Dokku Highway, selected by National Geographic China as the most beautiful highway in China in this lifetime. This road miniature the whole Xinjiang landscape, mountains, lakes, forests, river valleys, grasslands, Gobi ......
Some people say that this place can experience the four seasons in one day, and some say that this road is two days of ice and fire, the most important thing is that this place has contracted 80% of the beauty of Xinjiang.
Internet Highway Dokku must go
May 1 soon, the sky is high, the wind is clear, and is open to the golden season of self-drive, as a cool self-drive tour you, ready to do?
Since ancient times, Xinjiang has been the gathering place of the national tourism industry, mainly due to its different inland customs, geography and unique humanistic landscape, coupled with the promotion of network tourists and various media, those travel experts who are accustomed to inland mountains and waters are more focused on Xinjiang, a frontier land with vicissitudes, boldness, simplicity and curiosity tags!
The Dokku Highway is open from June to September every year. As Xinjiang's internet highway, Duku Highway is always a hot spot. There are four seasons in a day and a hundred meters in different days! It's even exaggerated to say that hand in hand, I'm wearing a raincoat, you're wearing a sunshade, and a cotton jacket and shorts are the perfect match! The beauty of the roadside is naturally eye-catching and satisfies everyone's aesthetics, so anyone who has been to the Dokku Highway will say, "It's worth the trip!
However, due to changes in road conditions and epidemic control over the past few years, most of the online travel guides about Xinjiang and Doku are now outdated. Some people check a lot of strategies when they set out, but the result is still confused when they arrive in Xinjiang. In view of this, to go bar network years of experience in operating self-driving routes in Xinjiang, we summarized this Xinjiang travel must take the Doku highway points and many people do not know the background, I hope to bring value to your trip to Xinjiang.
Drunken Sky Road is more dangerous and spectacular than the Sichuan-Tibet route
People often say that the most beautiful scenery is always on the road, so there are many roads that must be taken once in a lifetime, such as the G318 Sichuan-Tibet route, which must be taken once in a lifetime! Many people hope to encounter the most beautiful scenery on the Sichuan-Tibet route, while the Duku Highway at the foot of the Tianshan Mountains in Xinjiang, but people who have been to evaluate the more dangerous and spectacular than the Sichuan-Tibet route, the beauty of the breathtaking sky road!
The Dokku Highway is a 561-kilometer-long highway from Dushanzi to Kuche, connecting the north and south of the country, stretching across the sublime mountains and crossing the deep canyons, once known as the most "treacherous" highway in China.
Grassland forests, snow-capped mountain canyons, lakes and waterfalls ...... all the beauty of Xinjiang and the four seasons of the year can be found along the way, the wilderness, wild, vicissitudes, shocking the hearts of all visitors, so it is also known as the most beautiful scenery in China.
Due to natural factors such as snowfall and icing in winter in the Tianshan Mountains, natural disasters such as mudslides and landslides occur along the route, resulting in the Dokku Highway road not being able to guarantee normal passage all year round, so there is a period of hibernation every year (traffic control from early November to June).
Every summer, the Dokku Highway becomes the best route to travel from the north to the south of the country. Along the way, there are famous scenic spots such as the Mysterious Grand Canyon of Tianshan Mountain, the Red Mountain Stone Forest, Bayinbruck and Narathi Grassland. There is also a large and small dragon pond called "South Heavenly Pond", which is also like two crystal emeralds, set in the half of the mountains surrounded by snowy peaks.
This beautiful highway has been included in the "lifetime" must-see places by too many self-driving enthusiasts, photography enthusiasts, adventure enthusiasts and outdoor enthusiasts.
The most common description in visitors' posts is the unique beauty of Doku, which is called "China's road museum". You can see forests, snow-capped mountains, grasslands, canyons, glaciers, lakes, Yadan, red mountain rock forests, and Kizilian mountain landscapes on a single drive ...... No need to specifically look for attractions, any shot is beautiful.
And those three or two herdsmen, there are Kazakhs, Uyghurs, Xibe, Russian, Hui, Mongolian ...... more than enough to simply lose count of how many ethnic groups they have crossed.
Hero paved the "road trip mecca" in the hearts of self-driving enthusiasts
This highway through the "flame" to "glacier" extreme beauty, is also a road of heroes, is a monument in the history of Chinese highway construction.
In 1974, the State Council and the Central Military Commission ordered the construction of a standing national defense road between Kuche and Dushanzi in Xinjiang.
It is a miracle road that is almost impossible to build, crossing 10 major rivers in the Tien Shan, 1/3 of which are cliffs and 1/5 of which are alpine permafrost, over icy darshan that accumulates snow all year round.
For this highway, before and after a total of tens of thousands of PLA officers and soldiers volunteered to the project, cut through the tunnel, across the mountain ...... tens of thousands of officers and soldiers fought for 10 years, finally the construction of this highway completed.
In this war without smoke and mirrors, a total of 168 soldiers have given their precious lives, because of avalanches, mudslides and other reasons to sleep at the foot of the Tianshan Mountains, the oldest of them 31 years old, the youngest only 16 years old. As a result, the Dokku Highway has been called a "road trip mecca" in the hearts of countless self-driving enthusiasts.
