Xinjiang, the largest provnice in China, serving as a junction along the northern, middle and southern routes of the Silk Road, is attracting the attention of domestic and foreign adventures with its unique customs and splendid natural landscape. As a tour operator, I realized that there is one question that every traveler concern: When is the best time to visit Xinjiang?
Timing of travelling may greatly influence your travel experience and the actual costs. Especially for places like Xinjiang, whose weather varied dramatically in different period of time.
Now, follow our guide to find out the detailed climate and travel tips in different time all around the year.
Every June to October is the best time to travel to Kanas. By October, Kanas will normally close the mountains (until May next year) and only sledges are able to enter. But since 2007, Kanas has launched a winter tourism project ( 10th October-10th May, the following year), which not only exempts some tickets, but also takes a special transportation vehicle, horse sled, to fully experience the "thousands of mountain birds fly, thousands of tracks disappear" in the quiet valley...
Every June to July is the best time to travel to Sayram Lake, because the beautiful wildflowers will be covered all over the grassland by the lake during that period, which is quite splendid.
Besides, in July the annual " Nadamu Fair " will be held in the scenic area. At that time, a large number of people will gather here for various activities such as singing and dancing, wrestling, horse racing, and archery to name just a few, and that will feast your eyes.
Every June and July is the best time for viewing lavenders, but there are no flowers in other seasons, so you can only visit museums when you come to the scenic spot. Every June, the lavender fields of the Ili Valley, when lavenders sway like waves in the wind, the refreshing fragrance of flowers in the wind seems to tell the harvesters that it is another year of lavender harvest. Besides, there are many kinds of colorful flowers planted in the flower field according to the shape of strips, which is very beautiful. In the flower field, you can also see the various decorations such as scarecrow, flower gate, windmill, and sculpture, which make the whole scene very romantic and suitable for photography.
In addition, every June to July, patches of lavender blooms, just like a purple ocean, which is quite magnificent.
Every June to September is the best time to travel to Nalati Grassland, With the splendid landscapes, lush grassland and beautiful wildflowers.
In addition, Every year after June, it will be the golden season of grassland, at that time where various activities will be held at grassland, natives and travelers can also experience Kazakh folk customs, such as Aken concert and Horse racing to name just a few. So it is said that Nalati is the best place for grassland gatherings.
Every June to September is the best time to travel to Bayanbulak, because at that time, many swans will come here to breed and rest, and the scene will be very quiet and peaceful. Bird-watching terraces are built for visitors, who would like to visit the birds.
In addition, every July, the annual Nadam Fair will be held at Bayinbuluk, at that time, a large number of people will be gathered here to hold different activities such as singing and dancing, wrestling, horse racing, and archery, to name just a few.
5th Oct to 20 Oct, when the weather is comfortable for overnight in the desert, it is the best time to enjoy the beauty of diversifolo of popular.
Every March to September is the best time to travel to Turpan. However, from June to July is the hottest time in Turpan, the temperature will be above 40 degrees.
25th March to 10th April, the season when Apricot flowers bloom and leaves grow. 10th August to 5th Oct, It is the season when grapes ripen. Enjoy the delicious and juicy fruits including watermelon ,hami melon and pears in the amazing grape valley. How relaxing it is!!
The answer is all year round, but one important thing is to avoid the crowded period. We highly recommend all tourists to have a night in the local yurt by the side of the lake so that you can enjoy the peaceful world by yourself.
The annual Tianshan Tianchi Ice and Snow Festival will be held here from mid-November to the end of March, at that time, visitors can go skiing or other winter exercises in Tianshan Skiing Ground near the scenic area.
It is great to visit Kashgar all the year around. Even in winter time, from November to March, the weather is not that cold at around -10℃ to 10℃. Kashgar is the tour destination for culture, history and folklore, so it is not that restrict to weather.