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Published: July 21st 2022
Rainbow Beach, Colourful Beach, Wucai Beach
There seems to be many translations of this area. Basically the banks of a river at this stage runs through an area of I guess sandstone. The river has carved through the land and erosion has exposed many different colours of material. It is interesting scenery. There are interestingly shaped and coloured features. Once again however, if I missed this I would not feel that I had missed much. The area was about 40 minutes drive from Burqin on the way to Lake Kanas.
The day was hot, it was very dry. Boardwalks kept people off the sensitive areas and gave viewpoints at different locations. It was scenic. The river that runs through the area is variously called the Irzise or Irtysh and is the only Chinese river that flows to the Arctic ocean. The river flows through Russia and joins the Ob River.
Lake Kanas via Angongetty Grasslands
Our travel to Lake Kanas now took us through the Angongetty Grasslands. No one seemed very motivated to stop and sight see. What we have now seen so much Grassland that it has become ho hum? I think that we were all
Lake Kanas is actually a huge National Park. We stopped at a carpark in a large town, obtained our entry tickets and then had to take a series of buses to the National Park proper. The first bus took us deep into the park. Along a winding road that led down and then ran alongside a small river. It was very scenic with trees lining the river bed on both sides and the view opening up at intervals to expose the river running over rapids or through small glades and the banks of the river itself. I was seated next to an elderly Chinese man and he told me about his home town on a section of the coast. He and his wife now spent their retirement time exploring China. It sounded like a nice lifestyle
The bus dropped us off and it then required a smaller bus to take us to the Lake. Actually with hindsight I don't think we made it to the Lake proper. The weather had turned and it was threatening to rain. It did rain lightly during the course of the afternoon.
As a group we walked along a boardwalk along
side the river. Pine forests reached down to the waters edge. The river was full of small rocks and boulders to form rapids. White water rafting was conducted along this section. The air was clean and perfumed with the Pines and the freshness of the water. It was nice to stretch our legs after the car and bus rides. It was a lot cooler here and the rain made it cooler still.
Eventually time began to run out and we made our way back to the buses to take us back to the car and driver.
Our next and final destination was to our accommodation at Hemu Village.
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