Espying the rich ecology and magnificence of Xinjiang’s Wenquan county

Source: Globaltimes.cn Published: 2019/6/26 18:06:03

Highlights: The county of Wenquan in Bortala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region aims to build itself into a nation-level ecological county. Wenquan, which means hot spring literally, is the home to Xinjiang Salamander, a four-legged amphibian, which can only be found in the county and neighboring Kazakhstan. Xinjiang salamander, as a live fossil in the region, can be traced back to 350 million years. Wenquan is also the home to one among the two of China's solar magnetic field observatory telescopes. Taking advantage of its ecology and environment, the county has a cold-water fishery cultivation base, which provides some unique fish to other areas in Xinjiang. Modern Mongolian Herdsmen in Bortala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang moved into modern houses from the traditional yurt. Usually men are responsible for rearing livestock while women make dairy products at home to contribute to the family income. Photos: Yang Hui/GT

  • Villagers repair their house in Wenquan county. Photo: Yang Hui/GT

  • Fish farming in Wenquan county. Photo: Yang Hui/GT

  • A villager in Wenquan county shows her homemade dairy products. Photo: Yang Hui/GT

  • The photovoltaic power equipments in Wenquan county. Photo: Yang Hui/GT

  • A Xinjiang salamander spotted in Wenquan county. Photo: Yang Hui/GT

  • People visit one among the two of China's solar magnetic field observatory telescopes in Wenquan county. Photo: Yang Hui/GT

  • Photo: Yang Hui/GT

  • Photo: Yang Hui/GT

  • Photo: Yang Hui/GT

  • Photo: Yang Hui/GT

  • Photo: Yang Hui/GT

  • Photo: Yang Hui/GT

  • Photo: Yang Hui/GT

  • Photo: Yang Hui/GT

  • Photo: Yang Hui/GT

  • Photo: Yang Hui/GT

  • Photo: Yang Hui/GT

  • Photo: Yang Hui/GT






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