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* '''Sangke grasslands'''; wonderful grasslands with many nomad tents and herds of yaks and sheep. 12 km outside Xiahe is Sangke town; most people rent a bike to get there or book a tour (Nirvana Hotel) if you are more interested in the nomad culture. There is nothing to see in the town, you really need to go INTO the grasslands to enjoy the wonderful views.  
 
* '''Sangke grasslands'''; wonderful grasslands with many nomad tents and herds of yaks and sheep. 12 km outside Xiahe is Sangke town; most people rent a bike to get there or book a tour (Nirvana Hotel) if you are more interested in the nomad culture. There is nothing to see in the town, you really need to go INTO the grasslands to enjoy the wonderful views.  
  
* <see name="Ancient town of Bajiao" alt="Bajiao Cheng - 八角城" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" Entrance ="¥20">A walled village that was originally built in the Han Dynasty (around 2000 years ago). Bajiao Cheng is still inhabited today.</see>
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* <see name="Ancient town of Bajiao" alt="Bajiao Cheng - 八角城" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="¥10">A walled village that was originally built in the Han Dynasty (around 2000 years ago). Bajiao Cheng is still inhabited today.</see>
  
 
* <see name="Ganjia Grasslands" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">The whole region is covered in grasslands during the summer months and makes an enjoyable place to see some wide open spaces.</see>
 
* <see name="Ganjia Grasslands" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">The whole region is covered in grasslands during the summer months and makes an enjoyable place to see some wide open spaces.</see>
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* <see name="White Rock Cliffs" alt="Bai Shi Ya - 白石崖" address="" directions="Northern end of the valley" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">As you get closer to Bajiao Cheng, you won't be able to miss the cliffs high up in front of you. A small monastery sits right at the foot of the White Rock Cliffs. There is a small village together with the monastery.</see>
 
* <see name="White Rock Cliffs" alt="Bai Shi Ya - 白石崖" address="" directions="Northern end of the valley" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">As you get closer to Bajiao Cheng, you won't be able to miss the cliffs high up in front of you. A small monastery sits right at the foot of the White Rock Cliffs. There is a small village together with the monastery.</see>
  
* <see name="Darzong Lake" alt="Da’erzong Hu - 达尔宗湖" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">A highland lake located at just above 3,000 meters (10,000 ft.). Forested mountains surround the lake on all sides. A taxi round trip (2-3 hours) costs around &yen;100 or take a bus going to Linxia (临夏) or Hezuo (合作)and get off 20km (about half an hour) down the highway when you see a big wooden gate on the left side of the road. Tell the driver that you want to go to Darzong Lake and he should let you know when you arrive at the turnoff. From there walk at least an hour uphill along the newly paved road on the left. You will be charged a ¥10 entrance fee as you pass through the only Tibetan village along the road. Catch another bus from the highway back to town for ¥5-¥10.</see>
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* <see name="Darzong Lake" alt="Da’erzong Hu - 达尔宗湖" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">A highland lake located at just above 3,000 meters (10,000 ft.). Forested mountains surround the lake on all sides. A taxi round trip (2-3 hours) costs around &yen;100 or take a bus going to Linxia (临夏) or Hezuo (合作)and get off 20km (about half an hour) down the highway when you see a big sign on the right side of the road. Tell the driver that you want to go to Darzong Lake and he should let you know when you arrive at the turnoff. From there walk about an hour along the newly paved road on the left. You will be charged a ¥10 entrance fee as you pass through the only Tibetan village along the road. Catch another bus from the highway back to town for ¥5-¥10.</see>
  
 
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