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Ya'an

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About Ya'an

Ya'an is located on the Ancient Southern Silk Road; it used to be the capital of Xikang Province. Ya'an received its nickname "the Rainy City" due to the abundance of rain. Ya'an has beautiful mountains and rivers, and an ecological environment which can overall be described as good; it is a natural oxygen bar and the birthplace of the world's tea culture and tea cultivation. In addition to its natural scenery, Ya'an has a rich selection of historical and cultural relics and revolutionary Communist relics. Ya'an has become a tourist attraction for people to remember the great achievements of their revolutionary ancestors as well as to feel the magnificent beauty of nature.

Popular Attractions in Ya'an

Bifengxia Giant Panda Base
4.5/5
2,841 Reviews
Canyon
Bifengxia Giant Panda Base is located in Ya'an, Sichuan province. The area receives year-round precipitation and mist and is surrounded by forest. The beautiful natural landscape and fresh air attract a large number of visitors. The panda base offers a semi-wild environment for pandas, as well as a zoo with lions, tigers, and other predators. Visitors can feed the animals and watch entertaining animal shows.
Bifengxia Wildlife Park
4.5/5
2,250 Reviews
Zoo
Located within the Bifengxia Scenic Area, the Bifengxia Wildlife Park offers clean air and beautiful scenery. You can see all kinds of wild animals at the park, which is a great place to learn about animals and get close to nature. It's a great place to bring kids for a wildlife adventure. Most of the animals here roam free, and guests can ride the feeding trucks and feed lions, tigers, and bears. It’s very exciting to watch these large, ferocious animals carry off their prey.
Laba River Park, Erlangshan National Park
4.4/5
574 Reviews
River
Nature Reserve
Mountain
Laba River Park is located at the foot of Jinshan Mountain. The park is home to rare fauna and flora including the giant panda, snub-nosed monkeys, dove trees, and takins. Boasting beautiful natural scenery and fresh air, the park has something to offer in all seasons. In spring the rhododendrons come into bloom, while in summer the temperature is refreshingly cool, making the park an excellent escape from the summer heat. In fall the red foliage is the major attraction, while in winter the park is blanketed in snow. Hiking and animal watching are popular activities for visitors.
Shangli Ancient Town
4.1/5
362 Reviews
Ancient Settlement
Shangli Ancient Town is located in Yucheng District of Ya'an City. The town is surrounded by mountains and rivers. Many of the Ming and Qing styles stilted buildings are preserved. The ancient town is not very big, and visitors can feel it in the layout in the shape of the word "井" in the ancient town ("井" means well, take "water in the well" to prevent fire). Surrounded by flowing water, the ancient town faces the field’s rolling hills and forms an idyllic landscape along with the surrounding ancient trees, streams and bridges. The first name of Shangli Ancient Town was “Luosheng,” which is an important stopover before entering Ya'an, on the Linqiong Ancient Trail of the Southern Silk Road. It is an important border of the Tang Dynasty and the location of the Office of Tea and Horse, as well as the place where the Red Army crossed in modern times.

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Ya'an Weather

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11 Jul 2020
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12 Jul 2020
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13 Jul 2020
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Trip Moments

Beiou   
As a "Chuanxi throat, Tibet portal, ethnic corridor", Ya'an has become a must-see for me and countless travelers. Whether it is going to Tibet or traveling around, Ya'an has become a must. I really like some small and fresh hostels. Located in the middle of the Yashan district of Ya'an, I am showing such a clean and simple but stylish hostel. When you walked into the hall, the two bookshelf greeted you and looked at the books in front of you. There was an illusion that you came to a library. According to the staff of the peers, every book here is carefully selected by the boss, and friends who love reading must not miss it. The rest area is surrounded by green plants, flowers are embellished, and the colored sofa backs look at everything that is so vibrant. The designer cleverly opened a small window on the wall, and the outside scenery also showed it. Guests can sit on the sofa at will, or talk with friends or other guests, so that casual and comfortable time is like feeling at home. The other side of the hall is the restaurant, the restaurant facing the street, there are always pedestrians passing by in a hurry, in stark contrast to the laid-back interior. The ubiquitous bookshelf can feel the charm of the book even if you don't leave home. If it is not a meal, reading here is more quiet than in the lobby. When you walk out of the hall, you will see that the entire yard is surrounded by three sides. The front and side are made up of rooms, and the left side of the yard is Mengding Mountain, so most of the side rooms are mountain view rooms.
Posted: 21 Dec 2018
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