Evaluation of tourist resources is an important content in study of tourist resources, has a significant bearing on the degree, scale and direction of tourist resources development, and is a premise to undertake tourist division and planning as well as the designing of concrete tourist lines. In China, the evaluation of tourist resources has been changed from experienced qualitative one to objective and analogical quantitative one. However different people have different views about the basic problems of evaluation, such as contents and index system of tourist resources evaluation. Based on the analysis of the main views about evaluation of tourist re- sources, some new preliminary understanding is put forward in the paper. On the basis of,, General Survey Norms of Tourist Resources in China", a case study is carried out in Changji Hut Autonomous prefecture, Xinjiang, China. It is attempted to develop a set of quantitative eveluation standards and analysis methods of regional tourist resources, which is suitable to the whole Xinjiang and comparable to that of other domestic regions. According to the analyzed results of natural region composition of the tourist resources in the prefecture, there are 19, 11 and 11 sites of tourist resources in the first and second grades in sourthern mountainous region, middle plain region and northern desert region respectively.