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Beautiful Gannan – The Top 13 Attractions in South of Gansu Province

If you have a Tibetan dream in your heart, then you will know Gannan. The beauty of Gannan has a pristine appeal and an amazing depth of bone marrow. There are many tourist attractions in this place closest to paradise, let’s take a look! 

The 13 most beautiful scenic spots in Gannan are the last “virgin land”

1. Tianchi governs the sea

Tianchi Zhihai is located between Baishi Mountain and Miaohua Mountain, 7 kilometers north of Zhiliguan in Lintan County, Gannan Prefecture. It is a high gorge lake. The local people call it “Changyechi”. It is a natural freshwater lake. The stone cliffs in the east of the pond and the Baishi mountain stand opposite each other. The water in the pond is clear and green, and the mountains and trees reflect in the pond. The landscape is integrated with the sky, shaking with the waves, and the scenery is extremely spectacular.

2. Intimacy

Qinnigou is located in the south of Yeliguan. A piece of Danxia landform is arranged here in the green surroundings, which is structured into a red wall and an open hole, a 20-meter-diameter, 50-meter-high peak column, and the two are nestled together.

3. Baishiya Cave

The Baishiya Cave is located on the west side of the Dagajia Gorge in Ganjia Township, Gannan, Gansu. The mouth of the rock cliff is about 30 meters above the ground. It sits west to east. The cave is surrounded by bushes and green onion cages. The cave is 3.5 meters high and 4 meters wide. It is estimated to be 1,500 meters deep. There are roads and single wooden ladders in the cave. The road loops up and down. The time is narrow and wide. Sometimes it needs to crawl. The rock walls are smooth and there are stalactites found.

4. Xicang Temple

Xicang Temple is located ten kilometers east of Luqu County. The temple sits from north to south, backed by a mountain that resembles a silver-gray lying elephant, and the Tao River flows past the temple from west to east. The Yamagata on the opposite side of the temple is very auspicious. Surrounding the temple, green pines and cypresses are evergreen in all seasons, creating a quiet and peaceful state.

5. Ajiaogou

Ajiaogou is located in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province. The water here is clear and blue in all seasons. In the ditch, there are mountain springs ding-dong and flowing water; criss-cross streams are clear to the bottom; Feiquan waterfalls of various shapes are cascading and splashing, the sound of waves is deafening, the pool water is blue, reflecting the surrounding trees and the white clouds in the sky, showing water The sight of one heaven.

6. Octagon City

On the platform where the Yangqu River and the Yangla River intersect in the eastern part of Ganjiatan, Xiahe County, Gansu Province, this is the key point of ancient Ganqing-Qingdao transportation, and it is also a military town that the central government fought vigorously with the Tuyuhun, Tubo, Xixia, and Sira dynasties. The ruins of the Octagonal City are basically intact.

7. Labrang Monastery

Labrang Monastery is located on the banks of the Daxia River in Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, China. Labrang Monastery means the residence of the Living Buddha Master. It is one of the six major monasteries of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is known as the “World Tibetan Academy”. At its peak, there were more than 4,000 monks.

8. Sangke Grassland

Sangke Grassland is located in Xiahe, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, 10 kilometers southwest of Labrang, Xiahe County, and is directly connected by roads.

In summer, the Moraceae grassland is green, like a natural carpet spreading in the sky, and various wild flowers in the greenery are beautiful and beautiful. The Daxia River winds through the grassland, like a Hada falling on the green carpet.

9. Zhagana Mountain

“Zagana” is Tibetan, meaning “stone box”. Zhagana Mountain is located in Yiwa Township, 34 kilometers northwest of Diebu County. It is a complete natural “stone city”, commonly known as “Hall of Kings”.

The mountains and beautiful scenery here are like a grand stone palace. Although this paradise was hailed as the birthplace of Adam and Eve by Locke nearly a hundred years ago, it is still a virgin land today.

10. Xi Mei Duo He Tang

Ximei Duohetang is located in Oulaxuma Township, 120 kilometers west of Maqu County. It is a flat river valley and beach land that stretches for dozens of kilometers. Every year in mid-July, neat and flat nasturtiums bloom on the entire beach. On the horse beach, a touch of golden flower dust bursts out from under the horseshoe, and the fragrance of hoofs is self-evident.

11.Gahai Lake

It is the largest freshwater lake in Gannan and an important wetland in the eastern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It is known as a pearl on the plateau. In 1982, it was named a provincial migratory bird nature reserve.

12. Langmu Temple

Langmu Temple is not a temple, but a small town located in Luqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province. It is located at the junction of the three provinces of Sichuan, Gansu, and Qinghai. There are overlapping mountains, evergreen cypresses, and gurgling wetlands. It is the birthplace of the Bailong River.

13. Grassland of the week

Dangzhou Grassland Scenic Area is located at the foot of Nanshan Mountain in the outskirts of Hezuo City, 2.5 kilometers away from the city center, covering an area of ​​about 8,600 mu. Since the first China Gannan Shambhala Tourism Art Festival was held in 2000, it has become the main venue of the Gannan Shambhala Tourism Art Festival.

When the desire to escape from the hustle and bustle begins to grow strong, take that heart that yearns for returning to nature and go to the heavenly Gannan together.

Gannan Travel tips – Local China Guide

Gannan area is an area with greater religious influence. Remember to respect local customs and religious habits of different ethnic groups. For example, before visiting a mosque, you need to obtain the consent of the temple management. When visiting, it is best to be led by Muslims to avoid unnecessary trouble. Don’t take photos of temples and monks casually, and don’t touch lama’s first class casually.

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