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Ganzi (prefecture)

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==Get in==
Bus service leaves from Chengdu.
Bus service leaves from Chengdu. Major hubs are Kangding and Garze/Ganzi.
==Get around==
==Get around==

Revision as of 07:54, 31 December 2010

Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, (甘孜藏族自治州), also known as Garzê in Tibetan, is located in western Sichuan Province, China. It is set amongst the scenic high alpine mountains of the province and it is historically part of the Tibetan region of Kham(ba) making the area interesting for both culture and landscape. Ganzi (Garze) and Kangding (Dardo) are it's largest cities.



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A great many Tibetan dialects are still being used in this region, despite wide spread language discrimination from the Han Chinese dominated government. Bi-lingual signage does exist to an extent and some efforts are being officially made to compensate the majority Tibetan population but the region is still far from being truly autonomous. These dialects 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 only the Sichuan dialect of Chinese. Younger people regardless of their ethnicity will speak Mandarin and may also speak English.

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Bus service leaves from Chengdu. Major hubs are Kangding and Garze/Ganzi.

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Mugecuo lake area Gonga Shan Mountain Litang Horse Festival



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.


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