At the end of 2020, Tibetan boy Ding Zhen became a hit overnight. In the shot, he has his dark skin tanned by the sunlight on the plateau, coupled with a pure smiling face, riding his pony “Pearl” on the meadow with the snow-capped mountains as the background, and instantly captured the hearts of everyone and became everyone’s heart. “Sweet Wild Boy”. It was an accident that Ding Zhen became popular, but his hometown should have been popular.
Ding Zhen’s hometown, Litang County, is located in the southwest of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province, and enjoys the reputation of “Snowy Holy Land” and “Prairie Pearl”. National Highway 318 and Provincial Highway 217 running through the county extend east to Chengdu, west to Tibet, south to Yunnan, and north to Qinghai, making Litang an important transportation, cultural, and commercial center.
Litang is called “Letong” in Tibetan, “Le” means bronze, “tong” means grassland, and “Letong” means grassland that is flat like a bronze mirror. Here is a collection of glaciers, snow-capped mountains, forests, and grasslands. The majestic plateau scenery, sacred and solemn cultural landscape, and simple and rich ethnic customs make it a “hidden paradise”.
”Baihe, please lend me a pair of wings. I won’t go far and fly high. I only go to Litang and go back.” Let us follow Cangyang Gyatso’s poem and take a look at Litang like a secret place.
Pure natural scenery
in the depths of the mountain range Shaluli Hill, quietly blooming an auspicious “Millennium Snow Lotus”, either the passage of time, earth-shaking, but still timeless, Fengshen Jun Yan. This is the Gnei mountain that combines magic, mystery, and sacredness, and is known as the “Heng Duan Heart” and “Outdoor Secret Realm”. Mount Genie is 6?204 meters above sea level, located in the southwest of Litang County. Covered with snow and ice all year round, it is the highest peak in southern Kham and the second highest peak in Sichuan Province. Gnei Mountain is the 13th of the 24 sacred mountains of Tibetan Buddhism in my country, and it is a holy place in the hearts of Buddhists. The entire sacred mountain has its mysterious legends in every grass, tree, stone and water. At the same time, it is also one of the 6,000-meter-high peaks on the earth that has not yet been conquered by humans. It is a good place for people to visit Buddha, travel and explore.
Zaga mountain is located in the territory of Litang County Maoya Ben Ge Township, altitude 4? 135 m, is one of the people most believe the five big mountain. Zhaga sacred mountain stands on the top of the mountains, naturally separating the yin and yang sides, one side is green-brown rock, the other side is covered with green pine, verdant green. The magic is that on the side of the mountain rock, the six-character mantra and the pattern of the sun and the moon are naturally present, which makes people can’t help but sigh the supernatural craftsmanship of nature.
Maoya Prairie is located in the middle of the mountain range Shaluli Mountain, west of Litang county, at 3? 800 to 4? 500 m. The terrain here is undulating and gentle, with lush water plants and flocks of cattle and sheep. Tens of kilometers of green grass is dotted with tents and yurts, and flocks of cattle and sheep are walking and grazing leisurely. There is a crescent-shaped freshwater lake in the depths of the grassland, named “Ruogencuo”. The scenery is beautiful and worthy of your stop and admire. Looking south on the grassland, you can see the Yimu Gongga Snow Mountain at an altitude of 5?838 meters. The top of the mountain is covered with snow all the year round. The water of the snow mountain nourishes this vast land.
Letong Ancient Town
The grassland is really a place suitable for wandering, the long sky is vast, the green grass is green, horses galloping, and life is happy. Perhaps it is precisely because there is no noise of modern information on this land that Ding Zhen’s eyes are full of purity and simplicity.
Shocking humanistic landscape
Le-one thousand Tibetan villages through town scenic
area is located north of the old town of Litang County, is a national AAAA level scenic spots. In the scenic area, there is the Renkang Ancient House, the former residence of the seventh Dalai Lama more than 400 years ago, the former residence of the Fifth Jiamuxiang Living Buddha of the famous Labrang Monastery, the former residence and exhibition hall of the patriotic general Huang Zhengqing, and 13 collections Zhaizhai is the most concentrated and large-scale thousand-household Tibetan group in Tibetan areas composed of more than 4,000 houses.
The scenic spot is dominated by experiential tourism, with the brand of “City in the Sky-Meeting Cangyang Gyatso”, with the construction of the miniature museum group, the intangible cultural heritage experience group, and the Tibetan culture creative experience group as the main line, and strive to build 318 The most poetic cultural tourist attraction on the national highway.
Ker Temple, also known as the Litang Monastery, located on the slopes of the county north of the city. The temple was consecrated by the third Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso in 1580. It covers an area of more than 900 square meters. The temple accommodates more than 4 to 300 monks and a permanent residence of about 800 people. It is the largest Gelug temple in the Kham area. Known as “Kangnan Buddhist Holy Land”.
Long Youth Temple
The temple buildings are located on the hills, scattered high and low, with distinct levels. The main hall and buddhas are located in the middle and high places of the temple. They are majestic and climb up the stairs, giving people a sense of sky and dust. The temple contains precious cultural relics such as a gilded bronze statue of Sakyamuni, Buddhist classics, saddles used by the third Dalai Lama, and murals from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The Butter Sculpture Flower Fair held on the fifteenth month of the first month of the Tibetan calendar every year in the temple is hailed as “a must in Kham area.”
