Kucha Attraction

Read the following introductions for attractions in Kucha. You will know the top attractions there and you can also get to know the city attractions by category.


Tianshan Grand Canyon

Tianshan Grand Canyon, also called Keziliya Grand Canyon, is made up of ranges of rufous massifs. Deemed as the rare natural scenic spot across China, Tianshan Grand Canyon is impressive not only because of its magnificence and precipitousness, but also because of its tranquility, mysteriousness and serene.

Buddhist Caves/Grottos

Kizil Grottos / Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves

Chinese name: 克孜尔石窟 (Kezi'er Shiku) Location: Kizil Town, Baicheng County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Open time: all day long Entrance fee: CNY55 How to get there: take taxi or private coach. Best time for visit: in summer and autumn Brief Introduction to Red Hill Kizil Grottoes Loc...

Historical Relics

Subashi Ancient City Ruins

Subashi is a lost city located near Kucha in the TaklamakanDesert, on the ancient Silk Road,in the XinjiangUygur Autonomous Region of China. The city was partlyexcavated by the Japanese archaeologue Count Otani. A sarira, a Buddhist relic box of the 6th-7th century,discovered in Subashi sh...


Kucha Palace

The original Kucha Palace was built in 1759 by Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty to commend the local Uyghur leader for his effort to calm down the rebellion, and it was destroyed in 1937. The Kucha Palace that we are seeing now is rebuilt in 2004 on the original site according to the memories of the 12th Uygur prince.

Temples, Monasteries and Mosques

Grand Kucha Mosque

Located at the highest point of the Heidun Bazaar in Kucha County, Grand Kucha Mosque was a place of worship for people who believe in Islam. It is the second largest mosque in Xinjiang, only after the Idgar Mosque in Kashgar City.

Natural Attractions

Tianshan Mountain, Xinjiang

Chinese name: 天山 (Tian Shan). Location: Lying across the middle area of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Ticket: CNY200 (including transfer by tourist bus in the scenic area). Opening time: 09:00-20:00. Best time for visit: June to August. How to get there: Regular buses to Heavenly Mounta...