February 21 this year
Kangba Media released a big news:
Litang County will start to withdraw the county and build a city in due course!
As soon as this news comes out
The partners in Ganzi Prefecture are all frozen
after all now
Ganzi only has the city of Kangding
But…don’t get too excited just yet
From “county” to “city”
change for one word
Still need to go through a long and tedious application process…
At this moment, nothing is settled
Let’s talk about:
Why should Litang be established as a city?
“The white crane,
lend me a pair of wings,
won’t fly too far,
Go to Litang and come back…”
—— Tsangyang Gyatso
First of all, where is Litang?
Litang is located in the southwest of Ganzi Prefecture
285 kilometers from Kangding, the state capital
654 kilometers from the provincial capital Chengdu
It is located in the middle of the Hengduan Mountains
Between Jinsha River and Yalong River
Surrounded by mountains on three sides
The south of the city is a vast grassland
If you can only use one sentence to summarize Litang
One person, one mountain, one river, one temple, one grass, one festival
(Referring to Kangba Hanzi and Genie Shenshan
Litang River, Changchun Keer Temple
Maoya Prairie, August 1st Horse Racing Festival)
Litang River, a tributary of the Yalong River
Maoya Prairie. Photography/Member faith
Litang got its name from this grassland
It is called “Letong” in Tibetan
“Le” – Bronze
“Tong” – a flat grass dam
The full meaning is “the grass dam as flat as a bronze mirror”
A Tibetan folk song called “Ola Sorila”
“There is no city in Litang that has already been built, but Jinshan Yinditang City.”
Litang is known as the “Hometown of Equestrianism”, and an international horse racing festival – “August 1st International Horse Racing Festival” is held on August 1st every year . Photographer / Yuanwang West
Why is Litang known as the Highest City in the World?
According to “Xikang Notes”:
Lihua (Litang) guards the main road of Sichuan and Tibet, and repairs the official road in successive dynasties
Set up a station to facilitate the transmission of official documents and business travel.
Litang was built in 1278 A.D.
It has a history of more than 700 years
since ancient times
Litang is Sichuan
An important transportation throat linking Tibet and Yunnan
It is the main road of transportation between Kangnan and Sichuan-Tibet
Litang on Line 318
Now, just take 318
Litang is a must pass
But for most friends who travel by car
Litang is just passing by
Its reputation as the “highest city in the world” is too far-reaching!
The east gate of Litang is magnificent. Photography/Member faith
They would rather go another 187 kilometers to Batang
I will not stay in Litang
Many people also responded
“My heart beat fast all night in Litang, and I couldn’t sleep well at all!”
I deeply agree with the statement that the world’s tallest city
In fact, the altitude of Litang County is
Only 4014.18 meters
In front of Tingri, Nagqu, Amdo, and Shuanghu
It’s simply not enough to watch!
It is Bangda Town (4300 meters) on the same Sichuan-Tibet South Line
also higher than it
Litang County. photographer/zousifangyi
Why Litang wears it
Where is the top hat of “world’s tallest city”?
Let’s see first
Sichuan-Tibet South Line departs from Chengdu
All the way through Ya’an, Luding, Kangding, Yajiang and other places
Litang is the first one on the 318 line
High-altitude county seat over 4,000 meters
For friends who live in plain areas all year round
Stay in Litang
Physiological responses to hypoxia are normal
The predecessor who first gave Litang this “love name”
Due to inconvenient transportation and limited knowledge
He hastily made a conclusion for Litang:
“World’s Highest City”
Don’t you see even the geographer Xu Xiake
Yang Lin Hai Zi Jia Lize
Was it misjudged as the source of the Beipan River?
(It is now confirmed that the Beipan River originates from the north foot of Maxiong Mountain in Xuanwei)
In fact, it is located in the hinterland of Qiangtang, with an average altitude of 5,000 meters.
It is the rightful owner of the name of “the highest altitude in the world”
But it was only established in 2012
At that time, Litang was awarded the title of “World High City”.
It has already been deeply rooted in the hearts of the people!
Typical “it’s better to hurry up!”
