Southern Pastures (Xinjiang)
Horse rides (West White Poplar Gully, Xinjiang)
Ref: 070701-2012 Date: 01-07-2007
Kazakh herdsmen are renting ponies to tourists at the West White Poplar Gully (Southern Pastures, Xinjiang). The Southern Pastures are the summer grazing grounds of Kazakh herds. The livestock - sheep, goats, cattle, horses and perhaps a few bactrian camels - spend the summer in the mountains. Tourism brings much needed funds to the herders' household economy.