Tibetan Provinces / Nagqu
Nagqu - Great Pasture in North Tibet
|Location of Nagqu in Tibet|
Having an elevation of more than 4,500 meters, Nagqu is located on the famous North Tibet Plateau. It is 338 kilometers from Lhasa and at the juncture of the Qinghai-Tibet Highway, northern section of the Sichuan-Tibet Highway and Heihe Highway. Nagqu has good transport facilities and a unique landscape. The ancient Yamtung (or Zhangzhung) cultural site, the Ban monasteries, the Holy Lake Nam Co and the life of the highland herdsmen are unique tourist attractions.
Ruins of Yamtung (or Zhangzhung) Kingdom
A legend says there are two ruins of Yamtung kingdom of the Bon. One is the Qonglong silver city in Zanda County, Ngari Prefecture. Another one is Qongzom nearby the Ombu Office in Nagqu, to the west of the middle section of Dago Mountain.
(Qongzom is not far from the Ombu Office and can be reached by car from Nyima.)
In the area between the Kunlun, Tanggula and Gangdise-Nyainqentanglha mountains, it covers two-thirds of the total area of Tibet. It is more than 4,500 meters above sea level at average. With a unique scene, this grassland is teeming with 1,000 kinds of wildlife, including some 40 kinds under the national or regional protection.
Paingar Yangxoi Scenic Spot in Biru County
The Yangxoi Scenic Spot in Paingar area, Biru County, has a comfortable climate and a beautiful surrounding. It is as famous as a spot in southern area of the Yangtze River in north Tibet.
Tourists can have a look on horse back along Paingar, Naru, Punzom and arrive in the Yangxoi Scenic Spot. The whole journey is 110 kilometers long. In Naru, the famous White and Blue lake scenic spots have wild flowers and grass everywhere. In Punzom there is a famous holy mountain. Along the Punzom Valley, tourists can come back to the Yangxoi Scenic Spot. The valley has a beautiful natural scene and a comfortable climate.
lhari Nyiwo Scenic Spot
In lhari County in southeastern part of Nagqu Prefecture, the scenic spot is 340 kilometers away from Nagqu Town. It has a lower elevation and a temperate climate. Nearby stands the Nyainqentanglha-Tanggula Mountains. This scenic spot teems with great numbers of rare wildlife and plants, which constitute a harmonious picture of nature and life. This scenic spot is a good place for purifying your hearts.