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Kazak Yurt

 Urumqi Attractions

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Introduction to Kazak Yurt (哈萨克毡房)

At one time, the nomadic Kazakhs lived in yurts (cone-shaped tents of white felt stretched over a framework of wooden poles). It can be seen everywhere on the prairie. There are many mushroom-like yurts in the vast expanse of grassland in Xinjiang. Pepple call them the "White House" for the yurts made by the white blanket and decorated very particular.

Visiting the yuts is like going into art galleries. The ground is covered with flower carpets and drapes made of beautiful embroidery fabric. Kazakh women is called as folk artist, they weave the main band of yurt(called Buzz Hull Kazakh language) in order to reinforcement yurt wooden fence amd beautify it.

Yurts are light and easy to assemble, convenient dismantle and carry around.Although yurts have lost their former importance today, yurts is still used as temporary dwellings of chabans (shepherds) at remote seasonal pastures.In the modern times, Kazakhs have lived in their permanent homes in rural settlements instead of wandering in the prairie.

   
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Location

On the Prairie of Kazakhs, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China

   
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Main Sights

Kazak Yurt

   
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Travel Information

Admission for Kazak Yurt: free

Opening Hours: whole day

   
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Transportation 

1. There are many special-line buses available from the downtown Urumqi to places where Kazakhs live.

   
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Travel Tips 

1. The best time to visit there is in autumn.

2. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. Because at that time, the hotel reservation and transportation will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.


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