Cocoto Sea Scenic Area

Cocoto Sea Scenic Area

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Geographic location:5 km west of Coco Tohai Town, Fuyun County, Altay Region


Famous scenery:Coco Suli, Karajangel, Irtysh Grand Canyon

Suitable for the play season:August to October

Coco Tuohai Scenic Area and Xinjiang Coco Tohai National Geological Park is located in Fuyun County, Altay Prefecture, northern Xinjiang, covering an area of 788 square kilometers, 485 kilometers away from Urumqi and 53 kilometers away from Fuyun County. The scenic area consists of four parts: the Irtysh Grand Canyon, the Coco Suli, the Iremut Lake, and the Karasenger earthquake fault zone. It uses beautiful canyon rivers, mountain woodland, mineral resources, cold lakes and strange earthquake fault zones as natural scenery, integrating geological culture, regional characteristics and national customs, with sightseeing, leisure and special tourism (hiking, Large-scale tourist attractions with main features such as photography and scientific research.

In 2012, the Cocoto Sea Scenic Area was promoted to the national 5A level tourist attraction.

Cocoto Sea Scenic Area

Historical evolution

The Cocotohai mining area was discovered in 1930, when only the local ethnic minorities mined the outcrop part of the No. 3 vein, and the products were used as jewelry decoration materials.
In 1935, two geological units of the former Soviet government came to Altay. After several geological explorations, the No. 3 vein was mainly used for trial mining in the Cocotohai mining area, and beryl and coltan were mined.
On March 1, 1950, the “Ashan Mine Management Office of Sino-Soviet Nonferrous Metals and Rare Metals Co., Ltd.” was established.
On January 1st, 1955, all the enterprises in the mining area were handed over to China to operate independently. The former Ashan Mine Management Office was renamed as the Noncoferrous Metals Management Bureau of the Ministry of Metallurgical Industry, Xinjiang Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd., which is directly under the central management.
In 1958, it was renamed the Cocoto Sea Mining Bureau.
In 2005, the Cocoto Sea Scenic Area was officially approved by the Ministry of Land and Resources as a national geological park.
On July 15, 2008, the Coco Tohai National Geological Park officially opened.
In 2009, it was assessed as a 4A-level scenic spot by the National Tourism Administration Tourist Area (Point) Quality Rating Committee.
In early 2010, it was awarded the honorary title of “10 Excellent A-level Scenic Spots in Xinjiang” by the Tourism Bureau of Xinjiang Autonomous Region. It was awarded the honorary title of “International Original Eco-tourism Scenic Spot” by the United Nations Tourism Economic Promotion Association, China Marketing Association and China Tourism Brand Association.
In 2010, Fuyun County invested 36.78 million yuan to improve the Coca-Tuohai comprehensive reception center hotel and simple restaurant, Zhongshan Road to the hot springs, scenic area signage, scenic ticket inspection system and environmental protection ecological toilet, scenic fast food service center and geology Infrastructure such as museums and spa treatment centers.
On May 19, 2012, the Cocoto Seaview District was promoted to the National 5A Tourist Attractions.
In 2013, Fuyun County invested 40 million yuan to develop and construct ethnic speciality bars, open buffet dining areas, cross-river sightseeing suspension bridges, tourist souvenirs, strange stones, gem shops, outdoor amusement facilities and other service facilities.

Cocoto Sea Scenic Area

Geographical environment

Location horizon

Cocoto Sea Scenic Area, located in Fuyun County, Altay Prefecture, northern Xinjiang, covers an area of 788 square kilometers, 485 kilometers away from Urumqi and 53 kilometers away from Fuyun County.

Cocoto Sea Scenic Area


The Cocoto Sea Tourism Scenic Area is located in the middle mountain belt of the southern slope of the Altay Mountains. The sea level is 1200-1500 meters. Due to special geological structures, wind and rain erosion and water cutting, many deep trench canyons are formed. The Cocoto Sea View area is dominated by granite landforms.

Cocoto Sea Scenic Area


The Cocoto Sea has a high dimension, deep inland and far away from the ocean, forming a typical continental cold and arid climate, which is cold in winter and cool in summer. In summer, the rain is long and the winter wind is mostly snowy. The coldest month is January, the average temperature is minus 37 °C, the extreme minimum temperature is minus 51.5 °C (January 1961); the hottest month is July, the average temperature is 25 °C, and the extreme maximum temperature is 37 °C. Its extreme minimum temperature (minus 51.5 degrees Celsius) is second only to Mohe County in Heilongjiang Province (the extreme minimum temperature is minus 52.3 °C), and it is called the second cold pole in China. The average annual precipitation of the Cocoto Sea is 250mm, and the annual average wind speed is 1.4m/s. The dominant wind direction is the northwest wind. The depth of the frozen soil is 2.2 meters and the frost-free period is 120 days.

Cocoto Sea Scenic Area

Natural resources

Mineral resources

As of 2013, there are more than 80 kinds of mines in Cocoto, including lithium, antimony, bismuth, antimony, bismuth and antimony. Among them, the reserves of antimony rank first in the world. Gemstones such as emeralds, aquamarines and emeralds, amethysts, hibiscus stones, garnets, tourmalines, etc. are produced in granitic pegmatites.

