Core Scenic Area
Ladies and gentlemen：
Good morning／afternoon／evening．Welcome to Xinjiang！Welcome to Nalati Prairie，the best prairies in Ili．First of all，I＇d like to extend my cordial welcome to you all on behalf of our staff．I wish green hills，blue waters，and picturesque landscapes could put you in a good mood．What we are touring now is the core scenic area，about 14 kilometers in length．We＇re going to enjoy the beautiful prairie resort on the way．The trip will take about 30 minutes．
Why was it so named Nalati Prairie？Well，let me tell you a legendary tale．It is said that in his West Expedition，Chahetai Khan，the second son of Ghengis Khan，led his troop over Tianshan Mountains and marched toward Ili．The mountain paths were rugged and bumpy．The forests were so dense that even sunlight could not make its way in．It had been raining for seven days and nights consecutively．and that made his troop very exhausted and nearly desperate．But just as they climbed over Nalati Mountain Pass in despair，rolled in front of them was a vast prairie that resembled a brocade blanket，with wild flowers in full bloom，crystal clear springs everywhere and water gurgling all the time．They seemed to have come to a wonder land．They felt relaxed and joyful．All of sudden，the sun scattered the clouds and began to shine high above the sky．Officers and soldiers gazed in wonder，then they couldn＇t help shouting with joy，＂Nalate，Nalate…＂meaning＂the place that the sun sheds its first light on＂in Junggar dialect of Mongolian，It was later transliterated into＂Nalati＂，hence its vivid name that is still used today．
Ili River Valley has been well known for its mild climate，i.e.，warm winters and cool summers，therefore also hailed as＂Jiangnan North of the Great Wall＂．Here Jiangnan (in Chinese) refers to the regions south of the Yangtze River．Nalati Scenic Area－east of the river valley is abundant in rainfall，with an annual precipitation of 880 millimeters．The average temperature in summer is around 20 degrees centigrade．So it is also called＂Small Jiangnan North of the Great Wall＂，with an area of 960 square kilometers in total and an average attitude of 1800 meters above sea level．It was first exploited in 1999，and rated as a regional－level tourist attraction in 2004．In April 2005，Guinness Book of Records Shanghai Headquarter granted it the title＂The Prairie with the largest population of Kazak nationality＂．And it was appraised as a National 4A Level Scenic Area by China National Tourism Administration in December the same year．Now it is still developing and its next target is at a National 5A Level Scenic Area．
If Tianshan Mountains were Nalati＇s father，then Kunes River to our left would be his mother．Kunes means＂the slope exposed to the sun＂in Mongolian．The river originates from Aikendaban，joining Tekesi River and Kashgar River at Ili River，rushing down all the way into Balkhash Lake in Kazakstan．It is an out－flowing river．Since Nalati enjoys higher elevation in the east and lower elevation in the west，Kunes River is also a reversed river running from east to west．Kunes River fosters 300 thousands people of various nationalities in Xinyuan County．Local Kazakstan call it＂Anasu＂(mother river in Kazakh)affectionately．In the river live schools of coldwater fish unique to high mountains，maroon in color，round and long in shape，It tastes fresh and yummy，a special game in the area．
Grown along the banks of Kunes River are varieties of trees：dry-land willows，sea-buckthorns and black currants as well as those vigorous and forceful Euphrates poplar is unique to Xinjiang，also known as desert hero trees．According to legend，Euphrates poplar is believed to be able to live for three thousand years．For the first thousand years，the tree flourishes；for the second thousand years，the tree does not collapse after death；and for the third thousand years，the tree does not rot after collapse．Its existence alone adds massive glories to the prairie．
Nalati Prairie is embraced by mountains on tjree sides：the mountain to the left is Awurele Mountain about 280 kilometers long，and sitting just opposite is Nalati Mountain to our right．They are known as sister mountains．They extend all the way to the east and meet at Andier Mountain in the front．Also Kunes River is winding away from us．With these taken into consideration, Nalati Prairie is vividly described as＂Mountains on the tree sides make a jade green screen，and a network of rivers forms the jade belt it wears．＂
In the vast desert of Xinjiang，Nalati looks just like an emerald inlaid in a piece of yellow silk brocade．More and more tourists attracted by its unique great charm come all the way here to see her on their own．If you want to describe Nalati with one word，then that word must be＂green＂．People eulogize＂green＂and long for＂green＂．It is a celebration of life．Nalati looks like a beautiful girl，lovely in spring，gorgeously dressed in summer，full of tender and love in fall，and pure and noble in winter．Dear friends，I believe at this moment that you must be eager to know：why the prairie here is not as vast as we expected？It is because Nalati Prairie is of alpine valley prairie，composed of snow－capped mountains，forests，hills，meadows and rivers etc．it is one of the four most well－known alpine valley prairies in the world，enjoying the reputation of＂Little Switzerland＂．here each mountain itself makes a view，each view with a slope in it．People go after views，and the views constitute picturesque landscapes，just like three-dimensional painting scrolls being unceiled in front of us．
Straight ahead is our first stop，Tawusani．It means beantiful valley in Kazakh．
Here you can see four views from one single mountain landscape. looking into the far distance through this valley, you can see speaks capped with perennial ice and snow, mountains covered with dense forests. Verdurous hills are close at hand, and in front of us are flat meadows. They are also know as the tetralogy of the prairie.
