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Nyingchi travel guide

Nyingchi travel guide

With the lowest location in Tibet, Nyingchi Prefecture is known to Chinese as south regions of the Yangtze River in Tibet and the Switzerland in Tibet with dainty idyllic scenery, and known to the world with the deepest canyon in the world- the amazing Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon. Embraced by the Himalayas and the Nyainqentanglha Range which resemble two huge dragons stretching from west to east in parallel and joining the Hengduan Mountains in the east, Nyingchi is located in the southeast of Tibet. Its name, Nyingchi, is an imaginative Tibetan word which means the throne of the sun, just as it is the locality that the sun rises everyday in Tibet area. With a total population of 173 000, Nyingchi administrates 7 counties, borders Yunnan Province and Chamdo Prefecture to the east, Nagqu Prefecture to the north, Lhasa and Lhoka to the west and India and Burma to the south. In the lower reaches of Yarlung Zangbo River, it has a sharply-changed terrain and a large discrepancy in elevation with an average altitude of 3100 meters but the lowest altitude of only 900 meters, which contributed to a moist climate and pleasing landscape. History of Nyingchi- a mythic loc... More information about Nyingchi »

Top Attractions in Nyingchi

The Yaluzangbo Grand Canyon

The Yaluzangbo Grand Canyon

Chinese name: 雅鲁藏布大峡谷 (Ya Lu Zang Bu Da Xia Gu) Location: the canyon area encompasses the Pailong Village of Nyingchi County, Pai Village of Milin County and Medog County; the scenic spot is located in a border town named Pai Village, the "backpacker holy land", Tibet. Canyon depth: starts from Milin County (2880m above the sea level) in the north to Medog County (115m above the sea level) ...

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Batsom Lake

Batsom Lake

The Batsom Lake is a famous holy lake of Nyingmapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, more than 50 kilometers away from Gongbujiangda County. With altitude of more than 3700 meters and length of 12 kilometers, Batsom Lake of Nyingchi County also named as Basongcuo Lake or Cuogao Lake. Cuogao in Tibetan means green water and a lake with three caves. In terms of shape, the Basongcuo Lake is like a New Moon...

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