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Q: Does anyone out there know much about Karamay (Kelamayi), Xinjiang province? Is it a liveable city?

How is it for tree lined boulevards, parks, restaurants and places for a cold ale?

What kind of mix are the residents?

Is is a peaceful place?

If you have any first-hand knowledge of Karamay I'd be grateful if you would share it with me.

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Karamay is a very clean and modern city - black oil hill and oil museum are good to see - as is Ghost Castle.
Enjoyed - meeting young and old.be careful of Moutai 57% alcohol, they can drink it like water.

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I see.  Thanks for that info.  Was hoping you'd be able to tell me about a quiet place to have a beer and watch sport.

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This is a great blog piece from a guy who lived there for ages. It sounds like a cool place, but be warned: Xinjiang is isolated and life there can be hugely isolating (although the higher Uyghur population should reduce this effect compared to Urumqi, where I was; Uyghurs are hugely welcoming to foreigners). I wouldn't expect too many beer-and-sport expat places if I were you. 

 

http://www.farwestchina.com/2012/04/a-glimpse-of-chinas-richest-city.html

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