Nyingchi Overview

Chinese Name: 西藏林芝市 English IPA: Nyingchi Location: Southeast of Tibet Population (city): 231000 Language: Tibetan and Han Language Zip code: 860000 Tel code: (+86) 0894 Time zone: UTC+8

Located in the southeast of Tibet, Nyingchi owns the biggest elevation gap in the world with the lowest elevation of only 900m and the highest elevation of 7,782m (altitude of Namjagbarwa Peak). Literally meaning the Throne of Sun, Nyingchi is renowned as the “East Switzerland” and “Jiangnan of Tibet (Jiangnan in Chinese means the fertile and prosperous area in the south of the Yangtze)”, blessed with beautiful lakes, deep gorges, immense forests, azalea-filled meadows, etc.

Highlights of Nyingchi

  • Paradise of Peach Blossom: When spring approaches, most parts of Tibet are still covered with snow, Nyingchi has already been immersed in a sea of peach flowers. In order to celebrate this grandeur of nature and advocate Tibetan culture, Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival has been hold by local Tibetans and enthusiastic tourists since 2002. During this grand festival, you can not only enjoy the rosy peach blossoms and exotic pastoral scenery but also explore Tibetan villages, watch horsemanship performance, try some local delicacies, etc.
  • Natural Museum-Mount Namjagbarwa: It is no exaggeration to say that the Mount Namjagbarwa is a rare “natural museum” that spans the tropical zone and the cold zone. This ideal landform condition and superior climatic conditions make Mount Namjagbarwa become the only mountain in China with the most complete mountain vertical vegetation spectrum. In this unique tropical mountain ecosystem, complex and abundant vegetation types and flora and fauna are developed and multiplied. For this reason, Mount Namjabarwa is praised as “the natural museum of vegetation types” and “the gene pool of mountain biological resources.” by many biologists.
  • Deepest Canyon in the World: Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon or Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon or simply the Tsangpo Canyon, Brahmaputra Canyon or Tsangpo Gorge, along the Yarlung Tsangpo Rive(雅鲁藏布江) in Tibet, China, is the deepest canyon in the world, and at 504.6 km (314 miles) is slightly longer than the Grand Canyon in the United States(美国大峡谷), making it one of the world’s largest. 
  • Colorful Ethnic Culture: Nyingchi is a multi-ethnic city with Tibetans as its main body. In addition to the Tibetans, there are also Menba, Lhoba, Nu, Dulong, Lisu, Naxi, Bai and unidentified ethnic group-Deng people. The rich festivals, the unique local specialties, the delicious food, Tibet Crafts, Tibetan Medicines, Buddhist culture, etc. constitute the unique picturesque. When you come to Nyingchi, you will be impressed by the colorful Tibetan culture.

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