Aba county | 阿坝县
Aba county is also called “Ngawa” in Tibetan. It is located in the east of Kham with altitude of 3,200 meter. It neighbours Qinhai (Amdo) and Gansu provinces in the north. It is the 2nd largest Buddhist resort after Lhasa accross China. There are 42 monasteries in this small town, and housed about 20,000 monks.
It is one of the best places to experience Tibetan culture. There are countless activities that are initiated by the local Tibetans to memorize and celebrate various festivals every year.
“Za-chong Festival”, which takes place from September 15th to 17 according to the lunar calendar every year, is one excellent opportunity to enjoy the Tibetan culture and customs. During the festival, mysterious mask dances, grand religious services, Tangka Paintings, and mural paintings.
There are some other festival, such like: “The Horse Race Festival” , Monlam festival”
Aba county location