Autumn season, is a good time to enjoy the autumn scenery, all over the country into the autumn peak. But there is one place whose autumn scenery is so shocking that it is hard to believe that there is an amazing natural scenery in the desert. Poplar forest in shaya county, aksu prefecture in southern xinjiang province, is a good place for autumn travel.
Located in the northern margin of the tarim basin and the tianshan mountain in the north, the tarim river runs across from west to east. It is the largest and best preserved original poplar forest in the world. In 2008, it won the certificate of “the largest area of original poplar forest” issued by the world guinness headquarters. It is one of the places that cannot be missed in shaya autumn tourism. It not only attracts many photographers, but also makes numerous tourists yearn for it.
Euphrasal poplar is said to be immortal for thousands of years. It is the oldest poplar species in the world. Fossils of euphrasal poplar have been found in the tertiary new century strata of kizil thousand Buddha cave in xinjiang and blacksmith ditch in dunhuang. Chinese archaeologists have also found that more than 2,000 years ago, the building materials, coffins and other wooden products in loulan, an ancient city in the taklamakan desert, were all made by eupoplar. It can be seen that the quality of its tree species noble, and the human history of the great value.
Although I came early, I didn’t have good weather. But the Euphrates poplars on both sides of the tarim river are still stunning. The layered poplar forests and the meandering tarim river are beautiful even on a cloudy day. Walking here, you will deeply feel the desert, do not know the vastness of heaven and earth, do not see poplar do not know the glory of life.
The world’s largest poplar reserve also contains the world’s second largest floating desert, the taklamakan desert, which has been the center of the ancient silk road since ancient times. When history, forest and desert are combined, you can’t imagine these vivid or profound ancient civilizations and natural landscapes, all nurtured by the tarim river, China’s longest inland river. So walking through the desert poplar forests, you can’t get around this ancient river, or not connect it with what you see.
Perhaps life is so wonderful you can not imagine, to produce such a strange natural landscape. This euphratica forest is the world famous euphratica forest park, and the world’s only largest natural euphratica forest park reserve. It is said that ten percent of the world’s Euphrates poplar forests are in China, and ninety percent of China’s Euphrates poplar forests are on the tarim river. Its ancestor appeared as early as 135 million years ago, which geologists call “tertiary living fossil”. It is one of the oldest poplar trees in the world.
As a rare floating Euphrates poplar in the world, the tarim river deserves people’s attention. Front, it is China’s first big inward flowing river, originated in the tianshan mountains and the karakoram, along the north rim the taklimakan desert, through the aksu, shaya, kuqa, luntai, korla, WeiLi in the south of the county (city), along the coves Taiwan luomahu, flowing along the way not only the irrigation oasis, also gave birth to the profound historical culture.
Tarim river is an ancient river, where Euphrates poplar is a symbol of ancient culture. It is the only desert Euphrates poplar forest park among the world’s 1,200 forest parks. Here we can see not only poplar landscape, but also desert landscape, tarim river natural landscape and so on.
Beside the lake, except for the poplars, whose leaves had not turned yellow, there were also many poplars remnants. No one knew how long they had been asleep, and no one seemed to care about them, but they were guarding this oasis like soldiers.
But because it is ancient and primitive, its historical value and the historical value recorded by documents are incomparable to any other materials. It “lives a thousand years not to die, dies a thousand years not to fall, a thousand years not to rot” its personified great character, won the people’s love and admiration, attracted many tourists and photographers, and this in “poplar spirit” also deeply infected everyone who came. & have spent