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Romantic purple lavenders bloom in the Ili River valley, NW China’s Xinjiang

Photo taken on June 17, 2022 shows a tourist watches lavenders at the Princess Jieyou lavender farm in Sigong Village, Lucaogou Town, Huocheng County, Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China’s Xinjiang. (Photo by Zhang Qinghua)

In middle June, ten thousand mu of blooming lavender flowers planted in the Ili River valley ‘dye’ the land into purple. Now, the Ili River valley has become the major producing area of lavender in China, accounting for more than 97% of the planting area and output of lavender in China. Together with Provence of France and Hokkaido of Japan, it has been regarded as the world's three main producing areas of lavender. The industry not only accelerates the development of tourism in Ili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, but also drives the increase of income of local farmers. It is an industry in the Ili River valley to make people well-off.

Photo taken on June 17, 2022 shows tourists take photos at the Princess Jieyou lavender farm in Sigong Village, Lucaogou Town, Huocheng County, Ili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China’s Xinjiang. (Photo by Zhang Qinghua)

Photo taken on June 15, 2022 shows tourists visit the Yiparhan lavender base in Yining County, Ili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China’s Xinjiang. (Photo by Zhang Qinghua)

Photo taken on June 17, 2022 shows a plane flying over a lavender filed. (Photo by Zhang Qinghua)

Photo taken on June 15, 2022 shows tourists take photos in front of a piano at the Yiparhan lavender base in Yining County, Ili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China’s Xinjiang. (Photo by Zhang Qinghua)

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