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About Nyingchi

Nyingchi is located in the southeastern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region. It means "The Throne of the Sun" in Tibetan. The climate here is humid so it is also known as the Jiangnan of Tibet. Unlike other parts of Tibet, the Nyingchi area is known for its rich vegetation and well-preserved original ecological features. Many rivers such as the Yarlung Zangbo River run through the canyons of the Nyingchi region. There are quiet villages, waterfalls and other vast landscapes on both sides of the river. It has been hailed as “Switzerland in Tibet."

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Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon
852 Reviews

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is a horse-shaped gorge that bends around Mount Namcha Barwa. The canyon offers spectacular views of Namcha Barwa, the Nyang River, and ancient villages. The gorge can be accessed by car or boat, or on foot. Visitors arriving by car can see ancient mulberry trees and stop off at a breathtaking viewpoint with views over Namcha Barwa. Boat trips pass by spectacular waterfalls, villages, and mountains. The canyon is also popular with hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Lulang Forest
301 Reviews

Lulang Forest is located in Lulang Town, the north of Bayi Town. There is an immense forest here, and the species of trees mainly include picea asperata and pinewood. The landscape is fresh and picturesque. It is also an ideal place for grand shoots. Lulang Forest covers a vast area. Visitors can enter the scenic area or the viewing platform on National Highway 318 for observation and shooting. When you pass by Lulang Town by driving on National Highway 318, you can enjoy an immense forest even without walking into the view platform.

Pagsom Co
428 Reviews

Pagsom Co is also known as Gongga Lake. It means "three rocks" in Tibetan. Located in Gongbo'gyamda County, it is a sacred lake of the Nyingma Branch of Tibetan Buddhism. The shape of Pagsom Co is like a crescent embedded in the deep valley. The water is clear, reflecting the surrounding snowy mountains and primordial forests. The Tsozong Gongba Monastery stands on Tashi Island and was built during the late Tang Dynasty. The reefs on the island are carved into images of animals and Buddha statues. Tsozong Gongba Monastery is a two-story structure of earth and wooden materials. The three statues, Chenresig, Guru Rimpoché and Sakya Thukpa, are worshiped here.

Namcha Barwa Peak
406 Reviews

Namcha Barwa Peak is located in Nyingchi. Atop the mountains in the scenic spot are glaciers and thick misty clouds. The vegetation here grows thick and green, creating a beautiful natural environment. There are many places to take in the grandeur of Namcha Barwa Peak. From the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon Scenic Area Scenic Platform, visitors can take a sightseeing bus to the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon Scenic Area. The vista here is broad and open. From Sejila Mountain Pass, it is possible to see all the way to the rich scenery of Lunang Forest at the foot of the snowy mountains. Facing towards the snowy mountains, the traditional Susong Village can be seen. Every spring, the peach blossoms and snowy peaks as seen through the flowers make for an even more amazing sight.

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