Nyingchi Attractions

“Nyingchi” means the Grand Seat of the Sun in Tibetan language. It is noted for its green mountains and clear water. The city of Nyingchi is in the southeast of Tibet. It is in the embrace of these three mountain ranges. The Himalayan, The Tangula and the Hindu-Kush Mountain ranges meets here. Nyingchi is also titled with name as Switzerland of Tibet and the River Valley of Tibet(Jiang Nan).

The primitive forest of Nyingchi has well preserved of plants, which found only in Tibetan plateau. Tibetan cypress, the Himalaya cold cedar are regard as the “living plant fossil”. The tree bracken and a vast variety of azaleas. Nyingchi is therefore entitled “the Natural Museum and “the Natural Gene Pool”. The area around the Buchun Lake is deemed to be the place where the wild man was living.

As on the lower reaches of the Yarlung Tsangpo River. Nyingchi boasts a moist climate and picturesque scenery, with an average elevation of 3,000 m. It is in embrace of The Himalayan.

Nyingchi boasts both gorgeous natural beauty and profound ethnic cultures. In recent years with the rapid advancement of economic reform and opening up the tourist industry. It has turned out to be a pillar industry in the reaches of the Niyang River and the relevant networks and facilities have already taken their forms.

Nyingchi has become an international forest park in “the third pole of the globe” where a wide variety of activities such as sightseeing, mountain hiking, rock climbing, exploration, white water surfing and scientific research are carried out.

The topography of Nyingchi is highly undulating with the average latitude of 3,000 meters and the lowest place- Bar Tsoka is only 150 meters above the sea level. Its climate is basically mild and pleasant for the whole year, which creates a desirable environment for both farming and animal husbandry and thus its nickname “the Tibetan Jiangnan”. The warm and wet air currents from the Indian Ocean bring abundant rainfalls here.

The blending of various climates ranging from tropical to temperate zone climate contributes a lot to the forming of the unique landscapes and tourist attractions. Nyingchi has an annual average rainfall of 650mm, 2,022.2 hours of sun lighting, 180 days without frost and a yearly average temperature of 8.7 degree Celsius. The average winter temperature is above zero degree Celsius, and the average summer temperature 20 degree Celsius. Nyingchi is therefore a very pleasant place without harsh winter and burning summer. The rainy season, from May to September, however, is not a nice time period for visitors. The plentiful rainfalls often give rise to landslides, which poses a real threat to local transportation and highway. The tourists should avoid traveling along the Sichuan-Tibet highway at this season. Other natural disasters are sand storm, flood and hailstorms.

Mount-Bonri in Nyingchi

Mount Bonri – Sacred mountain of Tibetan Bon Religion

Before Buddhism entered Tibet, this snow-covered plateau had its own traditional religious beliefs. This native religion developed by primitive Shamanism. which has great influence on the human world such as ghosts, gods, heaven, earth, mountains and rivers, earth and rocks, and even vegetation. The worship of animism has a strong shaman color and the custom...
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namchak Barwa

Mount Namcha Barwa

“Namcha barwa” in the Tibetan language carries several meanings, of which one goes as “the burning thunder and lightning” and another “the spear that shoots upright to the heaven”. The main peak of Mount Namcha Barwa is 7,782 meters high and famed as “the father of icebergs”. The foot of the peak abounds with a...
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Yarlun Tsangpo Grand Canyon

The Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon undulates 496.3 km long, with an average elevation over 3,000 m, and the down-cutting erosion reaches 5,382 m. It is longer than Colorando Canyon in the United States, the longest Canyon in the world. and deeper than Colca Canyon in Peru. The Yarlung Tsangpo grand Canyon contain nine vertical natural...
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Basum Tso

2,000 meters long and several hundred meters wide, Basum tso (also called Drak Sum Lake, which means three rocks and three lakes in Tibetan) shapes like a huge crescent set in the Grand Canyon. Birds like the yellow ducks and white cranes flock here for the numerous fish in the lake. The reflection of white...
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Ranwu lake

The Ranwu Lake is a perfect blending of the Swiss Alps snow peaks and glaciers and the streams in Jiuzaigou (a pretty town in central China). Just as depicted in the diary of Mr. Zhang Qingsong (a known professor from the School of Geography, Chinese Academy of Science who has set foot on all the...
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