Local people in Yining love to have their pic taken. When they see you with your camera, they pose and ask you to take a pic. They smile. And they love to see the pic in the small display of the digital camera. They don't mind, when they do not get the pic. They even do not ask for that.
On the way to Lake Sailim you can see local beekeepers. And at some places it is possible to buy honey directly from their streetshops. The bottles with yellow fluids are their advertisements. There is no honey is this bottles! The friendly beekeepers like you to taste their honey and show you around. The honey tastes very nice and sweet.
Majority here are muslim, traveller are adviced to respect the local.
Cover you hair if you are female.