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Batang County

Batang County is located in the west of Garze County, with Litang County at the east and De’rong County at the south. It is 483 km away from Kangding, and 851 km from Chengdu. Batang County lies at Jinsha River valley, and the Hengduan Mountains traverse its whole territory. Its terrain tilts the from north to south, along with the Jinsha River, and presents a shape which is the higher at the north and lower at the south, while higher at the east and lower at the west. The county has an average elevation of more than 3300 meters.

Batang County 

Batang County belongs to the mountain plateau climate. Within the county, the temperature rises back quickly in the spring. The highest temperature in summer can reach more than 35 degree. The rainy season is concentrated from June to September. In winter, when the weather gets cold, the lowest temperature can reach below 10 ℃, and there is relatively little rain and snow. Batang County presents climate characteristics of warm winter, dry spring, cool summer and rainy autumn.

Batang County

Batang County is a county where ethnic minorities dwell, predominantly with the Tibetan minority. Its geographical position is very important, is separated with only one river to Tibet and Yunnan. In the ancient history, the two tea horse roads: Sichuan-Tibet, Yunnan-Tibet tea horse roads found their intersection here, and it is also the last county  before entering the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Since the Qing Dynasty, it has been an important bordering county on the western Sichuan border. Within its territory it boasts a mild climate, beautiful mountains and rivers. For one thousand years, people of different ethnicities living here has created a splendid culture and unique ethnic customs, especially the splendid musical instrument of Xianzi from Batang, which is not only popular in the Tibetan areas, but also renowned in other areas of China and abroad. Xianzi has become a flower in the Tibetan culture and art treasure house. Every single remind of Xianzi is a reference to Batang, as Batang has gained its name as “the Home to Xianzi” since ancient times. The Tibetan people love folk songs and dances. In May 2000, the State Cultural Ministry has officially named Batang County as "the Hometown of Chinese Folk Art (Xianzi)".

Batang County 

The tourism resources of Batang are very rich. In Batang, there are unique natural and humanities ecological environment, as well as the original style and features preserved intact, such as the Cuopugou National Park, a fairyland-like national park: the scenic area consists of snow-capped mountains, lakes, forests, rivers, canyons, waterfalls, hot springs, grassland, wild animals and the temples of cultural landscape. For over one thousand years, it has maintained the original ecological environment, a very quiet environment, just like a Shangri-la.