What are the attractions in Xinjiang? What lakes are there in Xinjiang?

Introduction: What are the attractions in Xinjiang? What lakes are there in Xinjiang? 1. What lakes are there in Xinjiang? 2. All the lakes in Xinjiang 3. What are the lakes in Xinjiang? 4. Scenic spots with lakes in Xinjiang 5. What lakes are there for tourism in Xinjiang? 6. Interesting lakes in Xinjiang 7. What famous lakes are there in Xinjiang?

1. What lakes are there in Xinjiang attractions?

There are Bosten Lake, Kanas Lake, Selim Lake, Aibi Lake, Aiding Lake, Ulungu Lake, Jili Lake, Tianshan Tianchi, Barkol Lake, Manas Lake, etc.

2. All lakes in Xinjiang

my country’s Swan Lake has

1. Xinjiang Swan Lake

Swan Lake is located in the Zhuletus Mountain Basin of Bayinbulak Grassland, at an altitude of 2000-2500 meters. It is a plateau lake 30 kilometers long from east to west and 10 kilometers wide from north to south, covering an area of ​​more than 300 square kilometers. In 1986, it was approved as a national swan nature reserve.

2. Swan Lake in the Yellow River Delta

Swan Lake has vast waters, many scenic spots, beautiful environment and beautiful scenery. As the main part of the Yellow River Delta Ecological Environment Protection Area, Swan Lake is rich in fishery and bird resources. There are many kinds of birds here, especially the swans, which are national second-level protected animals. From November to April every year, a large number of swans come together. The beautiful and spectacular scenery attracts countless tourists. Swan Lake is a famous tourist scenic spot in Shandong Province.

The thousands of miles of Yellow River have shaped the magical Yellow River Delta. There is a vast artificial lake on the delta. Every winter, groups of white swans on the lake either play together peacefully and gracefully, or rub their necks tenderly, or comb their feathers leisurely and contentedly, or dip their necks into the water and dance gracefully “water ballet”. From this, this artificial lake got its name “Swan Lake”

3. Weihai Swan Lake Rongcheng Chengshanwei Swan Lake is located in Chengshan Town and is the largest swan lake in northern China. This was an important defense location during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. At the end of the Ming Dynasty, an attempt was made to dig a canal here to Chaoyang Port. In recent times, due to sedimentation, the harbor has gradually turned into a semi-enclosed oval lagoon and is listed as a national scenic spot and a national nature reserve. Every year from November to April of the following year, tens of thousands of whooper swans, tens of thousands of wild ducks, and wild geese travel thousands of miles from Siberia, Inner Mongolia and other places to call friends and land quietly in groups to inhabit and overwinter, forming the largest swans in the world. The lake is known as the “Oriental Swan Kingdom” by experts and scholars at home and abroad. The lake and the sea are separated by a large sand bar 100 meters wide, forming a natural 10,000-meter sea bathing beach and sand bathing venue.

4. Swan Lake in Inner Mongolia.

Five, such as Pingshun Swan Lake in Shanxi,

6. Swan Lake, Ejina Banner, Alxa League, Inner Mongolia,

7. Swan Lake, Qinyang, Henan,

8. Sanmenxia Swan Lake.

Our country is vast and there are many places suitable for swans to live, but there should be less than ten real swan lakes.

