Snow-covered world, winter northern Xinjiang self-driving tour

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Mito Overview
    
     Kumutag Desert
    
     Cocoto sea
    
     Cocoto sea
    
     Kanas Fairy Bay
    
     Kanas Fairy Bay
    
     Kanas Lake
    
     Yining City
    
     Fruit Ditch Bridge
    
     Kuitun Red Mountain Grand Canyon
    
     Kuitun Red Mountain Grand Canyon
    About me: Liu Sangen, a professional photographer, traveled with his girlfriend after inspirational writing two years ago. Two years later, I finally regretted playing with my friends. .
    (All photos of the traveler are taken by myself and prohibited for any commercial use without permission)
     Day1 January 31 Urumqi
    
     When I set off, it was still on the fourth day of the New Year. This time it was really a low season for travel. At 8:05 in the morning, the flight from Guangzhou to Urumqi, the ticket was affordable, 1070 yuan, taking pictures at the airport.
     As shown in the figure, except for the tripod and the camera are not placed on the bag, this picture can see all the luggage of my trip, the jacket is hung outside the backpack.
    
     My name is Liu Sangen. The stranger who is next to me is called Sun Yang. Yes, I have a surname with the Olympic champion, but I don’t have any swimming talent.
    
     From south to north, on the way to Urumqi, I am looking forward to it, looking forward to harvesting wonderful photos, and looking forward to interesting journey stories.
     When I arrived at Urumqi Airport, I could see through the window that the air quality is not very good. Because there are many chimneys that smoke, it seems that this is a very serious city.
    
     At 13:45, I arrived at the Urumqi Diwopu Airport. When I got off the plane, I felt a strong cold current. So I went to the first thing in Xinjiang to add clothes. From the winter in Guangzhou to the winter in Xinjiang, the temperature difference was a few dozen degrees, a little careless. Will freeze into a dog.
    Although Xinjiang used Beijing time here, the actual working hours were 2 hours later than Beijing time, and it was only 9:00 in the morning. The Chinese food was almost eaten at 2 pm.
    The next thing to do is to pick up the car! I had already rented a car in the vicinity of the airport before departure. I booked the car very quickly, so I drove on the road soon. (Car rental specials during the Spring Festival, plus insurance is only about 170 a day, but at first I don’t know the snow road conditions, renting is not a four-wheel drive, which makes the later journey very difficult and slow)
    
     In the afternoon, I came to the city to eat and eat. When I was unfamiliar, I just found a restaurant. In Xinjiang, except for eating cows and eating sheep, I was eating chicken. I ordered a reed chicken and a big roast chicken. .
    Many of the restaurants here do not have pork, and the halal restaurant is impossible. So, this trip has never touched pork.
    
     After eating and drinking, we stayed at the Southern Youth Hostel in Urumqi, with a double room of 94 yuan, which is relatively clean and affordable.
    After putting things down, I went to the attached Carrefour supermarket to buy some dry food and water. It is necessary to prepare some dry food. Who knows if there will be no place to eat on the road~
    It is found that even a supermarket and a shopping mall need to be fully inspected here. The People’s Armed Police can be seen everywhere. It is obvious that it is a sensitive area and the security work is particularly strict.
    
     Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar
    
     Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar
     In the evening, I went to visit the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar. This is a must-see for Urumqi. There is a big mosque, but during the New Year, the weather is very cold, so it is not very lively.
    
     Dinner found a restaurant in the annex, Alimu specializes in pilaf, I thought that looking for a restaurant should taste good.
    
