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Southern Mountain Pasture

 Urumqi Attractions

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Introduction to Southern Mountain Pasture (南山牧场)

Southern Mountain Pasture, also called Nanshan Pasture, is located 60 kilometers south of Urumqi city with fascinating scenery. 

Southern Mountain Pasture is famous for hunting in the Tang dynasty and is an important ranch in Qing Dynasty. In 1989, it’s established as Nanshan scenic area and named as the provincial scenic area. It attracts many domestic and foreign visitors at home and abroad every year.

The landscape stretches into the distance and is painted with flocks of sheep and horses and yaks grazing among the wild flowers. Deep in the lush valley, a waterfall gently drops down and integrates with the peaceful surroundings.

Yurts are sprinkled over the pasture and are home to the local Kazakh people. The Kazak people are hospitable and generous. They usually invite their guests to share dinner of roasted lamb, milk and their traditional hand-picked rice.

Sometimes it is possible to see colorful activities such as horse-racing, traditional singing and dancing presented by the Kazak people.

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Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China

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Main Sights

Southern Mountain Pasture

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Travel Information

Admission for Southern Mountain Pasture: 20 Yuan

Opening Hours: 8:00AM - 12:00PM (Apri.1 to Oct.31)

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1. There are special-line buses available from the Nanjiao Passenger Bus Station to the Southern Mountain Pasture.

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Travel Tips 

1. The best time to visit there is in spring and summer.

2. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. Because at that time, the hotel reservation and transportation will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.

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