Coqen County Overview

Coqen County is a county in Ngari Prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It is located on the border in the south-west of the country and 1079 kilometers from Lhasa. The geographical coordinates are latitude 30, 51, -31, 00, and longitude 85, 09, -85, 19'. With an average elevation of over 4700 meters, it is one of the few high altitude counties. Coqen county is rich in livestock products, and it is one of the pure livestock husbandry counties in Tibet.

 Basic Information of Coqen County

● Chinese Name: 措勤县

● Population:15,438

● Area: 22980 square kilometers

● Zip code: 859300

● Dialing code: (+86) 0897

Climate in Coqen County

With an average elevation of over 4700 meters, Coqen County is one of the few high altitude counties. Coqen county is abundant in sunshine. It's cold in winter and spring. The annual maximum temperature is +25.0 degrees centigrade, and the minimum temperature is -34.0 centigrade during the year. The best period travel in Coqen is summer and fall.


• Zharinannamucuo  Lake(扎日南木措): as the highest altitude Lake in Ngari,  it's also one of the largest lakes in Tibet autonomous region. It covers 1024 square kilometers and the basin area is 16430 square kilometers. 

•Mendong Temple(门东寺):  it's located Mendong village, 2 kilometers from the county to the North. Built in nineteenth Century, it covers an area of 14800 square meters. There are 18 monks and 1100 pieces of cultural relics.

•Buddhist Nun Temple(尼姑寺): Also called "Sanglin Temple", it's located Mendong village, 5 kilometers from the county to the North. Built in nineteenth Century , it covers an area of 2600 square meters and the construction area of 550 square meters. By the way, it's a sub Temple of Mendong Temple.

•Bianlalakang(边拉拉康): It's located in Jarao village, about 119 kilometers from the county seat to the East. Built in 1805, it has exquisite murals and exquisite statues of Buddha statues for tourist appreciate.

•Snowy Landscape of Xiagang River(夏岗江雪景): Xiagang River Snow Mountain is located in the north of Coqen County and 80 kilometers away from the county seat. With the high altitude of 5000-6500 meters above the sea level, the highest peak even is 6822 meters. The best time to take pictures is in summer and fall.

Travel Tips:

•The Best Travel Time: summer and autumn

•Avoid High Altitude Sickness: because of the high altitudes climatic conditions of Coqen County, visitors should pay attention to the prevention and cure of the syndromes including headache, dizziness, flustered, shortness of breath, the plateau response, especially people who have chronic respiratory disease or cardiovascular disease. In addition, bring enough water or drinks, fruits and snacks with high caloric content, like chocolate for fluid loss and energy consumption usually accompany the acclimatization process. Above all, taking a good rest is the most important.

Highway transport is the main transport in Coqen County.

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