     I ordered a large plate of chicken and some skewers. I found that I didn’t expect the delicious food. The weight was not very good. It can be seen that I will not eat it at the attachments in the future, haha.
    Go back to rest after eating, the end of the first day of repairing, and start tomorrow to find beautiful scenery!
     Day2 February 1 Kumutage Desert
    
     Today, after sleeping until I wake up naturally, I went to the top of the inn to see the snow, after all, justWhen I came to such a big place as snow, my heart was still full of curiosity and freshness. The feeling of lying in the snow was quite interesting, soft and cold.
    The next itinerary is to go south to the Kumutage Desert. The reason why it was included in the destination is because it is a different scenery of this trip to northern Xinjiang. The world is covered by snow and ice. And the desert is still a piece of yellow sand
    
     Kumutag Desert
     After eating lunch, I started from Urumqi at about 13:00, and arrived at the Kumutage Desert at around 16:30. The ticket for the attraction is 20, there is no rental service for sand-proof shoes, so I suggest to come here or prepare a plastic bag. Wrap the shoes, or wear a pair of high-top shoes, otherwise it is hard to get into the sand.
    
     Kumutag Desert
     Because I have been to Mingsha Mountain in Dunhuang before, so I didn’t have much different feelings when I came to the desert again. I still walked slowly along the yellow sand, although it looked hot and not covered by snow and ice, but The weather is still very cold, below zero.
    
     Kumutag Desert
     Camels for tourists in the desert, riding dozens of dollars, always feel that camels are a big sprout.
    
     Kumutag Desert
     The figure of a photographer in the desert.
    
     Kumutag Desert
     There was a castle in the depths of the desert. I thought it was quite big at first. When I walked in, I found out that it was actually a small building that provided sightseeing. It was small in size, but it was pretty good.
    
     Kumutag Desert
     I have been here until the evening, I want to shoot the desert under the stars, but there are still more clouds in the sky. There are only a few stars. Because the sunset is late here, it is already around 22:30 after the starry sky.
    
     Kumutag Desert
     Touching the black finally walked back to the gate of the scenic spot, and at the door, took a picture with the cool off-road vehicle in the desert.
    When I was out of the scenic spot, the armed police at the entrance was quite surprised. There were still people who didn’t come out. After we had some cross-examination, we finally let us go.
    In the evening, staying at the express hotel near the scenic spot, tossing to such a late night, hunger and cold, is a good rest.
     Day3 February 2 Flame Mountain
    After eating, we went to the Flame Mountain. The Flame Mountain was only heard in the Journey to the West. Before going to Xinjiang, I found out that there is really a place in the middle of the Urumqi and Kumutage Deserts. So today is Going back from Kumutag.
    
     Flame Mountain
     How to describe the place of the flame mountain, it is big and desolate, there is a feeling like the desert, the difference is that the desert is soft, the flame mountain is hard.
    
     Flame Mountain
     After entering the scenic spot, I thought it was a golden hoop at a glance. When I looked closer, I found this to be a huge thermometer.
    
     Flame Mountain
     There are also camels in the flaming mountain, where the camel is stupid and cute.
    
     Flame Mountain
     The dry land conforms to my impression of the Flame Mountain, but it lacks the legendary three real fires and red children.
    
     Flame Mountain
     Walking here is very similar to walking in the desert. It is a ridiculous piece. The difference is that you can walk on the ground.
    
     Flame Mountain
     It feels too big. I can’t see it at the same time. Not only can I not shoot it with a wide-angle lens, but I can’t fly to the end with a drone. When I go to no interest, I finally go back. Flame Mountain.
    
     Little plum blood station big plate chicken (store)
    
     At 9 o’clock in the evening, I returned to Urumqi. We decided to find a special food to experience it. We finally decided to go to a well-known large-scale chicken – “Little Plum Blood Station Big Chicken”. After eating it, it really deserved its reputation! Taste great! The weight is enough! The price is also affordable! 68 copies, 2 people to eat.
     Come to Urumqi must come to this store to eat large-scale chicken, five-star strongly recommended ~!
    In the evening, I lived in the Southern Youth Hostel. I went to the desert and the Flame Mountain. I will start in the other direction tomorrow and head north. I wanted to go to Tianshan Tianchi before, but my friends here suggested that I don’t go, saying that there are too many tourists, not suitable for taking pictures.
     Day4 February 3 Heavenly Colorful City
    Today, I went north from Urumqi to the Tianshan Colorful City. After driving out of Urumqi, the air quality was much better.
    Not far from the colorful city, driving for about 3 hours, this is not a very famous attraction, but if you want to go directly to the Cocoto Sea from Urumqi, then it is too far away, so I chose to settle in the colorful city today.
    
