Author: Peng Gou Following

  Speaking of fruits in Xinjiang, do you think of the song "Aksu's apples are praised by everyone"?

  In addition to Apple, what else is Aksu, let's take a look.

  China’s longest inland river flows here

  The highest peak of the Tianshan Mountains, Tuomuer Peak.

  The highest peak of the Tianshan Mountains, Tomur Peak, is located in Aksu. The Aksu River, formed by melting of numerous glaciers, shines with silver in the sun.

  Hundreds of glaciers nourish this oasis.

  Aksu means "white water" in Uyghur language, and Aksu city is also known as "white water city".

  The scenery of Aksu City.

  The abundant water Aksu River is one of the main water sources of the Tarim River, the longest inland river in China.

The wide and meandering Tarim River is the "mother river" of the local people, gestating most of the oasis in southern Xinjiang.

  The winding Tarim River.

Photo courtesy of the Propaganda Department of Aksu Prefecture Committee

  China’s largest desert is adjacent to here

  "The lonely smoke in the desert, the sunset over the long river" is the Tang Dynasty poet Wang Wei's praise for the scenery outside the Great Wall.

On the southern edge of Aksu is the Taklimakan Desert, the largest desert in China.

  Taklimakan Desert.

Photo courtesy of the Propaganda Department of Aksu Prefecture Committee

  The Populus euphratica growing here is known as the "Patron saint of the desert". It will not die for thousands of years, and will not fall after a thousand years, and will not rot after a thousand years.

  Desert Populus.

Photo by Jiao Yinhui

  Located in Shaya County, Aksu Prefecture, Shayanzhou Scenic Area is a tourist attraction integrating Populus euphratica, Gobi Populus, and Populus euphratica in the desert.

  Populus euphratica forest in Shayanzhou Scenic Area, Shaya County.

Photo by Liu Xin

  In the scenic area, the sand dunes are high and low, the Populus euphratica is scattered, and the lake is rippling.

  Populus euphratica and lake water complement each other.

Photo courtesy of the Propaganda Department of Aksu Prefecture Committee

  This is the end of "China's most beautiful highway"

  The terminus of the "China's most beautiful highway" Duku (Dushanzi to Kuqa) highway is within the territory of Kuqa City, Aksu Prefecture.

  The Yadan landscape of Kuqa section of Duku highway.

Photo by Wang Xiaojun

  In addition to the peculiar Yadan landform, there are two mountain lakes along the line, namely Longchi Lake and Longchi Lake, dotted with a "landscape avenue running through the backbone of the Tianshan Mountains."


Photo by Wang Xiaojun


Photo by Yang Shuo

  There is Tianshan Canyon

  Wensu Grand Canyon, known as the king of the canyon, is full of red cliffs and red cliffs and pinnacles and pillars in various shapes and life. Walking in it is like being in a beautiful and majestic natural gallery.

  Wensu Grand Canyon.

Wang Tuoshe

  Kuqa Grand Canyon is also known as the Mysterious Grand Canyon of the Tianshan Mountains because of its vertical and horizontal ravines, deep twists and turns, and peaks and turns.

These two grand canyons are also known as the Xinjiang Geological Evolution Museum.

  Kuqa Grand Canyon.

Photo by Liu Xin

  Kizil Grottoes

  Kizil Thousand Buddha Caves.

  The Kizil Grottoes (also known as Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves) located in Baicheng County, Aksu Prefecture, are the earliest large-scale grottoes excavated in China and the westernmost geographically.

  The mural in the Thousand Buddha Cave.

  It was excavated in the 3rd century AD, and gradually ceased construction from the 8th to the 9th century AD. Its duration is unique in any country in the world. It is more than 260 years earlier than the Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes and is known as the "art treasure house".

  Here is the first village for making ethnic handmade musical instruments

  Jiayi Village, Yiqiyike Town, Xinhe County, Aksu Prefecture, is known as the "first village for making folk handmade musical instruments in Xinjiang".

  Villagers in Jiayi Village are making musical instruments.

Photo by Wang Xiaojun

  Nearly half of the villagers are good at making ethnic musical instruments.

Today, Jiayi Village is prospering day by day by relying on the manufacture of ethnic musical instruments and the development of cultural tourism. It has been listed as a village with ethnic minority characteristics in China, a beautiful leisure village in China, and the second batch of key villages for rural tourism in the country.

  Here is the mysterious Daolang tribe

  The mysterious Daolang tribe is located in Awati County, south of Aksu City.

  Daolang people welcome their relatives.

Wang Tuoshe

  Daolang people have always lived in the oasis around the Tarim Basin in Xinjiang, maintaining their unique folk customs.

In the Daolang tribe scenic spot, you can learn more about their lifestyle and folk culture.

  Cotton is abundant here

  Abundant water resources and vast flat land make this a famous high-quality cotton production base in Xinjiang.

  Cotton farmers in Awati County, known as the "Hometown of Long-staple Cotton in China", are picking cotton.

Photo by Liu Xin

  Awati County in Aksu Prefecture is also known as the "Hometown of Long-staple Cotton in China".

With the improvement of agricultural quality and efficiency, the level of cotton planting mechanization here has been continuously improved.

  Aksu cotton harvest scene.

  Aksu's cotton production accounts for one-fifth of Xinjiang's cotton production, and long-staple cotton production accounts for more than 90% of China's.

This has also led to the development of Aksu's modern textile industry, actively undertaking the westward transfer of the textile industry from eastern China, and becoming an important textile export base in western China facing Central Asia, South Asia and even Europe.

  Here is the fragrance of melons and fruits

  Aksu apple.

  Irrigated by Tianshan snow water and blessed with light resources, Aksu apples have bright color, delicate flesh, transparent core, and thick sweetness.

  Rock candy heart of Aksu apple.

Wang Tuoshe

  In recent years, Aksu Lin Fruit Industry has continuously improved its quality and efficiency. Taking the "express" of modern logistics and e-commerce development, Aksu Apple is not only famous in China, but also to the world.

In addition, Aksu's red dates, small white apricots, and paper walnuts are also famous.

  Aksu red dates.

  There are countless foods here

  Pilaf is one of the main foods for Uyghur people to entertain relatives, friends and guests on festive days and weddings.

Traditionally eating pilaf is to grab the food directly with their hands after the guests wash their hands, so it is called "pilaf."

Nowadays, chopsticks and spoons are often used.


Photo courtesy of the Propaganda Department of Aksu Prefecture Committee

  Roasted whole lamb is also Aksu’s unique delicacy. It is called "Tu Nur Kawa Fu" in Uyghur. The remaining carbon after roasting the naan is used to roast the whole lamb. The roasted lamb is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Overflowing.

  Roast whole lamb in naan pit.

Photo courtesy of the Propaganda Department of Aksu Prefecture Committee

  Naan pie is a traditional Xinjiang cuisine. There are more than 70 types of naan in Aksu Naan Industrial Park, such as onion naan, sesame naan, melon seed naan, chili naan, rose sauce naan...

  Naaning has become a new profession.

Photo by Liu Xin

  There are also grilled lamb skewers, grilled buns, stewed pigeons and so on.

  Aksu cuisine.

Photo by Deng Lijuan

Here is the magic of nature,

There is also a strong western style;

Here is the rough desert scenery,

There is also a beautiful scenery of the grassland;


Is where you have to come!