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Pingwu County

Pingwu County, located in the northwest of Sichuan Basin, is bordered by Qingchuan County in the east, Beichuan County in the south, Songpan County in the west, Gansu province in the north. It is the gateway to the famous tourist resort of Jiuzhai Valley and Huanglong Valley. The whole region covers a total area of 5,974 square kilometers. The climate here is mild with abundant rainfall and sunshine and four distinctive seasons.

Pingwu County 

Pingwu has a history of more than 2200 years, hosting distinctive cultures such as Qiang culture, Baima Tibetan culture, Three-Kingdom culture and Red Army culture. Pingwu is only 177 kilometers from Jiuzhaigou, 124 kilometers from Huanglong, thus credited as "gateway in the eastern line" of Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong Scenic Resorts.

Pingwu County 

The terrain is high in the northwest and low in the southeast, with the highest peak of Xuebao being 5400 meters. Pingwu hosts the Bao'en Temple which is in remote mountains with a worldwide reputation of "Forbidden City hidden in the mountains"; Wanglang Baima Scenic Resort which is the paradise for giant pandas. Except for distinctive Baima culture and Qiang customs, Pingwu display natural and cultural landscapes of Huya Great Valley, Si’er scenery and Xiaohe Valley, new post-earthquake landscape of Niufei village and Nanba Xinchang town. The air here is fresh and climate is pleasant. It is the "natural oxygen bar", eco-highland, a perfect place for health preservation, and a favorable tourist resort for which people have longed.

Pingwu County 

Pingwu County has been the habitation of Di and Qiang people since ancient times. Because of the relatively isolated natural environment, the descendants of ancient Di and Qiang people still live in the high mountains and dense forest of Pingwu county, maintaining their old and unique ethnic culture and customs. Baima people who settle in Duobu River Basin and Huangyang River Basin in the northwest of the county are typical representation of the Qiang people. Baima people are quite a unique ethnic group. They are the direct descendant of ancient Di people. They are not only hospitable but also good at dancing and singing. Dancing and singing are their daily routine, and their distinctive "song of wine" and "Yuanyuan dance" are quite appealing.

The Qiang people who live in the Pingtong River Basin in the south of Pingwu County, together with Qiang people in Beichuan, have been forced to be Chinesized since 1703. With the long integration with Han people, they have almost lost their completely. Although their lifestyle and customs are practically the same as Han people, they still reserve some folk customs, such as stilted building, Dajiaoku, black puttee, headband of cyan or white, embroidered apron, embroidered shoes and their talents for dancing and singing.