     Tickets for the colorful city are 50 yuan. This is a land of Yadan. Since I didn’t see the photos of the winter here, I felt quite unexpected after I arrived. The Yadan landscape in the snow has a different feeling.
    
     Colorful city
     There are a lot of small footprints in the snow. It should be left by the little animals here. I don’t know if it’s a deer or something. It’s so cute.
    
     Multicoloredcity
     Climbing to the top of a mountain, it seems that the mountain is quite strong, in fact, the surface is a little soft feeling.
    
     Colorful city
    
     Colorful city
     The place covered by snow always looks calm and desolate.
    
     Colorful city
     Step through the snow and look for pictures that are worthy of surprise.
    
     Colorful city
     The mountain rock is naturally eroded, and the rock mass is five colors, which is more prominent in the sunset.
    
     Colorful city
     The contrast between man and nature seems so small.
    
     Colorful city
     This is a panoramic view of the aerial view taken with a drone. It can be seen that the rock here is quite spectacular and continuous.
    It was already night after we finished shooting. We found a hotel nearby and stayed at the next destination tomorrow, Coco Tohai.
     Day5 February 4 Cocoto Sea
    Today, there are more clouds, so there is no early sunrise. We are going to the north at noon against the snow. Because of the heavy snow, we have to buy a set of snow chains for the car tires, which has delayed some time. Then it is slower on the road, and the snowy road can still be felt clearly. We drove until the evening to reach the Cocoto Seascape.
    Due to the late arrival, the surrounding is too dark, we have no energy to find a place to stay, parked in the parking lot and went straight to sleep with closed eyes.
    
     Cocoto sea
     This is the night sky in the Cocoto Seascape. It was shot near the parking lot. The temperature in the evening was as low as minus 29 degrees. It was impossible to shoot outside for too long. The Galaxy has not risen yet, but there are just two meteors. Crossed.
     Day6 February 5 Cocoto Sea
    
     Cocoto sea
     In the morning of the Cocoto Sea, today’s sunshine is still very bright. In this photo, I adjust the color temperature to a higher level to make the picture warmer.
    
     Cocoto sea
     The scenery of the snow-capped peaks of the sun.
    
     Cocoto sea
     There are still some red clouds in the sky. This kind of contrast between cold and warm is really good~
    
     Cocoto sea
     The mountains and mountains criss-cross.
    
     Cocoto sea
     The snow is too thick, and there is a feeling of going to the northeast snow town. It was originally another parking lot, but now it is all closed. There are no staff in the scenic area, and no tickets are accepted.
    
     At noon, I found a farmhouse. This was opened by the local ethnic minority. I drove for so long yesterday and I slept in the car for one night at night. It was a good meal.
    
     The children’s paper of the farmer’s owner is very warm and courteous. I found that the local folk customs are still very simple. I have more and more good feelings for Xinjiang. However, the child’s courtesy is polite, but it is too eyeless. Let me call my uncle? Very helpless, I am obviously a big brother! ! !
    
     The internal environment of the farmhouse is very local. Although it is relatively simple, it can be very touched by the hot water in the bowl at this time, not to mention the hand-caught lamb!
     We ordered a piece of lamb, a plate, and ordered two bowls of goat’s milk. In the extreme cold, there is a great satisfaction! Because I was too hungry, I couldn’t take pictures, and I ate it directly~
    
     Cocoto sea
     After we had enough to eat at noon, we continued to drive into the scenic spot. The scenery was really beautiful along the way. Although there were not many rich colors, it was simple and pure.
    
     Cocoto sea
     Not only is the camera shooting, the drone is not stopped, and the aerial aerial view is even more spectacular.
    
