Tongren travel guide

Tongren in brief Located on the south of Qinghai Province, Tongren was a nomadic region in history. It is a great place to see the most real culture, architecture and sightseeings of Chinas northwestern area. In the exchange center of Tibetan culture, Central Plain Culture and Khampa culture, Tongren plays an important part of the cradle of Regong Art which consists of Tibetan-style scroll painting, barbola and sculpture. Besides, it became an important agricultural center during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). This trend continued throughout the Tang (618 - 907) and Yuan Dynasty (1206 - 1368) all the way through to the end of Qing Dynasty (1616 - 1911). Agriculture - It is considered as the Hometown of Yellow Fruit because of the Ren Long Wu River valley which has the rarely seen yellow pear. This kind of yellow pear warms the stomach and strengthen the spleen. Moreover, the rich wild plants or fruits in this area make it very popular among the people whod like to collect some valuable medicinal materials. Tongren also provides very good mutton, hike, nap, cow suede clothes and etc. Art - Tongren County is the original place of Regong Art, the hometown of the famous ...More information about Tongren »

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