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Glacier in Déqīn & Kawa Karpo

Míngyǒng Glacier

Tumbling off the side of Kawa Karpo peak is the 12km-long Míngyǒng Glacier. At over 13 sq km, it is not only the lowest glacier in China (around 2200m) but also an oddity – a monsoon marine glacier, which basically …
National Park in Déqīn & Kawa Karpo

Meǐlǐ Snow Mountain National Park

National park that covers much of the area surrounding Déqīn. You'll need to buy the entrance ticket to reach the sights within it.
Buddhist Temple in Déqīn & Kawa Karpo

Fēilái Sì

Approximately 10km southwest of Déqīn is the small but interesting Tibetan Fēilái Temple (Fēilái Sì), or Naka Zhashi (or Trashi) Gompa in Tibetan, devoted to the spirit of Kawa Karpo. There’s no charge but leave a d…