The Nanshan Grasslands (Baiyang gou) are
a natural paradise, with scenery and surroundings similar to
that at Heaven's Lake.
This area, 75km south of Urumqi city is
located at the base of the Tian Shan mountain range. This is
great land for hiking with gushing valleys and waterfalls
falling down the hillsides and the ginseng herb growing on the
hillside. The Kasakh people like to spend their summers here
and travlers can take a horseback tour with a Kasak guide,
over the mountains and stay in a traditional yurt.
How to get there: Transport to this area
can be a problem. There are some buses from the north end of
Renmin Park off Guangming Lu.