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Uyghur in Ali

Uyghur Ashkhana

For a taste of Central Asia head to this popular Uyghur restaurant (ashkhana in Turkic), 100m from the main roundabout. A bowl of suoman (fried noodle squares) and a couple of kebabs make for a great meal. The smell…
Supermarket in Ali

Bǎiyì Supermarket

To top up supplies try this huge supermarket in the centre of town.
Viewpoint in Ali

Ali Viewpoint

It's worth a quick stroll to this hilltop pagoda for panoramic views over Ali and it's dramatic surroundings. Be careful not to photograph the army compound to the west (recognisable by the huge ‘八一’ army symbol pai…