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Ganzi (prefecture)

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Travel Warning WARNING: Prior to the Olympics in the Ganzi region, and the cities along the Tibet/Sichuan borderline, such as Litang and Xiangcheng there was widespread violence rife in this area, and there was a possibility you could be targeted as a victim. The situation has likely died down now that the Beijing 2008 Olympics have been completed, so the advice is to be prudent.

Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, (甘孜藏族自治州) known as Garzê in Tibetan, is in Sichuan Province, China.



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  • Hailuogou National Geopark



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.

Get in

Get around


  • Mugecuo Lake



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.


Stay safe

Get out

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