Rich area, with beautiful lavender fields
The area was once a rather poor region, but since the plantation of Lavender it is a rich area, not only economically, but also because of the beautiful lavender fields which are a feast for the eyes.
In 55 years, the area has gone from ‘the land of the stones’ to a land of 3500 hectares of lavender. More than 95% of lavender comes from the Xinjiang region. The area is alive, thriving with mass tourism from China, as well as tourists from surrounding countries. For a moment, you forget that you are in the country of Peking duck and dumplings and imagine yourself in the country of baquette and Blue de Queyras.