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Beijing to Urumqi - What's It?

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Somewhere along the first half of the flight from Beijing to Urumqi, I noiticed this unique looking landmark, but I've not been able to figure out what it is. It reminded me of a castle surrounded by a moat of water. If you look very close at the picture, you'll notice at least four triangles shaped like "candy corn", on each side of the "moat".

Do you know what this is? Please give me your best hypothesis.

Xie Xie

News update!!! Well folks, this has been like peeling an onion, peel off a layer and then you find another even more interesting layer. First, here some coordinates to use for Google Earth:
41.460000, 100.431096 ( An old friend of mine was kind enough to slowly fly a "Google Earth" plane from Beijing towards Urumqi and found it!!! So I got the coordinates from him). If you have the new version of Google Earth, you can click on the "I" buttons to get information about the place. I don't have any info buttons on mine, (or haven't been able to find them yet), so I'll have to figure it out later. Also, check these places out: No.5 Mountain @ 41.431374, 100.273287. Zha'encha Gangacha @ 41.505021, 100.350925. and best for last: "Rocket City" @ 41.182954, 100.190835. Hey, this is fun stuff, enjoy!

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  1. PhotoAtelier 39 months ago | reply

    Do you have any idea of the coordinates? Maybe you could take another look on Google Earth.

  2. Mule67 39 months ago | reply

    I'll look around on Google Earth, but I don't have any coordinates. I'm going to look at the EXIF data from a couple of other pictures that I took on the flight along with the depature and arrival times of the flight so that might make it easier. I was sitting on the left side of the plane so that would put the picture on the south side of our flight path, and the land was extremely desolate. (That should narrow it down to a few million square miles.)

  3. Blinkofanaye 39 months ago | reply

    I like glens idea of looking at Google earth. Post what you find!

  4. Ulan Horse 29 months ago | reply

    I'm from xinjiang, and woking in beijing. and I often take airplane, and didn't see place like this so far, but I hope I will. and those triangles, they look amazing!

  5. pix-l 7 months ago | reply

    Anywhere near Lop Nur - reputed nuclear testing zone?

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