Litang, it is smooth like the grass dam of the bronze mirror that Tibetan language is meant, gains the name because there is vast hair Ya prairie in the county. The county town has an elevation of 4014 meters, there is ” high city of the world ” It claims. From the east to 385 kilometers of office Kangding of the state, the highway of national road of Sichuan-Tibet crosses the county town, the highway going to Yunnan Province in Litang also starts from this.
Litang is one of the highest county towns above sea level in the world, can be rated as ” high city of the world ” ,The county town has an elevation of 4200 meters, it is more than 300 meters higher than Lhasa of Tibet. This ” hangs the city in the high altitude” It is horse’s important strategic place of the market each other of tea from ancient times, merchants gathered, good products from the earth are nature’s treasures, a remarkable place producing outstanding people.
Litang temple has another name called long youthful Kohl temple, lies in the north hillside of city of county town. Originally for being black to teach temple whether Wan third Dalai changed into Shamanism and turned on light for it while passing by this place over the years Ming Dynasty. Through extending gradually, become south largest Huang temple of health district, there is ” south Buddhism Holy Land of the health ” It claims. Temple near the mountain but at,unless straggly at last, well arranged,audience hall Buddha give up lying in the middle of temple and height of, the body tendency is towering, give somebody and gaze far into the sky, the hopeless dust belongs to the sense of the spirit. Collect precious historical relics such as all kinds of gold-plated bronze statue, Buddhism classics, saddle which third Dalai has used, mural painting of the Ming and Qing times of Sakyamuni,etc. in the temple, this temple of butter of the 15th of the first month of the lunar year of annual lunar calendar of the Zang nationality moulds the flower fair, is known as ” a special skill of health district ” .