16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Makeshift barrier at gas station near Turpan, Xinjiang, China

Due to a high level of security in the ethnic Uighur region of Western China, riders on buses are not allowed to remain on the vehicle while the driver is getting gas. Although security is very tight all over this part of the country, the barriers are often piecemeal, like this one.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: en route to Turpan, China, China
Camera: DSC-RX1RM2
Copyright: © Lisa Kereszi