The most beautiful scenery is always on the road
In the depths of the Tianshan Mountains there is a road
Speaking of Tibet and Xinjiang, the road to Tibet is so difficult, the road at the foot of the Tianshan Mountains is so dangerous, but the scenery along the way is so beautiful that people go there without hesitation.
The bigness of China lies in Xinjiang; the steepness of Xinjiang lies in the Tianshan Mountains; as far as the road reaches the Tianshan Mountains, it has become a thrilling celestial road.
It connects the northern and southern borders, spans the high mountains and crosses the deep valleys. Its precipitous and magnificent is amazing!
If you are still longing for National Highway 318 and hope to encounter the most beautiful scenery on the Sichuan-Tibet Highway, this day’s road is more beautiful and spectacular than the Sichuan-Tibet Highway, more dangerous and unique, then it is the Duku Highway!
Its connection has shortened the distance between the north and the south of Xinjiang by nearly half from the original 1,000 kilometers, which can be regarded as a monument in the history of China’s highway construction.
It is more appropriate to describe it as majestic , beautiful, strange, and dangerous . It has the only snow-proof corridor in the world and the highest road tunnel in the country. You will go through a “fire to sea” process.
The beauty of Duku Highway
In Xinjiang, which has a variety of landforms such as grasslands, glaciers, snow mountains, deserts, lakes, etc., the road is a different kind of scenery. Those who have not walked by themselves will not appreciate its beauty!
There is a vast grassland with beautiful scenery
There are big and small dragon pools with blue and bright green
There are also towering cloud mountains and snow mountains
There are also hundreds of miles of frozen snow-proof corridors
There is a beautiful valley full of fragrance
There is also the fiery red and dry Kyzylian landscape
Galloping on the Duku Highway
Ten miles of different days, one day has four seasons
Duku Highway Risk
This is a miraculous road across mountains and ridges , crossing nearly 10 major rivers in the Tianshan Mountains and crossing 4 Dabans that are covered with snow all the year round .
Due to the high altitude of 3700 meters, the temperature here is very low even in summer.
Today’s Duku Highway is steep and beautiful, and the construction of the world’s highway miracle is the dedication of a generation of road builders.
This is a road with thousands of ravines, one-third of the road is surrounded by cliffs , and one-fifth of the road is covered with alpine permafrost !
Because of the snow, it is forbidden to pass through from November to May every year, and its beauty can only be appreciated in summer.
However, such a steep road is not easy to build. In the mountains where the snow is falling heavily, workers dig ice in the water.
Forcibly dug a tunnel on the “impassable” Daban!
Because of these brave people, there is such a beautiful mountain road presented today. It can be described as the road of life paved with the blood and sweat of the predecessors.
Beautiful scenery along the way
1. Tianshan Grand Canyon
At the southern end of the road, you will enjoy the magnificent Tianshan Mysterious Grand Canyon scenic spot, which shocks tourists with its deep and winding paths.
The Grand Canyon is composed of reddish-brown giant mountain groups, which looks like the Flame Mountain in “Journey to the West”.
The stone walls on both sides are concave and convex, presenting a soft curve like the graceful figure of a woman.
The sunlight slantly projects into the canyon. As the light changes, the colors on the rocks sometimes appear purple, sometimes golden, and sometimes red, confusing and ever-changing, showing the magic of nature.
Walking in it is like being in a narrow alleyway. The strange-shaped stone forests and stone walls on both sides of the canyon seem to be oppressed in the middle at any time, which makes people feel uncontrollably timid.
2. Big and small dragon pools
The big and small dragon pools called “Nantian Lake” are like two pieces of crystal clear emeralds, inlaid on the mountainside surrounded by snow peaks.
When you come here all the way from the Grand Canyon, you will find that the steep rock walls that were full of desolation just now are now beautiful.
Dalongchi is surrounded by mountains and has beautiful scenery in all seasons.
The pool water is formed by the fusion of snow water from the Tianshan Mountains, and the big and small dragon pools complement each other.
Although Dalongchi in winter is a completely frozen world, the water in Xiaolongchi is just like summer, with a thick green color, quietly reflecting the snow-capped mountains in the distance.
The Tangbula Grassland of Baili Gallery, known as the Jiangnan outside the Great Wall, is simply a piece of virgin land that has not been cultivated in the world, with beautiful scenery, beauty and innocence.
Tangbula starts from Qiaoerma in the east and reaches the Black Bee Nature Reserve in the west – the bee farm. The scenic spot is characterized by grasslands, hot springs, snow peaks and rivers.
Although it is not as vast as Hulunbeier, it has a rolling snow-capped mountain background and beautiful sunsets with nine bends and eighteen bends.
Lakes, streams, swamps, snow-capped mountains, and the grasslands reflect each other, which is too beautiful to behold.
Every year after June, the golden season of the grassland is ushered in – green grasslands and endless snow-capped mountains.
At this time, various gatherings of prairie people are also held here. Here, you can also experience folk customs.
4. Gongnaisi Forest Farm
After the prairie, we walked dozens of kilometers of mountain roads and came to Gongnaisi, which belongs to the northern Xinjiang.
The altitude here is between 1600 meters and 2400 meters, the snow-capped mountains are reflected in the lake, and the mountains and plains are full of pine trees and wild flowers.
There are groups of white sheep, cows and horses on the hills. It is a huge treasure house of animals and plants.