3. What lakes are there in Xinjiang attractions?

  There are more than 570 rivers in Xinjiang (excluding mountain springs and large river tributaries). The annual surface water runoff is 88.4 billion cubic meters. There are more than 300 rivers originating in the mountains. The larger ones include the Tarim River, Ili River, and Er There are more than 20 rivers including Qisi River, Manas River, Ulungu River and Kaidu River. Only the Ili River and the Irtysh River can form large rivers, and most of the rest are small and medium-sized rivers. Almost all rivers in Xinjiang belong to the inland flow area. Most of the rivers are lost in irrigation areas or deserts, and a few form lakes in low-lying areas. There are only two outflow areas: the Irtysh River in northern Xinjiang (the lower reaches of the Ob River) is the only river in China that inflows into the river. Rivers in the Arctic Ocean; the Chipchapu River in the southwest corner of Hotan County in the south is an upper tributary of the Indus River and flows into the Indian Ocean. The rest are inland rivers. Xinjiang’s river water supply mainly relies on mountain precipitation and snow and glacier meltwater from the three major mountain ranges. Continuous snow ridges and dense ice peaks in Xinjiang have formed developed glaciers. According to statistics, there are more than 18,600 large and small glaciers. Rivers regulated by glaciers have relatively stable runoff, but it is too concentrated in summer and the water volume in spring is small. Therefore, glaciers It is also known as “solid reservoir”. The Tarim River, which means “horse without rein” and “field, farming” in Uyghur, is the longest inland river in China. It is formed by the confluence of Yarkand River, Hotan River and Aksu River, with a total length of 2,179 kilometers. The water of the Tarim River first flowed into Lop Nur. Later, due to the decrease in river water volume and the swing of the river course, it changed its course. Before 1972, the tailwater could reach Taitma Lake in the north of Ruoqiang County. Populus euphratica forests on both sides of the middle reaches of the Ta River block out the sun, forming a natural green corridor with thousands of miles of fertile fields and large state-owned farms and pastures. It is an important production base for cotton, grain, sericulture and melons and fruits in Xinjiang, and is known as the “Land of Fish and Rice Beyond the Great Wall.” The Ili River is the largest river in Xinjiang. Its main source, the Tekes River, originates from the Tengger Mountains in the western section of the Tianshan Mountains. It flows from Kazakhstan into the Ili region. After turning, it leaves the Ili region in the west and then enters Kazakhstan, where it flows into Lake Balkhash. The total length is more than 1,500 kilometers. The Ili River Valley is known as the “South of the Yangtze River beyond the Great Wall” because of its green mountains and green waters, connected by bridges and orchards. The Irtysh River originates from the southern slope of the Altai Mountains in my country, flows out of the country from southeast to northwest, and flows into the Arctic Ocean through the Ob River in Russia. It has a total length of 546 kilometers from the source to the national border. The Irtysh River valley is wide, powerful, and the second largest in terms of water volume. The Ili River ranks second in Xinjiang.

4. Scenic spots with lakes in Xinjiang

The two largest lakes in Ili are Balkhash Lake and Sailimu Lake. Balkhash Lake is the fourth longest lake in the world. It is located in central Asia and flows into the western part of Balkhash Lake from the Ili River in Xinjiang, China. There are also many lakes distributed in the basin, mainly concentrated in the lower reaches of rivers and estuary deltas. There are more than 2,000 lakes in the Ili River Delta alone; Sailimu Lake is famous both at home and abroad for its beautiful scenery of the last tear of the Atlantic Ocean.

5. Which lake to visit in Xinjiang?

Fun places in Changji

Tianshan Tianchi

Tianshan Tianchi Scenic Area is located in Fukang County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. It is a natural scenic area centered on mountain lakes.

Bogda Peak in the Tianshan Mountains is 5,445 meters above sea level. It is covered with snow all year round and has rolling glaciers. In Tianchi, you can enjoy the scenery of snow-capped mountains, forests, clear water, lawns and flowers at the same time. There are also scenic spots such as Xiaotianchi, Denggan Mountain, and Shixia nearby.

Xinjiang is a province inhabited by many ethnic groups. Fukang is rich in natural treasures and outstanding people. Han, Hui, Kazakh, Mongolian, Uyghur and other ethnic groups have long lived among the beautiful mountains and beautiful waters. The long historical development process has formed the colorful folk customs of various ethnic groups in production, life, food and housing, decoration and clothing, weddings and funerals, religious beliefs and taboos, instrumental music, song and dance, sports and competitions, etc. This is another unique feature of Tianshan Tianchi. , full of mysterious and romantic colors, and beautiful scenery with infinite temptation. Every guest who visits Tianshan Tianchi will appreciate the colorful, simple and enthusiastic folk customs


