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Located in western Sichuan Province, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture is an important Tibetan area in China on the southeast edge of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. It neighbors, Yunan Province in the south and Qinghai Province in the north, are separated from Tibet by the Jinsha River. Kangding County is the political, economic and cultural center of the prefecture.

Garze Quick Facts

English Name: Garze

Railway Stations: Ganzi Train Station

Zip Code: 626000

Location: Northwest of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture

Chinese Name: 甘孜 (Ganzi)

Suburban Districts: Northwest of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture

Airports: No

Area Code: 0836

Population: 58,000

Best Time to Visit: Summer, Autumn

Top Attractions in Garze

Garze Maps Free Download

Find maps of Garze, including Garze's regional location to other parts of China as well as . Our Garze travel guide ( includes weather, living, food, weather, transportation, etc.) has heaps of useful information and tips! > See More

Shopping in Garze

Ganzi Speciality shopping 1) Dried Yak Meat Yak meat is beef-like, but more delicious in flavor, contai no marbling because the yak is a cold climate animal, and the fat is located around the outside of the body. In the United States, yak meat is becoming more popular in restaurants. In Central Asia yak meat is dried, or deep frozen in natures own freezer, for...> See More

Restaurants (Food) in Garze

In Garze, travele can taste the special local food in the style of Tibetan cuisine, such as tsamba, Kangding bean jelly, mutton soup, Moyu roast chicken, Maiqiu smoked beef, special beef soup, Tibetan barley and more. While eating, you can always drink Tibetan beverages like buttered tea and barley liquor (a kind of spirit made from highland barley). It is an old tradition f...> See More

Entertainment in Garze

There is not much nightlife in this small town. You can have a beer and simply visit a restaurant. > See More