I somehow got behindhand a few days ago due to the breakneck pace of our travels (we’ve now done something like three cities in four days – no way to travel!), and some things have gotten scrambled in my head, but I’ll do my best to catch up.
After the caves, we went to a silk rug factory, which was very similar to the other silk rug factory except that the patterns were nontraditional, modeled after the paintings in the Mogao caves. I did find a tiger rug, and the little travelingtiger insisted on getting a photo with his silk-rug cousins:
I thought briefly about buying it, but it would have cost about $1000, and I wasn’t willing to shell out that much, so I moved on.
Then we visited the local market:
After that, we left for the next city, Jiayuguan.