In a lonely corner of northwestern Xīnjiāng, Tǎchéng is a relatively obscure border crossing into neighbouring Kazakhstan. Now and then the gates are closed; if you do make it here and can’t get through, don’t despair. Tǎchéng is a pleasant enough place to relax before catching a bus south to Ālāshānkǒu or north to Jímǔnǎi.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009
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