Aba Travel Guide

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Covering an area of around 84,000 square kilometers, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture is located at northwest Sichuan Province, bordering Chengdu Plain and the southeast of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. It is a main area where the Tibetan and Qiang ethnic minorities live, which take up more than 70% of the total population of 847, 000 (by 2003) of Aba. For all the time, Aba has been captivating people for its unique ethnic beauty. Due to the complex geography and various climates, many rare flora and fauna resources can still be found there, for example, the living fossils of panda and davidiainvolucrata, and some famous world natural heritage like Jiuzhaigou Valley and Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Scenic Area are hailed as masterwork without being polluted in industrial civilization. By virtue of its pure beauty, Aba has been acknowledged as one of the best ecological tourist destination in the world. Apart from its breathtaking natural charm, Aba also shows people its mysterious culture.

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September 09, 2013 new by chinatourguide