Peak season (April 1st – October 31st): 100.00 yuan

Off-season (November 1st – March 31st of the following year): 40.00 yuan

Mulei Populus euphratica forest

Mulei Populus euphratica forest is located 30 kilometers north of Mulei Mingsha Mountain in Changji Prefecture, Xinjiang. It is a lush forest belt that blocks out the sky and the sun. It is said that this Populus euphratica forest with an area of ​​more than 30 square kilometers has a history of at least 65 million years. Although it has gone through ups and downs, it still maintains its original appearance. Populus euphratica is a primitive tree species with extremely tenacious vitality and has long been praised by humans as a warrior against the desert. The tree is more than 20 meters high. The iron-stemmed Qiu trees, with dragons and tigers perched on them, are so majestic, and have layers of green leaves with different shapes. The leaves are round like eggs, or the leaves are like willow leaves, layered on top of each other, airtight. Walking into the Populus euphratica forest, you will be greeted by a primitive breath, which will make you feel the rhythm of primitive life. The majestic and upward momentum shows you the indomitable spirit, and the miraculous shape makes you feel the magnificence of nature. For thousands of years, they have resisted the erosion of the desert with their tenacious will. What’s amazing is that these iron-bone tree trunks come in various shapes, some are like Kunpeng spreading its wings, some are like horses raising their hooves, and some are like slender girls. It is simply a natural art palace.

Thousand Buddha Cave

Located 5 kilometers southwest of Jimusar County, among the five ridges in the front mountains of the Tianshan Mountains, it is the only Buddhist cave found in northern Xinjiang. At that time, it was a famous Buddhist temple in northern Xinjiang. It is impossible to determine when the protrusion of the Buddha was first carved. It was accidentally discovered during the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty, and after rearrangement, it became very popular for a while. During the Tongzhi period, it was destroyed again by war. It was repaired again during the Guangxu period. At that time, in addition to the Thousand Buddha Cave, there were temples, temples, halls, pavilions, and beautifully carved beams and painted buildings. After the 1930s, due to frequent wars, it was completely destroyed. Today, all that remains of the Thousand Buddha Cave are dilapidated murals and a 16-foot-long stone sleeping Buddha that was carved in an unknown era.


Qitai County belongs to Changji Prefecture of Xinjiang and is located in the southeast of Junggar Basin. It borders Mulei Kazakh Autonomous County to the east, Turpan County to the south, Jimsar County to the west, Fuyun County and Qinghe County to the north, and borders the Mongolian People’s Republic to the northeast. It is bordered by Tianshan Mountain in the south and Beita Mountain in the north. The terrain is high in the north and south, low in the middle, and is shaped like a saddle. There are various landforms including mountains, hills, plains, and deserts. The north is a desert with the General Gobi lying in between; the middle is the Tianshan alluvial plain.

It was once known as the four major commercial ports in Xinjiang together with Hami, Urumqi and Yili, and enjoyed the reputation of “Jinqitai” and “Dry Wharf”. Qitai County has distinctive tourism resources. In the south, there is the scenery of the Tianshan Mountains, with towering snow-capped glaciers reaching into the clouds, boundless forests and grasslands, quiet and graceful green valleys and streams, and the wonderful and fascinating scenery of Daotiao Ridge and Yangwatan. The strange slopes and ringing slopes of Tianshan Mountain are magical and fascinating. The central region is rich in cultural landscapes. It is a must-pass through of the ancient Silk Road and is located in the center of the “dry dock” town. It has a long history and profound cultural accumulation. It is a place where the culture of the Central Plains and the Western Regions have gathered together in history.

petrified wood

The Petrified Wood-Dinosaur National Geopark is located in Qitai County, Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, at the northern foot of the Tianshan Mountains and the southeastern edge of the Junggar Basin. Covering an area of ​​492 square kilometers, it includes the Petrified Wood Scenic Area, Dinhonggou Scenic Area, Devil City Yadan Scenic Area and Shiqiantan Scenic Area.