Dear friends, we know that Grassland Shiren (stone men),ancient rock paintings and Wusun Tombs are three major cultural relics in Ili Valley, at the next stop, we are going to see Wusun Tombs that have stood on this land for more than two thousand years. According to the survey ,there are five Wusun Tombs on Nalati Prairie, with a total of 19 tombs. Most of other tombs are scattered on the banks of Kunes River, from Nalati scenic zone in the east to Kunes Sheep-stud in the west, within a 150 km long strip. The largest concentration of ancient tombs is found along the path from Kunes Sheep-stud to Zeketai the long and narrow glassland on the adretto of Aburele Mountain, about 1600 tombs in total. Wusun Tombs are not only a unique prairie landscape, but also a precious cultural treasure house for learing about ancient peoples. Wusun Tombs further confirms the assumption that Nalati Prairie is one of the most important inhabitations for ancient Wusun people. Wusun ethnic group is one of the oldest ethic groups in Chinese history. They lived a nomadic life in Ili River valley for as long as 500 years. A poem has it: “Where to find the ancient Wusun Kingdom ? The shepherd points at Ili River: ther it is.” Wusun Kindom was first established in 161 AD. Soon after that, it suggested to form a political union with the Han Dynasty. In Chinese history, this kind of political coalition is called Heqin (making peace with rulers of minority nationalities in the border areas by marriage). Wang Zhaojun marrying a chanyu(chief of the Huns in ancient china) and Princess Wencheng marrying a Tibet chief are just tow well-known examples of this. In the Han Dynasty, two princesses namely Xijun and Jieyou successively married two kings from Wusun Kingdom at Ili River. And their merits and achievements are also second to none.
In the late Western Han Dynasty, King Liejiaomi of Wusun Kingdom sent his envoys to the emperor of the Han Dynasty and marry Princess Shang (named Xijun). The emperor agreed and married Xijun to him, who was the daughter of Jiangdu King(Liu jian). Xijun grew up in the south of the Yangtze River and spend most of her time in her boudoir. She was unable to get accustomed to the nomadic life there. In just five years, she died of homesickness. The only thing she left to this world was a sad poem she wrote, named “the Song of Yellow Swan”. It was the first poem written beyond the Great Wall in the recorded history. It reads as such:
“oh, my family married me to the Wusun King
in an exotic land far away from home.
Meat for food and cheese for drinking,
With banners as walls and yurts as room.
Often think of my homeland, heartrending,
I wish I were a swan flying back home.”
Well, let’s get back to reality. Look at that hillock to our right front! That is a Wusun Tomb. It was built against the mountain with mound for its wall. It is about 46 meters in diameter and 6.5 meters in height, a typical mound tomb. There are also other types of tombs in various sizes, for example, rubble mound tombs and stone coffin tombs etc. In arhaeological excavation in 2003, more than 30 pieces of burial objects were unearthed from the tomb, including ancient potteries, ancient coins, ancient silver decorations and copper warriors, etc. The tomb owner was an aristocrat in Wusun Kingdom.
