The autumn beauties along the silk road
Top 7 places to visit this autumn:
Situated in Daocheng County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, Daocheng Yading has gradually become a popular destination for tourists from home and abroad. Dubbed "the last pure land on earth", Daocheng Yading Scenic Area is considered as an ideal place for visitors to travel in autumn as the red leaves are said to be mysterious and holy during the autumn time.
Ejin Banner, also known as Ejina Banner, is a prefecture of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region where travellers can appreciate golden autumn. With a total forest area of 30,000 hectares, Ejin Banner is famous for its diverse natural beauty and boasts one of the largest Euphrates or desert poplar forests in the world. In autumn, the leaves turn a rich golden colour and the forest shimmers in the desert sun.
Jinshanling Great Wall
Lying 130 km (80 miles) northeast of Beijing, about 2 and a half hours' drive, the Jinshanling Great Wall is one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall boasting many of its original features. Usually, in the early mornings, you can witness a stunning view known as a "cloud sea".
Zhangye Danxia Landform:
Set on the edge of the Silk Road, The Zhangye Danxia landform area is located in northwest China's Gansu Province. It is unbelievable multicolour covering a large area of the cliffs has made the place look like a masterpiece of an oil painting against the canvas of surrounding grey plain. The landform is the result of red sandstone erosion, together with its geological structure and long term desert conditions, wind and water erosion. The great force of nature has its great artwork emerged.
The Kanas National Nature Reserve
The Kanas National Nature Reserve, also known as Xinjiang Kanas National Geopark, owes its fame to Lake Kanas and its alpine scenery. It's located in Burqin County of Altay City within the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The highlight of this nature reserve is the Kanas Lake, which is like a pearl shining on the beautiful river especially in autumn, making it a must-see place for visitors to enjoy the splendid scenery.
Miyaluo Scenic Spot
Located in the northwest of Sichuan Province, Miyaluo Scenic Spot is the provincial-level scenery district that is famous for the red autumn leaves. When autumn comes, the red leaves cover the mountains, which makes it one of the ideal places for tourists to see the red leaves near Jiuzhaigou and take photos.
Situated in the northwest of Yunnan Province, Shangri-la is unique for its Tibetan culture and alpine landscapes. The best season for tourists to visit is in autumn as the whole spot is coloured in gold and red. The alpine red-coloured flowers bloom under the blue sky, sewing a wonderful autumn picture.