The Qitai petrified wood group is located in the center of the world’s rare Fuyun-Qinghe-Jimusar-Qitai-Mulei-Balikun-Hami-Yiwu petrified wood enrichment zone. The petrified wood here is concentrated in distribution, quantity and scale. It is famous for its huge size and extremely complete preservation. There are nearly a thousand petrified wood trees exposed in the 11.65 square kilometers of the park’s petrified wood scenic area alone. It is one of the most spectacular petrified wood groups in the world.

Qitai petrified wood is produced in the sandstone and mudstone of the Jurassic Shishugou Group about 150 million years ago. The original structure of the trees is clearly preserved. The diameter of the petrified wood is generally 0.5-1m, the largest can reach 2.8m, and the length is generally 5 -20m, the longest one reaches 26m. The different burial states, such as lodging and upright, reflect the dense forest landscape in the basin river and lake environment in ancient times.

colorful bay

Wucai Bay is known as General Gobi. The core attraction is the Colorful City, 30 kilometers away from the Huoshaoshan Oil Base at the northern end of Xingfu Road. After entering the gate that looks like a city from the empty Gobi desert, you will see colorful mountains with distinct layers. At the foot of Wucai Mountain is Agate Huaihe River, where prehistoric biological fossils can be found everywhere, and ancient forest fossils stretch hundreds of miles away.

Wucai Bay is located in the Gurbantunggut Desert more than 100 kilometers north of Jimusar County. It consists of Wucai City, Huoshaoshan and Huagugou. As early as the Jurassic era, thick coal seams were deposited here. Due to wind erosion and rain stripping, the sand and gravel on the surface of the coal seam were washed away, and it was exposed to the sun or struck by lightning and caught fire. After the coal seam was burned out, sintered rock accumulated. In addition, the mineral content in each geological period was different, and the continuous hills in this area turned ocher red. It is mainly mixed with various colors such as yellow, white, black and green, and then peeled off by the wind, sun and rain, and it takes on the “Yadan landform”. When viewed from a distance, it looks like a city outline, hence the name Colorful City. Huoshao Mountain is an ocher red color made of sintered rock. At dusk, under the morning sun or sunset, the mountain seems to be burning, which is rare and magnificent. Shishi Valley is another spectacular scene of Wucai Bay. In the Shishi Valley, there are spectacular Brick wood forest, various tree seed fossils, fruit fossils and various animal fossils.

Wucaiwan is known as the most beautiful Yadan landform in Xinjiang, with colorful colors. The main tone is brownish red, with red, yellow, green, white, blue and black mixed in. Sunset is the most glorious moment of Wucai Bay. The fiery red sun slowly sinks in the west, and all the mounds are painted with a golden tone. When you are in it, you feel like walking in a huge golden empire. Every step you take, every change of angle, the scene displayed in the viewfinder is a completely different feeling.

Ticket: 50 yuan

6. Fun lake in Xinjiang

Bosten Lake, Aibi Lake, Brento Sea, Ayagekul Lake, Sailim Lake, Aqigkul Lake, Whale Lake, Jili Lake, Aksayi Lake, Aisiman Lake.

7. What famous lakes are there in Xinjiang?

There are 139 natural lakes larger than 1 square kilometers in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, with a water area of ​​about 5,500 square kilometers. Most of the lakes in Xinjiang are terminal lakes of rivers, with large area changes, and some locations change frequently, such as Lop Nur and Manas Lake. In the past half century, due to a large amount of water diversion from the upstream for irrigation, the supply has been reduced year by year, the lake surface has shrunk and even dried up. Lop Nur and Manas Lake have dried up, and Edin Lake is close to drying up.

There are currently more than 100 relatively stable lakes. In addition, there are many reservoirs that are artificial lakes. The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has many lakes with beautiful natural landscapes, among which are famous lakes: China’s largest inland freshwater lake – Bosten Lake (water area 980.4 square kilometers) Ulungu Lake, Sailimu Lake, Aibi Lake, Ayakekum Lake and the lowest place in China – Aydin Lake (155 meters below sea level), Brento Sea, Ayagekul Lake, Aqigkul Lake, Whale Lake, Jili Lake, Aksayi Lake, Aisiman Lake, Tianchi, Swan Lake, Sailimu Lake, Kanas Lake, Kalakuri Lake, etc.

