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Through China’s Wondrous Wild West [Copy link] 中文

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French photographer Matthieu Paley spent more than two days with his wife and two sons on a train traveling across China. It’s one of the longest train journeys in the world—2,910 miles (4,683 kilometers) across China from Hong Kong to Urumqi.

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As the train nears the end of the journey at Kashgar station, a child draws a heart in the desert sand that came along for the ride.

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In Qinghai province, signs advertise a horse ranch that specializes in military horses. The snow hints at the area’s high elevation—more than 7,000 feet (2,133 meters) above sea level.
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A controller stands next to the train on its way from Guangzhou/Shenzhen to Xinjiang. Her job is to check tickets and keep the car clean.
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A food seller offers drinks, including beer and green tea, and snacks—instant noodles, packaged sausage, and dried fruit.
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A family tries to sleep in a hard-seat section on the long trip from Xi’an to Urumchi, which takes 40 hours. The mother sleeps on the floor with the younger child while the older brother sleeps on the seats.
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The first day, it rained over rice fields between Chenzhou and Hengyang, still in the eastern part of China. Rain becomes more scarce as the train approaches the Taklimakan Desert in the west.
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