Muya Holy Land Scenic Spot is located in the world-known city of love song—Kangding.‘Muya Xinkang’ on the west of Kanding Zheduo Mountain is the first tourism spot that combines folk customs and natural landscape in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, and the first theme tourist area in China themed Tibetan Muya culture. It boasts many tourism landscapes such the snow mountain, grassland, sea of flowers, rivers, lakes, and Muya Tibetan folk culture. The core zone of the scenic spot covers an area of about 100 square kilometers , about 31 kilometers from south to north, and about 4.5 kilometers from east to west. The scenic spot is 3,600 to 4,400 meters above the sea level.
Muya Holy Land Scenic Spot is located in ‘Muya Xinkang’ on the west of Kanding Zheduo Mountain. It is a tourism spot that combines folk customs and natural landscape in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, with Tibetan Muya culture as the theme. It boasts many tourism landscapes such the snow mountain, grassland, sea of flowers, rivers, lakes, and Muya Tibetan folk culture. There are five major tourist attractions in total. ‘Huahai Xunzong (Seeking Traces in the Sea of Flowers)’ was where Muya Princess traveled and where flowers bloom the earliest and most luxuriantly in the whole scenic spot. ‘Fanyin Songfu (Sanskrit Giving Good Fortune)’ is a renowned Tibetan Buddhist temple in Muya region. ‘Tianjie Muge (Pastoral from Heaven)’ was a traditional winter pasture in Muya State, where pasture is the most abundant. ‘Fo You Muya (Buddha Blessing Muya)’ is the only statue of Sakyamuni Buddha in China that is made of sprayer flags. ‘Qunfeng Weiping (Peaks as a Screen)’ was a natural screen that safeguarded Muya State.
‘Muya’ was called ‘Minyag’ in ancient times, the ancient Qiang in west China. The ancient Qiang once moved north and established the famous Western Xia regime. Later it migrated south and established ‘Western Wu State’ west of Dadu River, called ‘Muya State’ by the folk. Kangding City, especially west of Zheduo Mountain, has been the area inhabited by Muya people all the time and the area where ‘Muya’ culture is most completely preserved in China.
This land not only produced age-old glorious Muya culture but is also the hometown of Sontzen Gampo’s 4th princess consort—Muya Princess ‘Jiamuzun’. One of the four great Tusi (national minority hereditary headmen) since the Ming and Qing dynasties ‘Mingzheng Tusi’ is the descendant of the king of ‘Western Wu State’. The five scholars of Muya well-known across Tibet are eminent monks born on this land.
This is a magical land and a place to which the birth or presence of heroes or great men brings glory. Here are too many stories to be told. Here is filled with legends. Here are simple folk customs. Here is a holy, pure, and beautiful land. Here is unique culture, and here is picturesque scenery. Here you can not only explore traces of ancient civilization but also experience extraordinary natural ecology.
To accelerate the construction of tourist destination in Kangding and act in response to the development strategy proposed by the Party Committee and Government of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture that Kangding should establish ‘a whole region tourism demonstration plot in China’ and develop the best tourist destination in the world, Kangding will highlight Ganzi’s cultural tourism feature, comprehensively optimize and integrate tourism resources of Kangding City, fully implement the policy of targeted poverty alleviation by tourism so as to develop tourism into a strategic pillar industry of Kangding City and Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. And for important investment promotion, Muya Zeduo Tourism Investment and Development Co., Ltd. of Kangding County is entrusted to develop the scenic spot.
The scenic spot is positioned in three aspects such as ecology, culture, and economy. In ecology, mountain sightseeing, sunshine treasured land, and purification of soul will be the priority; in culture, research and exploration into Muya culture in Kangding City will be the focus; and in economy, the development of integrated economic community in the scenic spot in the valleys will be the carrier. The scenic spot will be dedicated to developing tourism of upholding nature, tourism of national culture, tourism of outdoor exercise, and co-green tourism.