  [Bosten Lake]: Bosten Lake is the largest inland freshwater lake in Xinjiang and China. Known in ancient times as Xihai and Dunxupu, it is a lake caused by a fault. It is located in the southeast of the Yanqi Basin in Xinjiang, between Heshuo and Bohu counties in the Bayingolin Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture of Xinjiang. The lake has an altitude of 1,048 meters and a water surface area of ​​980.4 square kilometers. It is the tail end of the Kaidu River and the source of the Kongque River, becoming a natural large-scale regulating reservoir.

Bosten Lake has vast waters and vast mist; the small lake area in the southwest has meandering rivers, thick reeds, blooming lotuses, birds singing and fish leaping, creating a Jiangnan water town scenery, so it is known as the “Pearl of Xise”. Bosten Lake is the largest fishery base in Xinjiang. It is rich in 24 kinds of fish including green grass, grass carp, silver carp, crucian carp, bighead carp and five black carp, with an annual output of more than 1,000 tons of fish. The bighead fish and pipefish produced here are not only tender, fatty and delicious, but also extremely large in size.

Traveling to Lake Bosten and enjoying the “fish feast” of Bosten Lake has become an important tourism program. Bosten Lake is also one of the four major reed production bases in China. The reeds can reach a height of 10 meters and are as thick as bamboo poles. They are high-quality raw materials for papermaking and textiles. The reed forest beside Bosten Lake is generally four to five meters high, with a reed area of ​​up to 400 square kilometers. Once you stray into the depths of the Reed Lake, it will be like walking into a “fascination circle”. You will soon lose your way and you will not be able to turn around for a while. .

After leaving the reed forest, there are vast expanse of blue waves, vastness, thousands of waves, and shining silver light. In the distance, white sails are dotted, fishing songs are exchanged, the water and sky are the same color, and groups of wild ducks, mandarin ducks, swans and other water birds chase and play, spread their wings and fly, forming a wonderful picture. There are also a large number of precious fur animals – muskrats – in the reed forest. This has become the “hometown of muskrats”. Bo Lake has magnificent scenery, integrating desert and water town scenery. It is only more than 60 kilometers away from Korla City, an important town in southern Xinjiang.

In recent years, the tourist facilities of Bohu’s Lianhua Lake, Xiangsi Lake, Dahekou, Return to Nature, Ahongkou, Yangshui Station and other tourist attractions have begun to take shape. It has opened up yacht or motorboat tours on the lake, Weishui River, water parachutes, diving, Diving, fishing, lakeside bathing and other entertainment projects, you can also taste grilled fish and original Bosten fish feast. Bosten Lake is an important emerging water recreation tourist area in southern Xinjiang and is dubbed the “Hawaii” of Xinjiang.


   [Lake Edin]: The lowest place in China – Lake Edin, with an altitude of 155 meters, is the second lowest land in the world after the Dead Sea in Jordan (391 meters). Aydin Lake is an inland saltwater lake that was formed in the late Pleistocene 249 million years ago. It is a product of the Himalayan orogeny and is similar in age to the Qarhan Salt Lake in Qaidam Basin, Qinghai.

Aydin Lake is located in Chatkal Township, 50 kilometers south of Turpan City, at the northern foot of Jueluotage Mountain. In 1992, the tourism department established a permanent monument here. Eding Lake, Flame Mountain and Grape Valley are the three natural landscapes of Turpan and are places that attract tourists. Ancient literati called Ai Ding Lake Jue Luohuan. The imaginative Uighur people call it Aydinkule, which means Moonlight Lake or Moon Lake.

It is named because its shape resembles the moon. Lake Ayding is rich in salt and Glauber’s salt, with reserves exceeding 300 million tons, and is an inexhaustible raw material base for the chemical industry. The water of Lake Aydin mainly comes from the Aragou River formed by the confluence of 42 modern glaciers in the Karawucheng Mountains in the west, and the Baiyang River, Daheyan River, and Tarlang River formed by the confluence of 183 modern glaciers on the southern slope of the Bogda Mountains. , and the snowwater undercurrents gushing out around the basin.

