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Xinjiang Kanas National Geopark

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Charming Kanas Lake.

Kanas lake is located at the Kanas Nature Reserve in Altay mountain area in northern Xinjiang near... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
phaiksim h
Singapore, Singapore
Especially beautiful in Autumn

No wonder some people say that Kanas is the Switzerland of China. The views are simply... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
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North of the County, Burqin County 836600, China
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

Kanas lake is located at the Kanas Nature Reserve in Altay mountain area in northern Xinjiang near Russia border. The alpine lake is famous for its beautiful scenery with dense alpine forests filled with spruce surrounding the lake with snow cap mountain.You could take a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

No wonder some people say that Kanas is the Switzerland of China. The views are simply awesome. You will need at least 1 full day just to tour this park. Park entrance fee plus shuttle bus transfers within costs 220 RMB per person. Be sure...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

A must visit place if you travel to Xinjiang! Kanas national park is vast and would take at least 2 days to fully discover this gem. Weather is just nice for trekking in summer, about 20-24 degrees in the day. Trekking up guan yu tai...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We spend close to half a day in this national park. We can spend more time in here, but we ran out of time. The place is pretty, plenty of photo opportunities. Dragonflies, butterflies, flowers, reflections etc. The stillness of the water in the lake...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EastmeetsWestAB
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Clear blue skies, snow capped mountains, beautiful river and lake. Climb up 1068 steps to the viewing platform (观鱼台) to get a bird's eye view. Worth the long bus journey from Urumuqi there - Scenic.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

This is the major tourist attraction for my trip. The scenery is black and you can see a lot of photographers running around. Very beautiful place to visit

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank BobBobGolden
Reviewed October 24, 2017

The park is huge. There are so many places to see if you like the mountain landscape. Better to tour by car than buses.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Desvergnes
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Travelled with a tour group to the National Park. It's quite a drive up here from Urumqi (about 9 hours or more) And the ride was filled with meandering roads going up the mountains. I wouldn't know how else I could have come up here,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

One of the most difficult things for a foreigner to this part of China would be transport and accommodation. If you speak basic Chinese, renting a car and driving around Xinjiang is as easy as any other city in China except for re-fueling. The system...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Maildeshere
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Usually we find many things about the site which is good but still very less info àbout how to reach there. Thats why i prefer to answer this demanding question. As i travelled by train so no idea about other options. 1. Take a night...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Response from Kinjo77 | Reviewed this property |
We went there by taking a "Northern Xinjiang" tour package from this travel agent CTC based in Singapore. Since I can't post link, a quick google on keywords I mentioned should get you the information you need.