The Purogangri Glacier is the third largest glacier in the world except the Antarctic and the Arctic. It is located 90 kilometers northeast of Shuanghu Special Area. Photographer/Mi Xiu Tuya
Another argument was also made:
The “high” here does not refer to altitude
After all, this county
There have been too many celebrities in the religious circles!
Such as the seventh and tenth Dalai Lamas
The Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Pabala Hutuktu
The Fifth Jamyang Hutuktu, the Mongolian National Teacher III Jebtsundamba
The first, second and third Xianggen Living Buddhas and other eminent monks
(Is it messy? The editor is also messy…
In short, it is “monkey benefit”! )
Changqingchun Keer Temple (Litang Temple) , consecrated and built by the third Dalai Lama in 1580, is the oldest and largest Tibetan Buddhist Yellow Sect temple in Kham. Photographer/xywxh1950
Evergreen Kor Temple. Photographer/Zi Die Pian Pian
so to speak
Seems to make sense?
one way or another
The title of “World’s Highest City” cannot be removed from Litang!
Litang, why set up a city?
The government must have its own considerations
I can’t understand, I can’t guess
I would like to talk to you from the perspective of self-driving
Ge Nie Shenshan Tourism Released
“Genie Shenshan Scenic Spot Tourism Resources Propaganda Film”
It can be seen from this
in the near future
The Development of Ge Nie Shenshan Scenic Area
will be litang
Even the top priority of tourism in Ganzi Prefecture
Genie peaks. Photography/Xiao Zhong
Ge Nie Mountain
Located in Litang and Batang
It is the main peak of Shaluli Peak in the Hengduan Mountains
6204 meters above sea level
Known as the first peak in Kangnan and the third peak in Sichuan
As early as when Gongga and Mount Siguniang became popular
Ge Nie Mountain
But there are still only a few hikers trekking across mountains and rivers
to see its majesty
Even “China National Geographic”
It is also said to be “the last secret place of the snow mountain in western Sichuan”.
But gold always shines
A self-driving route that can enjoy a 270-degree view of Mount Genie
——Gene South Line
By mountain peaks, primeval forests, grasslands, lakes
Hot springs, temples, Tibetan customs
The formed otherworldly scenery is widely advertised
The entire Genie Mountains (snow mountains) are like a blooming lotus
On the way to Genie, there is a hidden mini Haizi that is not easy to find, shaped like a gem. The best viewing time is only in summer when there is plenty of water. People call it “Gene’s Eye”.
Let self-driving friends who love to seek unique scenery
At the beginning of May 2017, “Self-Driving Geography” convened more than 30 units from “8 provinces” across the country to complete the Gnie South Line together! It can be said that it is the first team in the world to drive through Genie by itself.
these two years
Genie Shenshan can be described as a dark horse for tourism in western Sichuan
to create a scenic spot
(There has been a scenic spot management office two years earlier, but there is no charge)
After Litang was established as a city
Not only economic and social development will enter a new stage
It can also better integrate resources
Create a tourism brand with Genie Shenshan as its core!
(Did you know? Shangri-La was successfully withdrawn from the county and established as a city)
But for the majority of self-driving friends
Whether Litang should be established as a city does not seem to be their concern
It turns out that Genie Shenshan is free
Tickets will be collected in the future
One comment is quite pertinent:
No infrastructure without development
inaccessible to the general public
Develop while sticking to the bottom line
Both environmental protection and sustainable development are the kingly way
development and protection
is the eternal contradiction
Especially those short-sighted behaviors
Let everyone have a bad impression on the development of scenic spots
In fact, development is not a scourge
Develop rationally and scientifically
For those who love to travel
It is safer to get close to nature
Better economic development for the local area
Entrusted by the Ganzi Prefecture Tourism Development Committee and the Genie Shenshan Scenic Area Management Committee, the Denglong Yunhe planning team has conducted in-depth investigations in Genie for three years, only to achieve a balance between protection and development. Image source: Yunhe Planning
Believe Genie this time
Exploitation of the Opportunity of Establishing Litang as a City
won’t let you down
As the saying goes:
Green water and green mountains are mountains of gold and silver!
-Part of the picture comes from the Internet-
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