in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
38.100 and 85.500 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 38° 5' 59" and E 85° 30' 0"
Currency and Currency Code:
Yuan Renminbi - CNY
Spoken languages:
Chinese, Uighur, Zhuang
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 11:05 AM (Thursday)
Timezone: Asia/Urumqi
UTC/GMT offset: 8 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
4:58 am and 7:32 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-33.637 and -78.834 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Robinson Crusoe
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Current travel safety evaluation for China in Eastern Asia

Safety Score: 4,1 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to China.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning China. Last Update: 2020-05-27 07:25:20

Explore Aral

Aral in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is a city in China about 1,655 mi (or 2,664 km) west of Beijing, the country's capital.

Local time in Aral is now 11:05 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named Asia / Urumqi with an UTC offset of 6 hours. We know of 1 airports in the vicinity of Aral. The closest airport in China is Qiemo Airport in a distance of 4 mi (or 6 km), North-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Qiemo, Tatrang, Koramlik, Aqqan and Waxxari. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Qiemo County

The Qiemo (Qarqan) County, also known as Cherchen County in the Uighur language, is a county under the administration of the Bayin'gholin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. Its area is 138,645 square kilometres and, according to the 2002 census, it has a population of 60,000. The county seat is at Qiemo Town.

Located at 38.1358, 85.53 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
County-level divisions of Xinjiang, Populated places along the Silk Road, Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Aral, Ala’er, ئارال, Арал, 阿拉尔