In that faraway place – the autumn of northern Xinjiang

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    It has been a few days since I came back from Xinjiang, and the photos are also done well in the morning. However, the travel notes have been delayed, and the sharing of the works has been postponed. In fact, what I have seen and heard all the way through, has completely subverted the original image of Xinjiang in my mind, and I have calmed my mood again and again, in order to quietly write the travel notes…
    I have always wondered if my genes are mixed with wolves, or how does the grassland have irresistible temptation to me? And how does that fat sheep meat attract me so much? For a person living on the southeast coast, the most desirable is the vast grassland and tall forest in the northwest.
    The autumn colors of northern Xinjiang must attract countless people like me. Otherwise, the tickets for flying Urumqi between Guangzhou and Shenzhen will not be so expensive. The price of more than 3,000 one-way is still sold. This is enough to go to Southeast Asia for a trip. I actually chose to travel by train. This train from Guangzhou to Urumqi, from the southeastern provincial capital of China to the capital of the most northwestern autonomous region. The whole journey was 48 hours, and I have never been in this train for so long. From Lingnan to the Western Region, through the day and night, from the humid southeast coast to the arid northwest. I have witnessed the changes in geography and have met many new friends.
    My peers are in the carriages outside the few quarters, and I am alone in another section. The 48-hour train, in fact, did not imagine the long time, holding a camera in the carriage to walk around to take pictures, chatting with strangers around me. The signal on the train is intermittent, most of the time only E network, after all, there is nothing else to do, as long as you are willing to open your mouth, generally will not refuse. Full of trains, most of them are travelers like me, and the retired old lady is especially rich. After all, the time to go to work is money, and basically will not choose a 48-hour long-distance train.
    Occasionally, some are locals who return to Xinjiang. I quickly inquired about what is delicious in Urumqi, what is the most worth buying, and where is the most authentic and cheapest. As a foodie, every time you go out for a trip, you want to eat like a local in the most grounded way. Basically, every trip back, in addition to the beauty, there are always one or two local cuisines that I will never forget. And it is the taste that you can’t eat when you leave the local area.
    Start a few photos of this trip and then slowly come…
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    About Xinjiang
    Less than Xinjiang does not know China’s size, Xinjiang covers an area of ​​1.66 million square kilometers, accounting for one-sixth of China’s total land area, close to ten Guangdong provinces. At any time, a county is equivalent to the area of ​​a province. This is really a very difficult choice for people with limited time.
    The terrain of Xinjiang is generally divided into three basins, from Kunming Mountain to Tianshan Mountain and Altai Mountain. The central Tianshan Mountains are divided into the north and south Xinjiang, the Junggar Basin in the south and the Tarim Basin in the north.
    Many people mention that in the minds of Xinjiang, there are only Gobi deserts, cut cakes and even terrorists. In fact, the differences between ethnic groups and cultures in the North and South are quite large.Southern Xinjiang and Northern Xinjiang are completely different: Northern Xinjiang means mountains and grasslands, meaning Kanas and Nalati grasslands; Southern Xinjiang means deserts and Gobi; Northern Xinjiang means grassland culture, and Southern Xinjiang means Agricultural civilization; Northern Xinjiang means Kazakh and Oirat Mongolia, Southern Xinjiang means Uyghur and Tajik; Northern Xinjiang means horses and songs, and Southern Xinjiang means Muqam and dance. The agricultural civilization in southern Xinjiang means that in ancient times, southern Xinjiang was mainly cultivated. For example, onions and peppers were transmitted from the Iranian side. At that time, southern Xinjiang was the only place where the Silk Road must pass. It was planted in southern Xinjiang and later spread to the mainland. In the north, there were many grasslands, mostly nomadic peoples. Therefore, northern Xinjiang is a grassland culture, and southern Xinjiang is an agricultural civilization. More than 80% of the southern Xinjiang are ethnic minorities, mostly Uighurs.
    The pictures are for reference only. The scenery in each person’s eyes will be different. It is the happiest thing to discover the beauty in your eyes. Xinjiang will not live up to your journey, and life will be a must. Xinjiang is also one of the safest places I have ever been to. Each junction has a joint guard post consisting of armed police, police, and public security. Each bus station has a police station and enters any public market, market, hotel, scenic area, etc. Occasionally, an aircraft security check or an open package inspection is required. A certain distance on the road also requires getting off to check the ID card. The gas station only allows the driver to drive in one person, and the rest of the passengers need to wait outside. With such a strict security environment, you can travel with confidence. Remember to remember to bring your ID card! People like me who don’t have an ID card and only dare to go to Xinjiang with a temporary identification of the train station are not estimated.
    About the trip
    The main destination of this time is Kanas in northern Xinjiang, and went to Ejina last fall. These two place names began to look at the stupid and unclear. When I started to do the Raiders, I also learned a lot about the beauty of Kanas. Kanas in the fall is the most beautiful season of the year. I discussed with the leader of the pig’s mouth and finally abandoned the summer seasons such as Sailimu Lake, Yili, Nalati and Bayinbulak. Urumqi – Gurbantunggut Desert – Cocoto Sea – Colorful Beach – White Haba – Kanas – Hemu – Urhe Devil City – Urumqi This northern Xinjiang classic small ring line. After all, Xinjiang can not finish it once, but it is worth to feel the most beautiful scenery at the moment according to different seasons. It is not necessary to deliberately pursue a big and complete. Xinjiang is a place where you want to go many times. In addition to the stunning scenery, there are also different localities and ethnic customs, and more delicious food.
    D0 (September 16th ~ September 17th) Guangzhou to Urumqi, spent on the train,
    D1 (September 18th) arrived at Urumqi South Station early in the morning, took a one-way bus to the hotel arranged by the club, and joined other teammates to visit the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum. Stay in Urumqi.
    D2: (September 19) Urumqi-Gurbantunggut Desert – Cocoto Sea, Cocoto Sea.
    D3: (September 20) Cocoto Sea – Burqin, and Burqin.
    D4: (September 21) Burqin – Colorful Beach – Jia Dengyu – White Haba, Su Bai Haba.
    D5: (September 22) White Haba – Kanas Lake – Wolong Bay – Moon Bay – Shenxian Bay – Yaze Lake, Sukanas.
    D6: (September 23rd) Kanas-Jarden-Hemu, Suhemu.
    D7: (September 24th) Hemu – Burqin – Devil City – Urho, Su Wuer Wo.
    D8: (September 25th) Wuerhe-Urumqi Da Bara, in Urumqi.
    D9: (September 26) Urumqi Feiyinchuan transfer, Su Yinchuan
    D10: (September 27th) Yinchuan stopped in Xi’an to Guangzhou.
    Day 1
    Urumqi is ready to go
    One day in advance, Urumqi purchased the fruits, dried food, drinks and other materials needed on the road. Our group of people set off on the bus of the club.
    I have to say that the fruits of Xinjiang’s local real estate are really cheap and delicious. All of them are calculated in kilograms, but the price is still less than the price we have on the other side. We have bought a lot of grapes, cantaloupe, walnuts and dates, and even dozens of oil bottles have been bought. Anyway, the bus was packed, and we were dissatisfied. The place to put things was absolutely enough. And this time all of them are people, it is very fun to eat and play on the car.
    The reason why this time did not choose to rent a car by car, mainly because Xinjiang is too big. There are often hundreds of kilometers between attractions and attractions. It is easy to fatigue and affect the walking and walking. And a familiar old local driver can not only give a good advice on eating and drinking, help to understand the local culture, but also introduce many good shooting points. This is something that I can’t do with my own strategy. Facts have proved that our choice is very correct. The driver is a stable driver outside Zhou Zhou, and it is a passionate Xinjiang know-how. More importantly, it is a variety of photography groups. It is not only for all kinds of roadside wilderness. The camera is well-known, and the camera with his Huawei mobile phone also wins a lot of SLR enthusiasts who burn equipment. The mysterious Western master who we call the flying flower picking can hurt people does not need any weapons at all. Haha!
    
    The car opened out of Urumqi, and the typical northwest scenery came into view. The Gobi Desert, a sparsely sparsely low shrub, looks a bit sallow this season, revealing the desolate beauty of Xinjiang.
    
    A strong wind blew through, and there was a sweeping dust storm in the distance. It adds to the meaning of the sky.
    
    A large truck carrying coal runs along the straight road at the foot of the Tianshan Mountains, and the snow in the distant mountains is clearly visible.
    
    Refinery and steamed bread at the foot of the Tianshan Mountains.
    
    Farther away from Urumqi, it has entered the Gurbantungguna desert. In order to ensure that the road is not buried by the quicksand, many square grass plants are laid on both sides of the road, and many low-lying grass solidified quicksands are planted.
    
    The red layer of Xinjiang, the famous flame mountain, colorful beach, multicolored pool, etc. is the typical representative of this landform.
    
    The truck that transported the coal fell over the roadside, and the coal on the cargo bucket fell to the ground, which was a bad luck.
    
    The overturned car is really not a special case. It is really necessary to drive carefully and not to drive.
    
