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Moon Bay

 Burqin Attractions

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Introduction to Moon Bay (月亮湾)

About one kilometers where the Crouching Dragon Bay runs to the Irtysh River, you can find a crescent moon-shaped bay, that is the beautiful Moon BayMoon Bay is one of the major attractions in Kanas Nature Reserve. It attracts people traveling there by its charming and tranquil scenery.

Color of the water in the Moon Bay would change when the Kanas Lake changes. This is why we see Moon Bay of different colors in different seasons and weathers. Sometimes, it is a blue bay, sometimes green, or a white one sometimes. 

In the morning, there pervades mist over the bay, and when light sunshine shades down, reflecting with the blue lake, this create a fairyland on earth. When autumn, the golden forests on the bank reflected in the clear blue lake, that beauty travels all the way to the Crouching Dragon Bay and drunken people in the stunning views. 

When coming to Moon Bay, try walking down the wooden plank path leading down from the bus stop to Kanas Lake to the Crouching Dragon Bay. Alongside, you can enjoy the splendid snow mountains, green forests, the white and green in the blue clear lake, that would be a very pleasant journey.

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Inside the Kanas Scenic Area, Burqin County, Altay, North of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

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Main Sights

Moon Bay, Kanas Lake

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Travel Information

All-inclusive Ticket for Kanas Scenic Area: 185 Yuan, children who are less than1.2 meters or no more than 6 years old are free of charge.

Sightseeing Car Rent: 80 Yuan for the first time and another 10 Yuan if you enter the second time.

Opening Hours: 9:00AM - 8:00PM

Tel: (+86) 906-6327 808

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1. Visitors can take the train K9791 (8:34PM-7:51AM) from Urumqi to Beitun, then take private coach to the Kanas Scenic Area, and then take the sightseeing bus to Moon Bay.

2. Visitors can also directly take flight to Urumqi, then take a private coach to Kanas Scenic Area.

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Travel Tips 

1. Recommended duration for a visit is about two hours.

2. The slopes and roads outside are so dangerous that visitors would better keep away from the valleys and rivers .

3. Visitors should take the medicine needed.

4. It is suggested to prepare to protect your electronic equipments from the lower temperature outside.

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