Zhongba County Attractions

There are many amazing and imposing attractions in Zhongba County. Here we list most of the main attractions in Zhongba County for visitors to have a better and more wonderful trip.

Jiema Yangzong Glacier(杰马央宗冰川) is in the area of Zhongba County in Shigatse region with the meaning of the sandy beach arranged in a million zigzag in Tibetan language. Originated in the northern foothills of the Himalayas, the Jiema Yangzong is the source of the Brahmaputra River. According to the study, 116 square kilometers of Jiema Yangzong region are covered by glaciers and permanent snow with an elevation of 5,590 meters. Surrounded by steep mountains, the glaciers lies between the valleys. Locals call the sparkling glacier "Jiema Yangzong Glacier," and the river that combines glacial melt water is called "Jiema Yangzong Qu(杰马央宗曲)".

Mount Himalayas(喜马拉雅山): Located in the south of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Mount Himalayas is a international mountain that lies in China, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan.

Mount Gangdise(冈底斯山): "Gangdise" means the source of all the water. The average altitude of Mount Gangdise is about 6000 meters and it connects Nyenchen Tanglha Mountain(念青唐古拉山) to the east and Himalayas to the south.

Yarlung Zangbo River(雅鲁藏布江): Originated from the the north slope of Mount Himalayas, Yarlung Zangbo River is the largest river in Tibet and the highest river in the world.

Palong Cuo(帕龙措) means Niuxiang Lake(牛乡湖)which is in the northwest of Zhongba County in Shigatse with an altitude of 5,092 meters and an area of 140 square kilometers. Palong Cuo is a salt water lake, surrounded by natural pasture.

Biduo Zangbu(毕多藏布): Located in the northwest of Zhongba County of Shigatse, Biduo Zangbu(毕多藏布) means Alkali River(碱江)which is originated from the northern foothills of Gangdis Mountains(冈底斯山). There are famous for the special species Schizopygopsis malacanthus chengi(裸裂尻鱼).There are natural pastures and yaks, Tibetan sheep and goats along the coast.

Zhachang Gongba Monastery(扎昌贡巴寺) is located in the northwest of Zhongba County of Shigatse. The main building consists of the structure hall, the Buddhism hall, the shrine monastery, and the building of the monks. There are natural pastures around the monastery.

Zhongba high temperature geyser(仲巴高温间歇喷泉) is located in the area of Zhongba County in Shigatse. When it erupts, with a roar, the hot water, sand, and rocks immediately spray into the sky, and then, after a few hours of silence, it starts spraying again. There is a spectacular eruption of the fountain year after year, sometimes calm but other times angry.

Baryang(帕羊) which situated in Baryang Town(帕羊镇), Zhongba County, Shigatse, Tibetant Autonomous Region is a prairie town full of the western flavor extremely. The streets are clean with the neat residences arranged loosely in the small town. Wondering along the alley among the Tibetan small town, you can see residents dressed in their local costumes.