     Cocoto sea
     It took 2 hours to stop and go inside the scenic spot. It was not too late. I found that the shape of the mountain here was quite beautiful. I finally decided to wait for the nightfall at this location.
    
     Cocoto sea
     After entering the night, the Cocoto Sea and another meteor have been harvested. I made a wish and hoped for peace in the world.
    
     Cocoto sea
     The starry sky at night is still very good. At this time, the Milky Way has not risen yet, and the sky feels more pure.
    
     Cocoto seaBy the way, we took a picture of the starry sky in our car. At this time, the car was its peak value. When it was next time, the car was a little scratched. I looked at it and no longer took pictures of it. .
    It was already in the middle of the night, we stayed at the farmhouse where we had lunch at noon, 100 yuan for a room, and just slept a few people.
     Day7 February 6 Habahe County
    
     I got up in the scenic spot this morning. When I came out of the scenic spot, I found a small town here. I didn’t notice it when I came. It may be because I was driving in the dark and didn’t look at the surrounding environment.
    
     There are not many people in the town. There is an old wooden bridge style street. I want to buy it early here and find that I haven’t opened the door yet. It should be too few tourists in winter. The merchants are not doing business.
    
     In the snow-covered town, we waited until 12 o’clock to have a restaurant. After lunch, we continued on the road. Today we are heading towards Kanas and see how far we can go.
    
    
     Driving on the road, the snowy road under the scorching sun.
    
     Listening to music driving a car, like this endless feeling, like the world in the movie.
    
     Driving to the sunset, I found that I couldn’t reach the sights today, so I parked the car on the side of the road and took some roadside scenery, using a drone to take a panoramic view.
    
     The advantage of self-driving tour is to see the beautiful scenery, you can park at any time, at first glance, this is the golden tree in the sunset, this is a touch of red in the winter~
    
     In the evening, we came to Beibei City. Meimei’s plan to stay here after eating a dinner, the result was too bad luck, and the city’s power outage was in Beibei! ! !
     In desperation, I had to continue to smear the road, and finally lived in Habahe County, living in the Zijin Hotel, 160 standard rooms.
    
     The road in the aerial photography is still driving on the road.
    
     This road alsoWell, the smooth road, after the snowy mountain road is really hard, to be honest, I did not know how to drift before, but on this road, I have learned to drift involuntarily.
     I thought that the distance could be reached soon, and the result was still open today.
    
     The scenery on the side of the road, a simple tree in the snow, I took this minimalist photo with my mobile phone.
    
     In the evening, you can overlook a small village, squatting with light, stopping to take a few shots and continuing on the road.
    In the end, I was driving on the mountain road at night. The most unwilling thing happened. I couldn’t get out of the car, and we were helpless. It was snowing and using jacks. We couldn’t move the car out.
    Just as we were busy working for 2 hours, the mobile phone didn’t have a signal, and it was desperate to stop in front of the village without the store. Suddenly there was a car driving out of the village. Because our car stuck in the snow, their car could not drive, so he proposed to use the tow rope to pull out our car, in his help. Our car finally recovered again.
    After a busy thank you, we continued to be careful on the road, and soon arrived in the White Haba Village, 80 beds, this time is already 3 o’clock in the morning.
     Day9 February 8 White Haba Village
    
     White haba
     After experiencing the car trap crisis, I chose to take a day off in Baihaba. After I got up in the morning, I went to the rare supermarkets here to replenish food.
    
    
     It is really cheap here, and everything in the supermarket is also available. I decided to buy some food and ingredients here and make my own hot pot!
     It is worth mentioning that there is still a refueling service here. There is only a small amount of oil left in the car. I don’t know how long it will be there. So I fill up the oil here, although the price of the oil is expensive. At least bought a peace of mind.
    
     White haba
     There are cows and sheep everywhere in the village. They are not afraid of people and cars, and they walk in the village.
    
     This is the inn we stayed in. Looking for the innkeeper to borrow the pot and the bowl, we started to make hot pot.
    
     It’s very happy to have a hot pot in the cold weather.
    
