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.
Address: Bin He Road
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Add: No. 223, Xian Shui East Road
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Add: No. 348, Xian Shui West Road
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How to get Dawu county
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 Bus Station
Add : No. 6 Xi Wang Road
Contact : +86 836 712-2643
Altitude : 3,100 meters
Working Hours: 08:00 am – 17:30pm