Baoxing is located in the western margin of Sichuan Basin, and northern Ya'an. Baoxing County Town is 190km away from downtown Chengdu and 54km away from downtown Ya'an. The National Highway G351 passes through it. Baoxing is the throat of the Chengdu Plain to the Western Sichuan Plateau, an important ethnic corridor in Western China and an important ecological barrier in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. It covers an area of 3,114km², governs 3 towns, 6 townships, 55 villages and 3 communities, with a total population of over 59,000.
Baoxing boasts Panda Ancient City, a national AAAA tourist attraction cored by downtown Baoxing, Fengtongzhai Dengchi Valley Scenic Area integrating breeding, rescue, publicity and education of giant panda, Dongla Mountain Grand Canyon Scenic Area, the largest distribution area of wild Osmanthus fragrans and the best ornamental area of red leaves in the world, and Qiaoqi Tibetan Village • Shenmulei Scenic Area integrating the natural scenery of snow-capped peaks, meadows and forests and unique Tibetan style. There are also a batch of high-grade scenic areas such as Dawagengzha Mountain, Kongshilin Stone Forest, Lingguan Stone City, Tieping Mountain and Puji Valley. Jiajin Mountain in Baoxing, the first snow mountain crossed by the Red Army during the Long March, is the starting point of "Snow Mountains and Grasslands", one of Top 30 Red Tourism Routes in China and one of Top 100 Classic Red Tourism Attractions in China.
Baoxing is one of the first batch of national all-for-one tourism demonstration zone creation units. On the condition that over 86% county area is included in the Giant Panda National Park, "1236" tourism development thought is established (seizing one opportunity, highlighting two brands, creating three high-quality tourist routes and promoting six national AAAA tourist attractions), namely seizing the major opportunity of construction of Giant Panda National Park and highlighting the two cultural tourism brands of Giant Panda and Jiajin Mountain. We focus on Panda Ancient City and Giant Panda Origin Museum to create the tour of origin of giant panda culture, Dongla Mountain, Shenmulei and Dawagengzha Mountain to create the tour of ecological health and wellness, and Jiajinshan Executive Leadership Academy to create the tour of red culture. We are building and improving the six national AAAA tourist attractions in an all-round manner and at a high level. We will build Baoxing into "Famous County of Tianfu Tourism" and a model of ecological and red tourism in China.
At present, Baoxing owns six national AAAA tourist attractions, one national eco-tourism demonstration area, one national forest park, one national natural reserve, one rural tourism model village in China, one of top 100 models of rural tourism in China, one provincial place of interest, one provincial water conservancy scenic area, and one provincial wetland park. Baoxing is rated as the "Most Beautiful Eco-tourism County in China", "Top Ten Tourism Counties in Sichuan Province", "Powerful Tourism County in Sichuan Province", and "Powerful Rural Tourism County in Sichuan Province".
Baoxing is the world's first panda discovery site and the first panda type specimen origin. 75% of the county area of Baoxing is the world's first panda discovery site and the first panda type specimen origin. 75% of the county area is included in the world natural heritage of giant panda habitat. World Natural Heritage Site of Giant Panda Habitat
Baoxing County is located in the western edge of Sichuan Basin, adjacent to Lushan in the east, Tianquan in the south, Kangding in the west, Xiaojin in the north, and Wenchuan in the northeast. It is 200 kilometers away from Chengdu. It is a transitional zone between Chengdu Plain and the western Sichuan Plateau. The County border is about 61 kilometers wide from east to west, 81 kilometers long from north to south, covering an area of 3114 square kilometers.
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In recent years, with the development of Baoxing economy, the life of Baoxing people has undergone tremendous changes, and the spiritual and cultural life is showing a glorious prospect in recent years. With the development of Baoxing economy, the life of Baoxing people has undergone tremendous changes, and the spiritual and cultural life is showing a glorious prospect in recent years. People's lives have undergone tremendous changes, and spiritual and cultural life is showing a glorious scene.
