Li County is also called “Li Xian”, is located in the eastern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, on the southeastern edge of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, bordered by Maoxian and Heishui in the northeast, Xiaojin in the southwest, Wenchuan in the southeast, and Barkham and Hongyuan in the northwest. It is 202 km from the provincial capital Chengdu, and 193 km from the prefecture capital, Barkham.
The County seat of Za-Gu-Nao Town is 1,833 meters above sea level. The major resident in this town are Tibetan and Qiang people. Li County is main traffic in northwest Sichuan, and also one of the major trade distribution market in the northwest of Sichuan province.
In addition to Bi-peng valley and other beautiful natural scenery. The Yi people’s customs such as Qiangzhai is also one of the important reasons for attracting tourists.
Li county has high mountains and deep valleys, the altitude is from 1422 to 5922 meters; those are all with with beautiful scenery. The National Highway N317 runs through the entire valley along the Za-Gu-Nao River.
Major Tourists Attractions
Miyaluo Red leaf Scenic Area is the most prestigious. It is 153 kilometers away from Chengdu. The Miyaluo means “Fun Grassland”in Tibetan language
“Gu-er-gou Hot Springs” contains more than 20 kinds of trace elements, which is very helpful to human health
Taoping Qiang people Village is known as the “Oriental Castle”, which is one of the most well-preserved villages in China
Bi Penggou Nature Reserve is the most elite part of the scenic spot, integrating the scenery of the plateau, mountains and canyons.
How to get to Li County
The easiest and quickest way is to take vehicle to Li Xian from Chengdu, which is only 200 kilometers southeast from Li county and the drive takes about 3 hours drive.
Add: Shuangliu District, Chengdu
Contact: +86 28 85205555
Airport code: CTU
Altitude: 495 meter
Add: No. 289, Section 5th, West Third ring road;
Jin-Niu district, Chengdu
Contact: +86 28 87506610
Altitude: 460 meter
Distance from Li County to
- To Chengdu : 200 kilometers, about 3 hours’ drive
- To Langmu Si : 400 kilometers, about 6.5 hours’ drive
- To Labrang monastery : 580 kilometers, about 9.5 hours’ drive
- To Barkham: 150 kilometers, about 2.5 hours’ drive
- To Huanglong: 290 kilometers, about 5.5 hours’ drive
- To Heishui County: 200 kilometers, about 4 hours’ drive
- To Kangding: 470 kilometers, about 6.5 hours’ drive
- To Zoige County: 365 kilometers, about 6.5 hours’ drive