“Kham” was the traditional name of the eastern part of Tibetan Cultural Area, it is now called: Kanze or Ganze Tibetan Prefecture of Sichuan Province. If you do not have time to travel deeply into Kham, do not worry, because there are a great many really super places to visit inside Kangding County and its surrounding.
Its coutryside is still with very traditional and very Tibetan. There are high mountains, grasslands inhabited by nomads, fanciful castle-like houses, and rich farms. There are plenty of monasteries in Kangding, too, and colorful festivals. Kangding’s biggest annual festival is on the 8th day of the 4th month of Chinese calendar, and features activities on Pao-Ma-Shan(Horse-runing mounatian), plus several days of street fair that fills up the whole town. Other than this ethic festival, a religious celebration and ritual are annually held in Lhagang (Tagong in chinese) and Bamei in Speing and Autumn.
Beyond the cltural facts, the Hailougou–a glacier park at the foot of Mt. Gongga (Mt. Gangkar) is also very popular with Chinese tourists. It is also one of the ends of making the wonderful trek of Mt. Gongga (Mt. Minya Gangkar)