Ili Grasslands in Xinjiang is one of the most beautiful four places, it is also one of the most beautiful six grasslands in China. Like other grasslands in Xinjiang, Ili Grasslands is not only in the opposite of desert, and it is also in the opposite of Snow Mountain.
There is a feeling of beauty of rich and complex, multifaceted beauty. Ili is embraced on the east, north, south sides surrounded by mountains and with a landscape of trumpet shape opened to the west. It is the most rainfall areas of Xinjiang province, an average annual rainfall is more than twice than the average rainfalls in Xinjiang province, what making it the actually “wet island” among the drought desert of central Asia and it contribute to full perpendicular band spectrum development of Ili grassland.
Hulunbuir Grassland was spoken highly of in an ancient Chinese poem as a place where "the sky is blue and the grass is boundless; when the grass bows in the wind, the horses and sheep will appear". Located in the northeast of Hunlunbeir, Inner Mongolia, northern China, and covering a large area of 250, 557 square kilometers, Hulunbuir Grassland is well protected and praised as one of China's most beautiful and amazing grasslands. It is famous for its two large lakes, Hulun Lake and Buir Lake of Inner Mongolia.
The grass is vigorous and lush during the summer on Hulunbuir Grassland. The sunset on the far horizon, as the grassland turns gold, is intoxicating. It is really a magical and wonderful experience for travelers. In addition, summer is the best season to go horseback riding, to view wrestling matches on the grassland and to have and enjoy a close experience with the Mongolian minority culture.
Naqu Alpine Grassland
Naqu Alpine Grassland, also known as Qiangtang Grassland, is one of the five biggest meadows in China. Since it is located in the northern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region, make sure to experience some of the local culture as well.
The Xilingol Grassland located in central Inner Mongolia is a famous grasslands in the world and one of the great four grasslands in China. Xilingol means ‘rivers on the highlands’. Occupied an area of 10,786 square kilometers, Xilingol Grassland impresses tourists with its magnificent scenery of boundless vision and harmoniously peaceful sights of blue sky, white clouds, verdant grass, and grazing herds.
But what is more amazing is its diversified ecosystem. Xilingol Grassland is home to the largest nature reserve of its kind in China. It is consisted of sand dunes, wetlands, marshlands, and grasslands, with more than 1,200 plant species growing on the grasslands and many species of animals living there. Many rare animals are found on the grassland, such as swans, red-crowned crane, and bustards.
Highland Grassland in Western Sichuan
Rating by Chinese National Geography magazine as one of China's most beautiful six grasslands, Highland Grassland in Western Sichuan includes the west side of Ya’an and Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, where is a national migration corridor, it is important exchanges place in trade route of Han, Tibet and Yi nationality since the ancient times, and it is also the core area of going into Shangri-la. In 2002 published book Shangri-la Journey gave Kangding a name as the door of Shangri-la, because going into the Kangding, Shangri-la is no longer far away.
The mountains is grand, rivers flow in the Highland Grassland in Western Sichuan, the source of the Yangtze River and its main tributaries breed ancient and mysterious civilization here. Dadu River, Yalong River and Jinsha River with Snow Mountain grass flows from north to south.