Best Time To Travel in Xinjiang
However, there is some specific time to visit the different regions of Xinjiang so that you will have the best tour. As an experienced tour operator, I would like to share my comments with my dearest friends. let me explain one by one
Best Time to North Xinjiang
Kanas Nature Preservation Park is a beautiful and mysterious place
25 May to 15 June, the flowering season when you can enjoy the holiday in the world of colorful wildflower.
It is also an excellent time to enjoy this peaceful and attractive nature park from mid-June to Mid Sept
15 September to 5 October, Golden yellow mountain put you in the world of fairy tales, well, it is also the super peak season and most expensive period.
Yili Valley is the most beautiful prefecture in Xinjiang for its amazing vast pastureland and fruits.
25 May to 15 June, the flowering season when you can enjoy the holiday in the world of colorful wildflower and crystal blue lake.
Lavender field in Yili (Guljia): 25 June to 5 July.Appreciate and enjoy the beauty of Lavender
Naraty and Bayinbuluk: 25 May to 15 June, the flowering season when you can enjoy the holiday in the world of colorful wildflower
25th Sept to 10 October is the perfect landscape with a clear view of the snowy mountain.
Taklamakan Desert: 5 October to 20 October, end April to mid-June when the weather is the most suitable for overnight in the desert, and it is the best time to enjoy the beauty of diversify of poplar
Turpan is not the fireland of China for its hot weather, but the famous trading post of Ancient Silk Road. There are many historical sites are preserved very well.
It is the grape season from10th August to 5 October. Enjoy the delicious watermelon in the amazing grape trellises. What a relax holiday!!
Heavenly Lake: All the year-round.but the most crucial thing is to avoid the crowded period, highly suggest to have a night in the local yurt by the side of the lake so that you can enjoy the peaceful world of yourself.
Best time to South Xinjiang
For the vast majority of people, the natural scenery of northern Xinjiang is deeply rooted among the people. However, these scenic spots are only part of the landscape of Xinjiang, while South Xinjiang is a perfect combination of nature and humanity.
Southern Xinjiang refers to the south of Tianshan Mountain in Xinjiang, including Tarim Basin, Kunlun Mountains, and Turpan Basin. Southern Xinjiang has been a multi-ethnic area since ancient times, the arts and customs of Uyghur and Tajik nationalities are colorful, forming a humanistic landscape with strong national characteristics. Hundreds of old city pools, ancient tombs, thousand Buddha caves, and other monuments left on the southern and central trunk lines of the ancient Silk Roadshow the long history and difficulties of life.
Kashgar is the most west city of China
I highly suggest you come to Kashgar at the end of March. It is the time to enjoy the Spring Plough festival and the stunning apricot flowering in Taxkorgan county.
Then from May to October is the best time to travel to Kashgar, at this time, the climate is mild, the fragrance of melons and fruits, which is quite suitable for sightseeing and vacation. Karakul Lake is also the most beautiful lake in this season, ideal for hiking.
Karakul lake is locating in the Pamir Plateau, is one of the top 10 largest meteorite pools in the world and an attractive destination for Xinjiang tourism, the lake is famous for its imaginary landscape and clear waters.
Khunjerab Pass is the highest port in the world, where there is a boundary marker of China. Because of the bad weather, it is only open from May to October every year.
Besides, during the two major Islamic festivals, Eid al-Fitr and the Corban Festival (10 December), there will be a grand pilgrimage at the Id Kah Mosque, when thousands of Muslims will gather in the square outside the mosque to worship and hold a series of celebrations.
Aksu lies in the west of Xinjiang
In summer, with intense light and ultraviolet radiation, even if you wear sunscreen, you'll get a tan. When you travel in winter, Aksu's snowscape will surprise you; however, the dry and cold weather is not generally adaptable.
Kuqa is the cultural center of Quici
From June to October is the best time to travel to Kuqa. Kuqa County is situated in the warm zone, dry climate, less precipitation, hot summer, dry and cold in winter, annual temperature, and sunshine are different, so it belongs to the warm zone continental arid climate. Due to the complexity of the landform, there are apparent regional climate differences.
Grand Canyon(Kuqa Grand Canyon) is composed of reddish-brown mountain groups; natives call it 'Kizilia.' The canyon runs north to south, its total length of more than 5,000 meters. It is a rare natural wonder in China, which is formed by wind and rain erosion plus torrential flood erosion.
Korla is the rich prefecture of Xinjiang for the petroleum
Autumn is the ripening season of melons and fruits, in every August and September, there will be a "Korla Bergamot Pear Festival", which is the best time to visit Korla. While if you would like to enjoy the swans in Swan Lake and the traditional activities of Xinjiang Minorities in Bayinbrook Grassland, you'd better come to Korla in April and July.
Every year around April, the swans, gooses, and other rare birds will fly back from the south to multiply and thrive. In the sunlight, swans, lakes, mountains, clouds, and shadows merge into a very spectacular scene, Bird-watching terraces are built for visitors to climb and watch birds.
Every July, the annual Nadam Fair will hold in Bayinbuluk. Thousands of people will gather here to conduct different activities such as singing and dancing, wrestling, horse racing, and archery, etc.
In conclusion, Mid March to Mid November is suitable to travel to our hometown. You can enjoy the vast Gobi desert, picturesque landscape, and unique custom. Don't forget the delicious local cuisine. Xinjiang Welcomes you :)
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