Nakchu Attractions include lots of Tibetan nomadic life. Situated in the north of Tibet, Nagchu is 338 km north of Lhasa, at the confluence of the three highways – Qinghai- Tibet Highway, Northern section of Sichuan- Tibet Highway and the Heihe Highway. Nakchu has favourable transportation facilities and unique landscape. The ruins of ancient Shang-Shung culture, the Bon monasteries and herdmen’s life on the plateau of Nakchu are very attractive to visitors.
Nakchu is in the northern of Tibet. The name “Nakchu” comes from the Nakchu River which is the upper reaches of the Nujiang River. In the past, the river was also called “Heihe” (Black River). Today, “Nakchu” is generally referred to as Nakchu Prefecture. The Nakchu Prefecture Committee and the Nakchu Prefecture Administration are located in Nakchu Town.
Nagqu is one of the important political, economic, cultural and trading centers as well as a transport hub in Tibet. It is also the collection and reshipment centre for the region’s animal products, mineral ores, and agricultural and forestry products. Nagqu has a unique landscape. The ancient Yamtung (or Zhangzhung) cultural site, the Bon monasteries, the Holy Lake Nam-tso( or Lake Nam co) and the life of the highland herdsmen are unique tourist attractions.
The local Tibetan people often refer to the plateau of northern Tibet as Changtang (or Qangtang), which is mostly located in Nakchu. An old folk song sings: “The mysterious Changtang is so wild and desolate when you are here the first time; it becomes your lovely hometown when you get to know more.”