Burjin County (Buerqin)

Burjin County (Buerqin)

Burqin County or Buerjin County is a county in the Xinjiang region of China and is under the administration of the Kazakh autonomous area of Altay Prefecture. It has an area of 10,362 km² with a population of 70,000. Burqin County is located in the northernmost part of Xinjiang. Its county seat is situated at the confluence of the Irtysh and its right tributary, the Burqin River. Most of the county is within the Burqin River basin, which reaches into the Altai Mountains on Xinjiang's border with Mongolia and Russia. The major mountain massif on Burqin county's border with these two countries is Tavan Bogd. The well known Kanas Lake is located in the northern part of the county, on the border with the Habahe County. The travelers can visit the night market in Buerjin when visiting here, there are all sorts of local food and snacks selling, particularly the roasted fish.