Nyingchi Region Travel Guides, Tibet
"Nyingchi" means "the Grand Seat of the Sun" in the language of Tibetan, located in the east part of Tibet, known for its gorgeous landscape and profound ethnic cultures.
The Himalaya and Tangula Mountains wind their ways from west to east like two colossal dragons and join the Henduan Mountains in the east. The city of Nyingchi, lying in the southeast of Tibet, is in the embrace of these three mountain ranges.
Nyingchi is also called "the Switzerland of Tibet" and "the Jiangnan of Tibet" (Jiangnan means the fertile and prosperous area in the south of the Yangtze), boasting the natural beauty of the Nanjiabawa Peak, the Grand Canyon of the Yaluzhangbu River, Basum-Tso...
Lying in the lower reaches of the Yarlong Tsangpo River southeast of Tibet, the Nyingchi Prefecture has an average elevation of 3,000m while the lowest place here is only about 900m. The major townships and scenic zones include the Economic Area of the Niyang River Valley, Bayi Town and the Scenic Zones of Yaluzhangbu River.
Nyingchi is the native land to the Menba and Luoba ethnic minorities who still keep thetraditional life styles and religious beliefs. The ancient legends, unsophisticated living customs, the totems of the tribes and villages among others all deliver these ancient and remote people a primitive, mysterious and inviting color.
The widespreaded Tibetan Buddhism and local Ben give rise to the building of many great temples, which consists the religious highlight in Nyingchi.