Without the Tianshan glaciers and snow water, there would be no Aydin Lake.

  [Tianchi]: There are many alpine lakes called Tianchi in China, but the most famous Tianchi probably should be Tianchi in Xinjiang. Tianchi is located on the north side of Bogda Peak, the highest peak in the eastern section of Tianshan Mountains, in Fukang City. More than 40 kilometers south-east and about 110 kilometers away from Urumqi. Tianchi Lake is more than 1,900 meters above sea level, more than 3,000 meters long from north to south, and more than 1,500 meters wide at its east-west point. When the water is flowing, it covers an area of ​​​​4.

9 square kilometers, the deepest point is 105 meters, and the total water storage capacity is 160 million cubic meters. The name “Tianchi” comes from the “Stele Inscription of the Canals Distilled by the Lingshan Tianchi” written by Urumqi Dutong Mingliang in the 48th year of Qianlong’s reign (AD 1783). This is an alpine moraine lake formed by the Quaternary glaciers more than 2 million years ago. The natural dam on its north bank is a moraine ridge. It is a world-famous alpine lake.

Tianchi is a famous tourist attraction in Xinjiang. In 1982, it was listed as one of the first batch of nationally protected scenic spots. The scenery of Tianchi is: the water is clear and blue, which makes people like it just by looking at it. Even in midsummer, the temperature of the lake is quite low. When driving on the lake on a yacht, the cool breeze will blow and the heat will disappear. After a long time, you will still feel cold and you need to wear a sweater to resist it.

Therefore, this is a good place to escape the summer heat. Tianchi is backed by Bogda Peak. It is the second highest peak in the Tianshan Mountains, with an altitude of 5,400 meters. The peak is covered with snow all year round. Standing on the edge of Tianchi and looking at the snow-capped peaks is a unique experience. On the mountainside around Tianchi, there are many spruce forests. The spruce trees are shaped like pagodas and are famous landscape trees. The dark green spruce forest is tall, neat and imposing, showing a scenery unique to mountain scenic spots.

Clear lake water, snow-capped peaks and lush and tall spruce pine forests constitute the charming scenery of Tianchi. Throughout the ages, literati have often recited poems and composed essays, which have been highly praised. It is said that more than 3,000 years ago, Emperor Mu had a banquet and antiphonal singing with the Queen Mother of the West at the bank of Tianchi, leaving behind eternal good stories, which earned Tianchi the reputation of “Yaochi”. In the early 1970s, Guo Moruo accompanied Prince Norodom Sihanouk on a trip and recited the poem “A pool of thick ink sinks to the bottom of an inkstone, and thousands of trees grow tall and straight at the end of the pen” near the lake.

In the Qing Dynasty, the “Eight Great Temples” such as Tiewa Temple and Niangniang Temple were built around Tianchi, but now they have disappeared. The Niangniang Temple was later restored through donations and was used by pilgrims. Around Tianchi, there are also scenic spots such as Shimen (Shixia), West Xiaotianchi, East Xiaotianchi, Denggan Mountain, and “Dinghai Shenzhen” to help you enjoy your trip. In winter, Tianchi is covered in snow and has a unique scenery. The ice on the lake is as solid as jade. It is one of the few alpine skating rinks in the country.

  [Swan Lake]: Swan Lake is located on the Bayinbulak grassland. Swan Lake is more than 2,500 meters above sea level. It is composed of many alpine lakes of different sizes and covers an area of ​​1,000 square kilometers. The water and grass here are abundant and the climate is suitable. Every summer and autumn, tens of thousands of swans gather here. The number of swans ranks first in the country, so it is called “Swan Lake”. The main swans living here are: whooper swans, cygnets and mute swans.

Whooper swans and mute swans are breeding birds in Xinjiang. Come here when the spring is warm and the flowers are blooming, get married and have children in the green gauze tent of the lake and marsh. They fly south in large groups in late autumn. Swans are traveling birds in Xinjiang, and they only stay here for a short time when traveling from south to north in the spring and autumn. Swans are of noble character, mainly eat grass, and never harm crops. Once a male and female become partners, they will stay together and remain loyal to each other.

