Kangding | 康定

Kangding is the largest city of West province, traditionally it was called Kham. It is also known as “Dartsedo” or “Dardo” in Tibetan. It was built along a narrow valley with altitude of 2650 meters. The population of this city is about 100,000 and growing more and rapidly due to quickly developing tourism that brings m ore people and capital into this city.

It is the capital of Kanze (Garze) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. It is well-known across China because of a Love-Song, which is a huge hit about this town and the Paoma mountain. A monument is to be built with with the lyrics of this “Love Song” carved in Tibetan, Chinese and English in the center Square of this city. This city is the gateway to the east Tibetan Plateau of Kham, it connects to many amazing places, such as Lhagang, Bamei, Kanze (Garze) county. That makes it an almost “Must” arrival site, expecially when Kangding airport is open.

There are three major monasteries including Nanwu Si Monastery, Anjue Monastery and Jinggang Monastery, of which have become the main attraction to the tourists. Mt. Dzeto (4,323 meters) geographically separates Tibetan plateau and mainland of China. It is also an important post of the old Tea-Hosre Trading Route, which begins from Yaan – a great Tea-plantation site.

Mt Gongga is about 7556 meter above sea level, and it is overlook the valley that this city is located. The Mt Gongga trek begins from a village some 12 kilometers northwest from this town, takes about 6-7 days to end at Liuba village which is a great site for view the Mt gongga peak view from distance.

Kangding Location

Recommended hotels in Kangding

Gesar Hotel

Add: No.60 , Xi Da Stree, Kangding | 康定 西大街60号
Contact: +86 836 890-3077
Facilities: WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Debit card (China Union) is supported

Kangba Grand hotel

Add:No. 9, Yu Lin Road, New District | 康定(新城) 榆林路9号
Contact: +86 836 281-8888
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Langse Lingka Hotel

Add: No.30, Lu Cheng South Road, Kangding | 康定 炉城南路30号
Contact: +86 836 287-8811
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

YUJING Saussurea Hotel

Add: B3, Dong Guan, Kangding | 康定 炉城镇东关B3栋
Contact: +86 836 283-7777
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Liu Liu City Gesanghua Hotel

Add: No.69, East Road, Kangding | 康定 东大街69号
Contact: +86 836 287-4888
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Qinghai Holiday Hotel

Add: No.17, Nan Jiao Road, Kangding | 康定 南郊路17号
Contact: +86 836 699-2222
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

May Flower Hotel

Add: No. 69, Dong Da Street
Contact: +86 836 2874888
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Airport Hotel

Add: No. 28, Jian Lu Street
Contact: +86 836 2863333
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

How to get to Kangding

The connection to this capital of Kanze Tibetan Prefecture has been tendentiously improved in recent years; the are two ways that you can use to get to Kangding, which are: By flight, and by vehicle;

By flight: there are three daily flights from Chengdu to Kangding,

By long distance bus: there are more than 4 buses departure from Chengdu Xin Nan Men bus station; there are another departures from Chengdu Cha Dian Zi Bus station, Chengdu Bei Men Bus station and Shi Yang Chang Bus station

The third way is by train, which is planned to be open in the end of 2019;

Kangding Airport Facts

Web: http://www.kdjcgroup.com/
Contact: +86 836 282 7811
IATA Code: KGT
Altitude: 4,238 meters above sea level

Kangding Bus Station Facts

Add : Qingge Ave, Kangding | 康定,情歌大道
Contact : +86 836 282-2211
Altitude : 2,650 meters above sea level
Working hours : 06:30 am – 19:30 pm

Distance from Kangding to

  • To Chengdu: 330 kilometers, about 6 hours drive
  • To Luding: 46 kilometers, about 1 hour drive
  • To Bamei : 120 kilometers, about 3 hours drive
  • To Danba : 140 kilometers, about 3.5 hours drive
  • To Garze (Kanze) : 365 kilometers, about 7.5 hours drive
  • To Litang: 290 kilometers, about 6 hours drive
  • To Daocheng: 438 kilometers, about 8.5 hours drive

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