Nyainrong County Overview
About Nyainrong County
Nyainrong County（聂荣县） is an administer county in Naqu（那曲）Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, located in the north of the Tibet Autonomous Region and the south of Tanggula Mountain（唐古拉山）. It is the hinterland of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau（青藏高原） Bordering with Xinxiang Uyghur Autonomous Region（新疆维吾尔族自治区） and Qinghai Province（青海省）. It is low in the northwest and higher in the southeast with the average elevation of about 4,700 meters. Here are many rolling hills and ditches scattered all around. Some peaks in the northwest cover with snow all year, while the peaks in the middle and the south have a higher relatively height.
Attractions in Nyainrong County
Here in the county, visitors can view the beautiful and spectacular natural scenery of the hot spring and snow mountain， and they can purchase some exquisite and excellent local special crafts.
Zhepo Caka Spring（折颇擦喀温泉）: It is also known as Zhebo Chaka Spring, which means the Bear Spring. The hot spring which has a great effect on the treatment of various diseases is located in the northeast of Nyainrong County. It is surrounded by endless natural pastures, yaks and Tibetan sheep.
Zhuoru Zhadong Nabao Peak（卓如扎冬纳保峰）: It is situated in the northeast of Nyainrong County，meaning mountain and valley formed of black rocks. There are natural pastures, yak, cattle-yak, sheep and goats at the foot of the hills.
Jiazan Zhanai Caiya Mountain（嘉赞扎乃蔡亚山）: It is also known as Banan Nuobu Lazan Mountain seated within the region of Nyainrong County. It is said that the mountain which is red in color and majestic in momentum relies on the mountain god known as the son of Wodai Gongjie Snow Mountain.
Tinggei Suowa Angya Mountain（汀给索瓦昂亚山）: The mountain god of Tinggei Suowa Angya Mountain is regarded as an important mountain god by the herdsmen of the county. At the foot of the mountain, there is a sacred lake called Niruo Cuogen Lake（逆若措根）, which is the pilgrimage site in the county with beautiful snow mountains reflected in the pure lake .
Zama Bengzha Mountain（杂玛崩扎山）: The peak of the mountain is full of the stone ripraps, the mountainside covers with the stones, and the mountain foot is the grassy slope, showing a beautiful and spectacular scene to visitors.
Festival and Activities in Nyainrong County
There is one special festival named Yaerji（亚尔吉）held every June in Zang Calendar,）which means a carnival for the summer. The herdsmen of Nyainrong County will wear colorful nationality costumes, and enjoy the pleasure of the Yarji festival in the form of horse racing and local religious activities. Local people will have a feast of buttered tea, milk tea and all kinds of small food during the festival.
During the 10-day carnival, the village will hold a large Jockey Club and small religious activities to celebrate the festival. Jockey club which is rich in content, organizes some activities such as immediately picking up hada（哈达） on the horse, archery, long-distance running, tug-of-war, and dancing to fully demonstrate the development and changes of the pastoral area. The nomad’s people will also invite rural cadres and Lama to join them together in the Jockey Club.
Local Special Crafts in Nyainrong County
Cashmere（山羊绒）: Cashmere belonging to the rare special animal fiber is a kind of precious textile raw material. It is known as the "fiber diamond" and "soft gold" abroad.
The Home-made Rolling Felts（擀毡）: The handicraft industry in the North of Tibetan is complete in types, among which the home-made rolling felts is famous for its exquisite and excellent craftsmanship. The technology of rolling felts which has thousands of year’s history can be traced back to the Tubo Regime. Because of the need of life, the home-made rolling felts have become an indispensable material for the Tibetan ethnic minority. The felt is also a traditional handicraft full of ethnic identity and features.
Natural resources of Nyainrong County
Biological resources: The main wild animals and plants in the county are Tibetan antelope, snow lotus and so on.
Mineral resources: As of 2011, the mineral resources have been found mainly are zinc, coal, granite and so on.
- Traveling Seasons: May to September is the best tourist season; the temperature is agreeable and lively with so many festivals and activities held here.
- Deep into Tibetan areas, visitors should respect the faith and living habits of ethnic minorities.
- No Shouting at temples and Tibetan homes.
- Some temples and religious sites are banned from taking photos.
Some old people also don't like taking photos, which should be respected as much as possible.
Transportation of Nyainrong County
- You can take a train to Naqu City, and then have a travel chartered bus from Naqu City to Nyainrong County for 93.2 kilometers.
- The trunk road is Nagqu-Nyainrong highway and Nyainrong-Wula highway, which has a length of 100 kilometers and 156 kilometers respectively. More than 100 villages have roads in 1 district and 9 countryside in the county, adds up to traffic mileage of 575 kilometers. Also there are rural roads 330 km.
Accommodation in Nyainrong County
There are some small hotels and family inns in the county, so it's not so difficult to find a place for you to rest and have dinner here.