Life in Sanjiangyuan Series Ep. 2: Summer pasture, the wonderland
With an average altitude of 4,200 meters, Jiatang hosts large stretches of wetlands and alpine meadows. Every summer when the grassland is covered with silky, emerald coats, herders in Jiatang temporarily part from their brick houses. They round up their yaks to the summer pastures in the valleys. The hillside is adorned with cattle and sheep indulging in the aromatic grasses.
About Journeys in Nature: Life in Sanjiangyuan Series
In the hinterland of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, the Sanjiangyuan area is home to the headwaters of the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang rivers, thus crowned as Asia's "water tower." On this fragile land rich in biodiversity, locals, scientists and NGOs work together to protect the wildlife and the environment. This series explores the diverse eco-friendly lifestyles of locals.