To consolidate its political alliance with Wusun Kingdom, Emperor Wu of the Han dynasty once again married Princess Jieyou, a granddaughter of King Chu’s, to the king of Wusun Kingdom named Junxumi at his second request. Princess Jieyou, 17 years old at that time, set out from Chang’an and it took three years for her to get to this prairie. She was born smart and lovely. Very soon she mastered the Turkic language and successfully adapted herself to the life here. During the reigns of four kings , she married three times and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. She was righteous and unyielding with acknowledged prominent statesmanship. After King Junxumi died, she married King Wegguimi and assisted him to handle political, economic, and military affairs. She secured the coalition between Wusun Kingdom and the Han dynasty and successfully held back the aggression of Xiongnu. She lived in Wusun Kingdom for more than 50 years and her entire life was consecrated to Wusun Kingdom . she was so deeply loved by her subjects on the grasslands and was affectionately honored as “ the mother of Wusun ”. she was known as “ princess. Wusun ” in the history.
Nalati Prairie acts as a garrison on famous North Silk Road-Tianshan Road. Wusun, Saka, Turkic, Mongolian and other ethnic groups established nomadic courts on the prairie one after another. Zhang Qian passed through it on his way to Xiyu and so did Princess Xijun and Princess Jieyou on their way to marry Wusun kings . what you see most often now on this prairie are Kazakh . but actually no one is certain who their ancestors might be. Kazakh people have inherited and well-preserved many fine traditions of ancient ethnic groups generations after generations. Now Kazakh population on Nalati Prairie accounts for 11.83% of population in Xinyuan County, and 1% of Kazakh population in China. It is “the Prairie with the largest Population of Kazak nationality.
The nomadic Kazakh migrated to wherever water and grass were available. It is said that” Roads the Kazakh people have walked outdo any other people in the world, and the most frequently moving people are also Kazakh ”. The Kazakh people’s history is written during their migrations, Kazakh’s prosperity is born in their moving from one place to another. As a matter of fact, the Kazakh’s history of animal husbandry transition can be traced back to 2000 years ago. In their mythical folklores，Kazakh means ”white swan”, vividly symbolizing their gregarious and migratory tradition. Their rich nomadic culture of a long history is integrated with and embodied in their life of “transition” year in year out. They keep transiting from one place to another throughout the year. The transition of livestock, a rotational grazing process, is based on the growth cycle of pasture, and exercised three or four times a year in sequence. Transition follows the law of nature, and is usually done in a bottom-up order, that is, moving the pasture from the bottom to the top of a mountain. Likewise, transition must be done on a carefully selected auspicious date. It is considered a taboo to transit on Zhuma Day(Tuesday). Actually it has something to do with Kazakh religious beliefs. Transitions is mainly determined by economic factors of animal husbandry. It can provide livestock with high quality pastures timely to ensure their growth and maintain their population; it can promote specialized livestock production; it can encourage natural elimination in favor of breed optimization, To Kazakh people, every transition is their hope for good life.
The pasture we see now is the Spring-Autumn Meadow for Kazakh herders. In April, May and June, the meadow enjoys abundant precipitation and dense vegetation, a perfect place for farmers to herd their cattle and sheep. By the end of June, they’ll have to dive cattle and sheep to the Summer Meadow. By the end of September, as the weather gets colder, they’ll start to dive cattle and sheep back again to the Spring-Autumn Meadow for grazing. The grass here can grow as high as 80 centimeters in July, August and September, when you can experience on your own the famous view” Between the vast sky and the boundless earth, flocks and herds appear as grass bends to wind.” By the end of September, the Kazakh nomads will begin to reap the grass with their special scythes and then dry it. They store dried grass in the winter shelter for cattle and sheep to graze in winter,
The low adobe house you saw just now is a typical winter shelter for Kazakhs, usually composed of stable, a cowshed, a sheep pen, haymows and so on. With a square flat-topped roof, the house is built with sun-dried mud bricks, rocks or wood to keep out wind and snow. Iron furnace or earth furnace is used for heating inside the house. Although there isn’t much to look from the outside, its inside is well-arranged and looks pretty, with folk arts and crafts that hard-working Kazakh women make with nimble hands, as well as gorgeous hand-embroidered tapestries, unvarnished wear-proof appliances made of leather, and exquisitely rolled metal wares.
The grasslands you see here are actually contracted to households, separated by valleys, trenches, and even iron fences. You might wonder how they are able to tell whom these cattle, sheep and horses belong to. In fact, every Kazakh family has its own unique seal. It is prescribed in the thirty-third clause of”The First Khan Code”(Khan: a ruler of a tribe) in Kazakh that” Evey tribe, every clan and every family must be assigned auique seal, with which they seal their livestock and properities to mark the ownship.” If you were attentive, you might find that some sheep are mark different colors, and some horses or cattle are branded different colors, and some horses or cattle are branded different symbols, or you might find a piece of copperplate embedded in sheep’s ears, and many things like that, These are symbols unique to every Kazakh household.
