Must-visit attractions around Kuche, Xinjiang, quickly save

Kuqa is a famous historical and cultural city in China, with numerous historical and cultural relics such as ancient city walls, temples, caves, beacon towers, ancient smelting sites, and ancient tombs. Let's take a look at the must-visit attractions around Kuqa.

Kizil Thousand Buddha Caves, the earliest caves excavated in China, have currently discovered 339 caves, with over 80 well-preserved ones. This scenic area lacks professional explanations, so visitors can only have a quick look. Currently, only 6 caves are open to the public, and the management of the grotto area is strict—visitors need to enter in batches, and backpack cameras are not allowed inside. Taking photos inside the caves is also prohibited.
The mysterious Tianshan Grand Canyon, also known as the Kuqa Grand Canyon, is located at an altitude of 1600 meters. It stretches approximately 5.5 kilometers and features massive red rock formations formed during the Cretaceous Period about 140 million years ago. Over the course of ten thousand years, wind erosion, rain erosion, and river erosion have shaped the cliffs into various unique forms, showcasing exquisite craftsmanship. Upon entering, one is greeted by the imposing sight of the red sandstone walls.

Robot village

The entire Robben Village is artificially constructed and is only suitable for photography. It is situated on the edge of the Taklamakan Desert, which attracts many visitors. Additionally, you can also experience activities such as horse riding, sand sliding, and desert surfing.

Tarim River Poplar Forest

The Tarim Poplar Forest, located in the middle reaches of the Tarim River on the northeast edge of the Taklamakan Desert, is the largest primitive poplar forest park in Xinjiang. If you want to enjoy the most beautiful scenery of poplar trees in the most relaxed way, please come here! The giant poplar trees will definitely surprise you. The scenery here is the most beautiful from October 1st to October 20th, short but wonderful.

Moustache Peak

The only commercially climbed snow mountain at present is the Mustagh Ata Peak. It is the first 7,000-meter peak in China and the gentle slope on the west side is a skiing destination for outdoor extreme enthusiasts. Visitors can get close to glaciers without any equipment, which is a very unique experience.


It is a magical lake that exhibits different colors under different lighting. The highlight of the lake is the reflection of "Kunlun Three Heroes (Muztagh Peak, Gongger Peak, Gongger Jiubie Peak)" on the shimmering lake surface. Here, wildflowers cover the fields in summer, while it freezes over in winter.