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Hami Geography
As the eastern gateway to Xinjiang, Hami is a fertile oasis between Gansu Province and Turpan and occupies an area of 79,000 square kilometers.

Area of Hami
This little town is located in the east of The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, 595 kilometers away from Urumchi.

Hami History
Called Kunmo in the ancient times, Hami was renamed Yiwulu in the Han Dynasty. The office of the Yihe prefectural General was established here in the Eastern Han Dynasty and the prefecture of Yiwu was stationed here in the Northern Wei Dynasty. During the Tang Dynasty, the prefecture of Xiyi was here and named this place Yizhou prefecture. This place was called Hamili belonging to Gansu Province in the Yuan Dynasty. During the reign of Emperor Yongle in the Ming Dynasty, the Hami Fortress was set up and Hami prefecture was finally founded in the 24th year of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty. In 1913, it became a county.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climate and Weather of Hami
Generally speaking, the climate in Hami is dry and there’s a drastic difference in temperature between day and night. Besides, this county owns the longest annual average sunshine time-3,234 hours in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Hami Population
Besides, it owns a population of 400,000.

Race
Of the population here, the Han people account for 67%. Besides, there’re 23 ethnic minorities including Uygur, Kazak, Hui, Mongol, and Manchu and so on. Among them, the Uygur is the largest ethnic minority.

Hami Top Attractions
In such an ancient city, there’re many ancient cultural attractions including Islamic Kings Tombs and Wubao Ancient Tombs and so on.

Best Travel Season to Hami
The best time to take a tour in Hami is from August and September due to the cool weather and raped fruits.

Hami Transportation
Visitors can go to Urumchi-the capital of Xinjiang by air since there’s no direct flight to Hami. Afterwards, you will transfer to a train or bus to Hami.

Hami Local Products Shopping
As for the local products, Hami boasts the sweetest melons in Xinjiang. In addition, it’s also the production base of hairy fungus and Tianshan mushroom.

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