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Maoxian County is the largest core settlement of Qiang people. Qiangxiang Ancient Village Scenic Area consists of two stockaded villages and one corridor, Pingtou Village, Moutuo Village and Sightseeing Corridor extending 25km along National Highway 213 and the Minjiang River between the two villages.
Inside the scenic area, there are many historical sites, such as the Sarcophagus of Shang and Zhou Dynasties, Ancient Tombs of the Warring States, Tomb of the King Zhuang of Zhou Dynasty, 500-Year-Old Ancient Trees, Official Tomb of Headman, Ancient Tea and Horse Path and Religious Temples. There is the scenery landscape with the karst cave which can hold 300 people and the natural waterfalls with 90 m of fall. The foot steps of history and the magic natural scenery will make you hooked.
At the Qiang Village, you still can appreciate the unique architectural features and culture of Qiang people, taste the food of Qiang, drink the Za Wine, dance the Salang Dance and join in the interesting cultural activities such as the Push Shot and Sift Chaff.

Famous Attractions 

Pingtou Qiang Village 

The village gate is standing on Pingtou Qiang Village, which is like a Qiang flute; sheep is the most primitive totem for Qiang people and represents their warmly welcome for the guests who came from far away.

Nuo Culture Square 

Nuo Culture is a kind of ancient mysterious culture, originating from primitive hunting activities. Nuo is a kind of witchcraft worship activity to drive the disease and evil with the attendance of all people, it is also a symbiosis cultural phenomenon for all nationalities in China, people often call them Wunuo.

Moutuo Village Gate 

Cableway is the main travel tool in Moutuo in the past and you can appreciate the intangible cultural heritage performance of Qiang people such as "Loricae Dance", "Qiang Flute" and "Primitive Songs", etc.

Kompang 

This is the show of Shibi Culture, the sheepshead and colored ribbon for Kompang, putting chicken blood, planting sand and offering incense represent good weather for the crops, peace and happiness.

Worship at Baishi Square 

White stone (Baishi) is the god for Qiang people, and the Worship Tower (thanksgiving tower) made up of white stones was built by local people after 5.12 Wenchuan Earthquake to show their thanks for the unselfish help of the Party and people from all walks of life.

Opening Hours

with access all day

Address

Moutuo Village of Nanxin Town and Pingtou Village of Fengyi Town, Maoxian County, Aba Prefecture, Sichuan Province

Ticket

Free

Transportation

Take regular bus at Chadianzi Bus Station of Chengdu to arrive in Maoxian County.

Food

Bacon and Cooked Wheaten Food (stirring bun, gold wrapping silver and steamed paste)

Tips

There is the alpine climate in Aba Prefecture. It is cold in the morning and at night and hot at noon even in summer. There is strong ultraviolet light in the scenic area. You need to pay attention to suncare. Some tourists may suffer from slight altitude stress in the high altitude localities. Drinking for defined amount the buttered tea, milk products and beverage like Rhodiola Rosea can enhance the ability of adapting to the plateau-climate.

 

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