Route: Chengdu – Leshan – Kangding – Tagong – Xinduqiao – Litang – Yarchen Gar – Palyul – Dege – Shiqu – Yushu – return flight to Chengdu
Leshan Giant Buddha: is the main attraction in Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area, which was listed as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996 together with Mount Emei. Located at the joint of Minjiang River, Dadu River and Qingyi River, Leshan Giant Buddha is sitting facing Leshan City across the river and it’s the largest cliff rock carving Maitreya Buddha statue in the world.
Shangli ancient town: In history the old town was the important entrance of the South Silk Road and it is believed by the local that the town is a cornucopia because of its location at the intersection angle of two rivers.
Overnight: Katie Hotel
Visit: Standing 3730 meters above sea level, Tagong means “a favorite place of Bodhisattva” in Tibetan. To explore Tagong of Sichuan’s wild west, you will encounter the pristine grassland against lofty snow-capped mountains, the alpine lakes, the exotic nomads, the monastery, the dense forest, as well as the mysterious Tibetan culture.
Tagong Grassland, Tagong Monestary, Mani Stone pile, Muya golden pangoda.
Overnight：Tagong Tianzhu Hotel
Visit: Xinduqiao photography Road: is the fascinating “photography paradise”, located in the crossroad between south line and north line of 318 State Road, which is like poetic Shangri-La. Astonishing sunlight, boundless grasslands, winding brooks, polar trees with yellow leaves, mountainous peaks, scattered Tibetan villages, cows and sheep grazing peacefully……you can see beautiful landscape of plateau in west Sichuan. This is Xinduqiao, the fascinating “world of sunlight and shadow” and “paradise of photographers”.
Cole temple: the temple is the delegation of solemn atmosphere infection, quiet and listen to the staff to explain the story behind every statue of buddha. This temple was built in 1580, is the Kang region’s oldest and largest Yellow Sect of Tibetan Buddhism temple, is the Kham region of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism holy land. Overseas Chinese media of Xiangyang temple.
Overnight: Litang Meiduo Hotel
Visit: Cuoka Monestary, Cuoka Lake
Overnight : Jinou hotel
Yarchen Gar: The monastery is associated with the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism . With more than 10,000 Sangha members now, it’s the largest concentration of nuns and monks in the world. Most of the Sanghas are nuns.
Dege Sutra-Printing House: The house enshrines more than 320,000 Tibetan printing blocks, including religion, history, literature, art, medicine, astronomy and calendars. Dege engraving printing technology was added to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Overnight: Achi Guota Tibetan Hotel
Visit: Bage Mani Stone Wall: Since Sangye Phuntsok the first Bage Rinpoche laid the first Mani stone on the Tashikhar grassland in 1671, countless pilgrims around the country have visited and added holy stones to the site. The result is a wall that stretches 1.75 kilometers in length and stands about 3.5 meters high, embedded with more than 3,000 stone statues and over 6,000 Buddhist scriptures including Kangyur and Tangyur.
Song Ngema Ni stone city
Overnight: Fuman Hotel
Visit: pricess wenchen’s monestary, Jiegu Monestary,Tongtian River Overnight： Yushu sun lake holiday hotel
Overland from chengdu to lijiang or dali via great Shangri-La area
road trip from Xi’an
China National Highway 318
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