    The car unconsciously opened a long way. There is a spring on the road ahead, and a large group of camels are gathered.
    
    I don’t know where the owners of these camels are, and the scenes of these desert boats drinking in the oasis happened to make us run into it. Everyone was very excited and they got off the bus and took pictures.
    
    
    
    
    Ground plants, camel’s food.
    
    The road leading to the horizon, the view is quite open. Most of the roads in the west are full of freedom, and they are speeding unconsciously. A lot of cameras along the way, the speed limit of 80. Therefore, drivers who are familiar with local road conditions will be more stable.
    Chakultu stops
    Walking on the 216 National Road, I saw the snow-capped peaks of Bogda, watching the rolling sands of the Gurbantunggut Desert, passing through the Kalamaili ungulate protected area and passing through the red fire mountain. Chakultu, parking here for lunch.
    
    At noon we reached the town of Chakultu. We decided to have lunch here and then continue on the road. In order not to delay the trip, the pedestrians were reduced to zero, and the couples were scattered to several restaurants in the town to eat. Most of the restaurants here also offer simple “strips”, also called noodles, which are actually ramen noodles, served with a stir-fried dish, and mixed together. You can add any more. Seemingly unremarkable, one entrance found it was shocking to be heaven. I have never eaten such a strong face before. I just ate two. Everyone asked the boss to hurry up. Zhou Zhou, the accompanying driver’s master, said that the wheat here can only be harvested a year. So the face is very strong. Is this the reason? In short, Xinjiang’s “striping” is really delicious. We are all excited.
    
    In Xinjiang, even in some small towns, militiamen wearing military uniforms are often seen. This uncle with a slightly exotic face is one of them.
    
    Before coming, I searched online for information about Chakultu. Basically: Gulban Tungula Desert, Kalamaili Nature Reserve, how desolate here, only dozens of Kazakh herders, locals still riding The horses, the people they meet do not understand Chinese, there are many antelopes, Platts wild horses, wild donkeys, etc.
    
    It’s really here that I know how outdated and unreliable this information is. The business of this Huimin restaurant is good, although it has already passed the peak of noon dining, but the restaurant is still full. Passing through the bustling seats, I went out on the steps of the restaurant and looked at the streets of Chakultu. I saw the cars in front of the restaurant along the street, people from long distances, from the far away In the emptiness and illusion, I came to this desert town to find a real taste and stomach comfort. There are also local small traders who sell a variety of gems and Gobi jade, and skillfully use Chinese and onlookers to bargain. I don’t have much interest in this, and now synthetic materials are doing more than real. I am not good at this, and I am not keen on collecting gemstone jewelry. So just take a photo next to you.
    
    Chakultu has less snow in winter, so it is also an ideal winter pasture. A truck full of sheep stopped slowly in front of me. The driver got off the bus to check the condition of the sheep and ensure the healthy spirit of the sheep in the transition. Some herders are no longer on foot as traditional, but instead use vehicles such as trucks and even trains to transport cattle and sheep. From the summer pasture to the winter pasture.
    
    After satisfying the wishes of the stomach, we continued to march north, and the Altai Mountains were already in front of the road.
    
    This time I came to Xinjiang and learned about it in advance. Xinjiang is unique and can’t be seen. It is the autumn of Kanas and the herdsmen of northern Xinjiang, with both natural landscape and humanities. In particular, the lifestyle that the herdsmen have continued for thousands of years has become more and more difficult to see in other regions. It is a tradition that is dying.
    
    Speaking of nomadism, the average person must first think of Inner Mongolia, but in fact, the nomadic of Inner Mongolia has turned to the last page, the grasslands of each household are divided, and are surrounded by the wire circle by the owner, the facts of the herdsmen It has already lived a settled life. The cattle and sheep have lived in the same area for a long time. They have repeatedly eaten the grass in this place. The grassland has not been recuperated, and the grassland has been degraded. More and more areas are desertification.
    
    There are also more and more herders who do not need to live a traditional life like their ancestors. They only need to rent pastoral land to foreign households, and they can rely on renting a very stable life. These are the things I have seen in Inner Mongolia, Qinghai and other places during these years.
    
    The advantage of Xinjiang is that in addition to the four-season pastures like the Inner Mongolia Plateau, there are also the mountains around the basin. These mountains are snow-capped in winter and spring, and naturally cannot be grazing all year round, thus enjoying rest and recuperation. The alpine meadows are rich and rich, and in the words of the herdsmen, when it comes to the summer pasture, the cattle and sheep do not need to find grass, as long as they lie on the hoe, they can eat enough. To use such a pasture, you must be nomadic and want to change. At the same time, the four seasons pastures in the basin at lower altitudes can be rehabilitated in the summer. In the winter, when the alpine summer pastures are covered with snow, they are used as winter pastures.
    
    The Kazakh-based herders have accumulated a lot of valuable experience in the management of animal husbandry under the long-term animal husbandry economic conditions. They seasonally graze cattle and sheep according to the climate and grassland changes in the mountains. The image of the local herdsmen said: “Summer up the mountain, people rushing to run in the snow; winter goes down, snow drives people to run.”
    
    Therefore, in the summer, Xinjiang’s cattle and sheep are scattered in the folds of the mountains of the Altai Mountains, the Tianshan Mountains, the Talbahha Mountain, and the Kunlun Mountains. It is not easy to see large-scale cattle and sheep in Xinjiang.
    
    After a summer, those living in the basins and plains have forgotten that there are still shepherds in Xinjiang, as well as cattle and sheep, forgetting Xinjiang or the animal husbandry kingdom…
    
    Autumn is coming, the leaves are yellow, and the peaks that have not been covered with snow in the summer are white. The season of the transition has arrived. The sheep hidden in the mountains are like a stream that merges into a small river, and the river gathers into a river. From the mountains, from the ditch, from the forest, from the valley, and from the pastoral roads that have been formed for thousands of years, let people know their existence.
    
    It is almost like an eternal agreement. When the season changes, the herdsmen living in the Altai Mountains, the Tianshan Mountains, and the Pamirs will start to “move” and change the pastures. From the summer pastures in the mountains to the spring and autumn pastures in the piedmont plains, wait until The temperature has dropped, moving down from the mountain belts in order to catch up with the warmer winter pastures where the snow is shallow, such as in the valley lowlands. They are keenly stepping on the rhythm of the season, circling with them, and living by the grass. When the summer comes again, the process begins again, but in the opposite direction. Repeatedly.
    
    Looking at these fat sheep, we drooled and said that we should eat sheep tonight. One by one reveals the quality of senior food.
    
    “Water and Grass” is an intensive summary and description of the production and lifestyle of nomadic people for thousands of years. Altay’s Kazakh herders are no exception. “Advance” is absolute, “residence” is relative, but only a short stay. “by”, “follow” also. What is going to be “by” is water and grass, and both are indispensable. Without grass, big-tailed sheep have no food, can’t survive, and people lose the material condition for survival. Without water, sheep can’t survive, and people can’t survive. In order to “push” this water and grass, the herdsmen carry women with them all year round, riding horses, rushing cattle and sheep, let the camels carry houses and furniture, and keep walking. In the spring, starting from the abdomen desert of the Junggar Basin, the snow that gradually melts from south to north, across the Ulungu River and the Irtysh River, enters the Altai Mountain Front Mountain Pasture, picks up the lambs and nurses, and dresses for the livestock. . In the midsummer, people and animals enter the summer pastures in the depths of the Altai Mountains with green grass and flowers. The cows and goats are eating and eating, and they enjoy the beautiful and short-lived two months. “Paradise life”. In the golden autumn, the Altai Mountains began to snow, and the grass that was to be “gravated” would be covered with snow that was several meters deep. In the spring, the herdsmen and herds of the Altai Mountains were snowed down by the snow on the Altai Mountains. They returned to the Qianshan Ranch, busy with breeding livestock, busy preparing for their winter, and then from north to south, across the Irtysh River, Ulungu River, into the Junggar Basin. In the cold winter, a long winter, herders and their big-tailed sheep, cattle, horses and camels will all spend in the Hemu and Shawuer Mountains in the Junggar Basin. The animals endured the cold of minus three or forty degrees, licking the cold wind of the horns and foraging in the snowy Gobi Desert. In the vast desert, the herdsmen are still relocating their own houses, just to make it easier for the animals to eat the rare Gobi pastures; the reason why they have to go through the cold winter is because there are both livestock necessities – Grass, and water that is inseparable from humans and animals – it is snow that can be used by both humans and animals without covering the grass.
    
    The phone quickly took pictures and sent a circle of friends. This is the first time a couple of people who traveled with us.
    
    
    The herders’ transition routes are carefully selected and accumulated from generation to generation. In general, lakes and rivers are needed to drink water.
    
    
    The road conditions in Xinjiang are not bad, relying on the day and night maintenance of these workers.
    
    Along the way, the herdsmen can ride horses or camels or motorbikes, squatting on the yurts, rushing the herds and walking through the vast wilderness. Sometimes, after a narrow winding road, the entire road is basically blocked. If you have a lot of things, you will also ask a small truck to pull the felt room and other households.
    
