Silk Road Angel Tours

Dunhuang of China.

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Sangke Prairie is located in Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, which lies about 10 kilometers southwest of Labrang, Xiahe County, and there is highway through. Belonging to the meadow steppe, Sangke Prairie is a part of Dajiu Grassland (or Running Horse Grassland) Prairie. It is an alpine steppe with flat and open land in the middle and is surrounded by hills. Sangke Prairie is at an average elevation of 3,000 meters with an area of 70 square kilometers. It is the place where legendary King Gesar held memorial ceremony for gods. It also is one of the main bases of animal husbandry in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.

  Daxia River flows slowly through Sangke Prairie from south to north. There are lush water plants and elegant scenery. Under the blue sky and white clouds, there are countless sheep and yaks. All of these present the idyllic scenery, and it is always the natural pasture of Tibetan people. With the rise of tourism, Sangke Prairie has become sightseeing’s hot spot for domestic and foreign tourists. Since 1987, Sangke Prairie has opened the tourism project having strong Tibetan flavor. Tents have been built for tourists’ accommodation. Tousits can taste Tibetan food here, such as milky tea, Zanba (a traditional Tibetan staple food of roasted highland barley flour), stuffed steamed buns and Shouzhua mutton (mutton eaten with hands). Visitors also can appreciate the Tibetan folk culture to the full by wearing Tibetan costumes and riding horses or yaks across the grassland.