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Kangding Ancient City

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Address: at the foot of Paoma Mountain, Kangding County 626000, China
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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Noisy, ugly and more ugly

This place takes the award for least appropriate architecture - the old Tibetan houses above Kangding blend with their environment, Kangding is a raw, ugly, depressing eyesore... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2014
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
15 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This place takes the award for least appropriate architecture - the old Tibetan houses above Kangding blend with their environment, Kangding is a raw, ugly, depressing eyesore. New Kangding is being developed fast on equal tabula rasa lines. The main Tibet-Chengdu highway runs through the middle and all trucks love to use those big new airhorns. The atmosphere is tense... More 

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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This review is about Kangding Ancient City, NOT the surroundings of Kangding. So the city is not particularly interesting, but it's an excellent place to stop in between or start a journey to the interesting places outside the city. There's nothing particularly interesting in the city, and it doesn't feel ancient, it's just another modern rural county (expect ugly architecture,... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

a small city near Chengdu, and the capital of Sichuan Ganzi Area,the traffic from Chengdu to Kangding is not very convenient because the city in among high mountains,but the scenic area around kangding is very fantastic. worth to go if you are in Sichuan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The town is more Han Chinese than Tibetan but you get all the amenities (except for international postage!). At 2,400m above sea level you don't really suffer much from altitude sickness except some shortness of breath for steep hills and stairs. I love the raging river that runs through the centre of towns and but plenty of cheap & good... More 

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