Karamay is an important oil city located at the western part of Junggar Basin (a big desert area between Tianshan and Altay mountains). Oil drilling began at Karamay since 1960, one of the earliest old base in China. City begin to expand since 1980 from just an oil town to a modern city. Now, city has 450 thousand populations. In recent decades, the city developing tourism and constructions. When we approach the city from distance, a modern city appears from the middle of desert. Though the city is not so big, but you find some very good hotels, restaurants even a few gyms. Since the area is very dry, it is pretty hot in summer days.