Due to this, local herdsmen regard swans as angels and symbols of happiness and auspiciousness, and love them very much. At present, it has been listed as a nature reserve by the country, and a high tower has been built for tourists to enjoy the grassland scenery.

  [Sailim Lake]: Sailimu Lake, the highest alpine lake with the highest altitude and largest area in Xinjiang, is located in the southwest of Bole City, Xinjiang, in the alpine basin of the western section of the Tianshan Mountains. The lake is about 30 kilometers long from east to west, 25 kilometers wide from north to south, and 90 kilometers in circumference. It is oval in shape.

The deepest point is 92 meters, the lake area is 458 square kilometers, the altitude is 2073 meters, and the total water storage capacity is 21 billion cubic meters. Sailimu Lake is called “Sailimuzhuoer” in Mongolian, which means “the lake on the ridge”. The water surface of Sailimu Lake is open, green and clear, surrounded by towering mountains and secluded forests and embroidered grass. Legends such as lake monsters, wind tunnels in the center of the lake, vortexes and underwater magnetic fields have long been circulated here. There is also a national festival here – Sailimu Lake Naadam Conference.

Sailimu Lake is strategically located and is the hub of Xinjiang’s east-west transportation artery. The Wuyi Kilometer Road winds along the south bank of the lake. In winter, the snow surges and the water condenses here, and the crystal clear lake is like a huge emerald embedded in the icebergs and snowfields. In summer, the breeze blows, the blue lake surface is rippling, and the water and sky are the same color. The lakeside is surrounded by mountains, with peaks stacked on top of each other, yurts dotted here and there, cattle and sheep like clouds, pastoral songs melodious, rare birds flying across the lake from time to time, and fish roaming in the water.

It is said that water monsters appear from time to time, adding to the mystery. Sailimu Lake is one of the key tourist attractions in the autonomous region. Taking a bus from Urumqi to Ili, we drove to the Talqinsky Mountains in the southwest of Bole County. The winding roads brought us to Sailimu Lake, where the water and sky are the same color.

  [Kanas Lake]: Kanas Lake is located in the northernmost tip of Xinjiang, 90 kilometers north of Burqin. Hanas Lake is 25 kilometers long, 3 kilometers wide, 189 meters deep, and 1,347 meters above sea level.

The water source mainly comes from two small rivers originating from Tangnu Mountain (Friendship Peak 4,374 meters) on the border of the Soviet Union, Mongolia and China. The water flows southward into a small tributary of the Irtysh River. There are narrow sedges and grass swamps on both sides of the lake. There are taiga forests extending southward from Europe and Siberia, spruce, Xinjiang larch, Xinjiang redwood, fir, five-needled pine, etc. There are moss, valerian, and water buttercup under the forest.

In 1980, the Hanas Nature Reserve was established with the approval of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (it has been approved as a national nature reserve). It is managed by the Xinjiang Forestry Department. In recent years, it has become an important scientific research, tourism and summer resort. Hanas Lake is an important breeding ground and stop for many waterfowl. The specimens collected mainly include pintail ducks, green-winged ducks, red-shouldered ducks, mallard ducks, etc., almost all of which are breeding birds.

There are “monster” big red fish (Jero salmon) in the lake. Since 1980, Xinjiang University, Xinjiang Bayi Agricultural College, Xinjiang Academy of Sciences branch, and Xinjiang forestry and environmental protection departments have organized many inspections into the lake area and conducted animal and plant surveys. Hanas Lake, the water is very clear and dark blue-green; the lake shore is gentle, and there are many conifers, broad leaves and various shrubs and herbaceous plants around the lake. The sun is bright, the air is fresh, and the golden birches are burning quietly in the sun. The vast grassland is dotted with white tents and herds of cattle and sheep. The tranquility is intoxicating, as if you have entered a fairy tale world.

After visiting Kanas, a United Nations official said with emotion: “Kanas is the last unexploited landscape resource on earth today. The value of developing it is to prove that mankind was an extremely beautiful habitat in the past.”