Welcome to Western Sichuan

This is the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, a territory that corresponds roughly with the Kham (in Chinese 康巴; Kāngbā), one of old Tibet’s three traditional provinces. It is home to more than a dozen distinct Tibetan tribes, the largest being the Khampas, historically fierce warriors and horsemen.

Each season brings its own rugged beauty. In spring and summer many remote towns and monasteries can feel abandoned as villagers head out to harvest byar rtswa dgun bu (虫草; chóngcǎo) – cordyceps in English – a medicinal caterpillar fungus that grows on the alpine slopes and retails for outrageous amounts in lowland China and increasingly throughout the world.

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Chengdu original old town - Dayi Liushi Manorial Museum

One day Chengdu original old town & Dayi Liushi Manorial Museum Tour Morning, Meet your driver in hotel, drive around 45 minute to old town,  you driver will show you walk tour the old town with original architecture. You will have a cup of tea in hundred years tea house. Afternoon, Drive about 45 minute to Liushi Manorial Museum.Cover an area of 70 thousand square meters. Liushi Manorial Museum is a private house belong to a local famous landlord family in the past. The old manor is irregular polygon, surrounded by firebrick walls more than 6 meters high, seven gates, 27 patios, 180 houses and three gardens.The manor has heavy walls and lanes, thick doors and iron locks, secret rooms and double roads, and its layout is disorderly. The whole manor is like a dark maze building. There are various shapes such as rectangles, squares, trapezoid, rhombus and so on. The interior of the manor is divided into hall, living room, reception room, accounting room, hiring institute, Rent-collecting institute, granary, secret treasury, water prison and Buddhist hall, platform, Xiaoyao Palace, garden, orchard and so on. The whole manor is a combination of Chinese and Western architecture. It not only has the legacy of Chinese feudal mansions, but also embodies the closed social characteristics of feudal society, reflects the hierarchical relationship between feudal order and superiority, and absorbs the characteristics of Western castles and churches. These characteristics are particularly prominent in the new mansion buildings. The main style of manor architecture reflects the traditional Chinese aesthetic orientation, and in detail it incorporates the aesthetic characteristics of the West. It is not only a typical form and style of modern Sichuan landlord manor architecture, but also a group formed by absorbing western architectural civilization and combining with traditional Chinese architectural culture. The residential buildings with typical local characteristics in Western Sichuan have high historical, artistic, cultural relics and scientific and technological values.  •  experienced and friendly driver • Including parking fee,fuel cost,toll • Serving a cup of tea in GaiWanCha ( Sichuan traditional tea cup) • A DVD documentary film of Liu landlord biography • hotel pick up and drop off,round trip between chengdu and old town & Liu’s Manorial    

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