About Nujiang: Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture is called Nujiang Prefecture for short and is under the jurisdiction of Yunnnan Province. The prefecture is located in the northwest of Yunnan Province. The prefecture gets its name from the Nu River which runs its entire length from north to south. Nujiang Prefecture is an important route north up to Tibet and west into Myanmar from Yunnan. The prefecture is distinguished by having the Three Parallel Rivers World Heritage Site, a national scenic area, and the China Shangri-La Ecotourism Area all present within its borders. The main attractions in the county include Nu River Gorge, Dulong River, and Gongshan Forest.