Kangding(Dartsedo, in Tibetan), to all the Chinese people, is famous as a nationwide noted song named Love Song of Kangding, which is undoubtedly considered to be the most loyal and high praise to Kangding.
Ganzi Tibetan Nationality Autonomous Region located at the southeast edge of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, which worldwide famous as The Ridge of World, is at the transitional zone from Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to Sichuan Basin, and the west region of Sichuan province with a total area of 153,000 square kilometers. Ganzi Tibetan Nationality Autonomous Region is first special autonomous region after the foundation of New China, and the capital was settled in Kangding.
Kangding is truly an ancient town on the plateau and engulfed by mountains in three sides, two rivers go beside the town, diversities of folk residences are spread on riversides, and it is surely vividly featured with the uniqueness of local ethnic custom and characteristics. The local Paoma Mountain or Running Horse Mountain is widely famous for Love Song of Kangding. There is a Jixiang Temple on top of mountain, and relevant festivals exemplified by Yufo Festival (Bathing Buddha Festival). Meanwhile, visitors over there also appreciate the beauty of Snow Mountain, Grassland, Thermal Spring, Lakes, Rainfalls and Old Castles and so on. Xindu Bridge is a section of Sichuan-Tibet Road famous for its extraordinary landscape, and standing there, visitors can see Gagong Mountain. Many a photographer prefers taking photos there.
The apogee of Kangding County is 7556 meters, which belongs to the Main Peak of Gagong Mountain, boasting The First Peak of Tianfu, and the lowest level is 1390 meters, which is in the area of Daduhe River, the town government is located at Lucheng Town with an altitude of 2560 meters. Due to the complicated landform and climate, Kangding is also a place that visitors can see four-season landscape on a mountain and different weathers in ten miles.