    Because of the need to go through the grass, the flock will make a long-distance tour between the Junggar Basin and the Altai Mountains every year, and it will take more than 800 kilometers. The herdsmen have to move more than 80 times a year. Every time they go to a place, they camp in the camp, stay in the road for a few days, and then camp on the camp. This is their “home”.
    
    The sheep that I usually see are mostly white, but the sheep here are mostly brownish yellow. It turned out that this is the famous Altay Big Tail Sheep in the Altay region. It is a famous and high-quality variety in China.
    
    People jokingly praised the big-tailed sheep here: “The golden road to go, the Chinese herbal medicine to eat, the mineral water to drink, the leather garments to wear, the gemstone nests to sleep. The Liuwei Dihuang Pills are pulled, and the urine is the wife’s oral liquid. ”
    
    Travel is not a hurry to hurry, it is all the way to discover beauty. As long as we find beauty, we can stop and shoot at any time and place.
    
    Although I had to walk more than 500 kilometers on the first day, I took photos like this, and the group did not feel the exhaustion of the road. I am always excited about the beauty and new things.
    
    
    
    The 216 National Road to the Altai Mountains.
    Arrived at Coco Tohai Town, Fuyun County
    After a winding circle of winding mountain road, I entered the Altai mountain area and came to Cocotohai Town, Fuyun County.
    
    
    Cocoto Sea, I really want to introduce it. It has been world-famous for its rich mineral resources. It has been listed as a highly confidential region of the country since its founding, “the world’s largest mine pit”, “code 111”, “source of two bombs and one star”, “China’s second cold “Pole”, China’s “Rocky Mountain National Park”, has the world’s best earthquake fault zone, “World Geology and Minerals Museum”, “Gem Town”… all these seemingly legendary keywords, All belong to this mysterious place.
    It is because of this special identity that for a long time, the map is not allowed to mark this area, but nowHowever, I reopened and engaged in tourism development, but I still have no one to know. Relative to other famous attractions in Xinjiang, it is the most relaxed place for people.
    
    The Cocoto Sea is located between the Altai Mountains, 48 ​​kilometers northeast of Fuyun County in northern Xinjiang. It is mainly home to simple Kazakh herders. The Irtysh River just flows through the town. This is the origin of the name. The Kazakh language of the Cocoto Sea means “green jungle”, and the Mongolian meaning “blue river bay”. From the name you can appreciate the beauty of this land. Many people may have never heard of this place, but the beauty here is worthy of being explored by more people.
    
    The “green jungle” has become golden at the moment, and the pasture on the grassland has turned yellow in the golden autumn season, and it is more golden in the sun. Looking far away is like a golden rice field.
    
    Seeing such a beautiful scene, we parked the car on the side of the road. I took the camera to the high point to shoot the fertile land in the autumn season.
    
    The blue sky, the white clouds, the mountains, the golden grasslands, the autumn colors of the grasslands with high altitudes.
    
    If you don’t say it, I thought it was in the autumn paddy fields. I always thought that the autumn grassland was withered brown. I couldn’t think of it as the golden one. It is so beautiful.
    
    A small truck full of herdsmen’s house passed by the foot of the mountain.
    
    The golden grasslands at the foot of the distant mountains are still scattered with countless cattle and sheep.
    
    Close to our hillside, a Kazakh herder is driving a full-fledged sheep to his home’s yurt.
    
    Because of the need to go through the grass, the flocks will make a long-distance tour between the Junggar Basin and the Altai Mountains every year, and they will have to walk more than 800 kilometers, not including the road they keep walking when they graze every day. The herdsmen have to move more than 80 times a year. Every time they go to a place, they camp in the camp, stay in the road for a few days, and then camp on the camp. This is their “home”.
    
    
    Full of gold-like stunning yellow, I don’tKnowing how to describe her beauty, I can only record it with my camera, deeply buried her in my heart, staying in my memory, and taking a look at the photos. I recall that at this moment, the autumn colors of northern Xinjiang left me the deepest and most beautiful. Shocked.
    
    The fertile grassland has been extended to the foot of the Altai Mountains. The cattle and sheep are scattered on the golden basin grassland, leisurely foraging, calm and comfortable.
    
    Coco Suri Lake
    Cocoa Suri is also called Wild Duck Lake. It is one of the scenic spots of the Cocoto Sea National Geological Park. Tickets are more than 20 pieces. Although it is not very expensive, it does not have much to see. The layout of the entire plank road is similar to our usual municipal park. When we arrived, it was just that the sun had fallen to the other side of the day. Although the sky was still bright, but the sun was not shining, the whole picture was dimmed.
    
    
    In the autumn, the surface of the Coco Suli Lake has basically dried up, and there is a cluster of reeds in the shallow water. It can be seen that this is a habitat for waterfowl in the summer, and the migratory birds have already flew south after the autumn weather has cooled. Dry wetlands are difficult to maintain the food that waterfowl needs.
    
    
    Vaguely, summer is a very beautiful place.
    
    
    There are still some wild ducks in the lake, but our lens, which is only 300mm away, is really powerless.
    
    
    Reeds growing in water are changing positions every year.
    
    
    Reeds is a good place to take pictures
    Coco Suri is not too stunning, just as a place to take a walk after a day of driving.
    Iremu Lake
    We continued to drive to the direction of Cocoto Sea, just past the shores of Lake Iremu. When we first arrived, we still didn’t know where it was. We only felt very open, and there were no other visitors. Only one shepherd was driving the sheep. It feels much better than the previous cocoa. I asked for parking, and I took the camera and rushed to the grass on the edge of the lake.
    
    
    
    
    The blues after sunset are so charming at the moment that it feels very comfortable.
    
    The shepherd repeatedly drove a naughty lamb who refused to return.
    
    
    
    
    All kinds of pendulum Pose, free to be free…
    
    
    
    Day 2
    Cocoto sea mentioned in 123 travel notes
    After breakfast, we set off for the Irtysh Grand Canyon. In 1931, a large earthquake occurred in the south of the Cocoto Sea to Karajanger. The earthquake struck through the mountains and over the mountains, crossing the ditch, and the basin subsided. The lake surface expanded, the water body deepened, and the mountain collapsed. Rolling stones fall…not only directly formed a few wetland lakes such as Coco Suli, Yiremu Lake, Cocoto Sea, but also catalyzed the birth of today’s Irtysh Grand Canyon. Peerless landforms and style.
    After a large group of sheep in the town of Cocoto, all the cars have to give way to them.
    
    When I got out of the car and took pictures, the local old man next to me said that the sheep were well raised. I asked how to see it. The old man said that he would look at his ass and walking posture. But I can’t see this kind of layman.
    
    At the foot of the Altai Mountains is a patch of forest and grassland pastures, which is completely different from the traditional drought in Xinjiang. When I got up early to see the gloomy sky, I was worried that it would rain. The humid air from the Atlantic is blocked by the Altai Mountains, forming a moister area around it. The vegetation here is different from other parts of China and is closer to the Nordic forests of Northern Europe.
    
    Originating from the Altai Mountains Glacier Irtysh River is the only outflow river that flows into the Arctic Ocean from east to west. It has a total length of 2,969 kilometers and 546 kilometers in China. It has left a series of beautiful and rich oases and pastures along the way.
    
    The Irtysh Grand Canyon begins with the Cocoto Sea. Starting from Fuyun County on the bank of the river, turn over the 108-bend mountain road, bypass the Coco-Shuhai Lake, cross the Cocoto Sea Town, and enter the Dadonggou that the locals said. Dadonggou, also known as the Shenzhong Mountain Canyon, is in the shape of a “U”. It has a total length of about 8 kilometers and a bottom width of about 10 to 40 meters. The Irtysh River flows through it. We are playing this Shenzhong Mountain Canyon this morning.
    
    At the end of September and the beginning of October, it is the tourist season in northern Xinjiang. To enter the Irtysh Grand Canyon, you need to have a border defense certificate, so you need to wait. The person who slept too late last night, can stand to sleep.
    
    When you sit in the car, take a picture of the road, this is a shepherd’s sheepfold.
    
    
    Walking into the heart of the scenic spot, I was shocked by what I saw. The green water flowing straight through the heart of the nest flows, and the large stones of various shapes are scattered in the valley. The slopes on both sides of the valley are rows of straight coniferous forests.
    
    “Cocoto Sea” means “green jungle” in Kazakh and “blue river bay” in Mongolian. It is really appropriate to use these two words to describe it here.
    
    From the gates of the Grand Canyon to the Irtysh River, awesome granite peaks follow. When arriving at the Amy Sala Bridge on the forehead, a bell-like granite peak – the Amy ShalaIn the left bank, the momentum is compelling. Looking up, it is three or four hundred meters high. It is commonly known as Shenzhong Mountain. The whole mountain is a whole stone, like a tall bell standing on the edge of the river valley. From this, the more exotic and colorful granite peaks unfolded a wonderful section of the Altai Mountains. The Hongtai Jifeng, which is located between the Shenzhong Mountain and the right bank across the river, is undoubtedly the most beautiful landmark in this landscape. The local Kazakhs have given these two peaks the legend of love between men and women.
    