Dawagengzha Mountain Scenic Area is located in Gari Village, Qiaoqi Tibetan Township, Baoxing County, Ya'an, Sichuan Province, covering an area of nearly 200km². With a peak altitude of around 3,900m, it belongs to the Qionglai Mountains, high in north and low in south. At present, it is the best 360° platform for viewing cloud sea and sunrise with best accessibility in Asia. Dawagengzha in Tibetan means “a beautiful holy mountain”. In this scenic area, tourists can not only look around Siguniang Mountain in the north, Pagela Holy Mountain in the south, Gongga Mountains in the west and other famous mountains, but also watch cloud falls, sunrise, Buddha light (glory), sunshine on golden mountains, starry sky, meadows, lakes, canyons, peaks, rimes, alpine azalea, Tibetan villages and other landscapes. This scenic area is mainly famous for such landscapes as cloud sea, sunrise, Buddha light, rimes, meadows and alpine azalea. It is a holy land for outdoor activity, photography and camping fans and a high-quality scenic area for mountain tourism and experience. At present, it is composed of famous scenic spots such as Auspicious Cloud Viewing Platform, Ten Li Alpine Azalea Forest, Fairy Lakes, Love Paradise Viewing Platform, Lotus Viewing Platform and Qiaoqi Lake Viewing Platform.
Fengtongzhai Dengchi Valley Scenic Area, located in Fengtongzhai Township of Baoxing County, is 227km away from Chengdu. It is a national AAAA tourist attraction and an important node of the Western Sichuan Giant Panda Ecological Tourist Circle. Covering an area of around 120km², the scenic area owns Fengtongzhai National Giant Panda Nature Reserve (experimental area and peripheral areas), a provincial cultural heritage site - Dengchigou Church, Giant Panda Publicity and Education Center, Fengtongzhai Natural Museum, Multi-functional Public Publicity and Education Center, Model Plant Non-local Protection Park, Li's Courtyard, David Town and other scenic spots.
Surrounded by mountains, verdant valleys and dense forests, it is a paradise for rare animals such as giant panda and golden monkey, and a place for planting rare plants such as dove tree and Cercidiphyllum japonicum. There are 46 species of wild animals under national Grade I protection and 18 species of rare plants under national protection. In addition, it is the place where the giant panda was scientifically discovered firstly in the world and the first model specimen of giant panda was produced and it is the core area of the World Nature Heritage Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuary. It was also the place where French missionary Mr. Armand David who firstly found giant pandas carried out biological research and missionary work and lived.
Jiajin Mountain Red Culture Experience Area is located in Zhaoxia Group, Jiuluo Village, Qiaoqi Township, around 60km away from Baoxing County Town, with a total project investment of RMB 4.3 million, including the fund for post-disaster reconstruction of RMB 3.1 million and the culture industry fund of RMB 1.2 million. The Experience Area is of five functional areas, namely, Theme Monument and Square, Experience Area of Red Army Crossing Jiajin Mountain, Residents and Tourists' Activities and Viewing Area. The project was commenced at the end of November 2014 and completed in December 2015. The sculpture in the Experience Area is of a triangular composition, with a height of 10m and a base of 1.2m, made of cast copper, copper forging paint and stone. The List of Martyrs in the form of relief reproduces the scenes of the Red Army crossing Jiajin Mountain and records the names of the martyrs of Baoxing County.
To improve and enhance the panda brand, Baoxing County takes the Panda Culture as the soul, introduces the ancient town concept and elements, and sets up Panda Ancient City with national AAAA tourist attraction standard and rich panda culture as the main engine for county-wide economic and social development and an important window for opening-up.
Panda Ancient City, located in Muping Town, downtown Baoxing County, is the first national AAAA tourist attraction cored by central county town in Sichuan Province. There are the Memorial Hall of Jiajin Mountain, the first snow mountain crossed by the Red Army in the Long March, Red Army Square, Riverside Time Corridor displaying the breeding process of the giant panda in 8 million years, Marble Relief Corridor telling the red stories in the Long March of the Red Army and introducing the rare animal and plant species in Baoxing, Panda Sculpture Theme Park based on the international exchange of 23 giant pandas as "Ambassadors for Peace", Yongfu Temple built in the reign of Emperor Yongle in the Ming Dynasty and well preserved, Lengmu Valley Geopark, Muping Headman's Office and other scenic spots.
Since 2011, Baoxing has invested the project fund of nearly RMB 2 billion for improving and upgrading the tourist infrastructure and supporting service facilities of the ancient city. In addition, Baoxing deeply explores its unique panda culture, Red Army culture, headman's office culture and Buddhism culture connotations, accelerates the transformation of county name cards and important nodes, improve all kinds of signs and boards, and carries the characteristic cultural elements with the concept of modern city and improve the urban taste. In 2011, Baoxing was rated by the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee and the Sichuan Provincial People's Government as "Beautiful Environment Model County 2011". In 2014, a national AAAA tourist attraction was established successful. In 2014, Baoxing was rated as the National Health County and the 4th Civilized City of Sichuan Province.