Attractions

Gate in Sōngpān

West Gate

Atop a massive hill to the west of Sōngpān, the reconstructed West Gate is also the site of the only remaining section of original city wall. It's a steep climb up from the old town via either the Guānyīn Temple or …
Buddhist Monastery in Sōngpān

Shàngníbā Monastery

A two-hour hike or horse ride east over the hills from Sōngpān, this small Tibetan Buddhist monastery sits in a picturesque valley among small minority villages. One-day horse trips often head out here for a roughly…
Buddhist Temple in Sōngpān

Guānyīn Temple

This small Buddhist temple above the southwest corner of the old town is near the start of a hillside trail that offers good views over Sōngpān and eventually winds uphill to the historic West Gate.
Gate in Sōngpān

North Gate

From just west of the North Gate, it's possible to ascend onto a small restored section of the city wall for ¥150.