Xinjiang, an autonomous territory in northwest China is attracting thousands of tourists to witness the International Lavender festival, with lavender, local history, local cuisine and folk customs being presented to visitors.
Vast stretches of Lavender blooms is spread across 3500 hectares, it accounts for 97% of the country’s lavender output. The plant was introduced to this province in 1965 from France. In recent years, government authorities guided local farmers towards lavender cultivation, helping them get rid of poverty. So far, about 80,000 tourists have visited the country to see the Lavender.