Kanas Lake Tuwa Village

Kanas Lake Tuwa Village, Burqin County: Hours, Address, Kanas Lake Tuwa Village Reviews: 4.5/5

Kanas Lake Tuwa Village
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Stephen C
1,055 contributions
Go if you have time to kill
Sep 2018 • Couples
The cover photo featured for this village is a misrepresentation. Tuwa village is actually a cluster of houses with wooden exteriors.

We actually stayed in the village for our 3 day Kanas visit. We did not meet any original Tuwa people (either that or they have blended right in with the rest of the local tourists). Other than motels, this place also houses a few simple local restaurants and supermarkets primarily to cater to the visitors.

It is located about 3km from the bus terminal and is at the foot of the Guanyu Pavilion.

Written September 24, 2018
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luolun1968
Beihai, China189 contributions
Visit to Tuwa Village. (Hemu Village)
Sep 2018 • Couples
I know this place as Hemu village and understand the population is Tuwa Mongolian.
It was a couple of bus rides to get here, but I thought it was well worth it although the village is now more commercially orientated and has no doubt increased the locals income considerably. It was still enjoyable with fresh lamb barbecue and other local food. Also enjoyed the climb up the hill to the advantage point for photos. The river running next to the village was crystal clear. If you get the chance I would go and see it.
Written September 21, 2018
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SilkRoadExpeditions
Kashgar, China28 contributions
great lanscape for photographers
Jun 2015 • Business
kanas is one of the most beautiful places in china , i have visited there many times ,but i found that it is too touristic and very crowded with people , kanas lake and tuva village are very beautiful it is like the russian siberia , fantastic place , i fyou are looking for non touristic side of the kanas lake area , i would suggest you trekking trip from kanas to Hemu(kowm) village ,it would be overnight trip , you can either walk or with the horse back, i have done this two times ,it was very beautiful trip , this might be only thing to escape from the large crowd of the people .
cheers ,
Written January 29, 2016
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jk yeo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia45 contributions
Genghis Khan cross over to conquer Europe
Dec 2014 • Couples
Kanas lake is an isolated mountain area at the north weatern corner of China bordering Mongolia on the right,Russia on the north and kazakhstan on the west.The people are descendents of ghenhis khan tribe.The sky is blue,the waters are running cold and pure on a greenish bedrock like a river of emeralds.They drain to Siberia.It is too far for the human ravagers in the cities of Xinjiang.Go before the natural beauties and heritage is trampled by tourist hordes....
Written November 26, 2015
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Qing Ye
Beijing, China1,350 contributions
Kanas --A beautiful place
Jul 2014 • Family
I was there with my son -21 month old and parents who are in their 50s.Find no foreigngers at all, and we were told this year have much less tourists than before,that is actually good for us, no too busy
Lots of my friends have been there and told me not interesting at all, my believe is because they join the group tour thats why.I decide to go there on my own,to enjoy the nature
We booked a room at Linhai Villa,they have wooden house which is quite and worth the money(380rmb for standard room) second night we decide to take the triple room, which is big and nice too, 570rmb) all including breakfast.We were told because this year less tourists thats why the price is lower.
Food was expensive, but i can understand, everything have to ship to there it is not easy. and they only open in summer for few month.We eat at Transfer center, they have noodle which is 38rmb, and we had zhuafan for two days which is 50rmb P/P.
guanyuting extra ticket but definitly worth it.120rmb P/p, I can't believe i hold my son all the way up to the top, and i believe you can done it with no problem
Walk from Moon to dragon river is nice and quite.
Fresh air and beautiful view.Highly recommend to go there on your own, not group tour .
Stay one night is enough, the tuwa homestay not so good, so recommend to find a Chinese to call hotel directly and tell them you are travel agency, so they will give you a good price:)
Written August 3, 2014
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Grace F
London, UK298 contributions
Kanas Lake with Water Monster
Nov 2011 • Friends
Located at the north of Burqin County, Kanas Lake which means “beautiful, rich and mysterious” in Mongolian is a typical alpine lake on Altay Mountain with an elevation of 1,374 meters. The lake takes on different colors with the change of weather and seasons. The lake takes the shape of falcate with 6 platforms projecting inward. Every platform has its own legend.
Written October 29, 2012
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benquintens
Antwerp, Belgium163 contributions
Great nature but not worth the very long trip, acomodion is very dirty, food too expensive
Jul 2012 • Couples
Unfortunately this region became one of the last victims of Chinese mass tourism what resulted in an overdose of loud people with no respect to nature and local people's customs.
The Tuwa village (Hemu) is unfortunately changing in some kind of Chinese Mickey mouse park with too many shops and restaurants and ugly plastic yellow, blue and orange" Chinese Mobile" umbrella's and other disturbing factors. The region is very nice with georgious valley's, rivers and lakes with many Kazach tents and Tuwa wood houses and of course a lot of sheep, horses and cow's. Clean water and air are very rare in China but there you will find a lot of it. Unfortunately it is a very long and expensive trip to get there and the accomodations are poor and very dirty. Food is far too expensive!!!
Written July 25, 2012
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ChoonWah
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia69 contributions
A vanishing Tuwa culture
Sep 2011 • Friends
The arrival of technology and bus load of tourists had a remarkable changes to this once secluded outback.Women were on their blue jean and men with the latest Iphone.Kids were busily fiddling with the latest electronic gadget..Life at this part of the world could be very tough.Even at September the night temperature could dip below 20 degree C and the day time temperature was dry and hot.The winter temperature is the dreadful minus thirty or sometime forties.
I managed to visit a Tuwa family .One family member tried to "sing" a high pitch haunting sound.As they were the descendant of Mongolian,I requested them to perform the Mongolian 长调 and I was politely turn down.Reason : they don't know.
We sampled their cheese with a bitterly flavour. and also participated in their interesting dance.Mind you,it was very difficult to make a decent sound with their short "flute".
With a better living standard,I believe it is a matter of time the whole village will become a theme park.
Written October 3, 2011
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MayteePH
Bangkok, Thailand11 contributions
Tourist trap, Doesn't worth the trip
Jul 2011
It took an hour on a very winding road by bus from Jiadengyu Forest Park (Hongfu Kanas Lake Resort) to the bus station (where you need to change to their bus). From there it is another hour on a narrow road with lots of tourist buses where you will find yourselves in a fairly new Tuva type house (wooden block house not to be confused with Kazakh's yurt). There were a lot of buses, a lot of houses were turned to shophouse for souvenir, foodhouse, accommodation. There were hundreds of tourists walking on the streets.

If you like trekking, alternatively, you can hire a guide to walk from Kanas to Hemu (or ride horse). This might be a better compromise.
Written August 3, 2011
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