Moxi Town

Tibetan transcription(s)
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Traditional 磨西镇
Location in Sichuan

Coordinates: 29°40′N 102°7′E / 29.667°N 102.117°E / 29.667; 102.117Coordinates: 29°40′N 102°7′E / 29.667°N 102.117°E / 29.667; 102.117

Country China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
County Luding County
 • Total 308.64 km2 (119.17 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,794
 • Density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC+8)

Moxi is a town and township in Luding County in the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan, China. As of 2000 it had 6,794 inhabitants. Moxi Town stands at the gateway to the Hailuogou Glacier Forest Park, south of Kangding and east of Mount Gongga. The town also featured in the Battle of Luding Bridge in 1935 when some of those who fought in the battle including Mao Zedong met in Moxi and stayed the night when the army marched through before heading north.

Moxi lies at roughly 1,600 meters above sea level, and the population are mainly ethnic Han Chinese, Yi and Tibetan with other minorities.

The main crossroads at the park entrance has hotels, restaurants and souvenir stalls. About 150 metres below is the original street of the village. It has a small Catholic church built in the 1920s with a colourful bell tower and a number of wooden shops.[1]

The surrounding township is mainly pastoral land, and agriculture employs much of the population.



  • Leffman, David, et al. (2005). The Rough Guide to China. 4th Edition. Rough Guides, New York, London, Delhi. ISBN 978-1-84353-479-2.

External links

  • Dreams
  • Moxi at Baidu (Chinese)

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