Discover Ngari: Highest Region in Tibet Ancient Civilization

Brief info on Ngari

Ngari in western Tibet is known as the highest region in Tibet, with an average elevation exceeding 4,500 m. It boasts stunning mountains, breathtaking lakes, expansive grasslands, and magnificent snow-capped peaks. Ngari is also the origin of major rivers in the Indian Subcontinent. It was the center of the ancient Guge kingdom and the birthplace of the ancient Zhang-Zhung Civilization. Although sparsely populated, Ngari is a haven for wild yak and Tibetan antelopes. It consists of six counties.

There are national Protection Sites of key Historical Relics, such as the Ruins of the Guge Kingdom and Toding Monastery. Additionally, there is the Tsada Earthen Forest, a National Geographic Park. Other notable sites include Daba Temple, Manang Temple, and the Ruins of the Shangtse Castle.


The Rise and Fall of the Guge Kingdom: Exploring the Ancient Ruins of Tibet

Discover the mysterious rise and fall of the Guge kingdom in Tibet. Explore its impressive architectural complex and ancient murals at the Zarang Ruins.
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Mount Shishabangma

Shishabangma peak (85’46’55 east longitude, 28’21’07 north latitude), one of the peaks in the middle of the Himalayas. Located near the Nepal border in southern Tibet, China, at an altitude of 8,012 meters (26,286 feet), it ranks 14th out of 14 8,000-meter peaks in the world. Mount Shishabangma is the only mountain, that is completely...
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Dongkar Phiwang Castle

Dongkar Phiwang Castle part of is the Ancient Guge Dynasty. One of the eight major monasteries built by Rinchen Sangpo. Dating from the 10th century AD. It was once the political, economic and cultural center of the Guge kingdom. Dongkar Phiwang are scattered on the cliffs north of Dongkar Village. The dense caves of Dongkar...
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Yongdrung Rinchen cave – one of earliest Bon meditation cave

At noon, we arrived at Menshi Township, Gar County, Ngari Prefecture, at an altitude of 4430 meters. This is a small town guarding the G219 road. Large trucks and travelling cars are here to rest. We ate at a Northeast dumpling restaurant. Had lunch. All staple foods in Tibet, including rice, steamed buns, dumplings, steamed...
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Khorchak Monastery – First monastery in Ngari

Khorchak Monastery is located in Khorchak Village, Burang County. In fact, the village is named after the temple. Due to the influence of Monastery and its eminent monks, residents gradually gathered around the temple, and Khorchak Village was gradually formed. Khorchak Monastery is well-known for having a unique architectural style, numerous cultural relics, and a...
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Explore the Enchanting Banggong Tso Lake in Tibet, China: A Guide to the Swan Lake on the India-China Border

Discover the enchanting Banggong Tso Lake, also known as the "swan lake" of the border. With stunning views and diverse wildlife, it's a must-visit destination.
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Ruthok Cliff Carving

Ruthok rock painting, a cultural site, is located in Ruthok County, Tibet. It is mainly distributed in the South and east of Pangong Tso, nearly 200 or 300 square km. The most easily found rock paintings are in the area of Xinjiang Tibet highway near Ritu. Murals are carved with hard stone or other hard...
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Thoding Monastery

Thong Monastery began to be built in 996, and it is the first Buddhist Monastery constructed in Ngari Prefecture by the Guge Kingdom. The murals of the Monastery can be called unique paintings through the ages. the second dissemination of Buddhism is originated here. It affords a lot of precious material in kind for research...
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Zhada Earthen Forest

As a typical typography, Zhada earthen forest can be called an extraordinary master work of the nature. It is the sole one in China and the typical one in the world. it is most representative at both side of Langchen Tsangpo(Indus river). The Zhada earthen forest is 5,000 sq km in scale, while the kernel...
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Mt Kailash

As the main peak of Gangdise Mountain, Mount Kailash (Gang Rinpoche) peak is 6.638 m above sea level. Over 250 glaciers around peak make it the sources of the Indus, Ganges and Yarlung Tsangpo rivers. In the west of Tibet you can find the most holy mountain in the world: Kailash. The mountain dominates the...
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Manasarovar Lake: A Sacred and Majestic Destination | Travel Guide

Manasarovar or Mapam Yutso Lake in Tibet is one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world. Discover its sacred beauty and historic significance.
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