The Qiangtang Natural Reserve is located in Qiangtang. Approved as a natural reserve in 2000, it is the second largest natural reserve in China, which was established to protect the well-preserved and special paramos ecosystem and various kinds of ungulate. In Qiangtang Nature Reserve, there are vast prairies and glaciers, numerous mountains and lakes, hot springs, terrestrial heats. The golden season is the period from June to September, during which the temperature can reach 7-12℃ and the north of Tibetan plateau will take on a spectacular view before you with gentle wind, mild sunshine, lush grazing and large number of cattle and sheep.
|Tibetan wild donkeys are seen in the Qiangtang Nature Reserve. [Photo/Xinhua]|
It is also the main base for animal husbandry, having a large range of pasture land and grass of high quality. The famous "plateau boat" Yak and Tibetan antelope just live in this area. The herdsmen's homes "dong wozi" are mostly located at the foot of the mountains and the sides of lakes. When summer comes, they put their simple packing on horseback, wandering and herding around the boundless prairie, the melodious songs accompanying with their changing footsteps. The herdsmen shake away the long loneliness by hardworking and singing in the harsh nature, creating their beautiful and colorful life.
|View of the Qiangtang Nature Reserve. [Photo/Xinhua]|