Abing Village of Meili Snow Mountain, Diqing
Chinese Name: 阿丙村
English Name: Abing Village
Attraction Type: Snow Mountain, natural village
Best Time to Visit: April to October
Recommended Visiting Time: 2-4 days
Open Hours: All Day
Admission Fee: Free
Location: In Chawalong Township, Chayu County, Diqing.
Why is Abing Village So Special?
If you want to circumambulate Meili Snow Mountain, you have to go through here. The house in Abing village is made up of stone blocks. Distinct seasons and pleasant climate attract many visitors.
Where is Abing Village?
Abing Village is a natural village in Chawalong Township, Chayu County, Diqing. It is located on the east bank of the Shequ River, a tributary of the Nu River.
How to Get to Abing Village?
Tourists can take a bus to Abing Village from Chayu County. Or hike from Meili Snow Mountain to Abing Village, which will be more adventurous and strenuous.
What to See at Abing Village?
There are colorful traditional Tibetan houses, and portraits of the gods. You can see artisans who polish Tibetan wooden bowls. On the stone wall beside the road, you can see many murals of Tibetan Buddhist statues and scriptures.
Best Time to Visit Abing Village
You can visit Abing Village between April and October.
Accommodate at Abing Village
There are not many accommodation choices around Abing Village, just some cheap accommodations without good facilities.
Recommended Visiting Route
Meili Snow Mountain is one of the most sacred mountains of Tibetan Buddhism. In the 1930s, they were praised by American scholars as the most beautiful mountains in the world. Meili Snow Mountain boasts numerous snow-clad ridges and peaks, thirteen of which are more than 6,000 meters above the sea level.
It is called the Lancang River after it reaches Changdu. The river runs south until it leaves China at the Nanla Bayout of Yunnan Province and therefrom changes its name from the Lancang River to the Mekong River. The river finally empties into the Pacific Ocean in the south of Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam.
Yubeng is a secluded small Tibetan village tucked away at the foot of Meili Snow Mountain in Deqin county, the northwestern corner of Yunnan Province. It is only accessible by foot or horse/mule. But the trip, however arduous, is worth it. Yubeng is divided into an upper and a lower section. Both parts offer fabulous views of the Mei Li Snow Mountains. Lower Yubeng is smaller, quieter and closer to the lakes and waterfalls that you will likely visit during your stay.
Useful Travel Tips
When you arrive to Abing Village and want to climb Meili Snow Mountain, there are some tips for you.
► Check with the hotel or guesthouse whether there is water for shower before checking in it for its lack of water in this area.
► Feilai Temple is the best vantage point from which to view Meili Snow Mountain.
► It is difficult to see the mountain in its entirety during summer and autumn, due to heavy cloud cover or mists.
►The ultraviolet rays are strong and you may need to bring something anti-sunburn.
► Please keep in mind that in the mountains, do not yell or shout, that would offend the God of the Mountains. Tibetans there is always very quiet and respectful. Believe it or not, at least we do as the Romans do or show the courtesy.