    I decided to climb the trail to the Hongtaiji Peak and go down to the valley. Although the leaves on the tree are still between the yellow and yellow, the leaves that fall on the ground are all yellow.
    
    
    The “Cocoto Sea” is in the southeast of Kanas. So autumn is also about half a month later than Kanas. Looking down at the Grand Canyon from the mountains, the valley’s woods are still connected.
    
    
    The most beautiful autumn is the yellow leaves, but the golden jungle is so beautiful that it is more like a star.
    
    The bizarre peaks in the canyon are bell-shaped, braided, and tapered. On the surface of the mountain, there are many pits that are densely honeycombed, and vertical grooves that resemble a solid waterfall. These unique granite peaks complement the canyons of pines, pines, birches and poplars in the canyon, and the rivers of the stacked rocks, which naturally outline a rough, desolation and tenderness. Landscape painting.
    
    A person climbed to a very high hillside and there were no other visitors around. It is to take a picture of this Irtysh Grand Canyon from a height.
    
    The granite seat is sandwiched. In the valley, the rivers are stacked, and the forests dominated by cedar, pine, birch and poplar cover the sky, forming a deep and quiet canyon wonder.
    
    The Emerald Sara Bridge, opposite the Shenzhong Mountain, is named after the mountain. It is also a scenic spot
    
    The Emerald Sara Bridge, located opposite the Shenzhong Mountain, is named after the mountain. It is also the starting point for hiking in the scenic spot. The Emerald Sara Bridge, located opposite the Shenzhong Mountain, is named after the mountain. It is also the starting point for hiking in the scenic spot.
    Irtysh River
    
    From the top of the mountain to the Irtysh River, the original green river is the soul of the place.
    
    Among the valleys, the green water is long, and the tall Taijialin is distributed on both sides of the river valley. The humid air makes people believe that this is a scene in the arid northwest. The crystal clear waters are reminiscent of Jiuzhaigou and Libo, famous for their water.
    
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    Fully armed uncle is shooting
    
    The trees on either side of the canyon are reflected in the Irtysh River.
    
    
    
    
    
    The river washed the boulder in the valley into a variety of strange shapes. In addition to the singular boulder, the river here is one of the most beautiful rivers I have ever seen. Different colors appear when the water flow is different.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    The more you go upstream, the more such steep peaks, although they are not as tall and beautiful as many granite mountains in central and southern China, but they have a desolate and far-reaching mood.
    
    Compared with Huangshan, Huashan and Taishan, the granite landscape of the Altai Mountains in the upper reaches of the Erdos River is unique. These granite peaks are mostly bell-shaped, braided, and cone-shaped, and are almost bare peaks, and the cliffs are thousands of miles.
    
    Their mountain form is not mainly shaped by vertical fissures and water erosion, but under the inland freezing and weathering, it is separated from the disintegration and collapse like a strip of onion, making the surface shape of the mountain both round and smooth. Steep.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    This is another clock – Xiaozhongshan. Although it is called Xiaozhongshan, it is not much shorter than the Shenzhong Mountain that I just saw. The surface of the granite mountain here has many dense honeycomb pits, which are mainly composed of different mineral materials in the granite, which are formed by differential weathering and freezing and snow freezing.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Many people will ignore the scenery on the way to the car, and for me who likes my way, there must be no one leaking the net, and the machine guns are swept away. It is often difficult to give up after returning. Every time you delete a photo, you have to tangled for a long time. It is not difficult to understand why my travel notes have to be equipped with so many pictures.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    After reading the scenery along the way, I finally understand why people like to compare the Cocoto Sea with the Canadian Rockies. There are too many of the same, and there are too many different characteristics.
    Cocoto Sea Town
    From the scenic area of ​​Irtysh Grand Canyon, we have lunch in the town of Cocoto, and then go to the next stop, Burqin. Still the same as yesterday, the whole is zero, and it is easy to eat some noodles in various shops in twos and threes. Because there is really no store that can cook more than twenty people at the same time without delaying time. The ramen in Xinjiang really made me addicted. I have been remembering it since I came back.
    
    Cocotohai Town has a large number of Russian-style buildings, and its architecture is exquisite and unique.
    The sly little sparrow adds anger to this quiet afternoon.
    
    
    The large flower buds in the center of the town are filled with purple flowers, which arouse the romantic thoughts of people. Iremu Lake
    
    
    At noon, I passed through Iremu Lake, which passed by yesterday evening. I just took a few photos on the mountain. The lake was very dazzling in the midday sun. It’s like a reflective mirror. Not as good as the soft side I saw yesterday evening.
    
    The lakeside is vast grassland
    
    
    Go to Burqin
    
    
    
    Every year, a large number of photography groups come to Xinjiang to shoot the transition.
    
    Fuba to Burqin’s Aba line is basically parallel with the Irtysh River, and occasionally can be seen from afar.
    
    Along the way, it was a yellow grassland. At first glance, it was thought to be driving on the desert. It turned out that in autumn, the grass turned yellow. I can imagine that in the summer, it is also a beautiful green grass in the summer.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Road to the gold mine
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Camel team
    
    
    
    
    
    
    There is a mysterious place on the Irtysh River, it is not an attraction, and very few travelers travel. Most of the time, just passing the driver will introduce the first time visitors to the place that can’t be found on the map – “635 Reservoir”. “635” usually refers to the water diversion project of the Irtysh River in the northern part of Xinjiang, including the introduction of Zik (Kelamayi) and the introduction of Jiwu (Urumqi). The engineering standard is very high, and 635 is the dam bottom elevation guiding the water hub. It is 635 meters above sea level, because the Irtysh River is an international river and flows downstream into Kazakhstan and Russia. In order to avoid disputes, it is usually not publicly reported.
    
    The slogan of Chinese characteristics on the 635 reservoir – perseverance.
    
    
    Before the Burqin, the sun went down. The car has been driving in the direction of the sun, which is very dazzling for the driver. For me to shoot the sunset on the car, it is a rare opportunity. The sun fell below the horizon for only a short half minute, so it was too late to find a place to stop and take a good shot. But sometimes this is the case, the best work is Tiancheng.
    Burqin
    When we arrived at Burqin, it was a bit late. We settled in the hotel and decided to go to the riverbank night market to see what to eat. Burqin is a place full of Russian customs. Whether it is a street-style Soviet-style building or a beautiful traffic policeman with a western face riding an iron ride patrol.
    
    The restaurants in the night market have their own stalls on the streets in front of the door, mostly offering food such as grilled fish and lamb. There are also some small shops selling gems and souvenirs. At first glance, it is a place dedicated to tourists. The fish here is cold water fish, the boss said that the fish is particularly strong and the fish bones are relatively small. Before I arrived in Burqin, I heard that grilled fish is one of the characteristics of Burqin. So I ordered a copy and found that there was nothing special. Usually, seafood was not eaten. The mouth of the Cantonese was particularly embarrassing. It felt that there was no savory taste. The meat was better than the Shanghai fish. The entrance was neither slippery nor elastic. Fish is mildew. It is not worth recommending. Or the mutton skewers are more suitable for everyone’s taste. As for the other dishes, the taste is basically unimpressed.
    
    The fish being grilled.
    
    Busy boss
    Day 3 Colorful Beach
    “One river is separated by two banks, and the scenery is two heavens.” This is the fascinating place of the colorful beach. Colorful beaches on both sides of the river, different from north to south. The South Bank is a lush oasis, the north shore is the desolate Yadan landform, the Irtysh River is here, and the blue is clear and blue.
    
    To shoot a colorful beach must be one hour after sunrise and an hour before sunset. At this time, the sun is low. Under the low angle of the sun, the soft light will make the scene produce a longer shadow, allowing the colorful beach to show. The texture is made and the picture is more three-dimensional. The golden sunlight makes the color here stronger and more saturated. So we arrived at the gate of the scenic spot early and waited for opening.
    
    There is also a large wind power website in front of the Colorful Beach Scenic Area. The slowly rotating windmill adds a dynamic and dynamic melody to the vast vision. Taking advantage of the unopened door, I took the camera and wandered around to find the subject matter.
    
    There are sculptures of three sheep at the gate, and I took a picture and looked up at the moon.
    
    The watchtower inside was photographed across the wall. Although the sun had not yet come out, the whole picture was not so bright and saturated, but there was a bit of dawn and quietness. Birds that occasionally fly over bring a bit of energy to the picture.
    
    As the sun rises, the gates of the scenic area are finally open. We seized the time to check in.
    
    As soon as the gate of the scenic spot opened, he immediately followed the uncle who had stepped on the spot yesterday and flew to the viewing platform. He said that he would set up a tripod and shoot the colorful beach in the morning.
    
    Colorful beach is a unique comprehensive landform. Different from ordinary Yadan wind erosion landform, it is generally composed of soil. The geology here is fire rock, surrounded by spontaneous combustion or melting of surrounding coal seam. There are white, brown and red colors, and some surfaces have a “glazed tile”-like luster. The lithology is hard and difficult to weather. It often forms a raised terrain. The fire rock is an important sign for coal. For thousands of years, the fire rock on the shore has been eroded by river water and wind, and it has become a beautiful wave-shaped color hill that is now seen.
    
