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Ya'an

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Wildlife Areas · Canyons · Historic Sites
Ya'an is a prefecture-level city in the western part of Sichuan province, China, located just below the Tibetan Plateau.HistoryPreviously known as Yazhou-fu, the city is first mentioned during the Zhou Dynasty (1122-255 BCE). It served as a county seat during the Qin and Han Dynasties, but was subsequently taken by nomadic tribes. After being reintegrated into the Chinese Empire in the late 5th century, it was made the seat of the Ya Prefecture in 604. The modern Ya'an county was established in 1912. It became the provincial capital of Xikang province in 1951, but has been a municipality under the administration of Sichuan province since 1955, when Xikang province was merged and became a part of Sichuan province.The first giant panda was found in Baoxing County of Ya'an; Ya'an is also the origin of artificial planting tea of the world; Mengding Mountain in Mingshan County, has been keeping seven tea trees, which are believed to be the origins of tea, for more than 1,000 years.Panda tea is also a local speciality.On April 20, 2013, the city was hit by a major earthquake, causing numerous casualties and heavy damage to housing and infrastructure.
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Popular things to do in Ya'an

Canyon
Ya'an Bifeng Canyon
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Wildlife Area
Bifengxia Panda Reserve
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
Shangli Ancient Town
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Bridge
Yazhou Gallery Bridge
2.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Ya'an

Historic Walking Area
Mt. Tiantai Scenic Resort in Qionglai Qionglai
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Pingle Ancient Town Qionglai
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ski Area
Xiling Snow Mountain Scenic Resort Dayi County
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Ski Area
Xiling Xueshan Ski Resort Dayi County
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Ya'an

Other
Dongla Mountain Shenmu Base
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Park
Mt. Jinfeng Park
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Outdoor Activity
Ya'an Huaguo Mountain
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ruin
White Horse Spring
2.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Ya'an

National Park
Mt. Zhougong National Forest Park in Ya'an
1.7
Duration: 8 hours

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