Difference between revisions of "Ganzi (prefecture)"
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Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, (甘孜藏族自治州), also known as Garzê in Tibetan, is in western Sichuan Province, China. It is located amongst the scenic high alpine mountains of the province and is historically part of the Tibetan region of Kham making the area interesting for both culture and landscape.
A great many Tibetan dialects are used in this region, and they differ enough from each other and from Lhasa Tibetan as to be mutually unintelligible. There are also some local languages such as Minyak that are considered separate languages and are only distantly, if at all, related to Tibetan. Many ethnic Tibetans speak Mandarin Chinese and/or the Sichuan dialect of Chinese. Younger people may also speak English.
Mugecuo lake area
See the beautiful stupas at the Kandze Gompa on the outskirts of town.
Try the nice little Chinese restaurants along the river on the opposite side to the supermarket.