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Kanas Lake

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Kanas Lake

My husband and I will be in Urumqi Sept 7. We would like to visit Kanas Lake. What is the best way to get there? Fly from Urumqi to Burqin? How to go to Kanas Lake from Burqin? Any Advice?

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Beijing, China
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Make sure before you pull the trigger on what's likely to be an expensive trip up there, that you do some careful homework on what's happened to the place in the last few years. Particularly the development of a lot of new tourist infrastructure, entry fees, etc. geared to moving the big Chinese tour bus groups through there. Info is out there if you Google it.

Transportation is by flight to Altay (expensive) or train up most of the way to Fuhai or Beitun, or all the way by road (will take many hours). Once you get to the general vicinity by any of these methods, you'll almost certainly have to get a car to take you to the Kanas area itself, to get around in any sort of time-effective way.

Xinjiang County...
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you take a flight to there or take a private car,but car is better than flight.

because you can see more things on the way to there and it is up to your

time condition.

have a nice trip there

Beijing, China
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There are many direct flight per day to Kanas Lake, arriving at airport, take shuttle bus to scenic spot.

Xinjiang County...
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Hi there .

You can take flight from Urumqi to Borqin and there are manty shuttel buss form Airport to Kanas lake . so you can take shutlle bus . if you want to enjoy the scenery freely and flexablely i will recommand to you private car from Burqin airport to Kanas lake .

Best regards .

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We will be Urumqi June 20. One of my travel mate wants to go see Kanas Lake. It is far from Urumqi. Is it worth the effort, time and expense to go there. Beside scenery, are there anything special to see. I have seen Finger Lakes in Upstate New York, Lake Tahoe in California and Lake Geneva in Switzerland, they are all beautiful. Please advise.


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