To our right is a valley Camel Valley. How did it get this name? Well, in the early days Kazakh mainly used camels as a means of transportation during transitions. The farmers here told us that the valley was once a place to gather and graze camels, so it was named Camel Valley. Mountain roads used to be rugged and transportation inconvenient in the past, therefore, horses and camels became important means of transport for herders at the time of transition and migration. Camel is well known for its low fertility rate. To be specific, it gives birth once every three years. Besides, it would uproot grass when grazing .This might result in a severe damage on ecological environment . Coupled with the fact that there are more advanced means of transport available now, camels have been completely replaced by vehicles and horses. In other words, camel has been eliminated.
Do you see layer upon layer of patterns on the hillside to our right? They look like layers of terraced fields in the distance. Do you know how these patterns were formed? Well, they were actually paths trodden by sheep grazing on the hillside. Sheep are very clever. They usually graze its way in an inclined direction instead of an up—and—down direction, since walking on a slighter slope can better protect them form spraining, and they could eat more fresh grass this way too. As time passes, Yangchang paths(“the paths like the bowel of a sheep”) have been formed.
Daigelasi means “The setting sun’s valley” in Kazakh. at dusk, mountains, pine forests and meadows look extraordinarily beautiful to feast our eyes in the light of the setting sun. Let’s go on with our story about Kazakh, the grassland people, also known as the “People on the horseback”. To Kazakh people, songs and horses are their two wings. Just because Kazakh like horse so much and are so addicted to it that have bred their own excellent breed of “Ili Horse”. In the reign of Emperor Wu in the Han Dynasty, “Ili House” were honored as “Heavenly Horse” or “Bloody Sweat Horse” (so named because its sweat looks like blood). Ili abounds with"Ili horses”. Horse is essential to Kazakh people. Their sports activities can’t do without horses. Especially on holiday and festive days, the Kazakh will launch some very interesting horse events, for example, horse racing, scrambling sheep, chasing girls and picking shoe-shaped gold ingots from horseback and so on.
Speaking of horse racing, look in the direction ma left hand is pointing! Do you see the racetrack not far from here? It is in fact a natural racetrack, covering an area of about 100 acres. No trace of artificial cut and polish can be found on its oval flat track and the strip stand nearly 10 meters above the track. It is said to be a drill ground where prince Tsagadai trained his soldiers. If you want to see horse racing, scrambling sheep, chasing girls and other activities, I’ll take you to a racetrack in a tribe to feast your eyes on our trip back.
The Prairie in the air
We have just enjoyed the beautiful prairie landscape in the valley , and now we’re going to tour the prairie in the air ---the Summer pasture,12 kilometres from here .
The trip will take about 30 minutes one way . Just as its name implies, the Summers Pasture is where Kazakh herders pasture in summer . But why is it also named “The Prairie in the Air ?” Well, it has something to do with its altitude .of a typical alpine meadow and subalpine meadow landfrom, Nalati Prairie is one of the four most well-known alpine valley prairies in the world .
The Summer Pasture ,with an average attitude of 2200 meters , ranks the highest grassland in Ili valley ,worthy of its title “ The Prairie in the air ” .We’re going to see on our way undulating mountains and lush forests in fine contrase with red leaves and colorful wild flowers .
Here each mountain itself makes a views, each view with a slope in it .People go after views ,and the views constitute picturesque landscapes . An old saying goes like this ,”peak after peak ,they look like the same ,one turns dark green , another still verdant ; pine after pine ,they appear uniform ,one is a little dark ,another still red .” The landscape is so beautiful that the eye can’t take it all in .
One thing I’d like to remind you of is : people do not pick flowers and plants at will ,because there grow on this prairie a kind of stinging nettle ,it likes to grown in valleys ,boondocks and boscages . Local Kazakhs call it “Scorpion Grass ” . it’s painful and itchy if the skin is stung by it .Keep calm when you are not careful enough as to get stung ,it doesn’t matter much since the pain and itching can be relieved immediately once you rub some saliva on the stung area .It’s like a magic at work .Despite the unpleasant experience , nettle can be used as a medicine to treat rheumatoid arthritis ,infantile paralysis ,post-natal gout and so on .And its external application can be used to treat snake and insect bites .
