Summer Resorts around Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu

2014-09-19

The city gives its dwellers a plenty choice of summer resort destinations.
Diexi-Songpinggou Scenic Area
Diexi-Songpinggou Scenic Area is situated in Songpinggou Village, Diexi Township, Maoxian County, some 250 km away from Chengdu and 193 km North from Jiuzhaigou Scenic Spot. The whole area occupies 160 sq.km and is home to grand blockhouses -stone-made castle dwellings of the Qiang ethnic minority, whose charming folk customs are also on display.
The scenic resort is 2, 400 m above the sea level and features turquoise lakes, dense forest, charming alpine mountains and unique stones, etc.
Visitors to the area can enjoy themselves in various activities during the summer season, such as rafting, boating, horse riding and excursions in mountainous areas. Eating roast lamb, drinking home-brewed wine by natives and watching folk performances at the scenic area are well worth visitors' time.
Transportation:
Self drive: Chengdu-Dujianyan Highway — Dujianyan-Wenchuan Highway — Maoxian County — Songpinggou Scenic Area
Admission: 80 yuan
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