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Xinjiang Kanas National Geopark

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Address: North of the County, Burqin County 836600, China
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We had pre-booked a tour to Xinjiang, so our trip had a plan to drive from Burqin to Kanas. its a more than 3 hours drive and whoa.. for a period of one hour in between.. all we... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Shanghai Region, China
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Shanghai Region, China
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had pre-booked a tour to Xinjiang, so our trip had a plan to drive from Burqin to Kanas. its a more than 3 hours drive and whoa.. for a period of one hour in between.. all we saw was snow. all mountains, everything covered with snow. For someone like me who doesn't get to see snow every winter, this... More 

1 Thank klkrn
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Date of visit: 13/09/16 to 14/09/16 If you plan to visit Xinjiang then I suggest you to include Kanas lake in your itinerary. Same as Jiuzhaigou (九寨沟) in Chendu (成都) it's nice to go away from big and polluted cities. You'll have to buy the entrance ticket (ID is needed) then take the bus (90 yuan fare) which brings you... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely place to visit and see the wonder of nature . Clean fresh air and well preserved environment. A place that you will spend 1 or 2 days and then move on to the surrounding villages and observe first hand how people entwine with nature.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Visited this park on 19 Sep, the sceneries are pleasant, the trees are sparkling yellow, milky blue river and nice weather. The entrance for Kanas National Park is ¥275- ¥185 for entrance, ¥90 for bus ride. The entrance fee includes bus rides to 3 scenic spots - ShenXian Bay, Moon Bay, Wolong Bay, and the Kanas Lake. There is additional... More 

Thank Cloud E
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

A must item on anyone's bucket list - especially the lake. The drive from Urumqi was a beautiful experience. The overnight stay at the hotel makes the trip less taxing.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

It is not easy to go to Xinjiang, and even more difficult to get to Kanas National Geopark, taking about 2 days drive from Urumiqi. That said, it is worth to go there. You will get satisfied by the really wonderful and stunning views there. Indeed, you will be attracted by the beautiful scenes on your way to the national... More 

Thank Thomas L
Shenzhen, China
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

There are many beautiful places in Xinjiang and most of them are remote and take time to get there. Kanas National Geopark is one of those. Spent a total of three nights in and around the park and it was well worth it. The hotels outside the park are great but rooms with farmers inside are basic at best. Glad... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Our visit is in mid May where the snows has all melted and temperature was just right. We're told that in winter the snow can be as thick as 1,5 meters where temperature drops well below 0. Kanas lake itself was breathtaking and I wish we have a personal guide to take us around to trek further into the various... More 

1 Thank Kinjo77
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

Going to this place took days. I took flight from Beijing and take 12 hours bus ride to Buerjin (布尔津) town center. from the XinJiang capital - Urumuqi. From the town center, there are guides with their 4x4 jeep ready for hired. It charge RMB120 per person per day and max is RMB600 per Jeep. It is the only transport... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 December 2015

i love this place.i went on 6th October when there were first snow at xinjiang kanas national geopark. the whole mountains and living area have snow but they are still in autumn. the scenery were so beautiful. the trees two colour,golden yellow and green. the entrance free to kanas is a expensive but it worth.

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