An official from China with a very greenish landscape in Ili Valley.
Photo by: Bian Zhiwu
The Ili Valley is located in the northwest part of Xinjiang, about 60 kilometers east of the Kazakhstan border. Endowed with a pleasant climate, breathtaking natural beauty and colorful ethnic customs, it has become one of the most popular tourist spots in Xinjiang.
There is a saying in China that you don’t know how large the country is until you have been to Xinjiang. And there is a saying in Xinjiang that you don’t know how beautiful the place is without going to Ili. - in: http://www.china.org.cn/english/travel/46682.htm