The amazon forest in South America is known as the “lungs of the earth”.
Do you know where the “kidney of the earth” is?
Wushi, xinjiang, known as the “jiangnan outside the Great Wall”. This delicate town not only has beautiful yanquan park and liushu spring landscape, but also has a “kidney of the earth” — seabuckthorn forest wetland park.
Wushi county has a long history, the ancient silk road through the land. In addition, there are rich natural resources and beautiful ecological environment. There are eight rivers in the territory, with an annual runoff of 2.66 billion cubic meters. The toshgan river runs through the territory, irrigating the vast farmland and nurturing the dense sea-buckthorn along the bank.
Seabuckthorn forest wetland park is a leisure resort not to be missed during a trip to wushi, xinjiang. Stroll here, in the seabuckthorn forest can be seen everywhere pheasant, wild duck, hare and so on. It is said that every autumn, the scenery here infinite. Pale red buckthorn fruit into cakes, clusters, piles, hanging on the branches, attractive.
Tourist boat on the river, the Banks that into a piece of red and green forest scene is very spectacular, with the beach, river, the distant snow mountain integration, not only beautiful and spectacular.
Because seabuckthorn is a deciduous shrub with strong drought tolerance and sand-resistance, it can survive on saline-alkali land and is known as the “king of life” among plants. Therefore, the ushi people planted a large number of sea-buckthorn along the toshgan river, which not only played a role in preventing wind and fixing sand, but also created a characteristic tourist landscape for ushi county. Every year, it attracts countless self-driving tourists.
It is hard for people to imagine that in such a magnificent and magnificent xinjiang, there is such a jiangnan charm. On the day of my departure, the weather was fine. The clear flow in the forest reflected the blue sky. Under the brilliant sunshine, the scenery of nature was dotted with the music of life. Golden autumn season, here thorn fruit hang branch, blue does not mask red, ripe seabuckthorn fruit sending out a mature aroma, you can not help but want a cup of seabuckthorn juice.
The whole park covers an area of 1400 mu, with a seabuckthorn forest of 100,000 mu, divided into five functional areas: seabuckthorn story park, natural seabuckthorn park, seabuckthorn functional park, wetland landscape and flower landscape. Among them, the wooden plank road is the river criss-crossing wetland, seabuckthorn forest string together.
Here, whether along the wooden walkway to the depths of the seabuckthorn forest, or take a boat ride in it, in the river to fully enjoy the beauty of the seabuckthorn fruit. You will be attracted by the unique scenery outside the Great Wall. At the same time, there are many other vegetation in this park besides sea-buckthorn, and the wetland has infinite natural interest.
It is the largest seabuckthorn forest wetland park in xinjiang and is recognized as the national protection area of seabuckthorn forest wetland park. Thus, wushi county was awarded by the state as “the township of Chinese seabuckthorn”. But don’t forget to drink a cup of wild sea buckthorn juice, which is extremely high in vitamins and quite delicious, praised as “the guardian god of human health in the 21st century”.
Seabuckthorn, which originated from the glacial and interglacial periods of geological movement, stands out in the world with its extraordinary vitality after hundreds of millions of years of harsh natural selection. It can survive even in extremely harsh conditions, just like poplar in the desert. Thus, seabuckthorn, like poplar, is one of the oldest plants in the world, about 200 million years old, older than ginkgo (100 million years) or tree fern (180 million years).
History has witnessed the nutritional value of sea-buckthorn. The ancient greeks discovered the curative effect of sea-buckthorn very early. In the diet of genghis khan, who conquered half the world, sea-buckthorn is a must. In ancient China, sea-buckthorn has been used as a good medicine for various diseases.
Therefore, wushi county not only has the reputation of “jiangnan outside the Great Wall”, but also is a desirable place for health preservation. Walking in the wetland park, the autumn wind is blowing, the sunshine is bright and warm.
Best time to visit: autumn
Shopping recommendation: wild sea-buckthorn beverage, sea-buckthorn wine, sea-buckthorn leaf tea, sea-buckthorn oil, etc
Scenic level: the first national seabuckthorn wetland park in xinjiang
Self-drive route: drive along provincial road 306 toward ushi county, cross otbedoxi township, and reach the area near yuejin canal.
[hint] the kidney of the earth generally refers to the wetland ecosystem, which has a variety of ecological functions and contains abundant natural resources. It is called “the kidney of the earth”.