Aerial photography of the outskirts of Ngawa County
When I arrived in Ngawa, it was already late in the evening, so I came outside the city to see what the county was like. Ngawa is a pristine county, the main road is a mess and every scene in the street reminds you that you are in a Tibetan area. What surprised me was that there are a lot of Muslims here. After talking to the hotel owner, most of them are from Linxia, Gansu, and they are all from the last few years. It is not uncommon to see Muslims taking control of the trade in the Gan-Tibet border area.