Home>>>City Guide>>>>Attraction>>>>Urumqi

Kongnaiz Grassland

Image Kongnaiz, means "the slope of Sun" in Mongolian. Kongnaiz Grassland, in broad sense, is a general name used for grasslands in Kongnaiz River basin, mainly located in territory of Xinyuan County with area of over 11 million mu. It is the home of Xinjiang fine-fleece sheep and Ili horse which is also called “Heavenly horse”. The landscape of Kongnaiz grassland is beautiful all the year round, especially the spring season when the grassland looks like a green blanket dotted with various wild flowers. Qiahe waterfall shaped by Qiahepu River, 3 kilometers southwest of the seat of Xinyuan County, is one of key scenic spots in Kongnaiz. To north of the grassland lies Kuokeqiaoke(means green mountain) Mountain on whose northern slope grow the only wild fruit tree woods in the country, including Saiwei wild apple, Maling(bramble),European plum, etc. Covering Xinyuan County and Gongliu County, a natural reserve was established around the mountain for fruit tree species resource, and a wild fruit woods improvement farm has been established.