Jiǎjū Zàngzhài

Village in Danba

Of all the pretty villages in the hills around here, Dānbā tourism’s pride and joy is Jiǎjū, 12km northwest of town and perched at the top of a multi-switchback road that winds up a steep river gorge. With fruit trees, charming Tibetan stone houses and homestays, Jiǎjū's quaint architecture will pull in travellers for a half-day (or more) visit.

To get here, take a shared minivan (¥10) from the Bāměi end of Dānbā. A private taxi costs about ¥50 one way.