There is not much of note in the town center- it is essentially composed of two or three main streets- but there is some beautiful scenery surrounding it. On the northeast side of town travelers can find the ruins of Princess Castle and also wander through the immense valley below it, also populated by yaks (we visited the valley first).
The valley has a sign that proclaims, "WELCOME TO ALAER GOLDENGRSS LAND LOCALFOLK PAR." There are some tents in the valley. They look like they may cater to tourist picnics but we were unsuccessful in my efforts to procure any merchandise from the proprietors (like a bottle of water). Still, sometimes it is nice to be in a quiet area.
SB 1246 by Sen. Jim Norman, R-Tampa, would make it a first-degree felony to photograph a farm without first obtaining written permission from the owner. A farm is defined as any land "cultivated for the purpose of agricultural production, the raising and breeding of domestic animals or the storage of a commodity."
The Karakoram Highway is the highest international paved road in the world. These photos are from the stretch connecting Kashgar to Karakul Lake and Tashkurgan, a popular route for travelers in China's far northwest.