The Kanas is a magical and appealing place for all ages. Maybe it is an enchanting Mongolian name which means "a lake in a gorge".
¡¡Kanas Lake's altitude is 1374 meters, the length of north-south is 24km,the average width is 1.9 km, the biggest depth is 188.5 meters, the area is 45.73 sq km .There are larches, red pines, spruces, firs, birch, etc. The Kanas Continental Villas of Xinjiang Western International Travel Service is located the lakeside.
There are nice dining-rooms, groggeries, ballrooms hall and marketplaces, etc.

£²¡¢Crouching Dragon Bay

The Crouching Dragon Bay, on the way coming close to the Kanas Lake, along the river the peaks stand erect, forest become lush and dense. canyons become deep and rivers become swift. After crossing a wooden bridge, one will

see a stretch of pure betula pendula, whose trunks are tall and straight, barks are white, branches are drooping gracefully, with clear-cut aspect, being known as A Maid in Forest. After the birch forest, the valley suddenly become broad, wjth the Crouching Dragon Bay ahead, shaping like a cauldron, called Cauldron-bottom Lake by the local people. Some tourists, on getting here, will think it is the Kanas Lake. However,they wont know the truth until lingering on with no thought of leaving for half a day and then, they simply call it Little Kanas Lake. The Crouching Dragon Bay has a water area of about 90,000 sq meters. The Kanas River slowly flows by, its color is pure blue and clean and soft waves are floating, with the scenery of rivers and mountains behind being reflected on the water. The ait in the bay looks like a giant crouching bay. It is said that long, long ago, a giant dragon once played with water by mounting the clouds and riding the mist. All of sudden, the weather changed drastically, the ice sealed and snow froze in a moment, for which the giant dragon was frozen stiff here, thus being named the Crouching Dragon Bay. Here is an ideal place for cultivation of fish with its long bay and slow flow, in which someone once caught a 2 meter-long Big Red Fish.

3,Moon Bay

Taking a trip northward 1 kilometer from the Crouching Dragon Bay, one can overlook the Moon Bay on the mountain-encircling road. The bay is a section of Z-shape river course, whose serene, blackish-green water looks like a ¡°Crescent¡±.
At sight of this scene, one can feel the magical creation of great nature featured by an evening crescent compared to faint and quiet dreamland.
In the crescent like section sits a foot-shape isle, which is said to be a foot-print left by the goddess of the moon, having secretly eaten the glossy dragon while flying back to the moon in a hurry. The indigenes also call it "Crescent Lake" or "Foot-bottom Lake".
£´¡¢Tuwa Kampong

The Tuwa people build their houses with pine wood, whose four walls are stacked up with logs, with ceiling floor and slant pointed roof suitable for frequent rain and snow arrounding in mountainous area. When flowers bloom in warm spring, they drive their cattle and sheep to the summer pasture on the top of a mountain. In late autumn, they drive their stocks down the hills and live in the log cabins for a long winter.


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They live mainly on dairy products, meat and flour, such as: beef, sheep, milk, cheese, dried yogurt, sour milk, butter, milky tea and milky wine etc.¡¡¡¡The lake is also one of the famous Monsater lake in china and world. see the news below:

An unidentified large water creature was discovered by bike race competitors on Sunday at Sailimu Lake, the biggest high mountain lake in west China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.The discovery came as the region¡¯s first ever bike race circling Sailimu Lake entered its third stage of competition on Sunday. CN Radio quoted witnesses as saying the unidentified creature is about 10 meters long, and when its back was exposed out of the water, it looked like the spine of a big fish. The witnesses said it sank back into water after swimming over 50 meters.

The discovery echoes numerous earlier rumors about a so-called ¡°water monster¡± in the lake. But so far no one can prove whether or not this unidentified creature is in fact the rumored ¡°water monster¡±. Records say there has never been any such 10-meter-long big fish found in the lake. Identification of the unknown creature still needs to be verified by scientist investigation.

Kanas Lake is a fresh-water alpine lake which is famous for both the breathtaking natural beauties and the fabled lake monster. Kanas Lake is ideally situated in Altay mountain area, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China and covers an area of 45.73 square kilometers. The average depth of the lake is 120 meters, with the deepest being 188.5 meters. Around Kanas Lake are dense primeval forest and verdant brushwood. Kanas Scenic Area was officially approved as a National AAAAA Tourist Attraction by National Tourism Administration of the People's Republic of China on May 8th, 2007. According to the local story, the huge monster which lives in Kanas Lake can swallow cattle, sheep and horses on the lake shore. Some visitors said they saw the Kanas Lake Monster with their own eyes. On June 7th, 2005, some visitors from Beijing took some photos of the swimming Kanas Lake Monster which is roughly 10 meters long. Several experts and their teams have detected Kanas Lake, but failed to find out what the Kanas Lake Monster really is. The monster still remains a mystery until now. If you are luck enough, you may catch a glimpse of the legendary Kanas Lake The best time to visit Kanas Lake should be in June when you can enjoy the fully, brightly blooming flowers and in September when you can enjoy the tree leaves involve in golden, brown, and russet. Please remember to bring some warm clothes even when you go visit Kanas Lake in hot summers because the annual average temperature of Kanas Lake is only 4 ¡æ.If you want to enjoy the unspoiled landscape in China, just try Kanas Lake in Xinjiang. With the fabulous natural beauties and the fabled lake monster, Kanas Lake is a must-see site if you take tours to Xinjiang, China. Xinjiang is home to some other stunning lakes, including Sayram Lake, Heavenly Lake, Ebinur Lake, Whale Lake