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Hongyuan County

Hongyuan County is located in the east of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, northwest of Sichuan Province and in the middle of A'ba. It is bordered by Zoige County in the north, Songpan, Heishui and A’ba County in the east and west, Ma'erkang County and Li County in the south. Its southern part is 450 kilometers from Chengdu, enjoying a relatively favorable geographical advantage.

Hongyuan County 

Hongyuan experiences a continental plateau monsoon climate, with cool temperature and low heat, short spring and autumn, long winter but no summer. The average annual temperature is 1.4℃, with the uttermost lowest temperature being -36℃ and the uttermost highest temperature being 26.0℃. The mean diurnal temperature variation is 16.3℃. There is abundant sunlight. The annual average precipitation is 749.1 mm and the snow falls for an average of 76 days annually.

Hongyuan County 

Hongyuan Airport is about 128 kilometers from Ma’erkang, the capital of A’ba state, approximately 48 kilometers from downtown Hongyuan County. With an altitude of 3535 meters, the airport is a plateau airport. By far the round-trip flights between Chengdu and Hongyuan have been opened; flying time is only about one hour from Chengdu directly to Hongyuan. New flight routes to Chongqing, Xi’an and Lhasa is opening up in the future and the airport begins to prepare for flight routes to Lanzhou, Guiyang and Kunming. After its formal launching, Hongyuan Airport and Jiuhuang Airport work together, sparing tourists’ fatigue of travel and allowing them to fulfill their trip to Zoige Prairie, Jiuzhaigou Valley and Huanglong Valley within 3 days.

Hongyuan County 

Hongyuan covers about 11 million-mu high quality natural grassland, accounting for 91.8% of the total area. There are a variety of natural ecological scenic spots, such as Moon Bay, Riganqiao Wetland, Flower Lake, Shuajing Monastery Primeval Forest, Gaqu Scenic Spots and the relics of Xuebagele Glacier. First built in 1646, Maiwa Monastery, also known as Vientiane Daci Falun Monastery is the biggest Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in northwest Sichuan. Waqie Towers is a worshipping and praying place in memory of the tenth Panchen Lama. The prayer flags hang up in continuous rolls, forming quite a spectacle. The new nomad villages representing the dynamic integration of modern infrastructure and Tibetan style dotted everywhere. All constitute Hongyuan’s natural and cultural landscapes.