Cocoto Sea Scenic Area

Biological resources

As of 2013, there are more than 100 rare wild animals in the Cocoto Sea, including brown bears, wild donkeys, beavers, snow leopards, saigas, etc. There are dozens of wild plants such as wild lavender, Lonicera japonica, Spiraea, Siberia. Juniper, all kinds of lichens and moss, berberine, peony, Xinjiang Codonopsis, Altay alone.

Cocoto Sea Scenic Area

Scenic spots

Coco Suri

Cocoa Suri is located in the northeast of the Tulhong Basin in Fuyun County. The lake covers an area of 2 square kilometers and has a water depth of 2 meters. It is a natural marsh wetland formed by the melting snow of the surrounding mountains. The lake is clear and blue. Rich in vivid plants. Every summer and autumn, a large number of red geese, white swan, gray cranes, sand gulls, wild ducks, etc. gather here to prosper. In the autumn, the reeds of the lake are open, and more than 20 reed islands float in the wind, and the dense wild ducks play and play.

Cocoto Sea Scenic Area

Iremu Lake

Lake Iremu is located at the intersection of the Irtysh River and the Kayil River. The lake covers an area of 212.5 square kilometers, with an altitude of 1,120 meters, with a storage capacity of 113 million cubic meters and a depth of about 100 meters. It is huge from the air. The “8” shape is the largest dammed lake in the Fuyun earthquake. The peaks on both sides of the lake stand tall, surrounded by green trees on both sides of the north and south, and the fields are inlaid. The center of the lake was cut off by most of the two mountains.

Cocoto Sea Scenic Area

Karasenger earthquake fault zone

The Karasenger earthquake fault zone is located 30 kilometers southeast of Fuyun County. It is the remains of the 1913 Fuyun earthquake and is one of the rare earthquake fault zones in the world. The earthquake has spread to the whole world, and the area with obvious earthquakes is 2,500 kilometers in diameter. It leaves a spectacular subsidence area of 1500 meters long and 350 meters wide in the center of Karajanger. The hard rock layer is shattered by a width of 6 meters and a depth of 10 The trench of Yumi, the mountain that stretches more than 20 kilometers, is down 10 meters in total, accompanied by earthquake relics such as ridges, beaded faults, drums, and fissures. The remains have been preserved to date and have geological research, scientific investigations, and eco-tourism.

Cocoto Sea Scenic Area

Longmen Square

The Longmen Square is located at the entrance to the Irtysh Grand Canyon Scenic Area. The mountains are connected to the Irtysh River at the beginning and end, and the mountains surround the square. It consists of four parts: Tourist Service Center and Geological Museum, Main Monument Square, Ecological Parking Lot and Leisure Square.

Cocoto Sea Scenic Area

Birch forest

The birch forest grows on the bank of the Irtysh River, covering an area of 1.5 square kilometers. It consists of three different types of white birch. It is dominated by birch trees, and the Siberian bitter poplar is the second. The forest is cold and temperate. Leaves secondary forest.

Cocoto Sea Scenic Area

Flower field

Baihuacao Farm is located in the Irtysh Grand Canyon in the Cocoto Sea Scenic Area, Fuyun County, Xinjiang. The clear amount of river water flows from its west side. There are flowers such as gypsophila, wild rapeseed, azalea, wild chrysanthemum, and thorns.

Cocoto Sea Scenic Area

Canyon Granite Scenic Area

The Canyon Granite Scenic Area is located on the banks of the Irtysh River in the Cocoto Sea Scenic Area in Fuyun County, Xinjiang. It is mainly a number of pictographs on both sides of the road from Shenzhongshan to Jirande Hot Spring. They are collectively called “Gorge Granite Scenic Area”. “. There are waterfall fossils, two huge gneiss granites, fairy chairs and inverted boots. There are also many rocks like small animals, such as: giant pythons, elephant trunks, camel peaks, eagle peaks, human head horses, Noah’s Ark.

Cocoto Sea Scenic Area


Shenzhongshan, also known as Amir Sarah, is a bell-like granite peak. It is pulled up on the south bank of the foreshore, with an altitude of 1608 meters and a relative height difference of 365 meters. It is the highest mountain view of the Altai Mountains. Birch, pine, and Siberian spruce grow on the rock wall. Due to the concentric circular layered joints on the parallel slopes of the rock mass, the joints along the parallel slopes are continuously detached from the disintegration and collapse due to the cold and weathering, so that the surface of the mountain is both round and smooth, and it is very steep, thus forming a bell-like shape. Landform.

Cocoto Sea Scenic Area

Travel Information

Ticket information

The ticket price for the scenic spot is 90 yuan/person, and the ticket for the section is 36 yuan/person (the gate-Zhongshan)

Travel information

Traveling by car: Take the Urumqi City-Rizigou Bus Station in Urumqi City, take the Fuyun County Long-distance Bus, and arrive at Fuyun County, then take the Fuyun County-Cocoto Sea Line Taxi (Fuyun Bus Terminal) and arrive. Cocoto sea. Or take the Urumqi City-Cocotohai Town Line long-distance bus and arrive at Cocotohai Town.
Self-driving tour: Drive from Urumqi to the happy intersection of Fukang City, along the 216 National Road, from Urumqi City – Wucai Bay – Kara Miri Hoofed Wildlife Sanctuary (here there are wild horses, yellow sheep and other protected animals) ) – Chakultu (there is a toll station, usually for lunch here) – Fuyun County (along the provincial road 226 line) – Coco Tuohai Town (you can enjoy Cocoa Suri and Iremu Lake along the way) Beautiful view).

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