Nalati Tourism Scenic Area

Nalati Tourism Scenic Area

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Geographic location:East end of Ili Valley


Famous scenery:Kezi Laxia Waterfall, Wangtian Cave

Opening hours: 8:30-20:00

Nalati Tourism Scenic Area, located in Xinyuan County, Xinjiang, is located in the hinterland of Tianshan Mountain, at the eastern end of the Ili River Valley, with a total planned area of 960 square kilometers. The scenic area consists of an alpine grassland sightseeing area, a Kazakh folk customs area, and a tourist living area from south to north.

Nalati Scenic Area is the leading scenic spot in Yili Prefecture. It is one of the famous scenic spots in Xinjiang. It has famous scenic spots such as Summer Ranch, Keqi Laxia Waterfall and Wangtian Cave. On April 13, 2018, he was shortlisted for “Magic Northwest 100 Scenes”.

On December 29, 2018, the State Ethnic Affairs Commission named the sixth batch of national national unity and progress creation demonstration zones (units).

Nalati Tourism Scenic Area

Historical evolution

In 2001, it was named the National AAA Scenic Area.
In early 2004, it was named as an autonomous region-level scenic spot.
In April 2005, the Nalati Grassland was awarded the “Kazakh Population with the Most Population” by Shanghai Guinness World Headquarters.
In June 2005, the scenic spot passed the ISO9001 international quality system, ISO14001 environmental management system and OSHMS18001 occupational safety and health management system certification.
In October 2005, it was rated as one of the six most beautiful grasslands in the country.
In January 2011, it was awarded the national AAAAA level scenic spot by the National Tourism Administration.
In April 2015, it was rated as a national ecotourism demonstration zone.
On April 13, 2018, he was shortlisted for “Magic Northwest 100 Scenes”.

Nalati Tourism Scenic Area

Geographical environment

Location horizon

The Nalati Tourism Scenic Area is located in the hinterland of the Tianshan Mountains, at the eastern end of the Ili Valley. It is located between 85°17-28 east longitude and 43°01-15 north latitude, with a planned total area of 960 square kilometers.

Nalati Tourism Scenic Area


The Nalati Tourism Scenic Area has a continental semi-arid climate with an average elevation of 1,800 meters and annual rainfall of around 880 mm. The annual average temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius.

Nalati Tourism Scenic Area

Natural resources

Plant resources

The Nalati Grassland is one of the four sub-savannahs of the world. It is rich in vegetation and is rich in lush and fine-stem-tailed mountain meadows. Other associated species include rough sage, pseudo gentian, sedge, ice grass, fescue, strawberry and thyme. There is also a question Jing, belonging to the genus Fagaceae.

Nalati Tourism Scenic Area

Animal resources

The Nalati tourist area is rich in animals, including snow pheasant, ring-necked pheasant (pheasant), otter, elk, lynx, fox, worm, egret, red dragonfly, northern goat, snow leopard, wolf, golden eagle, Hairy ankles, etc.

Nalati Tourism Scenic Area

Main Attractions

Summer pasture

The Nalati grassland is a mid-mountain grassland developed on the third alluvial layer. The southeast is connected to Nala to raise the ridge. It is like a barrier. The northwest is broken along the upper valley of the Gongnaisi River. The terrain is steeped, the mountains are densely covered, and the streams are vertical and horizontal. . The foot of the mountain is deep in the gully, the river is staggered, the forest is dense, the sacred place is slowly undulating, the pine tower is along the ditch, and there is a felt room, and the herd moves in the clouds. It is an important summer pasture in the Gongnaisi grassland.

Nalati Tourism Scenic Area

Kezi Laxia Waterfall

Kezi Laxia Waterfall is located in the east of the Nalati tourist area, and it is located in the middle of the mountain. The waterfall is more than ten meters high and a few meters wide. Many turbulences from the mountains are collected in Qifeng, Komatsu, weeds and fresh moss, and rushing down.

Nalati Tourism Scenic Area


Wangtiandong is located 4 kilometers north of Nalati tourist spot, bare in the cliff of Qifeng. The hole is tens of meters away from the ground. From the foot of the mountain to its stone statue, a ladder is suspended in the air. There is a rectangular boulder at the entrance of the cave.

Nalati Tourism Scenic Area

History and culture

At the time of Chengji Sihanxi’s levy, a Mongolian army marched from the depths of the Tianshan Mountains to Yili. On the spring day, the hungry and cold army turned over the mountains and saw the grasslands. At this time, the clouds open the sunrise, the sunset is like blood, people can not help but scream: “Nalati! Nalati!” (Junggar Mongolian, meaning the place with the sun, later referred to as “the first to see The place of the sun”), Nalati got its name.

Nalati, the Qing Dynasty is translated as Narat, “The Western Regions with the Wenzhi” explained: “Narattaba, Uyghur: the sun is shining, the snow is deep, and you can see the sun, hence the name.” Narat, there is the sun.

Nalati Tourism Scenic Area


On December 29, 2018, the State Ethnic Affairs Commission named the sixth batch of national national unity and progress creation demonstration zones (units).

Nalati Tourism Scenic Area

Travel guide

Opening hours



High season (June 1st – September 30th): 75.00 yuan (excluding shuttle cars) Low season (April 1st – May 31st, October 1st – November 30th): 60.00 yuan (excluding interval Car) Special tourist season (December 1st – March 31st): 22.5 yuan (excluding shuttle)

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