Reputed as “The Oriental Provence”, Huocheng locates at the Yili Valley on northern slope of Mt. Tianshan in Xinjiang Province as well as the same latitude zoon with French Provence. It is considered as one of the 3 main planting areas for lavender in the world. It takes about 1 driving hour from Yining city to Huocheng. The typical climate of Yili Valley provides the ideal geographical location for lavender planting with large scale. At present, Huocheng county has became the major place for lavender planting with a proportion of 97% of the national output in China. The lavender cultivated in Huocheng is listed among the top 8 categories of lavender in the world.
The 2013 Huocheng Lavender Festival will be held from June 15 to June 18. During the festival, you will have the chance to visit the Lavender Garden with a scale of 1.2 hectares, the Lavender Culture Museum, the hundreds of thousands of hectares of lavender planting areas in Yili Valley, the garden of rare categories of Lavender, the lavender oil workshop and the local lavender market. You will not only enjoy the visual and gestation banquet here, but also get the knowledge about the lavender language and culture. Besides, you will also have chance to enjoy the tasty food in Yili as well as the sensational ethnic performance.
The Lavender oil is considered as the “Oil in Oil” for its various functions. It can be used on Beauty and Cosmetics, incense burning, medical therapy and food. The dry lavender, lavender oil, lavender pillow, lavender bag and facial mask are the most popular among the tourists.
The close-by scenic areas are Sayram Lake and Guozigou Valley.
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