Diqing Overview

Chinese Name: 迪庆藏族自治州 English IPA: Di Qing Location: Northwest of Yunnan Population (city): 414,000 Language: Tibetan Language Zip code: 674400 Tel code: 0887 Time zone: UTC+8

Diqing Tibetan autonomous prefecture is one of the eight autonomous prefectures in Yunnan province, and Diqing prefecture government is stationed in Shangri-la. It means “an auspicious place” in Tibetan language. Diqing is a glorious place, with dense forests, alpine lakes, grasslands, and gorges distributed among the meadows and plains. During Diqing travel, you can enjoy the most beautiful lakes like Bita lake, Napahai lake, Heihai lake and Shudu Lake, as well the visit the most magnificiant gorges and canyons like Tiger Leaping Gorge and Lancang River Grand Canyon. Every spring, fields of flowers blanket this region, attract a crowd of tourists from home and abroad.


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Diqing Attractions

Diqing, which means "auspicious place" in Tibetan language, is the only Tibetan autonomous prefecture in Yunnan province. Lofty and continuous snow-covered mountains, endless grasslands, majestic canyons, azure lakes and very quaint villages promote the reputation of an eternally pure and tranquil land to this ideal home of dream. More about Diqing Things to Do and Attractions. [...]

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Diqing Tours

Diqing tours usually include Shangri-la, the most well-knowned place in Diqing prefecture, as well as the other classic destinations in Yunnan travel like Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, etc. Although most tourists come to Diqing for finding the vivid landscape of the Lost Horizon in Shangri-la, except for Shangri-la, Yubeng Village, Feilaisi and Cizhong Catholic Church in Deqin county, and Tacheng Snub-nosed Monkey Park in Weixi county are worth a visit as well. It [...]

Climate & When to Go

Climate & When to Go, Diqing , China Climate & When to Go

The information on Shangri-la climate could be helpful for preparing a Yunnan travel. Diqing enjoys a typical plateau climate, and it may snow in August. The city is surrounded by the Hengduan mountain range, and the terrain varies greatly, so the temperature difference throughout the day is large. Sometimes, travelers can even experience all four seasons within a day. July to September is the rainy season. Tourists usually choose to visit Diqing in summer or autumn, when the temperature is moderate. Features of [...]

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Transportation, Diqing , China Transportation

The special geographical location makes Diqing transportation different from other parts of China. At present, there are no trains in Diqing. Flights in the Diqing Shangri-la airport are also relatively limited. Therefore, road traffic is the most important mode of transportation in Diqing. Shangri-la, the seat of Diqing prefecture government, is about 200 km from Lijiang and 300 km from Dali. The means of transportation from Dali and Lijiang to Diqing are mainly long-distance bus and car. How to Get to Diqing By Air Diqing Tibetan [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Discovering traditional ethnic festivals and activities is an important part of Yunnan travel. As the main minority inhabited in Diqing, Tibetan and Lisu people created brilliant culture and customs, among which the unique ethnic festivals of Tibetans enjoy high reputation and attract a crowd of tourists home and abroad. Here below are some festivals and activities in Diqing worth to experience. Festivals in Diqing Besides some Chinese traditional festivals, like New Year's Day (January 1), Spring Festival (usually in late Jan. or early Feb.; January 25, 2020), Lantern Festival [...]

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Travel Tips

To have a better travel experience in Diqing, here are some useful Diqing travel tips which may be helpful for your Diqing tour. When plan your trip to Diqing, view our answers to questions about Diqing travel to get better understanding of Diqing Yunnan. Useful Numbers Here below are some useful numbers in Diqing prefecture, in case the emergency while you are traveling (such as sickness or traffic accidents), or have other complaints or questions. Area Code 0887 Police (Calling) 110 First-aid Ambulance 120 Fire 119 Traffic Accidents 122 Weather Forecast 12121/121 Zip Code in Shanri-la 674400 Zip [...]

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Useful Maps

To help you have a better understanding of Diqing Tibetan autonomous prefecture during your Yunan travel, we have collected some useful Diqing maps including Diqing location map, Diqing regional map, Diqing tourists attractions map, Diqing City map, Diqing transportation map, map of scenic spots around Diqing, Diqing travel map, etc, through which you can probably know how to get to Diqing prefecture and what to discover there. Diqing prefecture is located at the junction of Yunnan, Tibet and Sichuan provinces in [...]

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Diqing Accommodation

Diqing Accommodation will solve the problem- where to stay in Diqing. Most tourists know Shangri-la, but not Diqing prefecture. Actually, Shangri-la is the capital and most popular place of Diqing prefecture. With the development of tourism, hotel and lodging industry in Diqing is getting better. Diqing has many modern or traditional Tibetan hotels to choose from. You can choose your favorite hotel during the Diqing tour of Yunnan travel, because the right hotel can make your days on the plateau more [...]

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