Xiaojin County is the southernmost county of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. The county capital town is called “Drongdal Mezhing” in Tibet. In Chinese, it is called Mei Xing town. It is 286 kilometers away from Chengdu, the provincial capital, and 143 kilometers away from Barkham, the state capital.
Xiaojin County is known as “Tsenlha County” in Tibetan, meaning “Fierceness”. It is named after the Xiaojinchuan in its territory. Xiaojin County is located on the eastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, in the northwest of Sichuan Province. It is adjacent to Wenchuan County in the east, Danba County in the west, Baoxing County in the south, and Barkham County in the north. It is 117 kilometers long from north to south, and 78 kilometers wide from east to west, covers an area of 5582 square kilometers.
The terrain of this county is long and narrow, and the county is high in the northeast and low in the southwest. The Hongqiao Mountain in the northern part of the county is 5,200 meters above sea level, the Siguniang Mountain in the east is 6,250 meters. The average mountain ridge is 4,500 meters. The valley areas is mostly under 3,000 meters. Xiaojin County is a subtropical monsoon climate zone. It is cold in winter and cool in summer, dry all year round, the annual average temperature is 12.2 °C
There are many rivers in Xiaojin County, which makes it one of the sources of river conservation of the Yangtze River. Xiaojin county is also an area that Tibetan, Qiang people, Hui people and Chinese Han people live together, among of which Jiarong Tibetan is the main ethnic group. The customs are unique and diverse. There are tourist sites of the snow-capped Jiajin mountains,the Siguniang Mountain National Scenic Reserve， Balang Mountain Fubian Scenic Area, Meixing Town Scenic Area, Rilong Lama Monastery, Mosque, Guanyin Pavilion, and Cultural Relics.
How to get to Xiaojin County
The easiest and quickest way is to take vehicle to Xiaojin county from Chengdu, which is only 265 kilometers southeast from Xiaojin county and the drive takes about 5 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 Xiaojin County to
- To Chengdu : 265 kilometers, about 5 hours’ drive
- To Danba County: 60 kilometers, about 1.5 hours’ drive
- To Jinchuan County: 126 kilometers, about 2.5 hours’ drive
- To Barkham: 150 kilometers, about 3 hours’ drive
- To Garze County: 390 kilometers, about 7.5 hours’ drive
- To Heishui County: 285 kilometers, about 5.5 hours’ drive
- To Kangding: 200 kilometers, about 4.5 hours’ drive
- To Langmusi: 510 kilometers, about 9.5 hours’ drive
- To Zoige County: 445 kilometers, about 8 hours’ drive