Danba Travel Guide and Tour Packages
Danba is the hometown of Jiarong Tibetans in Sichuan Province. It boasts for its many stone watchtowers” Diaolou” and one of the most beautiful Tibetan villages in China called Jiaju. Danba is located 450km west to the city of Chengdu. Danba is also one of the highlighted tourist attractions in Sichuan Province.
Jiaju Tibetan Village and Zhonglu Tibetan Village
Jiaju, Zhonglu are the two representatives of the Tibetan villages in Danba. They are authentic and traditional Tibetan villages. People there work in the farm and orchards. Their houses are unique and beautiful. The villages are located on the sunny slope and composed of over decades of families. The village bends into the shape of the mountain side: some lower and some higher. Green orchards and colorful houses made the villages here very attractive. Jiaju Village is more popular because it has more houses in numbers whilst Zhonglu is more secluded as fewer travelers go there..
Suopo Stone Watchtowers (Diaolou)
Danba is named “kingdom of one thousand watchtowers” Suopo has in total 84 watchtowers. It is the best place to see Danba watchtowers. One can view the forest of watchtowers from the road across the road or either walks into the village to have a close look. The village is a fortress built at the mountains side by the villages. All the towers were built in stones. The history of these stone towers date back the earliest to about 2000 years ago. Local people say it is mainly a result of battles their ancestors had with other groups. The height of these watchtowers is from 10 meters to 30 meters.
Located 68 km northwest to the town of Danba, Dangling is a gallery of natural alpine lakes, forest, hot springs, grassland and a perfect hiking destination in Sichuan. It is a very primitive and untouched place in Sichuan in the Tibetan area. Over 2 dozens of mountains are over 5000 meters and unclimbed and unexplored. A trip to Danba Dangling is surely going to be a trip of a life time.
Recommended length of visiting: half day to 2 days;
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Explore Tibetan Villages
Now with easy access to both Zhonglu and Jiaju Tibetan villages, visitors can get there by car. The Tibetan villages in Danba were considered and ranked as one of the most beautiful villages in China by China National Geography. Local Tibetan people are a sub group of Tibetan called Jiarong Tibetans. They kept their original way of living even though tourists have poured.
Beautiful Jiarong Tibetan Women
The beautiful Jiarong Tibetan women have always been a stunt for Danba. Is it true that Danba is home to the most beautiful Tibetan women in the whole Tibet? Yes and no. The Jiarong Tibetan women are truly beautiful and are among the most beautiful groups of women. They are beautiful not only from their appearances but also from their optimistic characters and colorful clothes they wear.
Danba has been to an ultimate photographer’s destination in China for a long time. The morning and evening glows on the village, the beautifully dressed local Tibetan Women, the fabulous resident houses and watchtowers, the productive orchards and farmlands and the amazing river gorge have all turned out to be excellent photo works by many photographers. In different seasons you can make good shots of different views.
Hiking To Dangling
Dangling is a hidden place in Danba with beautiful alpine views including lakes, snow*capped mountains, virgin forests and local authentic nomads Tibetan people. A hiking trip to Danging will take up to a week's time.
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Useful Danba Travel Tips
Gathered below is the most useful travel guide to Danba. Important travel information of Danba includes travel season and climate, detailed and useful Danba travelers’ maps, tips for traveling in Danba, accommodation and food issues about traveling to Danba.
The best time to visit Danba is spring and autumn. Spring is the blooming season. Autumn is the most colorful season. Spring is from late March to late May. Autumn is from early September to early November.more>>
If you are doing a driving tour, stay one night in one of the villages and have a walk in the village in the morning. If you are a photographer, stay longer to wait for good weather and take photos at different locations.more>>
Useful Travel Maps
Detailed and useful travel maps of Danba including the tourist map of Zhonglu, Jiaju and Suopo. Here also included the transfer and location map of Danba from Chengdu along with the hiking map to Dangling.more>>
Accommodation and Food
A very recommended way of staying overnight here is to use the local guesthouse in the village. They are clean and home-like. If traveling with seniors or juniors you can also find good hotels in the town of Danba.more>>