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A Full listing of Keriya Town Landmarks, Monuments, Hotspots and other sites of importance in alphabetical order. Search through the list to find your Full Report and Photo-Virtual Tour of each monument or landmark within the City, or Region of Keriya (Mugala) in Khotan Prefecture of Xinjiang-Uygur AR of China (PRC).
Keriya Public Transport
There are no railroads along the Southern rim of the Tarim River Basin and the Taklamakan Desert. Therefor, Keriya (Mugala) has no Railway Station. Currently, the nearest train station is found in Hotan City. This is the end station of what is the Kashgar to Hotan Railway. In the future the line may however be extended due to apparent Government plans for the development of infrastructure in Keriya (Yutian) and County.
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Notably on June 17 of 2017 the Chinese Government announced that the green light had been given for the construction of an airport at Keriya Town. This would make Keriya the second town in Hotan City Prefecture to have an airport. In the official press released announcement no details were given for the exact geographic location of the airport. The new Yutian Airport is to be one of 10 new airports to be built in addition to the 18 that are already available in the restive Xinjiang-Uighur Autonomous Region. The new planned airport is to have a single 3200 meter runway and a passenger terminal of some 3000 square meters, in addition 4 aprons, a control tower, water- and fuel storage facilties, which is a standard configuration for a minor out of the way civilian airport but also for a standard Chinese fighter aircraft base.
No military plans have been announced for the Yutian Airport but it will certainly be able to serve a dual use function. All new airports in Xinjiang are to be completed by the year 2020 bringing the total number up to 28.
Currently, the nearest Airport is Hotan Airport at a distance of some 200 kilometers due west.
Inferring from the above, one may find that currently the only way to travel to and from Keriya is by road. In doing so you are likely to retarce parts of the notorious routes taken in previous centuries by the famed silk road travelers who made the name of Keriya (Mugala or Yutian) Great and unforgattable, especially in relation to the history of the historic silk road in (western) China.