Lhorong County Overview
Chinese Name: 洛隆县 English IPA: Luò Lōng Xiàn Location: located in the northeast of the Tibet Autonomous Region Population (city): 40,000 persons (by the end of 2010) Language: Tibetan language and mandarin Chinese Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:
Lhorong County is a county of the Qamdo Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region. The county covers an area of 8,108 km2 (3,131 sq mi) and has a population of around 40,000 as of 2003. The word Lhorong means “valley in the south” or “river in the south” in Tibetan.
Highlights of Lhorong County
Zhuoma Langcuo Lake(卓玛郎措湖): Zhuoma Langcuo Lake which means Du mu nv shen Lake in Tibetan language, is one of the biggest freshwater lakes in Lhorong County, 40 KM away from county seat.
Badongcuo Lake(八冻措湖): Badongcuo Lake means Hailuo Lake(海螺湖), located at the top of Bamei mountain(八美山) of Lajiu Town(腊久乡), 88 KM away from Lhorong County seat. The water surface of the lake with 7 KM length, 1.5 KM width is representing a milk white all year round.
Leiwuqi Monastery(类乌齐寺): Leiwuqi Monastery, also called Yanggong Monastery(扬贡寺), named Chajiema(查杰玛), or Gepeilin(格培林) in Tibetan language. It is a famous Geju monastery integrated Tibetan, Han and Nepali architectural style.
Karub Ruins(卡若遗址): It’s one of the three large primeval cultural ruins in Tibet and from the New Stone Age with a history of 4,000 years with a close relationship with the ancient culture of Yellow River Valley.
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Lhorong County Attractions
Lhorong County Lhorong County is a county of the Qamdo Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region. The county covers an area of 8,108 km2 (3,131 sq mi) and has a population of around 40,000 as of 2003. The word Lhorong means "valley in the south" or "river in the south" in Tibetan. Attractions of Lhorong County Zhuoma Langcuo Lake(卓玛郎措湖): Zhuoma Langcuo Lake which means Du mu nv shen Lake in Tibetan language, is one of the biggest freshwater lakes in Lhorong County, 40 [...]
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Lhorong County Tours
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Climate & When to Go
The county has a temperate semi-arid plateau monsoon climate, with an average annual temperature of 5.1 ℃, the maximum air temperature (in July) being 14.5 ℃. The annual extreme minimum temperature is -10.1 ℃ and annual mean maximum temperature is 31.2 ℃. The country experiences 2,500 hours of sunshine annually on average, with a frost-free period of 120 days or so. The annual average rainfall is 439.7 millimeters, with much rain in August. Annual average relative humidity is around 50-55%. [...]
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How to Get to Qamdo Lhorong County Air Located in the Bangda Grassland, the Chamdo Bangda Airport is the world's highest airport and has the longest runway. It is 136 kilometers (84.5 miles) from Chamdo County. As the first lateral airport in Tibet, Chamdo Bangda Airport started to be built in 1993 and finished in October, 1994. At present, it has air routes to/from domestic cities including Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lhasa, Tianjin, Xian, and Xining; meanwhile, flights to/from Nepal are also [...]
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Festivals and Activities
Apricot blossoms in Lhorong County, Chamdo City The 5th Nangu Apricot Blossom Festival kicked off in Ngulshod Township, Lhorong County, Chamdo City, Tibet Autonomous Region on April 10. Themed “explore mountains and water in Lhorong, appreciate apricot blossoms in Ngulshod”, the festival will show Lhorong’s beautiful natural and human landscapes in a bid to build Lhorong into a tourist destination with sightseeing, featured agricultural products, entertainment and relaxation, outdoor sports, etc. Meanwhile, commodity fair and theatrical performances will be held to display [...]
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Qamdo Lhorong County Travel Tips: Physical Features: It lies among the upper reaches of the Nujiang, Jinsha and Lancang rivers, in the Hengduan Mountains. High mountains and plateaus make up the main part of the region. Local Highlights: Almost every month Tibet Lhorong County has festivals with different themes, and some of the traditions have been passed down for many generations. The Tibetan New Year is the most important and ceremonious traditional festival of the Tibetans. New Year's Day (the first day [...]
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These maps are about Tibet Qamdo Lhorong County, including location maps, region maps, tourist maps, attractions maps, and transportation maps. [...]
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Lhorong County Accommodation
Lhorong County is within Qamdo and is nearby to Bolai and Detongcun. Lhorong county town has numerous guest houses and a variety of small food and beverage outlets. Recommended hotels include Food Bureau Guest House and Plateau Hotel in Changdu Shi. Food Bureau Guest House Plateau Hotel Jinling Hotel Wangshi Hotel Zhuomalacuo Hotel Metropole Hotel Dongdu Hotel [...]
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