China。Xinjiang。Lavender in Ili 新疆伊犁之薰衣草田
After asking some drivers, we found a driver of mini bus said there were still few spaces available; fortunately, the passengers of this mini bus agreed to accept us as their extra companions. So lucky!
They were all teachers, came Xinjiang for volunteering teaching. Because of the teaching projects will end, they planned a trip before leaving here. We chatted a lots on the bus, we felt so happy to join them
Some of nice teachers walked on the flowers farms.
We went to Lavender garden after lunch. On our way here, we already saw some Lavender farms beside the road. And these farms showed me evidences that the Lavender is indeed the local products. Actually, I felt a little surprise when I knew this flowers can be seen in Xinjiang, not in just Japan or French.
This Lavender garden was not big as I thought originally, I guessed some flower fields besides road should be bigger. But it was indeed beautiful garden with many kinds of flowers here. There were many visitors today; however, I heard that the garden was more crowded when it just opened few days ago. It was said that visitors saw just human beings instead of flowers.
Entrance of Lavender garden 這是大門口
After one day trip, we came to Ili train station again. Thanks again to these nice teachers for letting us joined whole day, we all had nice experiences and felt happy. We said goodbye to each other, it was time for us to take the night train.
It was more comfortable to taking train this time, because we bought sleeper tickets for returning Urumqi.
There were 3 layers for one side, I was on lower layer, and my companion was on the upper layers. These photos shows some view from the upper layers.
Energetic morning in Urumqi 烏魯木齊的活力早晨