Every year when the Duku Highway is unsealed, self-driving enthusiasts come here and spontaneously announce their arrival with a loud honking sound to console the spirits of the martyrs who have been sleeping here.
That's why later generations built the Cholma Revolutionary Martyrs' Cemetery in memory of these heroes who gave their lives for the Dokku Highway.
Veterans stationed here a couple volunteered to guard the tomb for 38 years
In Qorma Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery, the most important thing on everyone's mind is to listen to a veteran named Chen Jungui tell the true story of "building a road in Tianshan and saving lives with steamed buns" that happened to him.
Chen Jungui, who joined the army in 1979, was involved in the construction of the Dokku Highway. One day in 1985, he screened the movie "Tianshan Row" and remembered the story of "the last steamed bun".
April 8, 1980 was a day that was engraved in Chen Jungui's heart. On that day, the 2nd Battalion of the 2nd Regiment of the Infrastructure Engineering Corps, which was building the Tianshan Highway, was besieged by a blizzard, and the telephone line was scraped off.
5 company 4 class soldier Chen Jungui was ordered with squad leader Zheng Linshu, deputy squad leader Luo Qiang and comrades Chen satellite to 40 kilometers away from the construction unit to convey the order: to carry out self-help and mutual aid, clear the snow, open the road and wait for the rescue of troops down the mountain.
Unexpectedly on the way, Chen Jungui and his comrades were besieged by heavy snow, they walked in the snowy mountains at an altitude of more than 3,000 meters for two days, exhausted, we are going to collapse.
In a life-or-death situation, squad leader Zheng Linshu took out the last bun. Chen Jungui is a new recruit, the youngest, steamed buns to him to eat. Chen Jungui said he wouldn't eat anything.
Zheng Linshu got angry and ordered Chen Jungui to eat the bun. In this way, they insisted on moving forward in the wind and snow. After walking a short distance, Zheng Linshu finally could not hold on.
"When I died I was buried in the hills near the troops, so that I could watch over them and my comrades. I have one more wish, in the future, if there is an opportunity, you go to my old home to visit my parents." These were the last words that squad leader Zheng Linshu left for Chen Jungui.
He and his squad leader spent only 38 short days together, but the squad leader chose to leave death to himself and life to his comrades.
The years when we fought with our comrades in the Dokku came flooding back to us.
Thinking of the old squad leader's last wish, Chen Jungui resolutely made a life-changing decision to go to the Tianshan Mountains to his comrade's wake. His wife decided to follow, and so they took their son, who had not long been born, and the family went to Tianshan. Chen Jungui dragged his disabled leg, day and night to accompany his long-sleeping comrades, volunteering to guard the graves and find relatives for the fallen comrades.
"In 2013, Chen Jungui was named as a national moral model, "the annual figure of moving China, the most beautiful veteran.
Tomb guard "work" for 38 years. Today the couple has gray hair. And the most proud of Chen Jungui is his eldest son (Chen Xiaohong), he volunteered to take over his father's class, continue to guard the group of heroes, and become a new generation of tomb guardians.
Since doing the walking bar network, as co-founder, Chu I have taken guests from all over the country to our well-designed Tibet line, Hainan line, South Taiyang line, Yunnan line ..... But the most important thing that I can't let go of is the "Duku Highway", and most importantly, Brother Chen Jungui.
I remember when we first met I asked him, "What kind of spirit makes you stick to Dokku and the Cholma Martyrs' Cemetery? ".
He said, "First, I'm a soldier; second, maybe without that bun back then, I wouldn't have been who I am now."
It can be said that after listening to Brother Chen Jungui's story, when you stand in front of the Cholma Memorial, you will truly feel that the road under your feet is no longer cold and hard, but soft and flesh and blood.
Customize it to your heart's content and go on a different kind of driving trip
Go.com is a self-driving travel platform that provides self-driving travel enthusiasts with professional road books, self-driving tour routes, travelogue tips and self-driving travel related products. Since its establishment in 2011, every member of this team knows to insist on bringing customers: "a different kind of self-driving travel".
On February 25, 2015, an article from go.com, "Duku Highway, China's Most Treacherous and Magnificent Heroic Road! The road is the most dangerous and magnificent road in China, with 168 soldiers sacrificed in the past ten years.
We were deeply moved by the message of the 2018 Dokku Highway road-building officers and soldiers in the Go.com article!
So, go bar network co-founder of the first brother in response to the majority of bar fans and veterans call, in go bar network launched a [draught not forget the well-digging people, self-driving tribute to the road builders] hundred cars through the Doku highway public welfare activities. "Invite road veterans to return to the Duku Highway with us" is the original intention that Hatsumi has been insisting on.
In 2018/2019/2020/2021, Go.com launched the "Hundred Cars Through Doku Self-Driving Tour", which has become a well-known activity IP in the travel circle.
For the fourth consecutive year, Sogo and his partners accompanied the representatives of the founders of the Doku Highway and their relatives back to the "Doku Charity Event".
