In my travels, I have more than once or twice expressed the common sense between the bazaar and the museum.
A city’s museum displays the city’s past and reflections on its future. A city’s market, although the public, common, even secular, but can highlight the city’s local customs, human warmth. In my eyes, the existence of the market is a symbol of whether a city is active or not.
Therefore, even if I came to the remote southern foot of the tianshan mountains in the ancient western regions, I will go to the local market.
Wushi county is located in the northwestern edge of the tarim basin in xinjiang, the southern foot of the southern tian-shan vein, bordering the kyrgyz republic in the north. Historically one of the thirty-six countries in the western regions, this is a very beautiful place, known as “jiangnan outside the Great Wall”. But what attracts me most in this county is not the magical natural scenery, but another western culture beyond its long history: the weekend market.
The bazaars in xinjiang are collectively referred to as “big bazaars,” or bazaars. On the day when I arrived in ushi, it was the weekend. You could not imagine the crowded and lively market.
The market here is divided into two areas, one is for daily necessities and delicious food, the other is for farmers and livestock trading. People go to the market like people do on festivals, including those who buy vegetables, pull sheep, repair shoes and buy clothes, shoes and hats. The scene is lively and full of life flavor.
Among them, the most impressive is the livestock trade in the farmers’ market. Friends who have been to xinjiang, must have tasted xinjiang beef and mutton, but xinjiang cattle and sheep sales scene is afraid to see the people are not many. This is my first time to see such a large-scale cattle and sheep sales, as well as the first time to meet in xinjiang, which can be said to broaden my journey.
The late autumn afternoon sun was soft and warm. Enter from the east gate, backlight through, beam of light can reach. Sunshine through the gallery shed, scattered in the dust flying, I have not seen the environment, only here people mountain people, rub shoulders, bustling, flowing, feel people walking in the time tunnel, toward the sun.
It was very amusing to see the fat, honest sheep tied together in two neat, quiet lines. Although the market was a little chaotic, there was an unmistakable rustic air in the crowd that came and went, and a simple, cheerful smile on everyone’s face.
The price of live sheep varies from 700 to 800 for a sheep to 1,000 for a sheep. But such price, for inland market, it is quite cheap. Many people bought and sold at the market this weekend.
Some of the selected sheep out alone, and then to the tricycle on; Some are tugging at the sheep; Also had chosen sheep to be poor bargain. In the market center, a little boy with three sheep caught my attention. He said he accompanied his grandfather to buy the sheep.
The average sheep is around 880 yuan, which is really a bargain. It reminds me of the whole roasted sheep I ate with a few friends in the ruoergai prairie one year. Although the consumption of tourist attractions itself is not low, but on such a comparison, the price of live sheep in ushi market is really not expensive.
Presumably, too, the area where live sheep are sold is crowded with merchants and buyers. People look at the fat sheep with a gentle, sharp look that makes you laugh. This makes already lively market added infinite interest. & have spent
In addition to the fat sheep, the market also sells live cattle, which are two separate but concentrated markets. The area for live cattle is larger, but not as noisy as for sheep. Turn a circle, the eye is still attracted to the bound sheep. After all, xinjiang’s mutton is much more famous than beef.
It is the most convincing and influential flavor card of xinjiang cuisine. Even in the face of these live sheep, you can still imagine the delicious food on the table and enjoy it.
On the other side of the market, a popular snack area also features mutton. If you don’t get into it, you can’t imagine how the local people make the same piece of mutton into different flavors.
Faced with such a noisy and interesting scene, I couldn’t help thinking of the flourishing trade along the ancient silk road. Located in the hinterland of Asia, xinjiang is the key point of land transportation between the east and the west in ancient times. Apart from the ancient cultures of the east and the west, the prosperous economy of trade is the source of civilization of the ancient silk road. Therefore, in today’s xinjiang, is still a common place to engage in commercial activities.
Ushda bazaar is one of them. Local said, to ushi did not see the farmers market is not to ushi. It can be seen that the market here is more lively, the local customs here is how rich. Although history cannot be recalled, the prosperous trade along the ancient silk road can be glimpsed today.