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Aksu is a city in China's Xinjiang province, located at the foot of the Tian Shan mountains and bordering the Taklamakan desert. The city's name translates to "white water" in reference to the Aksu River that runs through it. Aksu is known for its long history along the Silk Road and its modern development. The area is known for its agriculture, particularly fruits like melons, grapes, and its famous Aksu apples. Visitors can explore historic sites like the Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves or venture into the nearby Tian Shan mountains for hiking and outdoor activities. The climate in Aksu is arid continental with hot summers and cold winters.

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Airports near Aksu

Reach Aksu your way. You can easily travel to Aksu using any of these 4 airports.

Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport

This is the largest airport in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and it is well-connected to other major cities in China and some international destinations. It is located around 450 kilometers (280 miles) north of Aksu, and the flight time is typically around 1 hour 15 minutes.

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Kashgar Airport

This airport is located in Kashgar, which is a major city in southern Xinjiang. It has fewer flight options compared to Ürümqi, but it might be a good choice if you are planning to visit Kashgar as well. The distance between Kashgar and Aksu is around 230 kilometres (140 miles), and the flight time is typically around 50 minutes.

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Hotan Airport

This airport is located in Hotan, which is another city in southern Xinjiang. It has even fewer flight options compared to Kashgar, but it might be a good choice if you are planning to visit Hotan as well. The distance between Hotan and Aksu is around 370 kilometres (230 miles), and the flight time is typically around 1 hour.

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Korla Airport

This airport is located in Korla, which is a city in eastern Xinjiang. It has limited flight options, but it might be a good choice if you are planning to visit Korla as well. The distance between Korla and Aksu is around 340 kilometres (210 miles), and the flight time is typically around 1 hour.

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Things to do in Aksu

Discovering the many attractions of Aksu can be quite a task, so we've narrowed down our top 3:

Tianshan Mysterious Grand Canyon

This dramatic canyon is located in the Tianshan Mountains, about a 2-hour drive from Aksu city. The canyon is known for its colourful rock formations, towering cliffs, and deep gorges. Visitors can hike, camp, or take a boat trip on the Tarim River that runs through the canyon.

Aksu Bazaar

If you're looking to experience Uyghur culture, then the Aksu Bazaar is a must-visit. This lively market is a great place to find everything from fresh produce and spices to traditional Uyghur handicrafts and souvenirs. Be sure to try some of the local street food, such as kebabs, noodles, and samsas (fried pastries).

Subashi Ruins

History enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the Subashi Ruins, the remains of an ancient city that dates back to the Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE). The ruins are located on the outskirts of Aksu city and include the foundations of houses, temples, and other buildings. There is also a museum on site that exhibits artefacts from the excavation.

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