Known as the home of singing and dancing, the land of fruits, and the place of gold
and jade stones, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China boasts for its vast
expanse, beautiful landscape and unique folk customs. There are in total over 1,100
registered scenic areas in Xinjiang, ranking first in the country.
In a selection of the best scenic areas in Xinjiang by Tourism Bureau of Xinjiang
Uygur Autonomous Region, the follow ones won the highest scores in public appraisal
and professional evaluation. We will introduce them in 3 categories, Nature, History,
Xinjiang is well known for the expanse of its area and richness of natural resources,
as well for its wonderful scenic spots and enchanting spectacles of nature. Many
"mosts" of China are found in Xinjiang -- the driest, hottest, and coldest places
are in Xinjiang, and China's longest inland river, lowest land and greatest desert
are here as well.
Historical tourism in Xinjiang is most attractive for its unique charm. The Silk
Road, which runs across Xinjiang horizontally, is known to the whole world. Xinjiang
is endowed with 236 ancient cultural sites, tombs, architectures, Buddhist caves,
stone sculptures, and modern commemorative monuments of historical, artistic, and
Xinjiang is also a region of many minority groups in China, and its people is known
far and wide for being excellent at singing and dancing. Uygurs are the principal
minority group there, the rest are the Hans, Kazaks, Mongolians, Huis, Xibes, Kirgizes,
Ozbeks, Tajiks, Russians, Manchus, Daurs and Tatars. Their distinctive culture form
adds more charm to the region.