GanSu ZhangYe ShanDan Military Horse Farm
- Chinese Name:山丹军马总场
- Add: 甘肃省张掖市山丹县
- Tickets: Free entry to the racecourse, riding 50 yuan / hour
- website: http://www.shandanjmc.com/
- tel: 0936-2881007
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- Area: 2,200 square kilometers
- established Time: >2100 years history — Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24)
- Recommend Visiting Time:1-3 H
GanSu ZhangYe ShanDan Military Horse Farm
Shandan Army Horse Farm is located in the south of Shandan County, Zhangye, and is a vast and vast prairie on the north side of Qilian Mountain. The horse farm has a vast terrain, whether it is the grassland or the rapeseed field, which stretches for dozens of kilometers, and the scenery is very magnificent.
Historical Background and Featured Activities
Since ancient times, it has been the royal horse farm of successive dynasties, and it has become the largest horse farm in the world. Visitors can experience the feeling of galloping horses on the grassland here. In addition, the wild mushrooms, special lake fish, yogurt, honey and other delicacies in the horse farm are also rare and delicious, and they are worth a try.
The distribution and characteristics of the racecourse
The Shandan Army Horse Farm has a large area, divided into several areas such as the main field and the first to fifth fields. Among them, the three fields are the most magnificent and beautiful, and the main places for sightseeing, hotels, restaurants and other service places are concentrated in one field. The distance between them is about 2 hours by car. Generally, the route to visit the racecourse is to enter from the third racecourse on the first day, enjoy the beautiful natural scenery of the three racecourses all the way and go to the first one for accommodation, and leave from Shandan County after riding a horse here on the second day. The horse farm is at a higher altitude and the summer is very short. The best season to visit the horse farm is July and August every year. In other seasons, it will be colder and you will not be able to see the green grassland and rapeseed flowers. Tourists usually take the 227 National Highway from Xining to Zhangye, and turn into the racecourse at Biandukou. In this way, they will arrive at Sanchang first. The scenery of Sanchang is the best in the military horse farm. Distributed on both sides of the road, every summer when the rape blossoms are in full bloom, it looks like a yellow ocean, and the photos taken are atmospheric and beautiful. Follow the direction of the sign and go straight, enjoy the scenery all the way, and you can reach the first place in about 2 hours. One is the main tourist destination of the entire racecourse. The key play item here is horse riding. After arriving, you can experience it directly by contacting a hotel. There are two options for horse riding in the racecourse. One is to ride horses to the cave gorge in the venue, but the scenery of the cave gorge scenic spot is not It is special, and the road conditions in this section are poor, so the groom can only lead the horse and carry the tourists slowly, so it is not recommended. Another way is more recommended. Simply learn to ride horses on the grassland beside a field. The feeling here is different from horseback riding in general horse farms and scenic spots. Most of the Shandan army horses are more docile and obedient, and the grassland is flat and wide. Tourists can Experience the feeling of trotting or even galloping after simple learning. The horse-releasing ceremony every morning is another essence of a game. Every morning around 6 o’clock in the morning next to a field, a full-time horse herder will drive hundreds of military horses to graze on the grassland. Go to watch it at this time, you must You will be shocked by this scene that looks like a galloping horse, and the photos you take must be rare masterpieces. In addition, there is a reservoir about 2 kilometers away from the factory headquarters.
Accommodation and Meals
When there is nothing to do in the evening, you can go for a quiet walk by the lake, relaxing and comfortable. There are fewer hotels and restaurants for accommodation and catering at the racecourse, and they are mainly distributed in one field. Danma Sihai Resort Hotel next to Yiyi Reservoir is in good condition, and it is next to the reservoir on the grassland. The environment is very beautiful, and the standard room is about 300 yuan per room. The price of a standard room at the Wrangler Hotel at the site is about 150-200 yuan, and the conditions are also good. The contact number is 0936-2891182. During peak seasons and holidays, local listings will be tight. The price of the horse farm is relatively low, and the meals are relatively affordable. You can eat at the relatively large Fushenglong restaurant at the head of the horse farm. You must try the wild mushrooms and special lake fish at the horse farm. In addition, braised mutton and hand-caught mutton are also available. It will definitely make you feast on it. Beekeepers can be seen everywhere on the roadside of the horse farm. You can buy some honey, and then go to the small shop in Babe to buy some plateau yogurt here. It is a rare delicacy when mixed together. You must try it!