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In Sichuan there’s a saying.  Ya’an is nicer than Chengdu,  Luding is nicer than Ya’an,  and Kangding is nicer than Luding.  But Kangding is not as nice as Zigong.

Just kidding.  That makes no sense.

Mugecuo lake and valley with snowcapped peaks and whatnot is an hour or so north of Kangding.   Rides should be easy to find, though – best through a hostel.   Beware a ticket cost at the entrance.

I’ve never stayed at Zhilam hostel,  but there are several low-priced hotels in the city center that accept lao wai.   There are some fun bars downtown while the Paoma mountain is a ripoff, which asks you to pay ticket price after you’ve already climbed the mountain.   Hills to the southwest of the city are free and pretty accessible for a good view of the “three rivers four mountains”.  Might have to brave angry dogs and wild pigs.