Nyêmo County Overview
Chinese Name: 尼木县 English IPA: Nimu Xian Location: located in the middle section of the Brahmaputra, 140 kilometres (87 mi) from Lhasa. Population (city): 30,000(2003) Language: Tibetan language and mandarin Chinese Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:
Nyêmo is a county in the Lhasa prefecture-level city west of the main center of Lhasa, Tibet. It lies on the north bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, the northern part of the Brahmaputra. The county has an area of 3,276 square kilometres (1,265 sq mi), and as of 2011 had a population of 30,844 people, mostly engaged in agriculture or herding.
Highlights of Nyemo County
· Nyemo Tunba Tunda Village(吞巴乡吞达村), a small village in Nyemo County is the birthplace of Tibetan Incense.
· Nyemo Tunba Scenic Area(吞巴景区), located in Nyemo County is famous for the birthplace of Tibetan culture, there is a first Museum of Tibetan Characters.
· Former Residence of Thonmi Sambhota(吞弥·桑布扎故居), the resident place of Thonmi Sambhota, the creator of Tibetan Characters.
· Mizhutong Menlin Temple(米珠通门林寺), is the only one Bon Religion Temple(苯教寺庙) in Lhasa area.
· Ricuozhuowa Tower(日措卓娃塔), is a symbol of primitive reproduction worship(原始生殖崇拜) in Tibetan area.
· Nyêmo Iron Chain Bridge(尼木铁索桥), a bridge crossing over Nyêmo River(尼木河) from Tarong(塔荣) to Qiagu(恰古).
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Nyêmo County Attractions
Nyêmo is a county in the Lhasa prefecture-level city west of the main center of Lhasa, Tibet. It lies on the north bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, the northern part of the Brahmaputra. The county has an area of 3,276 square kilometres (1,265 sq mi), and as of 2011 had a population of 30,844 people, mostly engaged in agriculture or herding. Attractions of Nyemo County · Nyemo Tunba Tunda Village(吞巴乡吞达村), a small village in Nyemo County is the birthplace of [...]
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Nyêmo County Tours
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Climate & When to Go
The county has a temperate semi-arid plateau monsoon climate, with about 100 frost-free days. Annual rainfall is 324.2 millimetres (12.76 in). Nyêmo County mineral resources are copper, molybdenum and peat. Wildlife includes leopards, bears, lynx, river deer, black-necked cranes, and pheasant. Wild plants include Fritillaria, Cordyceps, berberine and lotus. The county seat is 3,809 metres (12,497 ft) above sea level. The Nimu Maqu River flows through the county from north to south. The Yarlung Tsangpo River forms its southern boundary. [...]
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Located by the road between Lhasa and Shigatse (a section of No. 318 National Way), Nyemo can reached easily. Traveling with a private car is the best transportation to Nyemo because you can enjoy the flexible time and take a stop on the way for sightseeing. Some people interested in Tibetan incense will take Nyemo Tunba as an additional attraction after their Lhasa city tour, but most tourists visit Nyemo Tunba on their way back to Lhasa from Shigatse. ● 110 [...]
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Festivals and Activities
There are many different Tibetan festivals and events. Tibetan New Year, the Shoton Festival and the Thangka Festival, when a giant Buddha painting is unfurled, are the highlights. Other festivals are associated with Buddhist monasteries and local traditions and customs. So a Tibet Nyêmo County tour, especially one including a minority festival, is the ideal way to experience the culture of Tibet. · Tibet Shoton Festival Aug. 21 Shoton is Tibetan. Sho means ‘yogurt’, while ton means ‘feast’. So the Shoton [...]
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Travel Tips This chapter provides full information for the visitors including the planning of Tibet trips, practical information and some travel tips. Through them, hope you can have a good preparation. ● Any time to visit Nyemo Tunba is suitable to join in the local tradition and view the incense making. ● There is a small path to walk before visit Tunba village, which is worthwhile to enjoy the nature alongside and have fresh air. ● If you are interested about [...]
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These maps are about Lhasa Nyemo County, including location maps, region maps, tourist maps, attractions maps, and transportation maps. [...]
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Nyêmo County Accommodation
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