The Lake That Changes Colors

On September 8, 2011, in China Attractions, Lakes, Nature Scenery, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

Another amazing thing about Kanas Lake is that it is a lake that changes color. The color changes according to different seasons and weather from April to November.During May, the ice just melts and the water in the lake is green and grey. In June, the water changes to green or sometimes dark blue, because […]

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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Mazha Tomb

On September 8, 2011, in Caves & Canyons, Historical Relics, Tombs, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

Mazha Tomb is the first ancient religious relic you will see in the south mouth of the Tuyugou Canyon. It is a tomb of ancient saints. The Mazha Toms has a histore of more than 1300 years. Back to the 7th century when Mohammed created Islam, his six disciples came to China to preach their […]

Thousand-Buddha Cave

On September 8, 2011, in Caves & Canyons, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

In the middle part of the Tuyugou Canyon, the Thousand-Buddha Cave is one of the top three Buddhism Grottoes in Xinjiang. It started to build at the Jin Dynasty (265-420). It is among the first list of protected cultural relics in Xinjiang autonomous region. In the Jin Dynasty, the Tuyugou Grottoes are important for the […]

Tuyugou Canyon

On September 8, 2011, in Caves & Canyons, Ethnic Group Flavors, Historical Relics, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

Tuyugou Canyon is in Shanshan County which is 55 kilometers to the east of Turpan. Tuyugou Canyon was once the holy land of Buddhism and Islam. The Thousand-Buddha Cave in Tuyugou Canyon is 15 kilometers to the east of the south slope of Huoyan Mountain. There were ninety-four caves there. Now there are 45 caves. […]

The Heaven Pool Travel Tips

On September 8, 2011, in Lakes, Nature Scenery, Travel Info, Waterfalls & Pools, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

The Heaven Pool is a beautiful lake dotted on the mountainside of the Bogda Peak in the Tianshan Mountains. The lake adopts the shape of half moon, with clear and limpid water in it. The surrounding of the lake is covered by verdant grass and colorful flowers. The reflections of the blue sky and the […]

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The Ancient Elm Tree

The Ancient Elm Tree, also known as “the Iron Rod”, is located on the bank of the Heaven Pool. You can easily notice it because it is actually the only big tree by the lake. The elm tree gains such fame because people said that it was the incarnation of a hair clasp that belonged […]

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