     After eating and drinking, we went shopping in Baihaba Village, first gave ourselves a piece, just came out from the warm house, took the photo and put on the down jacket, haha.
    
     White haba
     In the afternoon, I didn’t go too far, I shot at the head of the village, while using the camera to shoot the delay, while using the drone aerial photography.
    
     White haba
     From the perspective of the drone, the sun is about to fall.
    
     White haba
     The night has not yet arrived, and a bright moon has been hung in the air.
    
     White haba
     From afternoon to evening, the color changes are still very rich.
    
     White haba
    
     White haba
    
     White haba
     Because today’s moonlight covers the entire night, covering the glory of the stars, so the stars at night are not many, quiet and bright nights.
     Day10 February 9 Kanas
    After a day of rest in Baihaba, today we are going to the northernmost point of Xinjiang, the border of China, Kanas.
    The road from Baihaba was not smooth. There was a vent on the mountain road. The snow was too high. The car couldn’t be opened. At this time, our heart was broken. Only when we started shoveling the snow, it took more than three hours. The effect is still not ideal, and even have the idea of ​​giving up to Kanas.
    In the end, I still met the kind people who had passed the road. They were big-powered off-road vehicles. They proposed to pull us a ride and eventually pulled us through the snow section that was less than 100 meters.
    
     Kanas
     A village on the way to Kanas.
    
     Kanas Fairy Bay
     After arriving in Kanas, we did not eat and stay first, but instead went to the fairy bay where there was sunshine.
    
     Kanas Fairy Bay
     Shenxian Bay can’t see too many pictures from the observation deck. Because the water surface is frozen, there is only a white snow. We walked carefully from the observation deck and came to the water bank.
    
     Kanas Fairy Bay
     I finally saw a place with living water, and there was more content than the bare snow scene.
    
     Kanas Fairy Bay
     Still choose to wait until the evening, the surface of the water has a mist, I heard that there will be morning fog here in the morning, so I decided to come here again at sunrise.
    
     Because the work is too late, there is no food to eat, at night, I have to eat a bowl of instant noodles and ham plus Laoganma, so the old godmother is a familiar taste. In the evening, the Kikis Inn in Kanas Village is not open. There are not many inns in this season. The cost of this house is 100 beds, which is the most expensive one.
     Day11 February 10 Kanas
    
     Kanas Lake
     Today, before dawn, I went out to catch the sunrise and came to Shenxian Bay. As a result, the weather was not strong. The clouds were too thick. There was neither a sun nor a red cloud. It seems that our good weather is over, and it is overcast.
    
     Kanas Lake
     After the Shenxian Bay was filmed, we went to Kanas Lake. The road in the past was not very good. We stopped the car and walked on the road in order to make no noise.
    
     Kanas Lake
     The lack of blue sky and white clouds, the cloudy weather is more quiet, it will make people calm down to appreciate, Kanas Lake has been completely frozen and covered by snow and ice, this scenery is picturesque.
    
     Kanas Lake
     There are still many traces of vehicles driving on the lake. It seems that someone is driving on it, and it is really courageous enough.
    
     Kanas Lake
     I walked on the frozen lake, step by step, letting the wind blow, and the sky was snowing.
    After the Kanas Lake tour, go back to the Qiqige Inn for lunch, the price here is the highest place in northern Xinjiang, a large plate chicken to 280, but the weight is indeed very sufficient, we and the other two visitors to the table together, the result They all eat almost the wall.
    
     Kanas Fairy Bay
     In the afternoon, I plan to go to the Moon Bay and Wolong Bay in Kanas to see it. The result is a look. All of them are frozen. There is no water at all, and it is still unable to go down from the observation deck. Shenxian Bay photographs the sunset.
    
     Kanas Fairy Bay
     Since I have been here this morning, I thought that I would go very well along the footprints in the afternoon. I know that the footprints of the morning have been blown away by the wind in the afternoon, so I can only get snow in my shoes and drag heavily. The footsteps go down, the taste of snow in the shoes is really uncomfortable, not taking off the shoes is cold, taking off the shoes is colder.
    
