Sichuan Daocheng Yading
Daocheng Yading Nature Reserve is regarded as “the Last Shangri-la” due to its stunning natural beauty. The area boasts three magnificent holy mountains: Mt Chenrezig, Mt. Jambeyang and Mt. Chanadorje, as well as Echushan, Niunaihai Lake, Wusehai Lake and Yingou Valley. They present an intact and well-preserved ecological system and attract travelers with especially their mysteriousness for decades.
Sichuan Yading National Nature Reserve is located in Shangri-La Town, Daocheng County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. It belongs to the Hengduan Mountains and Sharuli Mountains. The geographic coordinates are 99 degrees 58 minutes-100 degrees 28 minutes east longitude, 28 degrees 11 minutes-28 degrees 34 minutes north latitude, with a total area of 1457.5 square kilometers. As of October 2016, the developed area is 32.44 square kilometers.
The forest area of Yading National Nature Reserve in Sichuan is 560 square kilometers, with 1,126 species of vascular plants and 291 species of vertebrates. There are more than 10 peaks above 5,000 meters above sea level, more than 30 peaks above 4,500 meters above sea level, and 62 high-altitude ancient glacial lakes. In June 2001, it became a national nature reserve; on July 10, 2003, it was included in the United Nations MAB protection plan.
The famous American adventurer Joseph F. Rock first introduced Daocheng Yading Nature Reserve to the world. In 1928, he published an article of Daocheng with photographs in the National Geographic. Many people wonder if this is the true wonderland. In a word, all the snow-capped mountains, blue alpine lakes, vast grasslands and abundant wildlife will give you the travel experience of a lifetime.
April to November is the best time to visit Daocheng Yading. It is 820km from Sichuan’s capital city Chengdu.
Daocheng Yading Highlights:
- Wonderful natural landscape: three holy mountains, Luorong Pasture, lakes, wildlife, etc
- Eastern Tibetan culture and religion: Chonggu Monastery
|Visa requirements||All foreign travelers much hold valid Chinese visa to be able to travel here. All hotels need to register the visa and passports information.|
|Languages||Sichuan Dialect, Mandarin|
|Minorities & Population||Tibetan, Muslim, Han Chinese|
|Country name||Sichuan Province,Southwest China|