Flower covered pilgrimage on the Western Sichuan Plateau in June

Some say it's a place to visit at least once in a lifetime.

Old Liu said, this is a life must have a journey.

This time we'll head west, to the southern foot of the Bayankala Mountains, the birthplace of the Yellow River, to the source of the Yalong River, to the true heart of China.

In addition to the famous Seda in western Sichuan, there are still some pure and pious places that few tourists set foot in, which are worth slowly savoring. What we want to take you to is the most authentic Tibetan area in Sichuan. This journey is a real pilgrimage.

This summer, we will walk into the land of flowers, walking in the most beautiful shooting place in Sichuan, the most vast grassland in Sichuan, the most famous temple in Kang District, the world's longest warp wall, the world's most beautiful alpine wetland, the world's longest epic "Biography of King Gesar" and so on.

Flower covered pilgrimage on the Western Sichuan Plateau in June

These snow mountains, rivers, lakes, grasslands, forests, valleys, flower seas, Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan culture and Tibetan customs, whether famous or not, together create a paradise composed of countless beautiful scenery and customs.

Along the way, in addition to visiting places where no tourists enter, Lao Liu, as the chief planner and tour guide of ethnic minorities throughout China and the founder of 56 Shop, has been exploring the natural landscape of the region and conducting in-depth research on Tibetan culture for many years, sharing and discussing with everyone interested. As a photographer, he will also leave the most beautiful highland spring for you all the way.

Because of the beauty, because we pursue the ultimate, so become a classic western Sichuan, become the road classic.

A brief introduction to the main destinations of this exclusive personality route in China

1. Sea of Flowers in Genting

The pasture where Genting Flower Sea is located, about 4,000 meters above sea level, is surrounded by mountains and streams.

Azaleas, irises, asters, larkspur, pedicularis, and artemisia are all blooming in spring at different altitudes. The sea of flowers is brilliant in red, yellow, pink, and purple, making your heart blossom with joy!

2, tower

Tagong means "the place favored by Bodhisattvas" in Tibetan. Narrow it down to the 1,000-year-old Tagong Monastery, a famous monastery of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism, under the gaze of yala Sacred Mountain, surrounded by tagong grassland.

The ancient temple, along with the ancient legend, the temple outside the prayer wheel in the long-running singing of legends. Tagong Grassland in July and August is a world of wild flowers.

Flower covered pilgrimage on the Western Sichuan Plateau in June

3. Cukha Temple and Cukha Lake

Tsoka Temple, located in Maji Township, Xinlong County, Ganzi Prefecture, is near Tsoka Lake with a history of about 700 years. The temple has been damaged several times and rebuilt several times. The temple behind the mountain is too dangerous, together with the lake, become a special victory.

Cuoca Lake, "the black sea among the rocks" means, but in fact, different seasons, light, the lake is very rich in color, cuoca Lake in its specific geographical environment, especially holy feeling.

Yalong River is the most beautiful Tibetan village

Few people know about this Tibetan village, and few people visit it. In my mind, it is the epitome of the landscape of western Sichuan, with beautiful canyons, Tibetan villages, pastoral fields, pastures, ancient buddhist pagodas, and a paradise for all kinds of natural animals.

There are 360 degrees of viewing platform, as long as you have physical strength, will be full of harvest.

5. Tibetan Buddhism represents temples

Stone canal Sexu Temple

Founded in the 25th year of The Reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (1760), Snow Temples are the largest group of temples in Ganzi Prefecture, consisting of more than 100 temples. It is one of the most famous Gelug Temples in Sichuan, Qinghai, Tibet and other regions. It is one of the few Gelug Temples in Kang District that can grant Gesi degrees, and enjoys a high reputation in senior Buddhist colleges of Tibetan Buddhism.

Dege Zhuqing Temple

Zhuqing Temple, located in Gengda Village, Zhuqing Town, Dege County, is one of the six heritage temples of Ningma School (Red Religion) of Tibetan Buddhism, with more than 300 sub-temples, all over The Kang-Tibet region, is an influential Tibetan Buddhist temple.

The temple has a history of more than 300 years. The snow mountain where the temple is located is full of practice caves and ashrams of achiever. It is a holy place of practice with great blessing.

Flower covered pilgrimage on the Western Sichuan Plateau in June

The Buddhist Academy allows monks from all regions, sects and ethnic groups to come to the temple to study buddhist scriptures and practice Buddhist scriptures. Monks from Sichuan, Tibet, Yunnan and Qinghai learn Buddhist scriptures and give lectures here. When The founder of Zhitu Travel Lao Liu inspected, he also met a grand gathering of 10,000 people practicing dharma.

Dege Printing House

Built in 1729, it is one of the key cultural relics under national protection.

Dege became the birthplace of today's Kangba standard Tibetan, can not say and the rich cultural accumulation of the printing house is related. The traditional Tibetan architecture of the printing house, the stacked wooden printing plates on the shelves, and the exquisite murals and sculptures are all precious cultural relics.

