Mt.Siguniang( four girls) Tours – Sichuan Province, Aba, China
Mt.Siguniang( four girls)
About this place
Mt. Siguniang( Four Maidens Mountain) is situated in the middle of Mt.Qionglai Range in the buffer zone between the west Sichuan Plateau and the mountainous area on the rim of Sichuan Basin, where Xiaojin County and Wenchuan County of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province meet. The whole scenic area covers 2,000 square kilometers.
The name of Siguniang( four maidens , means the guardian deity of mountains in the Jiarong dialect of Tibetan language. In fact, the mountain is comprised of four peaks standing side by side like four girls. The peak of the Fourth Sister, with a summit elevation of 6,250 meters above sealevel, is the highest of Mt.Qionglai Range. Of all the mountains in Sichuan, it ranks second only to Mt.Gonga, “King of Mountains in Sichuan”, which is 7,556 meters above sea level. Its reputation is “Queen of Mountains in Sichuan”. The other three peaks, Mt. Third Sister, Mt.Second Sister, and Mt. Elder Sister, are 5,664, 5,454, and 5,355 meters above sea level.
As a region inhabited by the Tibetan, Qiang, Hui, Yi and Han People, with the Tibetans as the major ethnic group, Mt. Siguniang also nurthres and cherishes the old and simple folk customs of the ethnic minorities.
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