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Xiahe travel guide

Xiahe travel guide

Located in the south of Gansu Province, Xiahe County is the first stop to visit the Southern Gansu. There are many deep valleys and high mountains in the county, making it a military stronghold in ancient times. Besides, its Tibetan Buddhism is quite special, so this county is also called Mini Tibet. The name of Xiahe County was derived from the Xiahe River. Xiahe River, Sangke Plain, mysterious religious culture, unique Tibetan character and beautiful plains combine here, making it the Chinese Mini Tibet and Oriental Vatican and a major tourist county in South Gansu. At present, the Xiahe County has formed an economic pattern combining the dominating animal husbandry, tourism, agriculture, forestry and local industry. The location of Xiahe County is quite advantageous, connecting Sichuan, Tibet, Qinghai and Mongolia. In history, it was the political, economic, cultural and religious center of Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan, a prosperous place for tea and horse border trade, the gate to enter the inland from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the only road to Jiuzhaigou Valley scenic spot. The human and natural sceneries in Xiahe County are plenty and full of regio... More information about Xiahe »

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Labrang Temple/Labrang Monastery

Labrang Temple/Labrang Monastery

Chinese name: 拉卜楞寺 (La Bu Leng Si) Location: 1 km west of Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Gansu Province. Opening time: 08:00-18:00 Ticket: CNY40 for main hall (free during Monlam) How to get there: Xiahe can only be reached by bus. Take a coach at Xining (07:15 at the long-distance bus station near train station), Lanzhou (many bus at west and south...

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Sangke Grassland

Sangke Grassland

As a part of Dajiutan Prairie, Sangke Grassland is at an average sea level of above 3000 meters and surrounded by mountains. This grassland spreads for around 70 square kilometers, but only about 4000 herdsmen live on it. As a meadow 1 kilometer apart from Xiahe County, Gansu Province, this grassland area is one of the main stock farming bases of Gannan Zang Autonomous Prefecture as well as on...

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