    The sun shines on the mountain rock, like the most intense oil painting. In such a different world, I feel the natural tension.
    
    There is no such thing as Zhang Wei’s colorful Danxia, ​​which I went to last year. But in contrast, I love this rich and multi-layered colorful beach. I almost looked at this piece of land unbelievably. Although it was clear about the geographical reasons for the formation of this landform, it was still suffocatingly intoxicated when I saw it with my own eyes.
    
    The Irtysh River is known as the “Yangshu Gene Bank”. There are hundreds of willow trees growing on both sides of the river. The four major factions in the world’s five poplar factions are Beijing Qingyang, Poplar, Populus euphratica and Populus euphratica. .
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    The Irtysh River flows in front of the colorful beaches, with a refreshing blue. The Populus euphratica forest on the other side of the river complements each other. Populus has not turned yellow this season. Reminiscent of the golden Populus that was seen in Ejina Banner last year, it is sure that November will be another fascinating world of colorful fairy tales.
    
    
    At the end of the colorful beach, there is an Aktobek steel cable bridge built by the former Soviets in the early years. Because the relationship between China and the Soviet Union was not friendly at that time, the two countries fought for the problem of the treasure island! The construction of the suspension bridge is for the seasonal transition service of the herdsmen, so the bridge standard is very low, the bridge width is not wide, and the carrying capacity is also very low; the saddle is not installed on the main tower, and the sling is not protected against rust, wooden structure The bridge deck forms a cross-river passage, and at most, it can only walk tractors and trolleys, and can only be single-row. It’s really simple. Today’s suspension bridge has been in operation for many years, coupled with years of insanity, this bridge is on the verge of becoming a dangerous bridge.
    
    Target Jaden
    Say goodbye to the colorful beach, we set off to the gateway to Kanas, Jia Dengyu. The scenery is beautiful all the way. The roads that are still all the way.
    
    
    
    Open-air shop selling fur on the roadside
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Chonghuer Township
    Chonghuer is a Kazakh language meaning “basin”. Located in the northwest of Burqin County, Chonghuer Township is the only place to go to Kanas.
    
    In the mountains of the distant basin, the Chonghuer, European-style houses and flocks of cattle and sheep.
    
    
    
    
    
    Unfinished villa
    
    Local women holding lambs waiting for tourists to take pictures. The driver Zhou Zhou reminded us that it was all charged. We didn’t get off the bus, took two shots on the car and left.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Saying goodbye to the basin, the car continued to climb the mountain and looked at the clouds in front of it. It seems as if you want to drive to the sky.
    
    
    
    
    
    After a tortuous mountain road, the car climbed to an unknown mountain pass, and the driver said Zhou Zhou that the hill above it was a good place to take pictures. You can take the Lushan Road you just walked and give you ten minutes to shoot.
    
    
    When I went up to the top of the mountain, I found that it was true. The small village in the distance was the one we had just passed. It circling along the mountain road of the nine bends and eighteen bends. Standing on the top of the mountain, it was both refreshing and enjoyable. People can’t help but tremble at their feet.
    
    Infinite variety of concave shapes
    
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    Kanas Airport
    “Three o’clock direction! Twelve o’clock direction! Now you can change the telephoto. After one minute, after the hillside, there is a surprise in the direction of nine o’clock.” The car is driving on the S232 Tieka line, the scenery on both sides is dizzying. And I stood on the road like a sniper, and constantly changed the shooting angle and focal length according to the instructions of the driver Zhou Zhou. The camera keeps squeaking the crisp shutter sound. What surprises are there in the end? I can’t wait to think about it, and I put it on the telephoto.
    
    “Wow~~” Everyone in the car made an exclamation. A group of fairy-tale buildings appeared in front of us, in the end, the palace,What is the tourist spot? “Is Prince Charming and Snow White living inside?” Zhou Zhou deliberately sold a Guan, let us first guess where it is.
    
    When we saw that we couldn’t guess it, Zhou Zhou finally said: “It is Kanas Airport. The annual navigation time is only in summer and autumn. It is usually in hibernation.”
    
    This is the most beautiful and romantic airport I have ever seen, and it is more beautiful than any scenic spot. I secretly decided to come to Kanas next year, I have to fly straight here to complete my romantic fairy tale dream.
    
    In front of the airport is a verdant grassland, and there are small rivers on the grassland. The banks of the river are densely packed with cattle and sheep. Cattle and sheep are eating grass in the sun lazily.
    
    The winding river flows all the way to a small village.
    
    This is a slightly messy Kazakh village, but there is no trace of tourists.
    
    Large groups of sheep can be seen everywhere. The grazing horse was replaced by a motorcycle.
    
    It can be seen from these barbed wire that the herdsmen here have begun to settle down and have their own pastures fenced with fences and wire mesh. In contrast, the flock that is rolling in the dust and moving in the distance is in the distance.
    
    The shepherd is rushing his sheep to the next stop.
    
    The woman rushed the cow, followed. It is believed that there are already leading troops using the camel team to take the felt room first to the next water source. After the felt room is built, they will prepare to cook and wait for the large troops that come with it.
    
    The mountain road leading to Kanas was full of surprises. The car passed through the bare moss belts for a while, passed through the alpine meadows, and then traveled in the tall Taigalin.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    The white clouds cast a shadow like a dragon on the hillside.
    
    
    
    Alpine meadows are dotted with ant-like flocks, and a Kazakh herder riding a horse is grazing.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    The white clouds in the sky are like cartoon tortoises running on the legs. The image of the tortoise and the tortoise in the race.
    
    
    
    
    
    When the bus passed through Wolong Bay, he took a picture in the car.
    
    Beautiful reflection of Yaze Lake
    
    
    
    
    White Haba Village
    After a long drive, I finally arrived at Baihaba Village. Baihaba is known as the first village in the northwest. It is the brightest tail feather on the tip of the “rooster” layout, next to Kazakhstan. It is the village with the fewest people in the three Tuva villages. Many tour groups or time-critical travelers will give away to White Haba. positiveBecause of this, it shows its natural simplicity and a more life-like side. The Tuva people living here are said to be descendants of Genghis Khan, who live on nomads and hunting. Only grow some barley extensively and collect it once a year.
    
    The accommodation conditions here are relatively limited, plus the peak season, the cost of accommodation soared, only everyone can squeeze a lot of people. I have always had no special requirements for accommodation. After all, I spend most of my time playing outside. I just want an overnight place. I can have hot water without being cold. If there is wifi, it will be more satisfying.
    
    The house is a spired wooden raft house, made of logs, very primitive. The wall and the ceiling are also made of whole logs, and the tops are supported by wooden boards to form a “human” shaped spire, which can prevent rain and snow. It turns out that every household in the wood that builds a house has a corresponding quota every year and cannot be hacked. In order to achieve a balance between rational use and protection.
    
    “Where is Dad?” was filmed here one week before we came. It was the house next to us. We are here at the right time. If you catch up with the shooting, it will be closed. After all, running so far is to see the scenery instead of watching the stars.
    
    Pick up any items that you can take as a photo.
    
    Taking advantage of the time of the room, we shot everywhere in the village. It is also different from the South we live in, so I feel that everything is fresh. Shoot everything.
    
    
    
    Around the house is the Tuva’s cattle, where the animals graze leisurely in their own courtyard.
    
    The chicks are foraging under the leadership of the hen.
    
    The old tractor, we climbed up to take pictures, and the local uncle shouted at us: don’t go up, give money. In fact, I am afraid that we are broken. Haha!
    
    After dividing the house, we went to the street to find food. Although Baihaba is slightly more expensive than the county, it is still acceptable. Located in the village of Baihaba in the northwest, the diet is also full of wild exoticism. Roasted whole lamb, hand-caught meat, eachColor barbecue, a variety of large-scale series, wild vegetables, real estate cold water fish, Tuva brewed milk, each can let you enjoy yourself. The open-minded western style, in the way of sunrise and sunset, slowly releases a unique warmth of life.
    Day 4
    People from the east have this point, and there is a two-hour time difference with Urumqi. So I woke up early. Get up early in the morning and shoot the morning sun. It is so beautiful to see the stars in the sky.
    
    
    Big Dipper
    
    I didn’t step on the spot yesterday, so I almost couldn’t find the position of the observation deck. On the road, I saw a team that was also shooting a sunrise, but asked them but they didn’t want to tell us. Chilling! So we decided to follow us. Finally found. The top of the mountain was already full of people in the plane, and I thought it was a row of trees from afar. No wonder we just didn’t find it.
    
    We can only go to the innermost, find a position tripod. Wait until the day is light and start shooting.
    
    Northern Xinjiang at the end of September has been a bit chilly. Especially before the sun came out, it was only about 10 degrees. When waiting on this hillside, I really wear a few more pieces to keep warm.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    In the small village in this mountain, you can’t see the sunrise, but today there is no morning fog, and there are not many smokes, which is a bit dull.
    
