Lonely Planet review for Tibetan Villages
There are a number of pretty Tibetan villages in the hills round here but Dānbā's pride and joy is Jiǎjū, 7km northwest of town and perched on top of a multiswitchback track that winds its way up a steep river gorge. Being named 'Best Village in China' by Chinese National Geographic in 2005 was probably going a bit far, but with its fruit trees, its charming Tibetan stone houses and its remote location, Jiǎjū is certainly worth the trip.
One of a number of stone houses that has been converted into a homestay is the excellent Liǎngkē Shù, with simple dormitories decorated with traditional Tibetan furniture, a pleasant central courtyard and stunning views. The owner can arrange trips into the fabulous surrounding countryside. To get here, take a shared minivan (Y5) from the Bāměi end of Dānbā. A private taxi costs Y40 one way.
Another popular homestay village is Zhōnglù, 13km from town, but you'll need to take a taxi (Y80).