It's very windy and cold at the Kanas/Jia Deng Yu ticket office. It cost RMB 200 for one day pass.
The bus took one hour to reach our destination (bust station and rest area). It is an hour bus ride across a few famous scenic spots, but I would say the view along the way is wonderful and very green. The weather is not great and the water is slightly murky due to previous day rain. I believe the river would turn blue in Autumn.