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Taoping Qiang Village

   Taoping Qiang Village
Taoping Qiang Village
(táo píng qiāng zhài 桃坪羌寨) is located in Li County (lǐ xiàn 理县), Aba Prefecture (ā bà zhōu 阿坝州) of Sichuan Province (sì chuān shěng 四川省). It is regarded as the Mysterious Oriental Castle for its unique architecture and the complicated roads and paths. With a long history of more than 2000 years, the village still keeps the original flavour.

   Taoping Qiang Village
In the village, most of the houses connect with each other. Made of screes and pieces of stones, the houses are blocky. Paths and roads are crisscross in the village, making the village much more cryptic. The whole village is facing water, with mountains surrounded.

   Towers in the village
In Taoping Qiang Village, there are many towers, vigorous and firm, erectin high to the sky. Some of them are made of earth and stones, some are wood. All of them are well preserved. Even after times of earthquake, the towers are all intact.

Traveling in the village, you can have a taste of the food of Qiang Ethnic Group (qiāng zú 羌族), and appreciate the passionate dancing and singing. Tasting the barley wine, you will feel that you are completely integrated into the history and customs of Qiang Ethnic Group.

Taoping Qiang Village
Location: Taoping Village, Li County, Aba Prefecture
Admission fee: CNY 60
Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Transportation: you can take bus in Chendu to Li County and get off at Taoping
 

 

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