Herdsmen reach summer grazing grounds in NW China

Herdsmen in Hejing County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, have reached their summer grazing grounds in the Bayanbulak Grassland, a great prairie boasting luxuriant grass.

Bayanbulak, in Mongol, means "abundant spring water." Every summer, local nomads herd their sheep and cattle from the winter grazing grounds at lower altitude to Bayanbulak at about 2,500 meters above sea level. 

The tradition has been carried out for over 3,000 years.

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