Nyingchi Tourist Attractions in East Tibet

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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!

Niyang River


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’.

Midui Glacier


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


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


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


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.

Bonri Mountain

Tibet Nyingchi-Attraction-Bonri-Mountain

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


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 Temple


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.

Yarlungtsangpo Canyon


Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon (also named Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon and Brahmaputra Canyon) is along the Yarlung Tsangpo River in Tibet.

Recommended Tour Itineraries in Nyingchi

Nyingchi gets a reputable name of the “Switzerland of Tibet” and “the Jiangnan of Tibet” and it has a lot to offer. Tibet Travel Expert Team provides more than 4 Tibet tour packages including these tourist attractions at the best price. Should you need any Tibet tour services, please feel free to send us online inquiry, our Tibet travel consultant will get back to you soon.

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