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Nyingch Travel Guide


Nyingchi (Linzhi) means “the Grand Seat of the Sun” in the language of Tibetan, is one of the 7 prefecture area of Tibet Autonomous Region.  It is lying in the southeast of Tibet£¬ the lower reaches of the Yaluzangbu River, with the Sichuan-Tibet highway running through the whole region from east to west.  The capital township Bayi is about 400 km eastward of Lhasa city.  Nyingchi is noted for Nyingchits green mountains and clear water. The Himalaya and Tangula Mountains wind their ways from west to east like two colossal dragons and join the Henduan Mountains in the east. Nyingchi is also called “the Switzerland of Tibet” and “the Jiangnan of Tibet” (Jiangnan means the fertile and prosperous area in the south of the Yangtze River.)

The primitive forest of Nyingchi is well preserved that you can easily find the upright ancient plateau Tibetan cypress, the Himalaya cold cedar, the “living plant fossil”- the tree bracken and a vast variety of azaleas. Nyingchi therefore also has the name “the Natural Museum” and “the Natural Gene Pool”.

The major townships and scenic zones include the Economic Area of the Niyang River Valley, Bayi Town and the Scenic Zones of Yaluzhangbu River.

People and Beliefs
Nyingchi is the native land to the Menba and Luoba people who have plenty of typical traditional living customs and religious beliefs. The ancient legends, unsophisticated living customs, the totems of the tribes and villages among others all deliver these ancient and remote people a primitive, mysterious and inviting color. The widespread Tibetan Buddhism and local Ben give rise to the building of many great temples, which constitutes another tourist highlights in Nyingchi.

In addition to its grand religious attractions, the natural beauty of Nyingchi is also highly appreciated by tourists. The major natural scenic attractions include the Nanjiabawa Peak, the Yarlung Zangbo Great Canyon, located in Medog County, which attracts significant tourism and geo-scientific and biological study to the area, Basum Lake, Zayu and Bome etc.

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 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. Its unique ethnic living customs, music and dances, sports and tournaments and so forth are among the major tourist attractions of Tibet.


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