Sankoh prairie lies in Xiahe region of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province. Sankoh prairie features meadow steppe and covers an area of 70 square kilometers. With an average altitude of above 3000m, Sankoh prairie works as one of the major suppliers of livestock products in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.There are around 4000 semi-nomads live in this area.
The golden travel season to Sankoh prairie is in the middle of June when numerous known and little known ducks and birds can be seen playing around. The prairie is blanketed with white sheep, sturdy horses and other livestock and tents of all sizes. Besides, tourists can experience the grand Xianglang festival in June and will be treated with Tibetan butter tea, tsampa, mutton eaten with hands, and Tibetan bun, etc. Other recreational events involve horse racing, campfire dancing, and shooting competition, and so on. In addition, Labrang Monastery, one of the six great monasteries of the Geluk (Yellow Hat) school of Tibetan Buddhism, is also worth a visit.
Sankoh Grassland in Summer