China at the North-Western edge, blossoms of eco-tourism
Talat village in Fuyun county during wintertime at the foot of the majestic Altay mountains close to the 4-country point of China, Russia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan (although still a few 100’s of kilometers to go 😊).
Some areas in Fuyun County (富蕴县) in Altay Prefecture (阿勒泰地区), part of Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture (伊犁州) in China's Western Xinjiang Autonomous Region have transformed in recent years from a rural, impoverished region to a center of eco-tourism due to its splendid nature, mountains and scenery along with the traditional countryside lifestyle by ethnic Kazakhs.
Did you know that Northern Xinjiang, more specifically in the Gurbantünggüt Desert (古尔班通古特沙漠, China's second largest desert at a size of 50,000km2) is the most distant point to any ocean coastline on earth (2,600km) ?
Source Xinhua, CGTN