Altay: the Kazakh frontier of China

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Altay: the Kazakh frontier of China
Mountains, glaciers, grasslands, canyons, desert dunes… Mother Nature gave it all to Altay. Also this place is the ancestral home of all the peoples speaking Altaic languages.

 

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World Nature Heritage Site: China Altay , Xinjiang Province

China Altay possesses a diversity of landscape features, such as sublime glaciers and snow-covered peaks, colorful alpine meadows, grand granitic natural sculptures, dynamic atmospheric conditions, picturesque landscapes of rivers and lakes, and charming nomadic life and folk customs.

These features combine to form unique aesthetic values that are second-to-none. The area is a remarkable exemplification for the aesthetic values of integrated natural and human mountainous landscape. These landscapes are of multiple types and are characterized by high qualities, great heterogeneity stunning vistas and rich folk cultures.

The Altay Mountains are the key accumulation zone of glaciers in the world and the glaciers are extensive and suffer no human interference. Kanas region, one of the nominated sites, is where the south slope of Youyi peak is located.

The glacial area in this region is larger than that within Russia or Mongolia. The glaciers in this region are the most prominent representatives of the Altay Mountain glaciers and are the key to research on the Quaternary glacial movements of the Altay Mountains. Both modern and well-preserved ancient glaciers remnants exist. The area can be regarded as an encyclopaedia and natural museum of mountainous glacial geography.

The post-Quaternary glacial evolution has been completely recorded in the nominated sites and is invaluable information for understanding the impact that the global warming has on the mountainous ecological system. Thus, this region has high scientific value for research on glacial geography and climate change.








 

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Khorgas : China - Kazakhstan border gate crossing. Visa free.








At the border between China and Kazakhstan, Mulati, an ethnic Kazakh police officer at the Dulata border inspection station, has a romantic wedding with his bride Senbati, who is also ethnic Kazakh, on May 28, 2015.

 

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A modern new city is being planned, sitting right on the border, half in China, half in Kazakhstan, enhancing hand and glove friendship between the two countries.
 

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Altay: the Kazakh frontier of China
Mountains, glaciers, grasslands, canyons, desert dunes… Mother Nature gave it all to Altay. Also this place is the ancestral home of all the peoples speaking Altaic languages.

STOP OPENING A NEW THREAD FOR EVERY POST YOU DUMBASS. POST IN THE CHINA THREAD.
 

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