I love travel. The passion to travel to the most nature places was strengthened during my last visit to Daocheng.
Some readers complained that I didn’t give the Chinese name for the wonderful place. This is the complete address in Chinese
I remember the journey started with a simple note:
I will be away from the Internetized world for the next 8 days. From 6:00 AM tomorrow, I will be on my way to Daocheng, the lost Shangrila in China.
When I wrote the entry, I didn’t realize how amazing the trip would be and the memeraizable journey ahead. After I returned to civilized world eight days later, I brought 200+ ditigal pictures, 100+ traditional film pictures and a long story.
The passion drives me to plan for my trip to Kanas Lake
Now, I am planning my travel schedule of this Oct holiday again. My eyes focus on the most northwest part of China – Kanas Lake – the “beautiful and misterious” lake, according to the Mongolian name. I marked the location of Kanas in the China map below:
Credit: Map borrowed from ChinaTour.com
My friends Tang sent the following pictures to me via email. It is so beautiful, isn’t it?
Resouces for Kanas
- OCTOBER IN CHINESE SIBERIA – – Kanas Lake: a Remote Nature Reserve by Pamela Logan
- Bootsnall’s Kanas page by Jim. Very decent introduction of the Kanas area – not only the Kanas Lake.
- Travel-to-China (Chinese)
- Ctrip.com: Kanas and travelogue
With the help of A tour Guide for China Hikers, I created the draft version of the route map:
Go to Kanas
Here is my draft plan:
- Shanghai -> Urumqi via China Eastern Airlines (standard price: 2550 RMB. After discount, it may only need 1650 RMB)
- Urumqi -> Burqin via buses (120 RMB)
- Burqin -> Jadenyu by renting a car (300 RMB)
If anyone has been there, please advice. Thanks.
Update: July 1, 2003
Detailed Kanas Plan is released.
As always, I will have to update you about the SARS situation in Shanghai. With the eighth imported SARS cases, which is a train attendant from Guangzhou, the city got seriously alerted. Most of the passengers in the same train have been found and quarantined, but there are still two persons missing. Today, 9 new cases were reported all over China. All new cases were found in Beijing.
Update: July 31, 2007
Let me steal one photo from his blog:
Credit: Isaac Mao