Aba Prefecture Attractions
Introduction to Ruoergai Grassland (若尔盖大草原)
Ruoergai Grassland is a peculiar area at the edge of Tibetan Plateau. The altitude is between 3300 meters and 3600 meters. Comparing with the middle and eastern part of China, it is a plateau. But comparing with other parts of Tibetan Plateau, it is a basin, surrounded by Mount Min, Mount Guoluo, Mount Animaqing and Mount Xiqing,
The major rivers run on Ruoergai Grassland are Gequ, Moyu and Requ. The abundant water resource, and mountains, make the grassland an attractive scenery. It is cold on the grassland. The yearly average temperature is between 0 and 2 degree Celsius. The annual average rainfall is about 600 to 700 millimeters. Summer is the best timing to Ruoergai. It is cool and the visibility is good. The grasses are all bluish green, seemingly extending to the line between earth and sky. The special foods are Tibetan sausage, wild vegetables, Roasted bread, and yogurt.
Ruoergai County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
Flower Lake, First Bend of Yellow River
Entrance to the town: CNY75
Tourist bus: CNY30
Sightseeing elevator: CNY30 (single trip uphill)
Opening Hours: all day
Tourists can take a taxi from Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong Airport to Songpan County (around CNY90 for 1 hour). From Songpan, direct bus or rental car are both available to reach Ruoergai.
1. Best time for visit: Summer and Autumn (between July and early September)
2. Recommended length of stay: 2 days
Tour including Visiting Ruoergai Grassland (Sichuan)
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