The ruins of Niya: An ancient city in NW China's Taklamakan Desert

The ruins of the ancient city of Niya date back to the Han Dynasty (202 BC-220 AD). The site is located in the Taklamakan Desert, 120 kilometers from Minfeng County in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. It is often described in films and novels as a "mysterious" place for adventure.