Kanas Lake Travel Tips

On September 9, 2011, in Adventure Trip, Lakes, Mountain Areas, Tours, Travel Info, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

The Kanas Lake is 1347 meters above sea level. By climbing up 4000 stairs from the west bank you can get up to the Guanyu Pavillon. You can appreciate the whole picture of the Kanas Lake and its six gulfs from this height. The Kanas Lake is 160 kilometers away from the Burqin County. From […]

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Cloud Sea with Buddhism Light

On September 8, 2011, in Lakes, Mountain Areas, Nature Scenery, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

If you get to the Guanyu Pavilion to see the sunrise in the Kanas Lake, you can also witness how the clouds and frogs move slowly. Sometimes the cloud sea are with light similar to Buddhism light in the Mount Emei. Mount Emei is a famous attraction in Sichuan province. In August when it rains, […]

Tuvas Village

Tuvas is an old minority ethnic group. People of Tuvas live mainly by hunting and moving about in search of pasture. For the last 400 years, the Tuvas people have settled in the Kanas Lake. The people are known for their strength and bravery. They are very good at horse riding, skiing, dancing and singing. […]

The Flaming Mountain Travel Tips

On September 8, 2011, in Lakes, Mountain Areas, Nature Scenery, Tours, Travel Info, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

The Flaming Mountain is one of the most famous scenic spots in Turpan, Xinjiang. Particular customs of minority people, the unique terrain and the long history are all important factors that attract numerous tourists from both home and abroad. The weather and food in this region are quite different from those in the mainland China, […]

Kanas Lake (Kanasi)

On September 8, 2011, in Adventure Trip, Lakes, Modern Architecture, Mountain Areas, Must-sees, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

Kanas is a Mongolian word. It means the place of rich beauty and mystery. The Kanas Lake lies in the north of Burqin Country, 180 kilometers away from the town. The lake covers an area of 44.78 square kilometers, which is ten times larger than the well-known Bogota Lake. The deepest part of the Kanas […]

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The Flaming Mountain

On September 8, 2011, in Adventure Trip, Mountain Areas, Popular Provinces, Tours, Travel Info, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

Located in the north of Turpan Basin, namely the north road of the Silk Road,the Flaming Mountain is one of most famous scenic spot in Turpan, Xinjiang. In the language of Uyghur, the Flaming Mountain means the Kizil Tag or Red Mountain, while people in ancient Tang Dynasty gave it the name of Flaming Mountain […]

Tuyugou Canyon Travel Tips

On September 8, 2011, in Adventure Trip, Caves & Canyons, Mountain Areas, Tours, Travel Info, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

Food in Turpan is almost as same as in Urumqi. You can enjoy Cantonese cuisine, Sichuan cuisine, Uygur snacks and Islam halal food. If you ask the local people in Turpan what is their favorite food, their answer might all be grapes and other fruit. In Turpan, grapes and other fruits could be seen as […]

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The Temple of the Queen Mother of the West

On September 8, 2011, in Lakes, Mountain Areas, Popular Provinces, Temples, Waterfalls & Pools, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

The Temple of the Queen Mother of the West, also known as the Jade Pool Temple , is located on the eastern bank of the Heaven Pool, where the sea level elevation is around 2,000 meters. The temple is one of the oldest Taoist temple in the Xinjiang Province. It is said that the Queen […]

The Snowland

On September 8, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Nature Scenery, Popular Provinces, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

The Snowland is located above the snow line of the Bogda Peak, which is 3800 meters above the sea level. The area looks like a beautiful white ocean because it is covered by thick permanent snow and magnificent glaciers. Dates back to 1,700,000 to 570,000 years ago, when the earth was experiencing an algid stage, […]

The Sangye Temple

On September 8, 2011, in Historical Relics, Mountain Areas, Museums, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

The Sangye Temple is located on the foot of the Holly Mountain of Haiburi in the Shannan Prefecture in Tibet, beside the Yarlung Zangbo River. Built in the Tupo Period, it has a history for over a thousand years now. The Sangye Temple is one of the most famous ancient buildings in Tibet because of […]

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