village Life

Deserts, mountains on the Silk Road

Many towns and villages along the Silk Road are literally oases in the desert.

Hami Melon-1

The Hami melon is famous throughout China.


Irrigation is critical to agriculture as shown in this watermelon field.


This man took a break from tending his melons to play the ghirjek he himself made.


In the evening the young men of the village gather for meshrep - music, dance and joke-telling,


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