Fruits are sweet and the scenery is beautiful. Aksu has these places worth visiting

Aksu region, located in the central part of Xinjiang, is often associated with its vibrant red apples and delicious Aksu apples. However, when it comes to tourist attractions, some friends may not be so familiar. Let's count the must-see attractions in Aksu.

Aksu Dulan River National Wetland Park

Aksu Durlan National Wetland Park has extensive lakes, forests, and various kinds of flowers, such as tulips and chrysanthemums, blooming throughout the year. It is home to a diverse range of bird species including turquoise birds and hummingbirds, which are nationally protected animals. The park boasts a great ecological environment and is awe-inspiring.

Daolang tribe

Dalangzu is definitely a must-visit attraction in Aksu. The former ruling Yuan Dynasty Chagatai Khanate in this area disintegrated at the end of the Yuan Dynasty and the beginning of the Ming Dynasty, leading to various forces vying for power and numerous refugees fleeing to this area, forming the Dalang people. Based on the "Dalang tribe," it showcases traditional folk houses, handicrafts, folklore museums, as well as the flowing Hu Yang forest and snow melting into water on the snow mountains.

Wensu Grand Canyon

Also known as "Kuduluk Grand Canyon". Here, you can not only see the unique wind-eroded Yardang landforms, but also the extremely rare karst landforms of rock salt in China. There are even Danxia wonders, where you can have a panoramic view of distant snow-capped mountains when the weather is clear.

Tianshan Shenmu Park

Tianshan Shenmu Park, as its name implies, is famous for its large number of ancient trees. The park is home to many varieties such as poplar, mulberry, apricot, walnut, etc., with ages ranging from hundreds of years to thousands of years. These trees have various shapes and twisted roots, giving people a feeling of being in a paradise. In addition, there is also an Islamic cemetery group built around the 11th century, telling the story of ancient missionaries from the Middle East who came here.
Not only is it a national key cultural heritage protection unit, but the Kizil Cave also has been included in the World Heritage List. The remarkable reason is that there are over 200 caves on the cliffs of Mingsha Mountain. From the 3rd century to the 9th century, the Kizil Cave preserved exquisite Buddhist murals. Despite being taken away by foreign explorers and archaeologists such as Stein and Le Coq in modern times, a large number of cultural relics still remain.

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