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Kangding or Dardo was a county in Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in western Sichuan Province, China. It is administrated at the town of Lucheng. In the west, Dardo was previously known as Tachienlu or Tatsienlu, after the Chinese transcription Dǎjiànlú 打箭爐 of the Tibetan name Darzêdo.The county covers an area of 11,125 km2. and roughly corresponds to the ancient Chakla Kingdom, governed by the Chakla Gyelpo from Dartsedo or Kangding . It includes the Minyak region of the Tibetan Plateau and the steep gorge created by the Cheto-chu and Yakra-chu tributaries of the Gyarong Gyalmo Ngulchu or Dadu River.On 17 February 2015, it was upgraded into a county-level city.SettlementsKangding (Lucheng)Tagong (Lhagang)BiodiversityKangting sucker frog Amolops kangtingensis is only known from Kangding County.To arrange what you want to do in Kangding County, use our China travel itinerary planner.
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