Zayu County Overview

Where is Zayü County

Zayü County is located in Nyingchi Prefecture, the southeast of Tibet with the beautiful and charming scenery. Zayü County. It is about 960 kilometers away from Lhasa, 397 kilometers away from Qamdo Airport. The total area of Zayü County is 31,659 square kilometers with the total population of 25,823.

Basic Information of Zayü County

●  Chinese Name: 察隅县

●  Population:25,823

●  Area:31,659 square kilometers

●  Zip code: 860600

●  Dialing code: (+86) 0894

Zayü County Climate  

Owing to the moderate elevation, Zayü has a subtropical highland climate with mild and quite dry winters, and warm, rainy summers. The rainy season lasts from March to September, and June through August each average more than 20 days of rainfall per month. The monthly daily average temperature ranges from 5.5 °C (41.9 °F) in January to 19.9 °C (67.8 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 13.09 °C (55.6 °F). The frost-free period is 280 days annually. Here, the diurnal temperature range is not large, maxing out at 13.5 °C (24.3 °F) in November.

Zayü County Attractions

Zayu County is located in the big Shangri-La ecological, which is rich in natural and human landscapes with abundant tourism resources, mainly includeing: Dengren Folk Culture Village(僜人民俗文化村), Cibagou Nature Reserve(慈巴沟国家级自然保护区), Azha Glaciers(阿扎冰川), Meili Snow Mountain, Ridong Forest Sea of Zhuwagen Town(竹瓦根镇日东林海), Rome Peach Blossom Village of Guyu Township(古玉乡罗马桃花村), was Hot Springs(察隅温泉), Ancient Tea Horse Road, Qingshui River(察隅清水河), etc.

Cawarong Town (察瓦龙乡Tsawarong), in Zayü County, Nyingchi, the most  southeastern of Tibet, can only be accessed several months in a year by modern vehicles via a perilous dirt road winding through the spectacular Nujiang Gorge from Bingzhongluo in Yunnan. The region offers great trekking possibilities to discover sacred Tibetan mountains, beautiful Tibetan villages and its unique culture and religion.

Zayü Cibagou Nature Reserve(Chinese name: 察隅慈巴沟自然保护区) is located at the southeast corner of the Tibetan Plateau, at the juncture of two parts of the Himalaya Mountain Range. Zayü Nature Reserve consists of the Ciba Gully Nature Reserve, Shuzhub Village Nature Reserve and Lhamo Lungba Nature Reserve. The nature reserve is set up in 1985 and then in 2002 it was updated as the nation nature reserve.

Qunan River(曲南河): the river is originated from the main peak of Kawagarbo. And it is a tributary of the Nujiang River.

Luweisela(卢为色拉): is one of  the amazing and wonderful site of Kawagarbo in the south. If you are fond of natural scenery, there will be a good place to have a brilliant sight of Zayü County.

Dengren Folk Culture Village(僜人民俗文化村)is located in Shaqiong Village(沙穷村), Zayü County(察隅镇), Zayü County(察隅县) where the folk customs of the people are completely displayed. In the cultural village,visitors can not only understand historical Dengren evolution comprehensively, experience unique Dengren cultural customs, and appreciate the unique charm of Dengren dance, but also enjoy Dengren traditional hand-pilaf.

Meili Snow Mountain(梅里雪山): The famous Meili Snow Mountain is located in Zayü County, which attracts thousands of visitors every year with its beautiful and stunning scenery.

Ancient Tea-horse Road: Historic ancient tea horse road travels along Zayü County with the hoof prints of the horses and the hollow sound of the horse hooves sound haunting on the ancient road.

Azha Glacier(阿扎冰川)is located in the small town of Zayü County, which is an oceanic glacier.

‣ Local Special Products in Zayü County

Longzhua grain(察隅龙爪稷) is a kind of tropical drought-tolerance cereal crop, which is grown in Zayü County,Tibet autonomous region.

Zayü Rice(察隅大米): Walk into the corner, visitors will be drawn into the amazing abundant place which is famous for the pastoral scenery at the elevation of 2000 meters. It is this "geomantic treasure ground" that output the crystal bright and nutrition rich, known as the Zayü rice.

Tibetan Wooden Bowls are made with natural texture, keeping the aroma of the trees, and the sizes of the wooden bowl are adapted to the needs of different people. The rough one belongs to the man, the exquisite one with the curved line is the woman's bowl, and the one with clean and harmonious line is the daily used bowl.

Qomolangma Holy Tea(珠峰圣茶) is made from Yigong Tea Field(易贡茶场), Zayü Town, Zayü County, which is divided as the highest-grade tea, the special-grade tea, the selected-first-grade tea and the selected-second-grade tea. Qomolangma Holy Tea belongs to Maofeng type green tea(毛峰型绿茶) showing the plateau natural essence of excellent plateau tea.

Zayü County Minority Culture

Tibetan people is the main population in Zayü County, and there are Hui people and Han people as well. And the main language in Zayü County is the Tibetan language.

What to Eat in Zayü County

Because of its remote location, the vegetables and grain are transported from the outside, leading to the higher price in Zayü County. The cuisine in Zayü County is not only the tradition inheritance of Tibetan cuisine, such as air-dried beef, highland barley wine and buttered tea, but also mixed with some specialties of ethnic minorities. What’s more, Sichuan cuisine is also common to be seen in Zayü County.

‣ Zayü County Transportation

Firstly, you can transfer to Lhasa or Nyingchi by air and then transfer to Zayü County by bus. And the transportation is not a thing that you need to worry about.

Zayü County Travel Tips

Best Time to Visit Zayü County

The period between March to October is the best time to visit Zayü County. From March to April, plum blossom all over the mountains and plains makes Zayü County a fairyland. From May to June, tourist can appreciate the beautiful scenery. Zayü County turns to be green world from July to August and golden yellow during September to October.

Enter Permits. Since Nyingchi is adjacent to India and Burma, more obligatory permits including Aliens’ Travel Permits, Militery Permit are required as well as Tibet Entry Permit. 

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