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River Yili locked by land



Having yet to bathe in a river that never makes it to the sea, I could not resist a visit to the one river that flows out of China yet fails to reach the ocean.





So I get to Xinjiang province in China’s far west, and take a bus from Yining city centre’s Stalin Street a mile south to the banks of the Yili river.







The river washes my feet and cools my beer, setting me up for enjoying the attractions – funfair by the river, and speedboat ride on the river.




There’s a slideshow below this short clip of river, boat and ride:


Here’s a slideshow of eight photos I took on this trip. A caption for each photo shows when the cursor moves onto it.

Little left of China to the west, time to head back east.