It’s really inconvenient to travel to xinjiang without a car. Xinjiang is vast in size and abundant in resources, accounting for about one seventh of the total land area. In addition, many scenic spots in xinjiang are relatively scattered, so self-driving tour is quite appropriate.
In terms of time, it depends on your time. Xinjiang has flowers in spring, leaves in summer, fruits in autumn and scenery in winter. You can enjoy different scenery at any time. Had better be summer end qiu chu is more appropriate nevertheless, at this moment xinjiang everywhere melon and fruit fragrance is rich and numerous, all sorts of fruit can fill your stomach everyday certainly full.
Without further ado, I’ll give you a more complete tour.
First of all, you can enter xinjiang from gansu and spend two days on the barlikun grassland in hami. The barlikun grassland is located in the northeast of xinjiang, where there are 8 places of interest such as “tianshan songxue”, “hanhaao city”, “jingquan suyue” and “yue tai liu sheng”. Jie shao balikun grassland elevation 1650 meters, snow crystal, green pine forest, cloud shrouded, unpredictable.
The next stop is turpan for two days. There are many scenic spots in turpan, such as the famous grape valley, the ancient city of jiaohe, the flaming mountain, the sugong pagoda and, of course, the karez that cannot be missed.
The third stop is urumqi, the capital of xinjiang, for at least four days. The most to go is the ethnic characteristics of the bazaar, which has a lot of special products in xinjiang sales here. Walnuts, raisins, sparkwood, dried apricots, and women’s favorite scarves are gifts for friends. But it seems that the grand bazaar has also begun to charge, it is said to be 10 yuan per person. There are many scenic spots in urumqi. Hongshan park is the landmark of urumqi and xinjiang. Tianchi is the most beautiful scenic spot we have to go to. Tianshan tianchi, formerly known as “yao chi”, is located in fukang city, changji hui autonomous prefecture, xinjiang uygur autonomous region.
The fourth stop is shihezi city, one day. Shihezi is the first city of the XPCC, the seat of the eighth division of the XPCC, and the largest cotton and grape planting base in xinjiang. There are hundreds of varieties of light grapes that are sure to satisfy your appetite to the fullest. Famous domestic wine enterprises all have their own estates here. Also has the xinjiang corps museum, may appreciate the forefathers’ struggle course.
The fifth stop is karamay city, two days. Karamay is home to many tourist attractions, including devil city, which was once rated as “China’s most beautiful yadan” scenic spot. Then continue north to the so-called “god garden” kanas scenic area, also need two days. Kanas lake is a national AAAAA scenic spot, a national geological park, a national forest park, a Chinese nature reserve, a national natural heritage, a national low-carbon tourism experimental area, and the most beautiful lake in China. Listen to so many words and you know you have to go.
The sixth stop is the border tower city, one day. Buktu port, Russian trade city, red buildings and other attractions are not to be missed. You can also get a taste of the kazakh customs, taste the big riba and jam made by the Russian people, and taste the marosh ice cream.
The seventh stop is yili kazakh autonomous prefecture, which takes four days. Yili river, fruit gully, the magic city of Tex, yili prairie, Lin zexu memorial hall, gongnai grassland, lavender manor and so on will give you a surprise.
The eighth stop is two days on duku highway. Duku highway starts from dushanzi, an oil city in northern xinjiang, spiraling up from north to south along the main tributaries of kuitun river to the depths of tianshan mountain. Side by the mountain, side by the river, highway terrain is very dangerous. Among them was a dangerous section called the tiger’s mouth. Along the way, the winding and spectacular duku highway passes through tielimai tidaban, an elevation of 3,700 meters on the tianshan mountain. At 3,390 meters above sea level, the hashelgan daban tunnel was once the highest in China. There are also 100 meters of snow promenade on the highway, which can make the snow collapse on the cliff fall into the deep ditch beside the highway, a unique scene. Passing through duku highway, it is a convenient passage from northern xinjiang to ili and southern xinjiang. However, due to the difficult terrain, numerous curves, and often closed repair, so often have to take a chance to walk (generally in the north dushanzi or south jorma before the departure of temporary consultation with the traffic police and road conditions to determine whether to release). Spend a day at the kuqa grand canyon and find something amazing.
The ninth stop came to the south xinjiang town aksu city needs two days. Aksu is the first division of the xinjiang corps, also has shenmu garden, gao laozhuang, daolang tribal attractions.
The 10th stop is the political center of southern xinjiang, kashgar city, which takes two days. Kashgar is the political, economic, cultural, transportation center of southern xinjiang, and the largest distribution center of agricultural and animal husbandry products. It is also an important commercial port on the ancient silk road, a key traffic hub between east and west, and an important intersection of east and west economic culture and civilization. Kashgar gar mosque, gaotai dwellings, fragrant imperial concubine’s tomb, kashgar grand bazaar, ye erqiang river (li bai’s poem said, “last year’s war, sangan river. War this year, the spring river in the spring river), zep’s poplar forest.
The eleventh stop, hotan city, also takes two days. Walnut king tree, FIG king tree, kuerban uncle square. Have to say the yulong kashgar river, you must go to see, perhaps you wait for hundreds of millions of years of hetian sheep fat jade seed material waiting for you to find it.
The last is to appreciate the desert road from minfeng to korla city, also take two days. So far, xinjiang tourism is basically over. During the course of course can not miss is a variety of xinjiang cuisine: naan, roast lamb, roast whole sheep, roast steamed stuffed bun, ramen mixed noodles and so on.
Xinjiang has a vast territory and scattered scenic spots. It takes at least 20 days to travel all over xinjiang. It takes about 10 days to recommend tianshan tianchi, kanas in altay, gaotai folk houses in kashgar, id kah mosque in southern xinjiang, and poplar forest with a history of more than 1,000 years.