     Kanas
     After dinner, I went alone in Kanas Village to pat.
    
     Kanas
     Going out and still like to walk freely, step by step to feel the environment.
    
     Kanas
     The village at night is very quiet, breaking the night is only the dog barking in the distance and the occasional passing horse.
    
     Kanas
     Today, it coincides with the archery competition held in the village. Let’s take a look at the fun. It can be said that the man here is really mighty and majestic, each of them is a big cow, and such a big bow can be easily opened!
    
     Kanas
    
     Kanas
     Here, compared with the car, the horse is a better means of transportation, and the road is unimpeded, so there is a lot of horses around the venue.
    
     Kanas
    In the afternoon, we left Kanas, and the road down the mountain was drifting all the way. The car couldn’t control it. If it was accidentally, it would hit the mountain or fall into the mountains. Now think about it.
    Fortunately, I am a thousand-year-old driver. Although I still touched it when I went down the mountain, I was so shocked that I finally went down safely. We originally wanted to go to Hemu Village to play. I saw this kind of road condition and gave up rationally. Go directly to Burqin County to stay.
    Burqin is a very ordinary county town. Ordinary can no longer be unreasonable. It can’t stimulate my strong creative inspiration, so I didn’t take any photos.
     Day13 February 12 Sailimu Lake
    Originally our itinerary plan was the next attraction for the Devil City of Karamay City. Later, the weather forecast was checked and the weather was not ideal. The Devil City was almost gray and it was not suitable for shooting. It also skipped the attraction and went directly to the game. Limu Lake.
    The span between the spots is a bit large. The two of us took turns driving and it took more than ten hours to reach Sailimu Lake. It was already 10 o’clock in the evening.
    
     Sailimu Lake
     In the evening, we stayed at the hotel at the entrance of Sailimu Lake. This was the day after the day. There was only one hotel near the scenic spot, which monopolized the accommodation here. However, the price was quite right and there was no starting price.
     Day14 February 13 Sailimu Lake, Fruit Ditch
    
     Sailimu Lake
     The roads in the scenic area are particularly interesting. The left and right roads are black and white. I must choose to take the black road carefully. The white is too slippery. In the choice of reverse driving and life safety, I chose life to be precious.
    
     Sailimu Lake
    
     Sailimu Lake
     Legend has it that there are clear and azure lakes with white swan. However… it’s all frozen, watching the pile of ice and snow silently, it feels empty, maybe this is the winter lake in Sailimu; perhaps, this is the essence of the lake, I can only comfort myself .
    
     Sailimu Lake
     The wind is still very large, and it continues to blow, making it impossible to stay outside the car for too long.
    
     Sailimu Lake
     Although there is no lake here, it is good to have a distant mountain.
    
     Sailimu Lake
     The wind on the road blows snow, watching this cold wind, I want to ask: How is the wind stronger, my heart is more and more?
    
     Sailimu Lake
     A trace of snow was blown by the wind, and I have never seen this picture before.
    
     Sailimu Lake
     After being baptized by the wind and snow for more than ten days, my face has been full of vicissitudes, but the temperament revealed is still not reduced.
    
     Sailimu Lake
     If the wind is shaped, it is probably like this. This is the snow surface that has been blown by the wind on the lake.
    After the tour of Sailimu Lake, we went to the fruit ditch scenic spot to shoot the Guogou Bridge.
    The road to the fruit ditch scenic spot is really hard to find. After the high speed on the Sailimu Lake, before entering the first tunnel, turn to the right and go to a small road. If you are not careful, you will go the wrong way.
    Then it is very difficult to walk into the scenic spot from the path. There is a small bus stuck in front of our car. We are even more afraid to go when we see this situation.
    When I was annoyed, I could say that I had dropped a local groom from the sky, and I was holding two horses. Isn’t this just for us? ? We took the opportunity to abandon the car and save the horse. We spent 80 yuan riding on the road and stepping through the snow to the shooting point of the Guogou Bridge.
    
