Litang is located in the west of Sichuan Province, Southwest of Kanze (also Garze) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. In Tibetan language, Litang is called “Le Tong”; “Le” means Bronze Mirror; “Tong” means grass land. Put this two together, the toponym of “Le Tong” means a grassland that is flat and pure as a Bronze Mirror.
This Auspicious treasure has been a traffic hub to connect the central Tibet and the east Tibet of Kham since hundreds of thousands years ago; it is also a Business Trading center on the traditional Tea-Horse Trading Route and in present time
The township is about 4050meter above sea level, and gain one nickname of “the world high city”