    
    
    
    The thin morning mist floats in the mountains, and several horses are grazing. It is already very close to the border.
    Tuva New Village
    After the morning light of White Haba, I went back to my place and ate breakfast, and set off. Today, I plan to give myself a little challenge. Take the escape route and climb the Camel Peak to the top of the fish watching pavilion.
    
    The team that had been in the queue for a long time was crowded with the bus from Baihaba to the Tourist Service Center. We got off at Tuva New Village in the middle. Climb the camel from the foot of the mountain. This is the morning fog on the top of Tuva New Village photographed in the car.
    
    
    
    Tuva New Village under the camel peak.
    
    A team of horses passed by, and it must have been taken from the mountain on the fish watching pavilion.
    
    The morning fog is on the roof, which is one of the common landscapes in Kanas.
    
    
    
    
    
    
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    In the morning of this blue sky and white clouds, I can still see the moon hanging on the treetops. Hurry to change the long focal point to take this very artistic moment.
    
    
    
    
    I can’t think of such a steep, full-featured four-legged use, can’t take photos. The person in front has been shouting: there is cow dung, you can go, the place where the cow can stand can go. I thought, are you sure that you are not goat dung?
    
    Ever since, we walked along the trail of cow dung, through the mosquitoes surrounding the cow dung, and resolutely climbed to the top of the cliff and climbed up the mountain.
    
    
    
    
    After a cliff, finally reached a relatively gentle hillside, weTake the clams and fruits that carry them with you under the shade of the trees, and have a happy lunch.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    On the hillside, you can see the corner of Kanas Lake.
    
    Kanas Lake has many mysterious legends, the most famous of which is nothing more than Kanas Water Monster. That was what I saw when I was very young when I read the science books. That was the first time I heard about Kanas Lake. When I was a child, I felt that I was far away from myself. I couldn’t think of coming to this place personally today.
    
    This sub-alpine alpine valley lake hidden beneath the Friendship Peak of the Altai Mountains is actually the widest part of the Kanas River, a tributary of the Irtysh River. Originating from the Kanas Glacier, the Kanas River, which runs through the mountains and rushes down, becomes gentle and soft after injecting this pod-shaped depression. The east and west sides of the lake are full of wild and wild, straight into the sky, the original coniferous forest and birch forest, rendering a group of exotic tastes such as the Nordic continent and the Russian forest wilderness.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Looking down from the mountain, the boat in the lake is smaller than the raft, so it is said that the fish pavilion is a pure Arabian night for observing the lake monster.
    
    
    The spring green wildflowers bloom like flowers, and the summer rainstorms are clear and the clouds are dry. The autumn colors are full of greenery and the winter snow is covered with pureness. Kanas has its own seasons, but I love autumn.
    
    Kanas Lake condenses the most beautiful lakes and mountains in Xinjiang, and the lake is quiet and alienated. Surrounded by snowy pine forests, the lake is like a translucent gem, set in this land.
    
    
    At 1,700 meters above sea level, the fish watching platform is the commanding height of Kanas. It is the best location for photographing Kanas Lake and Kanas River Bay. To see the big scene, you must come to the fish watching platform.
    
    
    On the hillside, you can see the corner of Kanas Lake.
    
    Kanas Lake has many mysterious legends, the most famous of which is nothing more than Kanas Water Monster. That was what I saw when I was very young when I read the science books. That was the first time I heard about Kanas Lake. When I was a child, I felt that I was far away from myself. I couldn’t think of coming to this place personally today.
    
    This sub-alpine alpine valley lake hidden beneath the Friendship Peak of the Altai Mountains is actually the widest part of the Kanas River, a tributary of the Irtysh River. Originating from the Kanas Glacier, the Kanas River, which runs through the mountains and rushes down, becomes gentle and soft after injecting this pod-shaped depression. The east and west sides of the lake are full of wild and wild, straight into the sky, the original coniferous forest and birch forest, rendering a group of exotic tastes such as the Nordic continent and the Russian forest wilderness.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Looking down from the mountain, the boat in the lake is smaller than the raft, so it is said that the fish pavilion is a pure Arabian night for observing the lake monster.
    
    
    The spring green wildflowers bloom like flowers, and the summer rainstorms are clear and the clouds are dry. The autumn colors are full of greenery and the winter snow is covered with pureness. Kanas has its own seasons, but I love autumn.
    
    Kanas Lake condenses the most beautiful lakes and mountains in Xinjiang, and the lake is quiet and alienated. Surrounded by snowy pine forests, the lake is like a translucent gem, set in this land.
    
    
    At 1,700 meters above sea level, the fish watching platform is the commanding height of Kanas. It is the best location for photographing Kanas Lake and Kanas River Bay. To see the big scene, you must come to the fish watching platform.
    
    At 1,700 meters above sea level, the fish watching platform is the commanding height of Kanas. It is the best location for photographing Kanas Lake and Kanas River Bay. To see the big scene, you must come to the fish watching platform. Kanas Lake
    
    
    
    No one will reject the beauty of Kanas Lake. Unlike Qinghai Lake, it is a model of magnificent beauty. Kanas Lake is hard to calm down, because your heart will always be stirred up by another beauty.
    
    Snowy peaks over the lake
    
    
    On the Kanyu River overlooking the Kanas River at the foot of the mountain, it is also the “Three Bays” that we will go on foot later. The bottom right corner of the picture is
    
    We started climbing Tuva New Village in the morning.
    
    
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    The young man who is using the Dajiang Elf 3 aerial photography
    Wolong Bay
    The 2,000-square-kilometer pristine river valley forest stretched out from Kanas Lake is the only flora and fauna distribution area in the Gubei area. It is also the essence of Kanas. Kanas’s “Three Bays” – Wolong Bay, Moon Bay, and Shenxian Bay are beautiful places that must be enjoyed on foot.
    
    
    Wolong Bay is composed of the Kanas River, which has formed a series of twists and turns of the river bank in this long-term side erosion. Here, the river is slowing down and the surface soft waves are floating. Two peninsular platforms are developed on both sides of the Omega-shaped river bay, and the meander is a crescent-shaped platform. Two careful beaches are developed inside the river bay, like two huge footprints. Legend has it that the gods can hardly resist the temptation of the beautiful scenery. It is said that boarding the platform on the east side of the road, overlooking the panoramic view of the omega-shaped meander, just like a dragon and a dragon lying in the water, Wolong Bay got its name. It’s a pity that we have too little water in this season, and the whole island is completely exposed, and we can’t see the shape of the dragon.
    
    The picture taken on the viewing platform was a bit plain. After seeing other people’s photos, I realized that I had to climb to the hillside behind the road to get a beautiful panorama. There is a river behind the river. In the morning mist. Just like a fairyland.
    
    
    On the hillside of Wolong Bay, which is full of dyed forests, there is a cabin and several yurts. This is the paradise that people yearn for.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    The lake of Kanas Lake flows into Wolong Bay from the northwest corner of the river bay. The rushing water hits the boulder in the water, the boulder hits the middle stream, and the jade beads splash.
    
    
    
    
    The rivers that flow slowly, the big stones on both sides of the river are scattered in disorder, and occasionally some dead trees traverse the stone, presenting a primitive and primitivenice.
    
    
    These dead woods that lie on the banks of the river always have people who appreciate them, and there are countless murders of the film.
    
    
    
    
    
    Moon Bay
    It is about one kilometer up the river from Wolong Bay. Then it goes to the Moon Bay section, where the flow rate of the river slows down, the surface of the water floats, the blue is clean, clear and transparent, and the flash is shining.
    
    
    This time without a polarizer, it is the biggest regret that I can’t take a beautiful reflection. No matter what angle you can’t avoid the dawn of the river.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    The Kanas Riverbed forms several half-moon rivers made up of anti-“S” curved meanders, known as the “Moon Bay”. Moon Bay is the most famous attraction in Kanas. Open the online travel or Raiders, see the map must have this mean moon lake, so I once doubted that Kanas is only the Moon Bay?
    
    There is a green island on the edge of the crescent-shaped river bay, like a foot-shaped one. It is called “the fairy footprint” by the locals. There are also legends that this is the footprint of the generation of Tianjiao Genghis Khan when he pursued the enemy. No matter which legend, it adds a mysterious color to Kanas.
    
    Kanas Lake draws a beautiful arc here, like a curved moon falling into the lush gorge of the forest, so that countless tourists are intoxicated, Moon Bay will change with the changes of Hanas Lake water, is set in Kazakhstan A pearl of the Nass River. The beautiful and quiet Moon Bay is a landmark of Kanas. It is a place for photographers. From spring to autumn, from early morning to evening, under the influence of different climates and light, the water and moon are constantly changing the mysterious charm of the face, providing photography lovers with A wonderful picture.
    
