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Aba Prefecture


Aba Tibetan and Qiang autonomous prefecture is located in the east edge of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, adjacent to Sichuan Basin in the northwest. It has a complicated landform, which is higher in the northwest, but lower in the southeast. The northwest part of Aba prefecture belongs to the plateau area, which is the watershed for the Yellow River and Yangtze River. Hilly plateaus, with the altitude of 3500 to 4000 meters, distribute all over the northwest of Aba. The southeast part of Aba is the area of high mountains and valleys. In this area, there are plenty of hills and ravines. The climate in the whole prefecture is diversified. Moreover, there are rich animal and plant resources as well.

There are charming scenic spots in the prefecture, because of its unique landform. Among them, Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area is accredited as� "the fairyland" . Huanglong Scenic and Historic Area is named as� "the paradise in the earth". �"Mountain Siguniang"  is called as� "the Queen among all hills in Sichuan".� Wolong Natural Reserve is the hometown of giant pandas. Kalong Scenic Resort is characterized in its ponds and stone forests. The Grasslands in the northwest of Sichuang are rich in water grass, oxen and sheep. Besides the natural resorts, there are many characteristic folk scenes, such as the white folk residences of Tibetan minority, the ancient stone pillboxes, bold men of Tibetan minority, ancient stone pillboxes, hard-working Qiang people, numerous religious groups and temples, etc. All these folk features form unique humane scenes in Aba city. Rich natural spots and humane scenery make Aba a shining pearl on the tourist line in the west China.

Main Scenic Spots

Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area
Jiuzhaigou is named after the nine Tibetan villages in the valley. It is widely known as a wonderland with dreamlike sceneries and unique folk panerai luminor power reserve replica watches customs. Located in northwestern of Jiuzhaigou County, Jiuzhaigou has opened a 60-kilometer-long (37-mile-long) scenic line dotted by several scenic zones where visitors can admire the breathtaking landscape of lakes, waterfalls, springs and alpine valleys.

Huanglong Scenic Area
Located in the Huanglong Town of Songpan County, 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Jiuzhaigou, this scenic area is famous for the layered calcium carbonated deposit, colorful lakes, snow clad mountains and virgin dorest.

Aba Prefecture Tourist Attractions


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