Deqin County

Deqin County Overview

Chinese Name: 德钦县 English IPA: De Qin Location: Northwest of Yunnan Population (city): 60,080 Language: Tibetan Language Zip code: 674500 Tel code: 0887 Time zone: UTC+8

Deqin County, also called Deqen County (Standard Tibetan: བདེ་ཆེན་རྫོང) (Chinese: 德钦县), located  in the northwest of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province. 80% of its 55,000 inhabitants are Tibetan. Due to the geographic position and population composition, it is full of tourism resources, including natural sceneries, minority culture and Tibetan culture.

Highlights of Deqin County

Natural Sceneries: Due to the special geographic position, the natural sceneries are abundant, such as, Meili Snow Mountain (梅里雪山), Lancang (Mekong) River Meili Grand Canyon (澜沧江梅里大峡谷), Feilaisi Temple (飞来寺), Mingyong Glaciers (明永冰川) and so on.

▪ Hiking Tour in Deqin County: As the border mountain of Yunnan and Tibet, Meili Snow Mountain is located about 10 kilometers northeast of Deqin County in Diqing. It is a good place for hikers.

▪ Minority Culture: There are 12 minorities in Deqin County, including Tibetan, Yi, Naxi, Bai, Hui, Yi, Zhuang, Miao, Hani, Nu, Yi and Pumi. Most people are Tibetans, so Tibetan Buddhism prevails here. The Inner Pilgrimage and Outer Pilgrimage are the vital events for Buddhism.

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    Deqin County Attractions

    Located  in the northwest of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province, it has abundant tourism resources, including natural sceneries, Tibetan culture, minority culture and so on. For example, the Route of Outer Pilgrimage, Yubeng Village (雨崩村), Meili Snow Mountain (梅里雪山), Lancang (Mekong) River Meili Grand Canyon (澜沧江梅里大峡谷), Baima Snow Mountain (白马雪山), Feilaisi Temple (飞来寺), Dongzhulin Temple (东竹林寺) and the the events for Buddhism,  the Route of Inner Pilgrimage and the Route of Outer Pilgrimage. [...]

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    Deqin County Tours

    Deqin tour packages are arranged with the destinations around Deqin County, such as Yubeng Village, Meili Snow Mountain, Feilaisi Temple and other natural sceneries.  Get to the sacred Meili Snow Mountain, catch the rare opportunity to watch the beautiful sunrise at Failaisi Temple, undertake a trail to Yubeng Village, trek along the fantastic trails to view the Mingyong Glaciers…all are worth your time! [...]

    Climate & When to Go

    Climate & When to Go, Deqin County , China Climate & When to Go

    Climate The climate in Deqin County belongs to cold temperate mountain monsoon climate. The climate is greatly affected by altitude. The latitude effect is not obvious. As the altitude rises, the temperature decreases and the precipitation increases. Most of the seasons are unclear. The winter is long and the summer is short. The dry season and wet season are usually obvious. The average annual rainfall is 633.7 mm. The precipitation in the rainy season from May to October accounts for 77.5% [...]

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    Transportation, Deqin County , China Transportation

    Located  in the northwest of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province, compared with other places, Deqin County is a small place, so the transportation is not very convenient.  Get in Train  The Yunnan-Tibet Railway under planning stretches to Lhasa in Tibet from Kunming in Yunnan Province. The ideal for the construction of Yunnan-Tibet Railway had been brought up early in 1990s. It is recorded that the Chinese railway experts proposed four schemes on the railway to Tibet, including the Sichuan-Tibet Railway, Yunnan-Tibet [...]

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    Festivals and Activities

    As the main minority inhabited in Deqin County, Tibetans created brilliant culture and customs, among which the unique traditional festivals of  Tibetans enjoy good fame and attract tourists home and abroad to visit. 1. Tibetan New Year (Losar) The Tibetan New year(藏历新年), also known as Losar, is the most important festival in the Tibetan calendar. It is celebrated over a period of 2 weeks, generally during the months of December and January. 2.Butter Lamp Festival The Butter Lamp Festival is held at a small number of monasteries, usually the larger [...]

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    Travel Tips

    Located  in the northwest of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province, it has abundant tourism resources, including natural sceneries, Tibetan culture, minority culture and so on. In order to obtain a better travel experience, we will give you some advice for reference. Best Time to Visit Deqin The best time to visit Deqin is from March to May and June to August. In the former three months from March to May, you can enjoy the view in Spring, such as the lakes, meadows, pastures, and [...]

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    Useful Maps

    If you go to somewhere new, maps play significant role in your travel. Maps can indicate the directions and locations for you. The maps will be helpful, such as the Map of Deqin County, the Map of  Transportation in Deqin County, Tourism Map of Deqin County. [...]

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    Deqin County Accommodation

    A growing number of hotels and guesthouses are situated in Deqin County due to the many beautiful spots. Hereby, I mainly list the most famous hotels. In fact, there are different standards and types. Similarly,  the prices are also different. All kinds of tourists can find the one they want. If you want to travel around Meili Snow Mountain, it will be the best choice to stay overnight at a hotel closed to Feilaisi  Temple, which you can enjoy the best view of Meili Snow [...]

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