Nalati Grassland (Nalati Prairie), Ili Kazak autonomous prefecture
Vast Nalati Grassland [Photo/VCG]
Nalati Grassland is located east of Nalati town of Xinyuan county. It is the sub-alpine meadow of Gongnaisi Grassland and one of the four largest grasslands in the world. Due to its high altitude and steep terrain, it is also known as the “Sky Grassland”.
There are a number of events that have taken place in this “Cradle of Kazaks”. The hospitable Kazakh herdsmen receive guests with their unique customs and culture. The vast verdant grassland is dotted with colorful wild flowers from June to September, with the surrounding snow mountains, white clouds, blue sky making it more charming.
Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA
Opening Hours: 8:30 – 21:00
Ticket Price: 95 yuan ($13.81) in peak season (June 1- Sept 30); 75 yuan in off season (April 1-May 31; Oct 1-Nov 30); discounts with valid certificates
Address: Nalati Grassland, east end of Yili Valley, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region
Tel: +86-999-5291806, 5291888
Website: www.nalati.com/ (Chinese)
A group of sheep herding on Nalati Grassland [Photo/VCG]
A brook meanders through Nalati Grassland [Photo/VCG]