Dechen & Zhongdian (Gyalthang) Weixi (Balung) Towns in Dichen Kham


Zhongdian (Gyalthang, Shangri-la) 
Deqin (Dechen) 
Weixi (Balung) 
Monastries in Dechen 
Attractives in Dechen
Zhongdian (Gyalthang, Shangri-la) 
Zhongdian county, Gyalthang (Jiantang) in Tibetan, and now official name as Shangri-la, county seat at Zhongxin (mean center) township, alt 3400M, 680km to Kunming, exists on herding historically, and now with little light industry. The town is a mix of lots of different ethnic groups, Han and Tibetan being the predominate ones. The sprawling Songzanlin Monastery (Ganden Sumtsanling Monastery or Guihua in Chinese, Gelup sect of Tibetan Buddhism) .
"Shangri-la", a "heaven away from the turmoil mundane word", in Tibetan, mean as "land to sacredness and peace." 


Deqin (Dechen) 
Dechen exists on agricultural pastoral economy. Located at the head of a steep valley surrounded by forests and snow mountain.

Note: In Chinese, Diqin is a TAP in Yunnan, and Deqin is a county in Diqin TAP; but mostly in Enlish Dechen or Deqin stands for Diqin TAP or Zhongdian area or Shangri-la.


Weixi (Balung) 
Located at the riverside of Lancanjiang river, a county in Diqin TAP, about 212km to Zhongdian.

 

Home              Tibet & Kham Tour                 Aviation Service             Other Area Tour
 
Kham Index            Kham Monastries           Khampa Towns           Kham Attractions          Kham Festivals


E-mail: tour@camptour.com                                          contacting information


Developed by Panda Travel & Tour Consultant (PTTC)