» ALONG THE SILK ROAD (part II) » Hotan gentleman

A local farmer in the village of Hotan (along the southern boundary of the Taklamakan Desert). His smile and sun-baked wrinkles welcome me at his melon stand.

A local farmer in the village of Hotan (along the southern boundary of the Taklamakan Desert). His smile and sun-baked wrinkles welcome me at his melon stand.

Typical of the oasis villages, this is someone's home, built over one of many carefully constructed waterways which channel water from the mountains, overland to the villages. Were it not for the mountains and their snow melt, these oasis town would not exist.

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Date Taken // 01-01-1970 00:00
Dimensions // 350 x 525
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Two children playing. I found them as I was walking one evening. They stopped their play and joined me on my walk.