    
    
    On both sides of the Moon Bay Valley, the peaks are stacked, the forests are densely covered, and the ancient trees are towering. The forest is a mixed forest of Siberian larch and lychee birch, mixed with a small amount of Siberian spruce, the largest age of larch is about 120 years.
    Fairy Bay
    
    Most people took pictures of the “Three Bays” on the road and then took the shuttle bus in the scenic spot and went back. We decided to walk back to Kanas Village. The road from Shenxian Bay to Yaze Lake is really beautiful, and there are almost no one on the road. We took the film while walking and enjoyed this freedom. I can’t be embarrassed if I can express it with photos. Please look at the officials to appreciate.
    
    
    
    Fairy Bay is as famous as its name. Under such a beautiful scenery, the horses who are leisurely eating grass are really farther away than the gods.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Duck Lake
    From Shenxian Bay to Kanas Village, head to an open swamp, surrounded by wire to prevent tourists from entering the swamp. This is the Yaze Lake. It is composed of the abandoned section of the Kanas River, the yoke lake depression, which has a long butterfly shape. It forms a north-south wide and shallow lake along the southern end of the depression. The shape of a butterfly-like Hongbi water and the marsh wetland are integrated. .
    
    
    
    The lake and the surrounding swamp wetlands and river valleys are home to a wide variety of birds.
    
    On the lake and north, there are swamp grasslands and vast grasslands, and the green grass surrounds the mirror-like lake, which is quiet and beautiful. On the grassland highland facing the river in the northwest of Yaze Lake, there is a stone pile, which is the “shoubao”. The Tuwa people regularly carry out sacrificial activities and “shoubao festival” every year, praying for the prosperity of the six animals and the safety of their families.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    When the sun sets, the color becomes softer and more beautiful.
    
    
    So I went all the way to the residence of Kanas village. Looking at the number of steps in the mobile phone, there are actually more than 40,000 steps. The key is to climb the mountain in the morning. I really admire us.
    
    
    
    I lived in Kanas village at night, but I lost power. It is said that power outages in the peak season are common. It is also the power outage that keeps my attention on the beautiful starry sky.
    
    Shooting a starry sky requires a long exposure and is particularly power hungry. Because of the power outage, there is no way to charge, so I dare not take more shots. I am afraid that I will go to Hemu for the scenery without power.
    
    The beautiful Milky Way, it is almost impossible to see the stars in big cities, let alone the Galaxy. Here even the naked eye can see the galaxy hanging in the sky. It’s too dreamy.
    Day 5
    Early morning in Kanas
    
    
    The cabin we stayed in last night, just cut the sheep on the chopping board in front of the door, one sheep and three foods. Xinjiang’s lamb is impressive.
    
    Old Xiao played a bald head without makeup
    
    Say goodbye to Kanas Village, we took the ferry from the scenic spot to the gate of Kanas Scenic Area, and the weather was particularly comfortable. The car was driving slowly in the mountains, looking at the golden Taugarin. In the face of such beauty, people suddenly became very lazy and didn’t want to take pictures. They just wanted to be in a daze. Many times, the beauty is not a surprise and excitement. It will make you just want to enjoy it so comfortably.
    
    
    
    On the way to Hemu, we stopped on a viewing platform. The winding roads were like a dragon, hovering over the feet. The surrounding forests were rich in color.
    
    
    
    
    
    Hemu Village
    Hemu Village is the largest village in the three Tuva villages and is also the residence of the township government. The third place in the “China’s most beautiful six-country ancient town” selected by China National Geographic’s supplement “The Beauty of China” is Hemu Village, which is known as “the back garden of God.” At that time, Hemu was a rare quiet land that was disturbed by the Kanas Lake. At that time, it was a place that could truly be put into the natural embrace. The photo at the time was a few small cabins on a large open space in the birch forest. It is still a wooden house, but it has become dense, and the locals are still simple. They rented the wooden house to the outsiders to run the inn, themselvesThe horse of the family occasionally does a tourist business, riding a horse for 50 yuan an hour, if you just take a photo of 10 yuan in place. Relatively many places, I think it is already a conscience price. The people who run the inn are really mixed. In the evening, we ate a few dishes of 98 yuan, the so-called wild vegetables, and then the proprietress said that we spend so much money to rent here and do a busy season business. We are not the same when you go to the east to eat seafood. Eat a few hundred pieces of fish, the same is being slaughtered. I heard nothing but right.
    
    When it came to Hemu, the first time I saw it was Genghis Khan’s point, and it was also the best viewing platform overlooking the entire Hemu Village. The people who took the morning light still did not disperse, so it was always people coming and going.
    
    The colorful forest on the hillside is dazzling in the sun. Lin Qin’s color is distinct, red is like fire, can be like gold, green is green, layered forest is dyed, colorful.
    
    Come to the cabin where we stayed at night, first place the luggage and then go out for a walk.
    
    The two children of the owner, although they are used to tourists, but we have to take pictures of him, still very embarrassed, desperately ran away.
    
    Behind the house is the birch forest, which is already golden in the mountains.
    
    A stream flows slowly from our house.
    
    
    
    The weather was very good, and the group went to the white birch behind the house to take pictures.
    
    
    The birch forest of the yellow leaves is a large area. The red dress is a perfect match here, and there is a feeling in “Hero”.
    
    
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    Through the birch forest on the hillside, there is an open space to the top of the mountain. Very comfortable. People just want to lie on the sun.
    
    
    This is a bit like the African wilderness.
    
    
    
    Biyuntian, yellow leaf land, west wind tight, north geese flying south. Xiaolai who is drunk with frost, always tears.
    
    The afternoon sun shone, and the cabins were scattered in the autumn mountains. The golden birch forest makes people feel very warm and charming.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    There are many cows in Hemu, and they are also models of many photographers. I am no exception.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Leaving the neighborhood, I walked along the river to the Hemu River. A wooden bridge connects the banks of the river.
    
    The Hemu River is the second largest tributary of the Irtysh River. Its source is the same as Kanas Lake. The water flowing through Hemu Village is not too deep, and you can see that the riverbed is covered with large oval pebbles.
    
    The river in Hemu River is very beautiful, with clear ice blue. Many photographers choose to shoot slow water on the rocks on the river beach. I am a little regretful to be lazy to put the tripod in the inn.
    
    The biggest failure of this trip was the absence of a polarizer, which led to a layer of glare on the river. I couldn’t take a picture and couldn’t see the pebbles at the bottom of the river.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    It’s so beautiful to freeze the bare feet as a model.
    
    Rented two horses for 20 shots. Haha! First go to the western cowboy.
    
    The horse has always wanted to graze, so it must be pulled hard.
    
    
    
    
    
    Various poses
    
    
    
    
    
    This influx of uncles, riding on the horse to help others take pictures.
    
    Originally thought of continuing to shoot on the viewing platform, but the sky is not beautiful. It began to snow on the mountain, and there was sporadic light rain at the foot of the mountain. Looking at the hills gradually becoming white, we had to rush back.
    
    
    In a short while, Miyun shrouded the hills.
    
    
    Back to the inn, I was preparing to take a shower and change clothes, but I found out that there is a vision in the sky. After the snowing mountain, the fire was burning. The sun rain saw much more, and I saw it for the first time.
    
    The rain outside is getting bigger and bigger, and the sky is getting yellower. This is a special evening.
    
    Looking at the more and more beautiful sky, I decided to take an umbrella and take a tripod out to shoot outside the yard. After all, the cabin in front of me was a little messy.
    
    
    At the top of the mountain, it was like a white hair, and it became a snow-capped mountain.
    
    
    
    
    I don’t even know how to express the excitement at that time, I have never seen such a beautiful scene. At the moment, the expression of language becomes pale. Given the limited width of the camera, it only reflects a little bit of feeling at the time.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    After the filming, I ate a good meal, hehe!
    
    The night after the rain and snow was very cold. I was not willing to go far in the middle of the night, and there was no good prospect. I took a picture of the Galaxy on my head.
    Day 6
    The early morning of Hemu has been widely spread on the Internet. In order to witness it, he got up in the dark, and the day did not light up. He used his mobile phone to look at the road and saw the crystal on the ground. At first, he thought that it was a stone like quartz, until the way up the mountain. Walking down the slope, the whole person slipped backwards, only to suddenly remember that it was frozen to ice. Board the observation deck and wait for the sunrise. The morning of Hemu is cold, and the people who go up the mountain are all wrapped in tight winter clothes, and they are cold and straight. Up to the observation deck on the mountain, many people have already set up a good position. It’s really “Mo Daojun’s early, more early pedestrians.” Quickly find a good position to stand on a tripod waiting for dawn.
    
    Looking down, it is Hemu Village before the dawn, and sleep peacefully in the mountains. The lights lit by the stars are the breakfast shop for the photographer business.
    
    The village seems to be wearing a layer of white gauze, as dreamy.
    
    
    
    The sky is getting brighter and brighter, and the white smoke rises. At this time, the small partners waiting for the shuttle bus in the mountain line called and called us to hurry. More and more people came to the queue, worrying that more people could not sit on it. Going out of the shuttle bus.
    
    In fact, the most beautiful moment is to wait until the sun comes out to pierce the clouds, and when the sun shines on the cabin under the mountain. However, during the peak season, the trip was not delayed, so I had to go down the mountain in advance to queue up.
    
