Yanjing Town Overview
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Yanjing is a valley in Mangkam County, on the border of Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. 2400 meters above sea level, Yanjing is one of the lowest places in Tibet and the climate is relatively warm and comfortable. The Jingsha, Nujiang and Lancang rivers converge in the region, and the Hengduan Mountain range runs through it from south to north. Yanjing was the first stop on the ancient Tea Horse Trail from southwest Yunnan to Tibet. Yanjing is well-known for its salt production. It has the only Catholic Church in Tibet.
• Yanjing Ancient Salt Fields(盐井盐田): there are more than 3,000 salt fields in the town, and over 300 families are engaged in salt production. In 2009, the 1000-year-old salt fields in Naxi were made a cultural relic site protected on the regional level in Tibet.
• Yanjing Catholic Church(盐井天主教堂): Yanjing is site of the only Catholic church in Tibet. It was built by a French missionary in the late 19th century, and was in the process of renovation nowadays.
• Zhaguxi Canyon(扎古西峡谷): both sides of the canyon are cliffs, there are numerous karst caves. According the legend, these caves are monk and Buddha’s practice place. There are also some figures of Buddha and Buddhist lection engraved in cliff.
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Yanjing Town Attractions
Yanjing was the first stop on the ancient Tea Horse Trail from southwest Yunnan to Tibet. It is well-known for its salt production. There are lots of attractive sights for tourists to have a pleasant trip. • Yanjing Ancient Salt Fields(盐井盐田): there are more than 3,000 salt fields in the town, and over 300 families are engaged in salt production. In 2009, the 1000-year-old salt fields in Naxi were made a cultural relic site protected on the regional level in Tibet. • Yanjing Catholic Church(盐井天主教堂): Yanjing is [...]
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Yanjing Town Tours
As the Top Tibet tour operator, Mysterious Tibet promises to present the ultimate travel experience to world-wide tourists via a galaxy of carefully-engineered tour products. Tourists not only can enjoy natural scenery and ethnic culture, but also can visit the only Catholic Church in Qamdo Yanjing. They shouldn’t miss Yanjing Ancient Salt Fields(盐井盐田), Yanjing Catholic Church(盐井天主教堂) and Zhaguxi Canyon(扎古西峡谷). We provide some types of tour packages for visiting Qamdo Yanjing. All our seasoned Tibetan guides are well-trained and hospitable. They [...]
Climate & When to Go
Yanjing belongs to the plateau temperate semi humid monsoon climate. It has very cold and dry winters and humid, mild summers. The annual average temperature is 10 ℃. The average temperature in January was 2 ℃, and the average temperature was 16 ℃ in July. The average annual precipitation is about 500 millimeters. [...]
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The Sichuan-Tibet National Highway 318 and Yunnan-Tibet National Highway 214 converge in Mangkam County, and there are many stops on long-distance coach routes at both Mangkam and Yanjing. Transportation to the area is convenient but it’s a long journey, and a bumpy road. Hitchhiking is common in Tibet, but at a negotiated price. It is possible, but rare, to rent a car for around RMB 2.5 to 5 per km. [...]
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Festivals and Activities
Many Tibetan festival and activities are full of ethnic flavors and religious color. In addition to annual large-scale worship rituals to Buddha and Buddhist masters, Tibetan people will also hold a series of festivities associated with religious life and agricultural production consisting of religious festivals and folk ones. There are over 100 festivals in Tibet and visitors can enjoy most of traditional Tibetan festivals in Qamdo Yanjing. During the festival, Tibetan people will hold a variety of folk and religious activities, where tourists can [...]
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There are some useful tips for tourists get a better tour in Qamdo Yanjing: •The Best Travel Time: from May to September •Avoid High Altitude Sickness: because of the high altitudes climatic conditions of Qamdo Yanjing, visitors should pay attention to the prevention and cure of the syndromes including headache, dizziness, flustered, shortness of breath, the plateau response, especially people who have chronic respiratory disease or cardiovascular disease. In addition, bring enough water or drinks, fruits and snacks with high caloric content, like chocolate for fluid [...]
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These maps are about Qamdo Yanjing, including location maps, region maps, tourist maps, attractions maps, and transportation maps. [...]
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Yanjing Town Accommodation
Yanjing County is still under the development, please kindly do not hold a high expection. The accommodation level would be much lower than that in other cities. We will choose the hotel which has reasonable and all-inclusive price and elegant environment. No matter where you stay in Qamdo Yanjing, you won’t miss any attractions of your journey. We list some hotels for tourists here. • Zangdong Hotel • Qamdo Yinxin Business Hotel • Qamdo Haomai Hotel [...]
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