The connotation of nettle is “in love “in flowers language .In England ,the white flower of wild nettle is called “Adam and Eve under the shade of a tree ” ,because under the golden coronet of petals ,there is a pair of black and golden stamens ,
looking just like Adam an Eve ,Besides ,the pain caused by its sting is so unforgettable that you remember it to the end of your life .The feel is very much like that love gives you .it is how nettle gets its connotation in flower language .People born blessed by the flower attach great importance to encountering the right ones ,because they believe that once you accept its blessings ,you can love each other devotedly and live a happy life ever after .
Nalati Scenic Area is a stretch of primeval forest pasture .look to the right !Do you see varieties of trees on the mountain slope ? Well ,those low round-shaped trees half way up the slope are mostly wile apple trees .Every May ,pink apple blossoms are blooming all over the mountains .Come back at that time to look for the “Shiwaitaoyuan ”(a heaven of peace and happiness ) described by Taoyuanming,and to appreciate the world full of fallen flowers .By September ,fruits are ripe for picking and the mountains are permeated with the fragrance of wild apple .Wild apple is irregular in shape and small in size ,only as big as an apricot .it tastes sour ,but pure natural beverages and jams made from it taste great ,sour and sweet .in addition , its nutrition is fully preserved even after the processing .it is rich in vitamins ,especially a nutritional substance called L-malic acid ,which has a significant treatment effect on our cardio-cerebral-vascular system and atherosclerosis .
In Alemale Town of Xinyuan county ,there is a very beautiful wild fruit-bearing forest originated in the Middle Ages .it is the largest and densest primeval wild fruit-bearing forest in Europe and Asia ,with an area of 7,000 hectares ,accounting for 70% of wild fruit –bearing forests in Eurasia .There you can see varieties of trees, like wild apple trees, wild cherry trees, wild walnut trees, wild roses, wild apricot trees, sea buckthorns and other species, aging from 100 to 500 years, It is a big gene bank of tree protospecies in xinjiang and even in china. According to experts, the majority of apple trees cultivated in Xinjiang have their root in the wild apple trees here . Excellent tree species improved by grafting wild apple saplings are very popular. Therefore, Ili is also known as “The Land of Wild Apples’,And plays an important role in fruit tree cultivation, You may say that it is one of original places or cradles for apple tree cultivation.You may say that it is one of original places or cradles for apple tree cultivation.
In addition to wild apple trees, other shrubs and arbors grow in Nalati Mountain, like wild hawthorn, sea-buckthorn, Tianshan sorbus, black currant and so on. These trees do not only decorate the mountain, but also have a great medicinal value. For example, sea-buckthorn can relieve coughing and reduce phlegm; black currant can lower blood fat level and soften blood vessels; the leaves of Tianshan Sorbus have heat clearing and cough soothing erects and they benefit lungs as well. Besides wild trees, there are also varieties of wild wegetables, for example, wild mushroom, wild garlic, wild celery, wild artemisia, wild clover, sarson and so on. Therefore, Nalati is also entitled a “Gene Bank of Natural Wild Vegetables”.
See those large tracts of white umbrella flowers on both sides of the road? The flower is called Achillea millefolium, a kind of perennial herb, about 30-100cm high. It is mainly found on river beaches and meadows in mountains and grasslands north of Tianshan Mountains, at an attitude of 500-3000meters above sea level. Although the herb is poisonous, it can be used as medicine. Its leaves and flower contain aromatic oil. The spherical pink flower is called Pratense L. or Red Clover, the five-petal purple flower Geranium Pratense, the string-like purple flower the Desert Sage, and the lofty pink flower the Eurasian Tree Mallow. These perennial herbs are of both high quality and high nutritional value, and they can be used for grazing and haymaking.
