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Southern Mountain Pasture

 Urumqi Attractions

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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