     After riding a few kilometers on horseback, I still need to walk a few tens of meters of snow. The snow is very deep. When I get to the knees, the horse can’t pass, we can only walk down.
    I used the flesh and blood to walk in the snow, as if I was fighting against nature. However, as a socialist successor, I am not afraid of danger!
    
     Fruit Ditch Bridge
     Finally, I reached the edge of the cliff and saw the best view of the Guozigou Bridge.
    
     Fruit Ditch Bridge
     The sunset of the Fruit Gully Bridge, the reason why I came here to shoot here is because I saw someone shooting this angle on the Internet. I feel very good looking, and I came here through difficulties and obstacles.
    
     Fruit Ditch Bridge
     Today’s weather is still very good, the long sunny days, we are here to wait for the stars to appear.
    
     Fruit Ditch Bridge
     The Milky Way in the winter rises slowly, and there are shivering us and twinkling stars.
     After the filming, we went back. When we came, we came riding. When we went back, we could only go back on foot. It felt like it took a long time to return to the parking place.
    Back in the car, we decided to continue on our way after the body temperature warmed up. At night, we went to the Swan Spring in Yining. It was already in the early morning of the Swan Spring Scenic Area. There were not many people here, so we did not go to the place to stay, but instead I chose to sleep in the car.
     Day15 February 14 Yining Swan Spring
    When I was at sunrise, I got up from the car and entered the Swan Spring Scenic Area. The ticket was 25 yuan.
    This scenic spot is not known to many people, because it is a purely photographic attraction. Every winter, there are many swans flying here for winter, which is good for photography.
    
     Yining City
    
     Yining City
    
     Yining City
     Although it started early today, the sun did not shine, it was completely obscured, and the morning fog was not a lot, so the shooting of the swan was relatively dull.
    
     Yining City
     After taking a few shots, I watched it quietly on the shore for a while. The swan will not fear humans and will even swim towards you.
    The truth is that this attraction is really small, and the road in Yining is dirty and rotten, so it is not for taking pictures. In fact, this attraction is not very recommended. After all, there are many places where you can see the swan.
    After the shooting of Swan Spring, we slowly walked back and went to the last shooting point of this trip, the Red Mountain Grand Canyon in Kuitun City!
    However, because it was too tired, we did not arrive at Kuitun today, but chose to stop and rest in Jinghe County, staying at the Hongyuan Hotel in Jinghe County, with a standard room of 99 yuan.
     Day16 February 15 Red Mountain Grand Canyon
    Not far from Jinghe County to the Red Mountain Grand Canyon, this canyon is not a scenic spot in a strict sense, but a coal area. It is only because of the discovery of such a place by photographers that there are more and more People come here to shoot and sightseeing, and still do not accept tickets, the road is still good.
    Just met a group of lambs at a junction and blocked the road. The road was blocked. I couldn’t press the horn. I thought that if you don’t leave, I will get off and take pictures of you. As a result, they will take a taxi. It’s awkward to run.
    
     Kuitun Red Mountain Grand Canyon
     redThere are different names in the Grand Canyon. There are also people called the Wusu Grand Canyon. There is also a name called the Bayingou Grand Canyon. I don’t know which name is right, but if I search on the map that comes with Apple, Only the Sogou Grand Canyon can be navigated.
    
     Kuitun Red Mountain Grand Canyon
     The winter canyon is not the same as what I saw on the Internet. It feels even more shocking, except for the red texture and the color of the coal, as well as the snow cover. It is especially spectacular when viewed at close range.
    
     Kuitun Red Mountain Grand Canyon
     I stood on the edge of the cliff. In fact, the legs were soft. At that time, the wind was quite big and I dared not look down.
    
     Kuitun Red Mountain Grand Canyon
     Using a drone to take a picture of the texture of a canyon, this is a beautiful picture of nature.
    
     Kuitun Red Mountain Grand Canyon
     At sunset, the light and shadow effects are particularly shocking.
    
