Keketuohai National Park
|Keketuohai National Park|
Keketuohai National Park is honoured as the "Chinese Yosemite". Covering an area of 777 square kilometers (300 square miles), it is 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Fuyun County in Altay City and 482 kilometers (300 miles) from Urumqi City. Featuring beautiful natural scenery such as valleys, rivers, peaks, forests, mines, and seismic belts, the park was listed as a UNESCO World Geopark in 2017. It comprises of four main scenic areas: Irtysh Grand Canyon, Ilavmu Lake, Cocoa Sullivan Lake, and Fuyun Quake Remains.
Irtysh Grand Canyon in Keketuohai National Park
Dragon Gate Square
No.3 Mine Pit
No.3 Mine Pit inside the Keketuohai National Park is like a big straw hat. Known as one of the “Natural Geological Minerals Museum” in China, it is the largest one in the world. With a depth of 201 meters (220 yards), a length of 247 meters (270 yards) and a width of 238 meters (260 yards), the pit is rich in various minerals, including rare metals, nonmetallic mineral resources and jewelry and gem minerals.
White Birch Woods
Covering an area of 1.5 square kilometers (0.6 square miles), White Birch Woods is abundant with white birches and Siberian poplars. In spring, the place is a sea of colorful flowers; in summer, dense forests form great shelters and provide you with a natural summer resort; and in autumn and winter, trees are “coloured” with golden yellow or pure white, which, together with flowing water and exquisite bridges, make the place like a fairy land.
|Strange Rocks in Shuimo Valley|
Shuimo Valley in Keketuohai National Park is renowned for rocks with different shapes. On both sides of the valley, white birches and pines grow. Though rooted in fissures of the rocks, they flourish and grow very well. Walking along the deep and serene valley, you can walk by streams, wade through rivers, and hike among rocks… all of which offer you an unforgettable experience.
Golden Triangle Tourism Spot
As its name goes, Golden Triangle Tourism Spot is triangle-shaped, which is parted naturally by branches of Irtysh River. Reflections of the azure sky, white clouds, green trees, and various rocks are integrated into a beautiful scroll painting. Beside, the spot is rich in mineral resources, precious stones, and valuable wild medical herbs, making it the best place for outdoor adventure and treasure hunting.
Wild Grape Ridge
Dotted with abundant wild grapes, Wild Grape Ridge enjoys a primitive and mysterious landscape. Washed by molten snow of high mountains, rocks are exposed to the air. Even so, white birches and pines grow toughly. Dense forests, along with sound of rippling water, can easily calm you down.
Ilavmu Lake in Keketuohai National Park
Cocoa Sullivan Lake in Keketuohai National Park
Fuyun Quake Remain in Keketuohai National Park
How to get to Keketuohai National Park from Urumqi:
2. Upon arrival at Fuyun Long-distance Bus Station, take a mini bus to the national park. It takes CNY 30.
How to get to Keketuohai National Park from Altay:
2. After arriving at Fuyun County, you can spend CNY 30 taking a mini bus to Keketuohai.
|Admission Ticket||April - October: CNY 90 |
November - March: CNY 45
Free for children of or below 1.2 meters (3.9 feet).
|Shuttle Bus||CNY 45 for a through ticket |
Entrance - Shuimo Valley: CNY 5 for single trip
Bell Mountain - Hot Spring: CNY 5 for single trip
|Opening Hours||09:00 - 19:00 (ticket selling stops 1.5h earlier.)|
Other Attractions in Altay:
Kanas Nature Reserve