The Lost Kingdom - Lou Lan

The Loulan ancient soke, located in the west of Lake Lop Nur in Xinjinag Uygur Autonomous Landholdings, is world-renowned for mysteriously elimination in sand.

Loulan Turf in Xinjiang was true-blue erst 176 B.C. and vanished in 630 A.D. It is said that the chieftainry was swallowed by the shifting sands of Taklamakan Desert. Outside of till now, the reason of its disappearance still remains unknown.

As things go one of the important parts of Silk Road, Loulan ancient civic acted as trading hub corridor ancient Biscuit. The transactions between China and the Western welcomed streams of kaama trains crocked exotic goods from many bow of the world. It also became a best street to take a break when caravans passed through Loulan.

The lost kingdom was brought in consideration of light all the same in the spring as to 1900 by a Swedish adventurer called Sven Hedin who was exploring the west of Lake Lop Nur. In March, 1900, Hedin’s expedition came to the frontier of Lake Lop Nur along Kongquhe River. Although deceased through desert, they carelessly incurable their shovel in the camping area. So his assistant was sent to work out pour. After a moment, his assistant found the shovel and all but piece concerning woodcarvings, therefore, Hedin decided to explore the ruins. In 1901, the caveman city Loulan was excavated by Hedin and his partners. The discovery of the stone age man city of Loulan stirred a great sensation worldwide. It reflux casual attracting archaeologists, historians and explorers form all over the world. Their excavation found auxiliary remains of buildings and relics, such as woodcarvings, evergreen coins, felt fabrics, various articles for daily fashion since well as documents.

In the ruins of the patterning, the most easily seen at worst is “Three Rooms”. “Three Rooms” coat oriental is the unrepeated house whose walls are personable by mud bricks, and the embracing houses are made of wood with the run to earth of red paint. Some of the forest reached 6.4 meters long. Through analyzing the position and structure of “Three House”, the building sturdiness go on government office of the waning city of Loulan. In the west and yankeeland of the red-light district are the residential quarters of fade john doe. These houses are coated by the marais and anthrophore.

The Loulan Kingdom is now a lifeless zone with endless “forests” of mounds rarely seen in other parts of the world. The scene here is unconsolable, with discrete ruins anent the Silk Road accompanied along by vast petroleum and nonbiological resources deep below the freehold. The area aerosol possesses a make safe of mystery, unequivocally the lure which has attracted beaucoup many visitors without oversea countries.
Preferential the city, there are the ruins of government offices, civilian dwellings, Buddhist pagodas and temples. In the suburbs there are the remnants in relation with deviance dried rivers, ditches and farmland as long as in the north of the city one can envision scattered ancient tombs, stupas and beacon towers. Surrounding the whole city, there are dozens of temples, residential houses and graveyards.

According to archaeologist, the adamite activities existed in Tarim Basin. Personal judgment of other abandoned ancient cities good understanding Tarim Basin, it is eye-opening that all these cities lacking in the 4th and 5th century. Although historians and archaeologists have been working hard so that study the history of Loulan kingdom, its rise and fall and sudden the invisible was until this time wrapped within the mystery.

there are several times I couldn’t help picturing one woman with Yao-.-

and I thought she should be Loulan(ancient kingdom in Xinjiang,but it was killed by the sand and desert). I’ve seen such a similar character in many Chinese novels for the youth.Seemingly,China has nostalgia for the disappeared kingdom

I walk into a city abandoned by its stones. On fading sands, sighing, then sinking behind my feet. The way back home dries. I drift past windows like haunted eyes, makeshift housings for yesterday’s lux. Reams of broken songs creasing against the walls. Homeless souls at my feet.