Look out of the window, my friends! See the tall tree with a narrow crown and a straight trunk? I’d like to emphasize that this skyward, closed-umbrella-looking tree is not an ordinary pine tree. It is the Prefecture Tree of Ili Prefecture, called picea schrenkiana. Among two dozen species of spruce in the world, the picea schrenkiana is the tallest, usually about 30 to 40 meters high, and some can grow as high as 50 to 60 meters. With a long growth cycle , it only grows 2-4 cm each year. Most of the spruces outside the window are three hundred years old. But as the old saying goes, the concentration is the essence. The picea schrenkiana wood is solid and mass, straight in textures. It was once used as the crosstie that connects and supports the rails of a railroad, and now is mainly used for making high-grade furniture and high-end musical instruments. Since the root system of the picea schrenkiana is very well developed, it is not picky about the soil it grows in as long as it can imbibe rainwater. The water retention capacity can amount to 2.5tons for a spruce each year. So it is also known as “Natural Mini-Reservoir”. But in the meantime, the evaporation capacity is staggering too, about 50% higher than that of sea with the same latitude and the same size. Water vaporizes, becomes cloud and finally finally falls down as rain. So we could also say that the vast picea schrenkiana growing regions are also precious water conservation regions.
Now we are at the entrance to the Summer Pasture. Standing on the top of the hill and looking into the distance, you will see luxuriant grasslands, and smoke spiraling upward from kitchens’ chimneys. The view from here looks like a natural landscape oil painting. It is so beautiful that you’ll never stint praises. Especially at sunset when the sun is about to sink, mountains and fields seem to be dyed redBy the rays of evening sunshing .An extravagantly beautiful view! But in the past it was not like this at all. It was said to be a barren land covered with sands and rubbles .No grass grew there ,and not even a sign of green could be ever seen .Goshawk dared not stop for a rest here for fear that it would find nothing to feed on and eventually got so exhausted and hungry that it was unable to fly away .the wind dared not stop here either ,for it was too bleak here.And even time it passed by,it could not help whimpering .But in a could winter ,the west wind blew in a heavy snow,As snow melted,water was conserved .Next sping ,a hawk coming from the south held in its mouth a grass seed ,and sowed the seed here .Year in and year out ,there appeared grass on this land ,It is long after that grassland took shape.
In 1986,the “Naziquelute”Meadow Natural Reserve was established here by the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region ,with a total area of approximately 250,000 mu (a unit of area used by Chinese ),equivalent to the size of 25,000 football fields , “Naziquelute”in Kazakh means “cattle and sheep Frisking about on the prairie”.The highness and greatness of Nalati Prairie is best incarnated here.As the mountain goes steeper and steeper and the elevation higher and higher ,natural conditions such as climate,soil ,biological and so on have also changed significantly.Views are distinct at different height.At the foot of the mountain it is wreathed with greenness.Half way up the mountain are dense forests,and at the top of the mountain are snow-capped peaks.In a word ,the natural landscape varies form the bottom up .It is called Vertical landscape Belts in geography .The reason for this is :as it is located in the northwest of Nalati Mountain ,the all-year-round fluvial denudation induced by Kapu River and Kunes River caused the upper reaches to rupture.The terrain experienced a widespread decline .At the foot of the mountain are densely distributed spings ,As a result ,the peculiar landform of crisscrossing ravines,intercrossing rivers and streams,towering pines along the valley and undulating grasslands finally took shape .At the same time ,it is precisely this particular topography that makes it a “sanctuary”for many rare and precious plant species .In addition ,favorable natural precipitation,the 10-degrees-centigrade temperature difference between morning and evening ,and the nutrient –rich mountain chernozem nurture this tract of beautiful grassland .It is abundant in forage resources .As many as 31 plant families,150 genera and more than 210 species have been found here and they constitute the subalpine meadow vegetation of the natural reseve.
Among them are the well-know dandelion ,Tianshan safflower,rhubarb,trollflower and other vegetations,as well as tens of famous Chinese herbs such as Fritillaria thun-bergli,Tianshan dangshen(codonopsis pilosula),saussurea involucrate,lily,Astragalus root ,and white paeony root.You can say that all these have made it an ideal grassland research base .when we get there ,you might like to set out to look for them and try to identify them by yourselves.
Well ,as soon as we pass this checkpoint , we’ll arrive at our destination –the summer pasture . It is an intermountain basin with luxuriant grasslands and beautiful water . standing in the middle of the pasture,you can truly feel the greenness of the summer pasture .some look yellowish and others appear light blue.Qiapu River is leisurely green,slowly meandering its way to the west . It is straight ahead ,not far from here. we，ll park our coach ther .Then you can choose to ride a horse across the pasture of stroll among the flowers,to enjoy to the top of your bent the open and broat prairie in the air.