Preview of a Chinese documentary The Herdsmen, made in 2000, about the nomadic Kazakhs in China. Most Kazakhs are residing in Kazakhstan; but there are still a large portion which spread across Central Asia and other places.
There are about 1.5 million Kazakhs in China. They are one of the 56 minority ethnics officially recognized by the Chinese government. Only a few of them are still living the nomadic lifestyle though, as shown in the below video…
It’s an ironic thing; on one hand we might envy the freedom of the herdsmen, on another we might feel sorry for the lack of basic development for these folks.
I mean, I would love to stay with these people and enjoy their culture and nature for perhaps a few days, but it’s a different story if it’s for weeks or months.