Jirong Valley in Jomda County, Chamdo
Chinese Name: 吉荣峡谷风景区
English Name: Jirong Valley in Jomda County, Chamdo
Location: Located in Jomda County, Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day
About Jirong Valley Scenic Area
Jirong Valley scenic area（吉荣峡谷风景区）is located in Tongpu Township（同普乡）, Jomda County（江达县）, Chamdo Prefecture（昌都市）, Tibet Autonomous Region, 20 kilometers from the county seat. The canyon is 10 kilometers long and is connected to No. 317 national highway. The canyon is three kilometers deep and one kilometer wide, and the two sides of the canyon, south and north, stand up to eight walls up to 200 meters high. At the bottom of the valley, looking up, visitors can see the sky, the view of a few bald peaks straight to the sky, its potential shock and awe; Clouds go around the mountains, making people feel like wandering in a fairyland. The valley is surrounded by hundreds of scenery, wild apricots, wild peach flowers on the bank and dense thickets, picturesque scenery; the bold Tibetan Buddhist sutras on both sides of the canyon are displayed in front of them, and the font is vigorous and powerful, and it has been corroded by the sun for hundreds of years. Hidden in the mountainside, there is the hidden treasured cave where is the touching folk tales of King Gesar（格萨王）and his Princess Concort Zhumu（王妃珠姆）.
Jirong Valley is an auspicious place for the local people. It’s said that Manjusri Bodhisattva（文殊菩萨）had used the sword of wisdom to give the consecration of the valley, which made a praying sound of flowing water. In this way, there is famous as “the divine place for the elite people”. The carving technology of the Boluo Township（波罗乡）is known as the hometown of the famous wood carving.
Attractions and Resources in Jirong Valley Scenic Area
Because of the unique resource advantages of Jirong Valley, this is not only a good place for sightseeing, but also a good place to conduct free climbing, bungee jumping and rafting. There are many species in the scenic area, including the first class national protected animal clouded leopard, white labial deer, and Pushi goa and so on; the national secondary protection animal musk deer, water deer, Tibetan antelope, Tibetan horse chicken, bear, etc. It also has a national precious plant, which has high ornamental value and scientific research value.
The transportation in Jomda is convenient. You can take the train from Lhasa to Shigatse City. From here, you can take the bus tour of Jomda County.
Attraction Travel Tips
- Traveling Hours: one day
- Traveling Seasons: May to August.
- High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Better take some medicines for relief and keep warm all the time.
- As there is a large temperature gap between daytime and night, it is highly recommended to take along some pieces of thermal clothing, hat, and gloves and so on.
- Please try your best to respect the religious belief and local customs.