Dawu county | 道孚县

Dawu county is also called “Tawu” or “Daofu” in Chinese Pin Yin. In Tibetan, it means “Pony”. The county name is to follow the shape of the terrain, which is like a horse, hence it is named “Dawu”.

Dawu county is composed of the valley of the Zhe-chu below Luhuo, extending as far as the river converges with the Yarlong, and the Me-je-sum-do uplands, which form a watershed between it and the Tung-chu River of Minyak. The county capital is located at Tawu, 72 kilometers from Luhuo and 78 kilometers from Bamei.

The Tawu Valley is one of the most attractive parts of Kham, the neatly constructed white flat-roofed house with their horizontal red timbers exuding an air of quiet prosperity. The low altitude of Tawu (3,000 meters) and the prosperity of the valley have attracted Chinese immigrants since 1911 . Catholic and Protestant missions were also based there before 1949 with the support of the Chinese community. The distinctive dialect spoken where may coincide with the legend stating that the displaced inhabitants of Xi-xia migrated to these parts following defeat by Genghis Khan in 1227.

It seats the northeast of Kanze (Garze) Tibetan Preecture, with geography coordinates of Longitude 100 ° 32′-101 ° 44 ‘latitude 32 ° 21′-30 ° 32’; neighboring with Danba in the east, Nyarong in its west, Kangding and Yajiang in its south, and connecting with Luhuo and Jinchuan and Zamtang in its north;

There are about more than 44,000 (2010 yr) people living in this county, among of them more than 88% of population are Tibetan, the rest are: Chinese Han people, Yi people, Qiang people, Miao people, Hui people, Mongolian, Tu people, Bai and Zhuang people, approximately 17 different minority tribes are to live in this county. The average temperature is 8.2 degrees, the average lowest temperature is -14 degrees, the highest temperature is 30 degrees.

Dawu county Location



Recommended Hotels

Dawu Yala Grand Hotel

Address: Bin He Road, Dawu county | 道孚县,滨河路
Contact: +86 836 7121888
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Debit card (China Union) is accepted

Letu Business Hotel

Add: No. 223, Xian Shui East Road
Contact: +86 836 712-8268
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Debit card (China Union) is accepted

Zhu Ma Hotel

Add: No. 348, Xian Shui West Road
Contact: +86 836 712-1111 / 712-8999
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Debit card (China Union) is accepted

Qimige Boutique Hotel

Add: No. 1, Min Ju Road
Contact: +86 836 712-6333
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Wan Sen Ling ka Hotel

Add: No. 353, Xian Shui East Road
Contact: +86 836 712-6666
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Debit card (China Union) is accepted

Yepo Grand Hotel

Address: No. 133, Xian Shui East Road, Dawu | 道孚县鲜水东路133号
Phone: +86 0 135-4146-6320
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Debit card (China Union) is accepted

Highland Folk INN

Add: No. 108, Xian Shui East Road
Contact: +86 836 7123509
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both not supported

Cu Ka Hotel

Add: No. 306, Xian Shui West Road
Contact: +86 836 7126111
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are not supported

How to get there

The quickest way to reach Dawu is to take flight to Kangding airport, which lies 170 kilometers east from Dawu county, then switch to vehicle overland to Dawu, which may take 4 hours, however, the land transportation is vital for connecting Dawu county;

Long distance Bus schedule and ticketing info:

  • Chengdu (Xin Nan Men Bus station) to Dawu: with departure at 06:30 am, ticket: RMB 231.00 per person;
  • Kangding to Luhuo with stop by Dawu: departure at 06:45 am, ticket: RMB 91.50 per person
  • Kangding to Dawu: departure at 07:00 am, ticket: RMB 63.00 per person

Dawu Passenger Transport Center

Add : No. 6 Xi Wang Road | 道孚,希望路6号
Contact : +86 836 712-2643
Altitude : 3,100 meters above sea level
Working Hours: 08:00 am – 17:30pm

Distance from Dawu to

  • To Bamei : 80 kilometers, about 1.5 hours drive
  • To Kangding : 200 kilometers, about 4 hours drive
  • To Chengdu : 530 kilometers, about 11 hours drive
  • To Danba: 165 kilometers, about 4.5 hours drive
  • To Luhuo: 70 kilometers, about 1.5 hours drive
  • To Garze(Kanze) : 170 kilometers, about 4 hours drive

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