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Songpan horse riding

 Located at an altitude of more than 3000m Songpan is a lively, place with various stalls selling Tibetan style clothes and goods.
 Originally the ancient city of Songpan was built by the Tang Dynasty and rebuilt during the regime of Ming Dynasty. the city of Songpan is divided into two parts, inner city and outside wall. During the early period Songpan was one of the important battle ground for military forces. the frequent contacts between the Han and Tibetan nationality started during the Tang Dynasty, it was also an important economic and trading center for horse and tea exchange between inner area and Tibetan area.

Songpan horse trek: the prices charged for the horse treks are modest and are generally inclusive of meals, tents, bedding, water gear, and guides. One might feel somewhat less than satisfied with a short trek to Munigou Hot Springs. Treks to the isolated Falling Stone Mountain are also come highly recommended. Treks to Munigou and the Hot Springs at Er Dao Hai take two days; a detour to the Zhaya waterfall takes an extra day. the Zhaya Waterfall is quite beautiful. Treks to Ice Mountain take four days of hard riding, but are the most breathtaking of the available treks. One can also trek to Huanglong, passing close to the snow line, but this trek is not very popular since bus service is convenient and several hours of riding must be done on the public highway.

  
Songpan Gate
  
Virgin forest in Monigou
  
Horse trek
  
Horse trek
  
Munigou
  
Er Dao Hai
 
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