10 Days Lijiang and Shangrila Exploration Tour
Yading Natural Reserve is located in Daocheng, a county subordinated to the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture on the southwest border of Sichuan Province. This national natural reserve is noted for its mysterious lamasteries, forests, pastures, snowclad peaks, clear lakes and primitive Tibetan villages. It is so beautiful that the tourists nickname it The Last Shangri-La, The Wonderland of Shangri-La and The Last Pure Land on the Blue Planet. Yading is a holy land for the local Tibetan, it means the land towards the sun in the Tebetan language. The reserve is at an elevation of 2,900 – 6032 merers and covers an area of 1,344 square kilometers. Yading was seldom known by the outside world until it was discovered by Joseph Rock in 1928. Today, Yading is still a less-visited destination in China. This is because of the less tourism promotion.