The Monasteries of Luoyang (洛陽伽藍記) 5 (Chinese)

Luoyang Qielan Ji (洛陽伽藍記) or "The monasteries of Luoyang" is a report written by the 6th century official Yang Xuanzhi (楊衒之) in 547, focusing on all the Buddhist monasteries in Luoyang (then capital of the Northern Wei dynasty).
十月之初,至嚈噠國。土田庶衍,山澤彌望,居無城郭,遊軍而治。以氈為屋,隨逐水草,夏則遷涼,冬則就溫。鄉土不識,文字禮教俱缺。陰陽運轉,莫知其度,年無盈閏,月無大小,周十二月為一歲。受諸國貢獻,南至牒羅,北盡敕勒,東被于闐,西極波斯,四十餘國皆來朝貢。王後大氈帳,方四十步,周回以氍毹為壁。王著錦衣,坐金床,以四金鳳凰為床腳。見大魏使人,再拜跪受詔書。至於設會,一人唱,則客前後唱,則罷會,惟有此法,不見音樂。嚈噠國王妃亦著錦衣,長八尺奇,垂地三尺,使人擎之。頭帶一角,長三尺,以玫瑰五色珠裝飾其上。王妃出則輿之,入坐金床,以六牙白象四獅子為床。自餘大臣妻皆隨。傘頭亦似有角,團圓垂下,狀似寶蓋。觀其貴賤,亦有服章。