Welcome to Dàochéng
Dàochéng (稻城; Dabpa) packs bags of rural charm despite the fact that its small town centre has been modernised. It makes a lovely base for exploring the magnificent Yàdīng Nature Reserve, but don't discount the appeal of Dàochéng itself. After Yàdīng, you can fill another couple of days here walking or cycling around boulder-strewn wetlands, hills and barley fields, all of it dotted with villages and Tibetan monasteries. Spring brings some of the clearest skies, while autumn is particularly beautiful as a blaze of red leaves and grass electrifies the landscape.