Nyingchi (also with a name of “Nyingtri” or “Linzhi”), in Tibetan it means the “Throne of the Sun”. It is a prefecture in southeast Tibet Autonomous Region and it borders India, Myanmar, Yunnan and Sichuan province of China. Nyingchi gets a reputable name of the “Switzerland of Tibet” and “the Jiangnan of Tibet”. Thus we believe these Nyingchi Attractions well not let you down!
Nyingchi Tourist Attractions in East Tibet
Niyang River is the longest tributary of the Yarlung Tsangpo River with a length of 307.5 Km, also it is a major river in south-west Tibet.In Tibetan language, “Niyang” means ‘the sad tears of a fairy’.
In October, 2005, China National Geography has elected the Midui Glacier as one of the six most beautiful glaciers in China. The glacier is located in Yupu Township, Nyingchi, Tibet.
Lake Draksumtso is one of Tibet’s most famous traveling attractions. It locates in the Gongbugyamda County, which is 120 km away from Bayi Town and 400 km away from Lhasa city.
Lulang Forest is a typical Plateau-mountain-meadow, with an elevation of 3,700 meters above sea level.It locates 80 km from Nyingchi,and alongside of the Sichuan-Tibet Highway.
Mount Namjagbarwa (7,782 m) is the highest mountain in Nyingchi, Tibet. It also ranks as world’s 15th highest peak. And the Namjagbarwa means ‘burning thunders’.
Xiuba Ancient Castle
Xiuba Ancient Castle is located in the Gongbogyamda County, Nyingchi, Tibet. This castle has a long history that it was constructed with stones and wood back in Tang Dynasty.
Medog Nature Reserve
Medog Nature Reserve is also known as the Nature Museum of Plants and Animals for its major vegetation types of humid regions and the best preserved primitive jungle.
Huge Cypress Reserve
The Huge Cypress Nature Reserve has hundreds of huge cypress trees of more than 1000 years old. The largest cypress has a height of 52m and trunk diameter of 5.8m.
As one of the most famous holy mountains in Tibet (the others are Mt Himalayas, Mt Kailash and Mt. Segyi La ), Mt Bonri locates in the southeast part of Nyingchi, the north bank of grand Brahmaputra River.
Brahmaputra River is one of the major trans-boundary rivers in Asia that cuts through four countries: China, India, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Therefore, it is known by different names in different regions.
Buchu Monastery is about 28 kilometers south of Bayi Town, Nyingchi County, Tibet. This two-storied building is an ancient monastery with a striking golden roof that can be seen from far away.
Lamaling Monastery, also known as Zangdrok Pelri Monastery, is Bayi Town, Tibet. The building is a rare example of the Zangtok Pelri style, which imitates of Guru Pinpoche with a three-storied temple.
Segyi La Mountain
Segyi La Mountain is near Nyingchi. It belongs to the Mt. Nyenchen Tangula and it is the watershed of Niyang River and Parlung Tsangpo River.
Zayu Nature Reserve
Zayu Nature Reserve (2,300m) is located at Zayu County, Nyingtri, Tibet.Zayu Nature Reserve (2,300m) is located at Zayu County, Nyingtri, Tibet.