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Zoige County

Zoige (Ruo’ergai in Chinese) County is under the administration of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. It's in the north of Sichuan province, bordering the four counties of Aba, Hongyuan County, Songpan County and Jiuzhaigou County in Sichuan and Gansu province to the north. Zoige owns an area of 10,436 square kilometers with a population of about 80,000 people, 90% of which are Tibetans in pastoral area.

Zoige County

Zoige County owns complex terrain which slopes gently from south to north with an average altitude of 3,500 meters. The Yellow River and the Yangtze River divide Zoige into two parts: the eastern part is full of mountainous and forests; the west part is vast grassland with abundant water and grass and herds of sheep and cows, which is also known as the "the Oasis in Northwest Plateau". The middle-west and south is typical hummocky plateau which accounts for 69% of the total area. Zoige is the pastoral region inhabited by Tibetans, and the animals people breed are mainly yaks, sheep and horses. Zoige is also the hometown of Hequ horse, one of the three famous horses in China.

Zoige County

Zoige County owns rich and unique tourism resources, such as Zoige Grassland, the First Blend of the Yellow River, Flower Lake, and Langmusi, all of which are the core components of Jiuzhai International Tourist Zone.

Zoige Grassland is located at the junction of Sichuan, Gansu and Qinghai provinces, consisting of four counties--Zoige, Aba, Hongyuan and Rangtang. As China's second largest prairie, it covers an area of about 35,600 square kilometers. The original ecological environment with lush plants forms the beautiful and charming grassland scenery in Zoige.

Zoige County

The First Bend of the Yellow River is located in Tangke town in Zoige County at the junction of Sichuan, Qinghai and Gansu provinces. The Yellow River rises in Bayan Kara mountains in Qinghai province, flows slowly to Sichuan (this is the only section of the Yellow River which flows through Sichuan), and joins up with the White River near Sauk Monastery. Suddenly the river goes back to the northwest and forms the magnificent First Bend of the Yellow River with S-shape. Because of the flat terrain in this region, the river flows gently and the water is pure and clean. Accompanying the Yellow River are the endless grassland with wild flowers, clusters of tents, herds of cattle and sheep and ancient Monasteries. It is really a picturesque place worth a visit.