11 Breathtaking photos of Chinese border areas

Aksu, literally means white water, is a city in Xinjiang, northwest China. Aksu is known as the home of fruits in the country.

Narat Grassland is one of the four largest grasslands in the world. Narat literally means “The place where sunshine first appears”. The grassland is located in the east of Nalati Town of Xinjiang, China. On its eastern side is the Tianshan Mountain. Every year from June to September, various wildflowers on the grasslands can be found everywhere on the slopes of hillsides. The red, yellow, blue and purple grasslands become splendid landscapes.

Swans are seen on the Swan Spring Wetland in Yining county, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The wetland, located in Ili valley, covers some 2,000 hectares, attracting hundred s of swans and other migratory birds in the winter season.

In Autumn, Burqin County of Xinjiang presents a picturesque landscape of forests in a riot of colors with gold, red and green to excite the sights and senses. The traditions of the Tuwa Tribe, and the Altay Mountain rock-paintings have been attracting explorers and travelers to this area for decades.

Wulan Butong is located in the interlaced hills and plains, known for its fascinating European-style scenery. In winter, the branches covered with frost are shone by the setting sun reflecting a fascinating glow.

Hulunbuir Grasslands is a wonderland. It is located in the northeast of Inner Mongolia. It is named after the Hulun Lake and Bell Lake in the region. Every summer, the grassland is filled with flowers, fresh air, blue sky, white clouds, endless grass, herds of cattle and sheep, galloping horses and herdsmen waving whips.

Erguna Wetland lies at the northwest side of the Greater Khingan Mountains in North China’s Inner Mongolia. It is known as the No.1 wetland in Asia.

Situated at a height of 4250 meters, far away in barren land in Ladakh, Pangong Tso is one of the largest brackish lakes in Asia. The lake is clear, visibility is usually 3 to 5 meters, due to light, depth, brightness and other factors, the lake showed dark green, light green and dark blue and other various colors.

Lake Manasarovar, also called Mapam Yumtso, is a high altitude freshwater lake fed by the Kailash Glaciers near Mount Kailash in Tibet. She is beautiful and it is the most sacred lake for Tibetans.

Linjiang Village is one of the most primitive natural settlements of the Ergun River bordering China and Russia. It retains many Russian-style traditional buildings and is a typical snow village.

Located in Dongtou Town, Liuzhou, Guangxi Province, the Jiati terraced rice fields was built in the middle of the Ming Dynasty. Generations of local villagers have cultivated these fertile, meandering stretches of land for hundreds of years.

Photos from photo.cctv.com

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