If you have not been to Xinjiang, it must be like me, at least half a month's time to spend a tour of Xinjiang. While the journey was so arduous, but in order to see the most beautiful scenery, what choices can we do.
1, Kanas Autumn
Starting from Urumqi, after a rough day and a half, and finally soon to Kanas, a "beautiful and mysterious" place. The car circled the mountain on which line, the first thing that catches your eyes is the question of the leaves have started yellowing of the hillsides of the fir trees, in the afternoon sunlight, shines with unique luster autumn, the original life until the last minute can be splendid . A Pentium river winding out from the valley, that water is cold, blue, a look glance that was made by melting snow and ice, while standing on a high place overlooking it, and also can feel the slightest chill. Kanas River has nine Bay, the most famous attractions is the Wolong Beach and Moon Bay. Wolong Beach is a middle of the river winding sandbar area Xingzhuang Si Long. The Moon Bay is a two resemble a small footprint beaches, when the Moon is said to be left behind. Our camp not far from the Kanas lake, so in time for sunset before the boat ride across the lake, a group of people used to the scenic mountain to climb on the highest point of Guan Yu Ting. Kanas Lake scenery here, panoramic view, but also the friendship between the peaks overlooking the Sino-Russian border.
Everything is so the United States, language is poor, and do not know how to describe. The mountains are deeply shallow yellow, yellow pine are also mixed with the dark green, like a big thick carpets Zhang; the water like a huge emerald, because of the distance and angle from the differences in showing a variety of luster. Riding down the hill from behind, feel as among the Russian oil painting. The vast land of the setting sun will be crossing a thin layer of gold, the horse with gentle rolling slopes, fast time slowly ran, in the sub-boreal coniferous forests with unique walk through.
Like so many attractions, like the legend of Kanas are also a lot of magic, but I have not listened carefully guided tours, I think this story of the scenery is not necessary, it is already sufficient. If 9 plug groove is Yao Chi Wonderland, the United States and putting them pyrotechnic gas, then the Kanas is the earth's paradise, the United States was quiet and peaceful. Always set off the beauty of a leisurely herd, whether it's black horse, white sheep, or flowers, and cattle, are so clean, or legislate, or lying, Tap Ding-ding to chewing grass, also can be heard from time to time Shepherd's yo Hesheng and dogs bark, but the total also would not see them.
The next morning the river walk and see a wooden bridge. This bridge is very special, Dacheng triangular wooden pier is a framework, which fill the large bluestone, the bridge is paved the entire root logs made. While the entire bridge is wooden structure, and by a large truck filled with goods, the problem do not do so. Accustomed to looking at the big iron bridge of reinforced concrete had never seen anything like the original ancient, and I can not help but to sit next to the floodplain under the bridge with its co-Zhang Ying. Standing on the bridge, listening to the buzzing sound of running water, monastery is surrounded by sights, is the snow-capped Altai Mountains, time seems to rest in this moment, people do not want anything, and yet could not bear to leave.
Way back through the local Tuva people live in cabins, I saw an apple-like face with red side of the little girl turned over her beloved books, singing a pastoral song, melodious singing, even if the lyrics do not understand is also It can feel wonderful. I remember Shen Cong-wen once said: "In a very quiet early morning bird calls heard that one can not degenerate." Well, I think, in the cool early autumn morning to hear the little girl singing simple, how can the idea of evil people will keep it. Unfortunately, children here are very shy, when she found that we noticed her, they ran out of cabins can no longer refuse. So we pinned plastic film through the windows of North Korea where hope and even found a pair of innocent eyes are also posted on the window looked at us, people simmer with laughter.
Second, the early morning Sailimuhu
To Dace Satoki lake, the days have almost completely black down. Because I've just had to enjoy the Kanas color Banlan to see this large-watt blue lake, in addition to feeling a bit depressed, the no other surprises. Prairie Hotel (the hotel is nothing but the so-called iron room only) have been closed, but to men and women mixed in the Kazakh people's tents. There is no electricity, in the dim candlelight of a few people to eat only Kaoquan Yang then went to sleep. Night, it began to snow hail, so tent on top of the "Pipibaba" sound night are not broken off.
Get up early Xianlian out of the ground has a thin layer of snow in the mountains far and near the snow more and thicker, and the snow line down, while Sailimuhu extraordinarily high in the morning of the dignified solemnity, if not there Dangzhuo distant snow-capped mountains, it is very like the sea. Here is the world's farthest away from the ocean areas, the lake is completely formed by the mountain snow melt aggregation. God is not ill-treated here, Kazakhs, given such a like a sea-like lake. According to local legend, this lake is a lovestruck woman's tears made convergence, therefore, extremely holy, known as Shen Shui. The huge lake is not a vessel, no one has ever thought of fishing for a living. In the high mountain lakes in the growth rate of fish is very slow, but I think it must taste of fish lake anomaly. Walking across the road to the lake and feel the lake does not seem just as mysterious. The water is very clear, cold biting, white waves gently patted the shore of the bluestone sub. The sun has been slowly rising, huge clouds of cotton in the distant hills on the satin-like cast shadows. From time to time there are long-distance buses and trucks from the road passing the lake, but I wonder if this looks like a flat smooth road confuse the number of mainland drivers. Because this is a big more than 20 kilometers long gentle slope, downhill when the brakes to keep on board, when we must constantly uphill throttle. However, because of this car, give this a persistent snow-capped mountains, holy lakes to bring a trace of anger, constitute a perfect picture.
