08 Tibet Nyingchi
Nyingchi (also spelt “Nyingtri” or “Linzhi”), means “throne of the sun” in Tibetan. A prefecture in southeast Tibet Autonomous Region, it borders India, Myanmar, as well as Yunnan and Sichuan provinces of China. Nyingchi is easily accessible by air and car. It is 400 kilometers east of Lhasa. The regional government is based in Bayi Town. Nyingchi enjoys the reputation of being “the Switzerland of Tibet” and “the Jiangnan of Tibet” for its charming natural landscape. If you have plans to travel to Nyinchi region, you will surely be impressed with a different kind of scenary in Tibet.
You will find a great variety of places to visit in Nyinchi area. One major attraction is Yarlung Tsangpo River, considered the mother river by the Tibetan people. Mount Namjagbarwa, a holy snow mountain, sits right along the river. The Yarlung Tsangpo River Valley is also the deepest and the longest valley in the world. You can also Baksum Tso Lake, Lulang Forest and Midui Glacier, among many more great spots to take in views of the bountiful Tibetan wonders. Trekkers can head into the mysterious Medog, the only county in Tibet without a single road.
For foreign travelers visiting Tibet, you will need valid Chinese visa and all the necessary Tibet travel permits.
|Languages||Tibetan, Mandarin, English|
|Currency||Chinese Yuan (CNY)|
|Area (km2)||117,000 square kilometers (45,173 square miles)|