Aba county attracts hundreds of thousands of Tibetans every year. It is said that Aba county reserves the most original living style of Tibetans. This is the largest county in the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture and is the second largest Tibetan Buddhist gathering site after Lhasa. It is known as the “Little Potola Palace” and is home to 42 monestaries. It is estimated that one third of the 60,100 population are monks!
Aba County is an excellent place to experience Tibetan culture. There are numerous festivals and activities throughout the year.
There are some buildings that are over 1000 years old will give you a taste of the past and of the local Tibetan culture. Accommodation options range from home stays to cheap hotels to 3* locally run hotels.
Bus connections are available through Songpan and Ma Er Kang.