Baingoin County Overview

Lying between lakes Namtso and Siling, Baingoin County is a small county within Nagqu Prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Baingoin County got the name from the lake Drang-khog which is in the center of Baingoin County. 

‣ Basic Information

  • Chinese Name: 班戈县
  • Surface: 30,138 Square km 
  • Location: West of Nagqu Prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region
  • Whether: Cold

‣ Attractions

Nyenchen Tanglha Glacier(念青唐古拉冰川): Glacier area is 7536 square kilometers, averaging 14.943 billion cubic meters per year.The kachin glacier is the largest Marine glacier in China.

 Zhajun Monastery(扎君寺): Located in the southeast of Baingoin County, it consists of the hall, the Buddhist temple surrounded by natural pastures which the Lord is the statue of Sakyamuni.

Ziri Gongba Monastery(孜日贡巴寺): Located in the northeast of Baingoin County, it is a small temple in the pastoral area,meaning the "White dot temple on the forehead". The temple contains Buddha statues and various Buddhist sutra.

Qiduo Cave Painting(其多山洞穴岩画):  Distributed in two natural caves in the mountains, all the cave paintings are painted in red color. One of the caves has more than 200 images, including animals, characters and symbols, which are painted many times.

Yaxu Qiongguo Spring(雅许琼果泉): Located in Baingoin County, the spring is surrounded by natural pastures, with yaks and Tibetan sheep.

‣ Climate

The climate of the county is typical of a plateau semi-arid monsoon climate zone, with thin, cold air and a dry climate, with unclear four seasons. The average annual wind speed is 3.8 m/s (12.5 ft/s) and the annual temperature difference is greater than the daily temperature difference.

‣ Administrative Divisions

Baingoin County has jurisdiction over 4 towns and 6 townships including:

Pukpa Town (普保镇)
Bella Town (北拉镇)
Jakhyung Town (佳琼镇)
Dechen Town (德庆镇)
Machen Township (马前乡)
Mentang Raktsek Township (门当乡)
Poche Township (保吉乡)
Chinglung Township ( 青龙乡)
Shikhyer Township (新吉乡)
Nyima Township ( 尼玛乡)

‣ Travel Tips

 Every tourists need the travel tips listed below when traveling to Baingoin County.

Avoid High Altitude Reaction:

  • With the high altitude of about 5000 meters, changeable weather and strong wind during the day and night in Baingoin, you’d better bring some warm clothes and medicine. Please remember to bring sunglasses with you.
  • Meanwhile, please do not act and move too fast even though you're taking photos and enjoying the stunning views.                                                                                                        Traveling Time : All the day
              Entrance Fee : Free
    Opening Time : 24 hours

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