Aksu Travel Guide
Location: Aksu lies in the southwest of Xinjiang, at the south foot of Tianshan Mountain and on the north edge of Tarim Basin
Area: 18,369 sq km
Nationalities: Han, Uyghur, Hui, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakstan, Manchu, Tujia, Miao and Zhuang
History: “Aksu” means “white water” in Uygur. The movement in Aksu can be traced back 7,000 years ago. Aksu is the center of ancient Silk Road and joint of Eastern and Western culture, which gestating ancient Qiuci culture and Duiliang culture. The Buddhism grotto, fresco, music and dance are famous in the would.
Climate: Aksu features aridity climate with rainless and much evaporation.
Local Specialties: Shaya knife, Qiuci Cloth, Aksu white apricot
Local Food: pull noodles, baked baozi, youtazi, nang
The Magical Wood Garden in Wensu – All of the tourists admire the garden like this: You have no wish to visit other trees after viewing the Magical Wood Garden in Wensu. Well, just as they said, the soul of the garden is the hundreds or thousands- year old trees. you will be amazed at finding the old trees reaching high to the sky. Some of trees are oddly shaped. People say if you come back from the "The Magical Wood Garden in Wensu", you will lose your interest in seeing any more trees in future.
Travel Tips: The best time to Aksu is September and October, because the winter here is too cold and the summer too hot.
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