Holidays to Benzilan, China

Benzilan is a little jewel of a town, located on China’s Tea Horse Road, which winds its way from Yunnan to Tibet. Here, you can get a taste of authentic old-world Tibet in China. The town benefits from a mild climate year-round with access to the surrounding mountains which makes it a perfect base to explore from; or a convenient place to stop off and relax on the road from Zhongdian.

It’s worth visiting Dongzhulin Monastery. Similar to Songzanlin in Zhongdian but smaller and less touristy, you’ll pass by resident monks and locals alike, paying their respects. Given its magnificent mountainous surroundings, it’s a perfect place to take a breath and find some inner peace.



  • Visit Dongzhulin Monastery, smaller than Songzanlin and popular with the locals

  • Explore the local market and try Tibetan food, including Yak butter tea

  • Trek through glacial valleys and out-of-the-way wilderness

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