There Kazakh herders shout I enjoy riding on a mountain top panoramic Sailimuhu, but time is running out. Then I accidentally found one tied to the tent outside a small sheep, I touched it, it will stop eating grass, looked up and looked at me, eyes immediately struck me, because I am reminded of a Wang Luobin prepared by the Xinjiang folk song "In that distant place" in the lyrics read: "I would like to become a sheep always nestle in your side." I suddenly understood the real meaning of the lyrics to the sentence, and only until such a gentle lover's eyes. While it is likely that the next batch of tourists dinner, but this is its fate, in fact, we often do not do the same be trampled upon, at this point I have with it is the same. Sailimuhu to leave when the sun is completely exposed from the clouds, snow-capped mountains even more towering tall and straight, the lake has also changed from dark blue-ming blue, the grass on the lake has been a big one flock of sheep. Sailimuhu go away from us, and eventually a blue ribbon disappeared in the sky.
Third, exotic Kashgar
To the Xinjiang Kashgar tour road is one of the most difficult way. Begin with an evening tour of Urumqi train ride to Korla, followed closely by long-distance bus Wada tower up. I thought this train will be running in the desert highway, across the Taklimakan, but because I was the only one ticket, so two drivers on the road Uygur more passengers changed their route and take the Kuqa, Aksu, Markit, Yecheng, Minfeng then, so I had to in the next morning under the car in the Markit. Already here in Kashi, Han little confusion that I just want to quickly rushed to Kashgar, we had a Santana package.
Traffic well, think about here is the most western country, and I feel some emotion. Few cars, many white quail walk on the asphalt road, he drove very close only when the "rush" to fly. The driver really knows how to do business, it was constantly up and down, give him three or five. Every up a people, we will be looked at each other about it, the countryside, where people generally do not know the Han Uygur live with them can only stare exchange. Roadside poplars grow can be really high, there are paragraphs Road, is now able to completely cover the sun, I think if it is late autumn, when the leaves become yellow when it is time to go this route what the prosperous years it really makes people want to go to .
To Kashgar, had already 14 o'clock or so, but here is equal to more than 11 o'clock, it was time to eat lunch. Walking in the street, Central Asia sun tan make people sleepy. The ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, many well-preserved Turkish-style courtyard scattered among the modern buildings. Wandering in the alleys, as if to "Arabian Nights" story in the background. Each lane has a lot of forks, deep very quiet, and occasionally see open doors are hung inside the courtyard of a traditional Ai silk. Sunny Lane in the playing of light and shadows in the game, but I am hesitant to take pictures. Each encounter will be a Uygur woman gives me the feeling of stunning, especially girls, with the United States, if a little angel to describe them, but not be overstated. Uygurs clean both the Oriental delicate skin and are also deemed as high Westerners nose deeply set eyes, chiseled. Xiang Fei did not put a confused fascinated by Emperor Qianlong do, so Xiangfei Mu, but must travel to Kashgar to the office.
Xiang Feimu called Ebahuojia tomb in the local, which buried more than 70 of the Ebahuojia family of people of all ages, including Xiang Fei. Kashgar city, there are several such cemeteries, and even in public cemeteries in the city. Young Uighur like falling in love go to the cemetery, perhaps they believe that the souls of ancestors of false ago and does not allow. There is also a place can not come to Kashgar to mention, that is, Id Cornell mosque, which is China's largest mosque, but no less magnificent imagination. Since Islam espoused the "true God Allah" there is no specific image, so the temple hall and purification addition to the several rooms, there is no other special outside. Si Wai is a bustling square, Sunday became the famous "Grand Bazaar" (market place). To Temple as the center and extends outward a few specialize in jewelry, selling crafts and snacks on the street. Uighur is a will to do business in a nation, this can be reflected glimpse.
Although to Kashi is not easy, but here you can gradually came to appreciate that rich minority customs, I counted every day casually Zouna what. Uygur people are very hospitable, when the taxi driver that I think of when you look at the home of the local people, they specifically took me to one of his friends, so I personally feel the Uygur people's daily lives
"Less than Xinjiang, did not know how vast the motherland" in Xinjiang had 15 days and nights I deeply appreciate this. I believe that every person who travel to Xinjiang will have the same feeling with me, it is that we can account too much for too much regret, leaving behind even more. But no harm, because I will Zai Qu.