Ganzixian is located in the northwest of Ganzi Prefecture. It is one of the centers of northern Kham. It is 385km northwest to the town of Kangding. Ganzi means holy and beautiful. This meaning does not exaggerated even a little. Ganzi is truly holy and beautiful. The history of Ganzi dates back to about 1300 years ago.
Over 95% of its population is Tibetan people. And the total population is about 60 thousand. Compare to other places in Kham, Ganzi is less drier but similarly cold. The town of Ganzi locates at the elevation of around 3400 meters. It has a lot of sunlight throughout the year.The town is currently under construction (in 2015) due to the need for more space to live and for a better traffic situation. This town will have its first airport in the next few years.