Search for Plants in Gebi Deserts and the Depth of Mountains in Northwest China with WildFloraTour
Speaking of Northwest China what comes to the mind of people is a vast territory, being dry with little rainfall, boundless desert, abundant sunshine and strong wind, and fragile ecology. However, here you can find some unique plants grown in this special environment. WildFloraTour provides both set departures and customized trips to Northwest China to search for plants grown in the toughest environment.
Overview of Northwest China
In a broad sense, Northwest China refers to Shaanxi, Gansu, and Qinghai provinces, the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. This gigantic region has a temperate climate with less precipitation. The natural landscape from east to west in the western region can be divided into loess Plateau, Gobi sandy beach, desert steppe, and Gobi desert. Because of less rainfall and arid climate. The plant species are not so rich with only 3900 species of higher plants in total, but there are also some special flowers, such as Cynomorium songaricum, Limonium aureum, Oxytropis aciphylla, etc.
Other Attractions in Northwest China
Though being insignificant in terms of the total number of plant species compared with other parts of China, this gigantic area has some truly amazing plants grown in this region. And being an important part of the Northern Silk Road and active grounds for ethnic minorities in ancient China, there are numerous cultural sites in this area such as Dunhuang Grottos and Jiayuguan Great Walls. Our plant safaris this to this area can be easily made into a once-in-a-life trip by including some world heritage sites and world-class natural wonders.
From about 200 BC to 1000 AD, Xi'an (named Chang'an at the ancient time) was the capital and once the most important city of China in history.
Zhangye Danxia Geopark
Zhangye City is located in the central part of the Hexi Corridor, and there are various natural landscapes such as deserts, hills, grassland, and primitive forest in its...
Dunhuang, a city that flourished as an oasis on the Silk Road. Located at the western end of the Hexi corridor. Historically, it is the only pathway from central China...