In today's world, there is no other complete preservation of more than 270,000 plates, belonging to the precious world cultural heritage. Among the large number of book editions in the Dege Printing House, there are many rare, rare and template editions.

For example, there are the origin of Buddhism in India, which has long been lost in India. There are also rare copies of The Origin of Buddhism in China and the early medical masterpiece Jushi (four Medical Scriptures). The oldest version of Prajnaparamita Amita (Eight thousand Verses) is the only one surviving in Tibet.

The Tibetan classics have greatly promoted the cultural exchanges among various ethnic groups in China, and have also been exported to India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Japan and some southeast Asian countries, making contributions to the cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries.

6. Shiqu County

Of all the counties in Sichuan province, it has the largest area and the highest altitude. It is located at the junction of Sichuan, Qinghai and Tibet provinces and belongs to the main body of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

North of the county is the Bayankhara Mountains (the main peak is 5266 meters above sea level), the territory of dense rivers, mainly by the Jinsha River system, Yalong River system and the Yellow River tributary Of the Chaguhe river system and alpine lakes and many small streams.

Shiqu is the largest animal husbandry county in Sichuan province, and enjoys the reputation of the world's most beautiful wetland, thousand-year-old Tang Tibetan ancient road, stone carving art kingdom and auspicious sun tribe.

Zakika Grassland

The largest and most remote grassland in Sichuan province, Zhaxika is the Tibetan name for the stone canal, which means "yarlung River bank". Yalong River originates from the southern foot of bayan Kala Mountain peak in Chengduo County, Yushu Prefecture, Qinghai Province. The upper reaches of the yalong River are called Zhachu.

Flower covered pilgrimage on the Western Sichuan Plateau in June

On the beautiful grassland, there live nomadic tribes with unique customs. In June, July and August, the grassland is rich in water and grass, wild flowers everywhere, accounting houses, flocks of cattle and sheep, and even the wind on the grassland is taking an intoxicating breath.

Uncarved primitive, pure, vast and distant, there is a deep charm of great beauty.

Songge Mani stone by the city, bagmani stone by the wall

The Sungmani Stone Shrine is a sacred place in the hearts of the local people. People make pilgrimages every day. Faith brings people together here and gives them peace of mind.

It is like a castle, standing at the foot of endel Red Hill, beside the grassland in July and August blooming flowers, reflecting the ancient and sacred city of Stone classics.

The Bagmani Stone Scripture wall is also sacred to the hearts of the locals, who put the King of Getha on the scripture wall and carved their faith in the stone. Together with shi Jing City, shi Qu constitutes the cornerstone of the stone carving art kingdom.

9. New Luhai

The epic "Legend of King Gesar", a World cultural heritage site in China, tells a story of king Gesar's beloved wife wandering by the edge of the sea, deeply attracted by its tranquility, and reluctant to leave.

Later, the sea was called Yulong Latcuo, which means the sacred lake. This is today's Xinlu Sea. It is located at the foot of The Chouer Mountain in Dege, a famous ice eroded lake, whose frozen tranquility creases momentarily when birds skim over it.

Tibetan village in the middle road

Located in Damba County, in the xiaojinchuan River valley. One of the main features is the dense structure of diaolou towers. More importantly, there are beautiful scenes in all four seasons.

Jiaju Tibetan Village is known as the most beautiful village in China. In my opinion, Jiaju Tibetan Village is beautiful, but Zhonglu Tibetan Village is several times more beautiful than Jiaju Tibetan Village.

Flower covered pilgrimage on the Western Sichuan Plateau in June

Animals in western Sichuan

The snowy Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is not only a gathering place of colorful Tibetan culture, but also a paradise for animals.

The relationship between people and nature here is very harmonious, and we will meet various animals unexpectedly on the road. What we need to do is to pay attention quietly, and maybe improve our understanding and thinking about nature and Tibetan people.

12, other

If you had to list, you'd think it would be too long. Just look at it on the way.

Of course, an in-depth tour of western Sichuan has the ability to create surprises on the way, or arrangements that will be remembered after you return.

The basic stroke

Day 1: Guangzhou/around the country -- Chengdu Airport -- Zangzhai, Middle Road;

Second day: Zhonglu Zangzhai -- Jinchuan Yunding Huahai -- Danba County;

Day 3: Danba County -- Tagong Grassland, Tagong Temple -- Xindu Bridge;

Day 4: Xindu Bridge -- Cuoca Temple -- Xinlong County;

Day 5: Xinlong County -- The most beautiful Tibetan Village in Yalong River -- Ganzi County

Day 6: Ganzi County -- Zhuqing Temple -- Bagmani Stone Meridian Wall -- Saixu Temple -- Shiqu County City;

Day 7: Shiqu County -- Songgemani Stone Meridian City -- Zhaxika Grassland -- Shiqu County;

Day 8: Shiqu County -- Luoxu -- Jinshajiang -- Dege Printing House -- Dege County City;

Day 9: New Luhai Viewing Platform, Dege County.