    Early morning Hemu River
    
    In the middle of the golden birch forest, the creek water at the foot of the mountain flows quietly, and the muddy road on the winding road is printed with the shallow traces of the horseshoe…
    
    It is a pity that I am going down the mountain when the sun is not coming out. A ray of sunshine passes through the clouds and falls on the top of the mountain. It seems as if only an invisible hand is setting aside the clouds. The eyes suddenly became brighter, and the original dim colors became more beautiful.
    
    
    
    A big black bird flew over the head and quickly picked up the phone and took it.
    
    
    The square down to the mountain meets with the little friends. Zhang mouth said that the tongue was frozen and straight, and the words were unclear. It is really exaggerated.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    In the morning, the misty mountains are covered with clouds, and the mountains are colorful forests, plus the blue roof of the cabin. Here, heaven and earth are so clear, and the world seems to be far from the other end of the world.
    
    Sitting on the shuttle bus and driving out of Hemu Village, the scenery along the way makes people feel amazed.
    
    I shot outside the window through the misty window, and it looked like a picture frame. It’s an unexpected surprise. I think this is the filter that nature has prepared for me?
    
    The white morning mist floats around the mountains, all the wayTravel in Wonderland.
    
    
    The scenery on both sides of the road is mysterious and subtle compared to the observation points of the crowded people.
    
    
    
    In the early morning, the misty mountains are like the girls in the hustle and bustle. Through the thin veil, people can’t see her good face, but it adds even more delusions.
    
    
    
    
    The white cloud is like the new weaving collar of the mountain. The lonely cabin under the mountain is like the mysterious fairy residence.
    
    
    
    
    The faint charm of the blue river seems to want to tell a few words of autumn honey, but the words are still resting, and the depths of the deep into the bottom.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    The sun dispels the white clouds a little bit, using light instead of paint, and swaying the colors to the sunny side of the mountains.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Burqin
    Back to Burqin, but this time during the day, after lunch, you can also enjoy the Russian-style buildings in the county. I thought I had arrived in Russia without being careful.
    
    
    
    
    Go to Urho
    Along the way from Burqin County to Urho, various elements are suitable for the road. The windmills under the blue sky and white clouds, the Gobi Desert, the grasslands, and the straight roads that lead directly to the distance.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Urho
    I went to the Dunhuang Yadan Devil City last year, and I was shocked by the desolation of the Devil City. I came back and checked the relevant information of the Devil City and found that the Urg Devil City is even more famous. So I was full of expectations before I arrived in Xinjiang. Now I am finally going to this China National Geographic’s most beautiful Yadan. One will find out.
    
    The car is still driving on the highway, and it has already seen this kind of Yadan landform on both sides of the road. Is the entire Urho a desert?
    
    Under the high-speed place, it is an oasis.
    
    A sunflower field on the side of the road is very large and wide, and the harvested sunflower seeds are drying directly on the side of the road, and we are more interested in the golden flowers that are bigger than the face, completely ignoring the slightly muddy fields under the feet. Directly rushed to the depths of the flower sea to take pictures. Local farmers seem to have long been accustomed to the performance of our travellers, and have not even looked up at us. I am busy living from home.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Urho Devil City
    Both Mongolian and Kazakh are called “the place where the devil haunts. Its shape is like a city and a city.Whenever the winds of the desert are fierce, the sand is flying here, the dust is filled with air, and there is a dark and empty scream in the air. The screams of the wind are grotesque and fascinating. It reminds me of the devil and feels that this is the place where the devil lives. Therefore, the locals call it This is the “Devil City.” The Devil City is not the place where the devil lives, and there is no devil in the city. When the wind is blowing, there will be a resounding like a ghost, and the name of the Devil City will be there. In the arid regions of northwest China, especially in Xinjiang, the depths of the Gobi desert are everywhere, and this “devil city” can be seen everywhere. Most have not been developed. A few were laid on the road, and then gave names to those mounds according to the form, and then compiled a legend. Around the wall, the no-man’s land became a scenic spot.
    
    Visitors can choose to walk or take this kind of trackless train to enter the scenic spot. What has to be spoiled is that the arrangement of the scenic spot is really speechless, requiring visitors from the same team to take the same bus. If you buy a ticket, you have to wait for the number, instead of going there. Cause us to be arranged to the last class. It is also a waste of resources. There is no passenger in the empty car. It seems to have management, but it is more and more chaotic. It is estimated that the people who made the regulations have never been to the scene.
    
    People have already climbed to the tall Yadan mound waiting for the sunset.
    
    In the era of dinosaurs, the Junggar Basin is still a huge lake, with white waves and waves. Wuer Sword Dragon, Snake Head Dragon and Junggar Wing Dragon live here. Later, after two large crust lifts and changes, the lake disappeared, and the lake became a land-filled sea with sandstone and mudstone. The bones, oil, and natural asphalt of the dinosaur were buried in a complex rock formation. Therefore, Urho is also known as the hometown of Chinese dinosaurs. A few kilometers from the Devil City, there is a Urho Dinosaur Park. Inside is the real dinosaur fossil.
    
    
    With the great changes in time and space, the bottom of the lake rises to the land. These small hills and exposed lake bottoms composed of mudstone, sandstone, etc., are touched and polished by the fingers of the wind, the fingers of the sun, the fingers of the sun, and formed in the desert of Gobi. At that time, Wuerhe Wind City began to take shape.
    
    The mountains here are like the old castles, solemn and solemn; some are like the Buddha’s seven-level floating squad, leisurely and high-spirited; some are like various animals… strange shapes and different postures. There are valleys between the mountains and rocks of the Windy City. The gullies are vertical and horizontal, and the winding paths are clear. Those who open the avenues have it. In the bright sunshine, full of rough masculine beauty. Only when the gust of wind came, it was so excited that it lost its sense of reason, flying sand and stone, wolfing and screaming, making people afraid of trepidation.
    
    Wuer Wo is indeed a masterpiece of heaven and earth. Here, you must not be amazed at the wonders of nature. There are many abandoned ancient cities on the land of Xinjiang. The only difference between Urhe and the ancient cities is that there is only natural sand and no fireworks.
    
    
    The Devil City is lovely and terrible; it is magical and grotesque. It hangs over the beauty of loneliness and desolateness, and it is a strong contrast with the bustling city of modern cities. Generally speaking, the United States should be harmonious, but the Urg Devil City shows its disharmonious beauty with its patchwork; in general, the beauty should be soft and elegant, but the Urho Devil City uses it. Rough and wild, it brings shock to people’s hearts.
    
    Here I met a rare white camel. It is said that the white camel is a symbol of good fortune.
    
    Backlit hills are beautifully lined
    
    Backlit portraits can also be beautiful
    
    Backlit portraits are full of delusions.
    
    As the sun approached the horizon, I found a higher mound and climbed up. There were already other tripods on the mounds. I could no longer stand the plane, so I had to shoot directly.
    
    
    
    
    The dust rising in the distance is added to the sky under the backlight
    
    
    When the sun is halfway, the sun forms two heart-shaped spots that are stacked together, which is amazing.
    
    The sun falls below the horizon, leaving only the golden half of the sky. This is the best time to shoot a silhouette, only a short ten minutes.
    
    
    
    
    Opposite the scenic spot are countless hoes and various oil production equipment, reminding me that this is the “PetroCity” Karamay. The driver told me Zhou Zhou that perhaps in the near future, the Urg World Devil City will not exist. Because it has underground oil. It will be here when the surrounding crude oil is mined.
    Day 7
    From Ulhe back to Urumqi, the friends were disbanded. Most of them went directly to the airport and the railway station. The rest decided to go to the International Grand Bazaar to find some Xinjiang cuisine. By the way, I bought some hand letters to bring to my family.
    
    Taking a bus in Urumqi, I really felt that there are more beautiful women in Xinjiang. Casual street shooting is a beautiful guy.
    
    
    
    
    The Nanda Temple near the Grand Bazaar is a mosque but a Chinese building. . The main architectural worship hall of Nanda Temple has a convex shape. The front of the roof is made up of heavy-duty mountains and covered with glazed tiles. On the ridge of the ridge, two dragon play beads and other tile ornaments were placed, and the five-layered drawing board was painted with multicolored patterns such as grass and flower patterns, and the ridges were carved with 22 dragons. The back of the hall is built with brick walls and the front is fitted with wooden doors. On both sides of the gallery, the wall is engraved with blue, plum, bamboo, and lotus.
    
    Xinjiang characteristic carpet
    
    
    
    
    
    Kazakh Falcon for people to take a group photo
    
    Raisins, red dates, walnuts… Xinjiang specialty products have all kinds of dried fruits
    
    Xinjiang traditional musical instruments sold in the Grand Bazaar.
    
    There are also various kinds of crafts such as hip flasks and magic lamps.
    
    Freshly baked clams and baked buns are delicious and not expensive. We bought a lot.
    Goodbye! Xinjiang
    Reluctantly left Xinjiang, Xinjiang is a place worth visiting many times, beautiful scenery, this is the Qilian Mountains on the plane.
    
    
    
    

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