Under the leadership of the first brother, go bar network invited 40 Dokku road construction veterans and relatives representatives and bar fans from all directions, together to return to the heroic road when they sweated and bled to dedicate their youth.
Four years, the bar fan message never interrupted ....
From a bar fan who attended the Dokku event in 2018: "I remember the first time I looked at it, I was already in tears, because that moment would think of a man who spent his life because of a promise, just to complete the comradeship."
From a bar fan who participated in the Dokku event in 2018: "Thank you very much go bar.com! Let people remember again that there was our road-building unit back then, let everyone enjoy the beauty of the Tianshan Mountains when reminiscing about the hard work of the officers and soldiers back then, the fallen comrades rest in peace, your contribution the people have not forgotten."
Returning to the highway veterans Lao Li said: "I am a traffic armed police four detachment transferred to Xinyuan County veterans, every year Qingming is the saddest day, this return to the Doku highway activities are also very excited, our relatives came to see the comrades, to pay respect to those long-sleeping comrades here, a song of comrades sang, our tears with the Ili River running away, to say loudly to people , cherish today!"
Return to the highway veteran Yu Zhenmin said: "over the highest peak in the Tianshan Mountains more than three thousand seven hundred kilometers of the Yuxi Mogai ice big board, fondly and silently jumped far away from the distant Yupeng ice da board, as if once again back to thirty or forty years ago that the beginning of the youthful years.
We a line of veterans as if to return to the second hometown, retrace their own hands to build the Doku highway, this highway once let us sweat the hot ground, everything seems to return to yesterday, are too familiar.
The heart is overwhelmed with excitement and pride. Excited because we are representing millions of Tianshan soldiers to retrace the majestic Tianshan Road, proud because this heroic road built by our Tianshan soldiers has played a huge and far-reaching significance for the prosperity and development of the north and south of the Tianshan Mountains in Xinjiang.
When looking at this familiar land, looking out at the foot of the snowy mountains, the heroic Tianshan Sky Soldiers. The heart is incomparable emotion, infinite gratitude, because that once youthful and fiery years have been haunted by dreams, residing in the heart."
In fact, for every traveler, when they set out, they want to see the most beautiful scenery and the places they want to reach. And after the end of the trip, we find that the most beautiful scenery is actually in the heart, in the look and who travels with.
Over the past few years, the bar fans of the go bar network have found the activities of the Dokku Highway to be particularly meaningful, not only incorporating self-driving people's reverence and remembrance for the road-building officers and soldiers, but also an opportunity to deeply experience the culture of the north and south of Xinjiang.
In order to implement the concept of "Let's go, let's go, let's take you to experience a different kind of self-driving trip", Go.com has joined hands with the designers of the "Top 10 Most Popular Self-Driving Routes in China" and started to create the "Duku Highway Tour" exclusively for tourists going to Xinjiang.
We bring all the experiences together in one route, with unique arrangements for ethnic and cultural activities along the way, as well as the best of Xinjiang's food, beauty and culture.
In 2018, 2019 and 2020, the Kuitun TV station and the city's Culture and Tourism Bureau prepared our departure ceremony, the Kucha County Committee held a closing ceremony for us, the director of the Bazhou Tourism Bureau greeted us, and the Kucha Grand Canyon scenic area showed us the Guzi style performance.
Fellow visitors always make the comment that
We went into the Duku Highway with the most extreme off-road, deep contact with the humanities, to see the ethnic fervor and listen to the singing of the Kazakhs, Uyghurs, Xibs, Russians, Hui and Mongolians.
Those of us who like to drive ourselves know that not every self-driving off-road club will achieve the highest reception from the government. And we eat well and play well, the memory is deep for life".
We know that for each of our fellow travelers, there may not be more time or opportunity to revisit Dokku a second time. That's why we awarded medals to every bar fan who embarked on this heroic path.
Collection of emotions in practice in the first brother to accompany you
You may only get one time in your life to go to Xinjiang to drive the Dokku Highway! You may also go to Xinjiang to drive the Duku Highway many times in your life!
But this may be the only one that allows you to reap the thrill and excitement of a day through four seasons, ten miles of different skies, and flying snow in the Tianshan Mountains in August through a short driving trip on the Dokku Highway.
With June 2022 approaching and the Duku Highway about to pass, this year's region-wide prevention and control policy in Xinjiang should be synchronized with the nation, no longer one-size-fits-all, but more scientific and precise prevention and control.
We have prepared for you almost the most complete version of the Doku Highway scenery + food + history + people stories + heroes + sentiment of the most meaningful trip.
We look forward to the risk of the epidemic being reduced, we look forward to the sky being blue and the ground being green, and we look forward to being together with you again.
This time, you must come and
We agreed to go for a nice relaxing self-drive north and south of the border to eat mutton and listen to songs and watch the dances of the ethnic minorities themselves and listen to the sounds of the sky.
Meeting to cross the most dangerous and beautiful Duku Highway in China
We will go together to experience the different days in ten miles and the four seasons in one day.
This year's Dokku Highway itinerary will be announced soon, and we are inviting fans from all over the country, friends of Hatsumoto, and friends of Go Preferred to join us for a trip to Dokku.