Baita Park is a large cultural landscape Litang County, it is the supreme Tibetan hearts Baita theme, unique in the world. The main tower is 33 meters high and is surrounded by 119 small 2.5-meter towers to form a unique Tallinn, which embodies the characteristics of Tibetan architecture. According to legend, after the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo conquered the Mu dynasty more than a thousand years ago, he discussed with Princess Wencheng and decided to build a pagoda in the present-day Litang County, Maoya Prairie, and Kangding Xindu Bridge. The Buddhist scriptures in these three pagodas are respectively wrapped in white cloth, black cloth, and flower cloth. Because the pagoda in Litang County is wrapped in white cloth, the pagoda contains precious religious relics and rare jade such as night pearl and fire dragon ball, so it was named “White Pagoda”, and later people used to call it “White Pagoda”.
Strong national customs
Litang County is located in the hinterland of the Khampa Tibetan area. It is one of the birthplaces of Khampa culture and nomadic culture. It was once under the jurisdiction of the ancient Bailang Kingdom, and also the settlement of ancient ethnic groups such as Naxi, Qiang, Di, and Rong. Nomadic culture, farming culture, religious culture and other cultures penetrate each other, giving Litang a rich heritage, making it a jewel in the treasure house of Khampa culture and art.
costumes of bright colors of the Tibetan people, nice, due to different seasons and the environment, will transform a different style. Affected by many factors such as living conditions and natural environment, the Tibetan people have a unique cultural perspective on their own dressing and dressing. Their dresses are closer to nature, and women’s dresses reflect the beauty of simplicity and dignity, gentle and virtuous, and amorous. . The hair accessories of Litang women are said to be the manager of King Gesar’s concubine “Zum” Road, Tang Shi. The women braided their hair into several chopstick-sized braids, and then the brain was the core to form a natural arc. The back is connected with colored silk threads and decorated with gold and silver ornaments, giving people a sense of simplicity and dignity, thick boldness, and regional characteristics.
Horse racing festival
pot village is a mass of folk cultural and recreational activities, every party, when the festivals, we come together on their own, regardless of the level of identity, of all ages, a few people, a dozen people, dozens of people ranging from Divided into two teams, each team is led by one or two dancers. The team members hold hands or put their backs on each other, bend their heads down, and take ten steps as a section, from left to right, from back to front, cross and walk three steps to fit. His dance is rugged, heroic, vigorous, and uniform. When one team sang, the other team listened carefully, and then responded. The lyrics were varied and varied. ?
horse is a mountainous Tibetan plateau’s traffic, transportation and entertainment, almost every household horses, horse people did very little. Litang has a wide area, and the long-term grazing career has cultivated the custom of riding horses by Litang herdsmen. Even today with developed traffic, there are still horses galloping on the thousand-mile grassland.
As the “hometown of horsemanship” in Litang, people are good at shooting and equestrianism, displaying the powerful and unrestrained nation on horseback. Every August, Litang County holds the Khamba’s largest and most grand “August 1st” International Horse Racing Festival for 15 days. The fierce Khampa man and the beautiful Khampa woman, dressed in beautiful national costumes, gathered from all directions. Tourists from all over the world also flocked to see their favorite horse racing activities.
Here, you can meet the magnificent mountains and grasslands, experience the splendid Kham culture, and experience the diverse ethnic customs. Pure Litang, looking forward to your arrival.
From November 15, 2020 to February 1, 2021, 67 A-level scenic spots in Ganzi Prefecture will be free of admission to tourists; from November 15, 2020 to March 31, 2021, Quanzhou will be included in this Star-rated hotels, brand hotels, boutique hotels, star-rated guest houses and other major reception facilities for preferential activities will be implemented at 50% of the listed price; November 15, 2020-March 24, 2021, air tickets will be implemented for Sichuan Airlines flights to and from Kangding Airport A discount of up to 10%, a discount of 30% for air tickets to and from Aden Airport, and a discount of 40% for air tickets to and from Gesar Airport.
to Litang, do not miss the “air landscape” on the aircraft. Fly from Chengdu to Kangding, the capital of Ganzi Prefecture, 20 minutes after taking off, you can see the “King of Shu Mountain” Gongga Snow Mountain standing in a sea of clouds. Such a plateau scenery is definitely not something that can be experienced through other travel methods. By car from Kangding, through the “Photography Paradise” Xindu Bridge, then to Yajiang, and then to Litang.
For those traveling by car, National Highway 318 is the best choice.
Litang accommodation is very convenient, there are many different specifications of the hotel, hotel. Due to the high altitude of Litang, tourists should pay attention to their physical conditions. Even if there is no altitude sickness, it is best to take a day off at the destination. In addition, from July to August, the accommodation fee in Litang will increase 3 to 5 times than usual, so off-season travel is also a good choice.
in Litang highly influenced by altitude, need to wait a long time to eat, because the food needs to be cooked with a pressure cooker. The food in Litang is dominated by Sichuan cuisine and Tibetan flavors. The Xianhe Square and Comprehensive Market are the places where restaurants are concentrated. Litang specialties include tuo tuo meat, dried meat, etc. Those who are interested can taste it.