Western Sichuan is one of the most popular destinations in China. For tourists whether want to see fascinating natural beautiful scenery, and explore local fantastic culture and customs, or go for a photography tour or adventure tour, Western Sichuan can satisfies all these needs.
Western Sichuan generally refers to the vast area in the wets of Chengdu Plain and mainly lies in Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. With numerous imposing mountains and snow peaks, valleys and dense forests, extensive grasslands and splendid monasteries, beautiful alpine lakes and the local unique culture, Western Sichuan is an ideal place to visit. There are many famous tourist destinations in Western Sichuan, let’s have a look.
Xinduqiao is reputed as the paradise for photography because of its picaresque scenery, especially in autumn. The vast grassland, dense forests with golden cypress and polar trees, the continuously winding mountains, crystal blue rivers, scattered Tibetan villages with the wondering sheep and cows, Xinduqiao is really amazing.
Daocheng is another hot tourist destination in Garze. With the splendor of snow mountains, glaciers, lakes, grasslands, waterfalls, and valley, Daocheng offers alluring landscapes. There are famous sights like Pearl Sea, the Three Holy Mountains of Xiannairi, Yangmaiyong, and Xiariduoji, Yading Nature Reserve and so on.
Tagong has the two famous sites of Tagong Grassland and Tagong Temple. The splendid Tagong Temple spreads in the extensive green carpet of Tagong Grassland with the see off of imposing Yala Mountain, this picture is really inspiring.
Mugecuo, also called Yerenhai, is famous for its spectacular natural scenery. It is located in the middle of Gongga Mountains. Around it, there are high mountains, lakes and springs, primitive forests, grassland and snow mountains, all these form a fascinating picture to tourists.