     Kuitun Red Mountain Grand Canyon
     In the evening, it is even more mysterious. Below the canyon is a traffic artery that transports coal. After the night falls, these coal trucks still do not stop. The track of the lights illuminates the entire road at night, like burning in ice and snow. Flames.
    At the end of the filming, we drove to Kuitun City, Suzhou Blue Sky Hotel, a standard room of 80 yuan.
     Day17 February 16 Urumqi
    Today’s itinerary is a lot easier, because it has already returned, it will take about 4 hours from Kuitun City to Urumqi.
    When we arrived in Urumqi, we returned to the city from nature. We simply watched the movie, went shopping, and then returned the rented car. Urumqi is really a beautiful city.
    Staying at night is the Yungang Hotel near the airport, 94 yuan for a standard room, with pick-up and drop-off service.
     Day18 February 17 Guangzhou
    After 20 days of running outside, I finally returned to Guangzhou and returned to Guangzhou’s warm spring from the cold winter in Xinjiang.
    This is a long-awaited trip, tossing and exciting, looking forward to starting again! !
    Finally, it is worth reminding that the folk customs in northern Xinjiang are very simple, people are very friendly and very safe, so there is no need to worry about coming here.
    In addition, every city here must check and check the identity card, so you can not bring money in Xinjiang (mostly support WeChat payment here), but you can’t bring your ID card.
    Finally, thank you for seeing here, more photography works outside of travel, I will post on my Sina Weibo: @刘三根_ThreeGen
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     Travel destination, travel itinerary and cost overview
    After walking through so many places in the motherland, after seeing so many beautiful scenery, if there is still something worth looking forward to, it must be Xinjiang in the winter. Compared with other seasons, it gives people a feeling of tranquility, and the snow covers most of the colors. And elegant.
    This time, I am still a photographer’s travel. I am traveling with my two small people. For the purpose of shooting, I am driving around the northern Xinjiang. The specific route is from Guangzhou to Urumqi, through the Kumutage Desert, and the flame. Mountain, Urumqi, Colorful City, Cocoto Sea, Baihaba, Kanas, Burqin, Sailimu Lake, Fruit Ditch, Yining Swan Spring, Wusu Grand Canyon, and finally returned to Urumqi to return to Guangzhou, total journey 18 days .
    
     Before I leave, I will check the shooting points of the beautiful scenery in northern Xinjiang, and then I will do some on the map. NowThe mobile phone is so convenient, so I just clicked on the default map of the iPhone, and then connected these points together to form a loop, starting from Urumqi and finally returning to Urumqi. The final place is not finished, some are Because the weather did not go, some because the snow is too thick to reach.
    Two people rent a car and count all expenses such as airfare, accommodation, catering and tickets, and spend 9109.5 yuan.
    The main expenses are still in the big traffic and car rental expenses. The overall meal and accommodation in Xinjiang is not expensive. The reason why I choose to rent a car is because the winter in Xinjiang is a low season for tourism. If I don’t have a car, many places are simply unreachable, so I am a new driver. The first time on the high-speed dedicated to the land of Xinjiang.
     Shooting equipment and luggage
    My baggage has always been a province, and it is still a photographic package. But this time I added a drone, so I added a small bag of drones. The specific shooting equipment is:
    Camera: Nikon D750
    Lens: Nikon 14-24, Nikon 24-120
    Filter: Nike 150mm square filter system, ND1000
    Tripod and PTZ: Manfrotto 190 Series Carbon Fiber Stand, Manfrotto MHXPRO-3W 3D PTZ
    Drone: Dajiang Mavic
    This piece of clothing is also Decathlon’s jacket, trousers and snow boots. This trip is the coldest journey I have ever experienced. It is colder than Russia at the same time last year. The lowest temperature is minus 29 degrees, so the warm baby is also necessary
    Of course, charging treasures, gloves, hats, not to mention these, the necessary things have to be prepared, especially the charging treasure is very important, the mobile phone to this cold area will soon have no electricity.

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