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Guozigou (fruit valley)

Updated: 2014-03-20
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Guozigou, hailed as "the most famous tourism resort in Ili," is a meandering valley across the Northern Tianshan Mountains. North of the valley is Sayram Lake, and to the south lies the Ili Valley.

Guozigou (fruit valley)
 

With a total length of 28 km, Guozigou is the only way to reach the Ili Valley and also an important section of the ancient Silk Road. It has long been an essential passage to Central Asia and Europe. Currently, the Saiguo (Sayram Lake-Guozigou) Highway - a necessary part of the Lianhuo (Lianyungang-Horgos) Expressway - runs through Guozigou.

Guozigou (fruit valley)
 

Guozigou is considered one of Xinjiang’s most well-known tourist attractions, featuring steep but beautiful scenery. It is also regarded as the most attractive valley in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region during spring and summer. The valley consists of 88 caves and 108 ditches. It has snow-capped mountain peaks, green forests, waterfalls and blooming flowers on both sides. Tourists can experience all four seasons in one day in the valley.

The valley boasts a large number of wild fruit trees and has been dubbed Guozigou (fruit valley). The colorful wild flowers, green forests, clean water and dramatic peaks make the valley attractive and mysterious.