Daocheng, Sichuan (四川稻城)
Daocheng in Sichuan
Situated in the south of the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Daocheng County is often referred to as "the last pure land in our blue planet." At an average elevation of 3,800 meters, Daocheng is renowned for its magnificent mountains, white glaciers, broad valleys, lush pastures and picturesque lakes. Forests, grasslands and creeks can also be found in the grand valley, fringed by splendid snowcapped mountain peaks. After September, the area goes into colorful autumn, attracting hundreds of visitors to travel and hike there and enjoy some of the quietest and purest natural scenery on Earth.
Best time to visit: all year round
Admission: 150 yuan; 70 yuan for students
Opening Hours: 07:00-18:30
Getting there: coach bus from Chengdu.