Geladandong Ice Field in Amdo County, Nagqu

Chinese Name: 格拉丹东冰原
English Name: Geladandong Ice Field
Location: Located in Mafei Jiri Village(玛飞吉日乡) of Amdo County, Nagqu
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day

About Geladandong Ice Field in Amdo County, Nagqu

Geladandong Ice Field is located in Mafei Jiri Village(玛飞吉日乡) of Amdo County, Nagqu. Geladandong Ice Field is one of the largest ice fields in central Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, also the water source of Yangtze River, Selin Co Lake and Chibozhang Co Lake.  At the foot of Geladandong Mountain, with an area of eight hundred square kilometers, there are seracs(冰塔) known as Gangjiaqiaoba(岗加巧巴).  The shapes of these seracs are different. However, the most interesting thing in the ice forest is the seven color light. There is a break in the ice seracs forest and seven color light flashing from the crack. These colorful lights give a sparkle to the smoky air and attract thousands of tourists to visit here. 

Attraction Transportation: 

The advanced traffic system provides visitors convenient ways to travel. Visitors can take bus or choose self-driving. On account of snow and occasional road accidents, highway closures and concomitant traffic delays are not uncommon.

Attraction Tips: 
• Traveling Hours: 2 hours
• Traveling Seasons: All seasons
• High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Bring enough water or drinks, fruits and snacks with high caloric content
• Bring a good, broad spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF factor and a high SPF lip sunscreen to protect your lips too.
• Please don’t hang flags in republic place.
• Located in the border area, you must behave ourselves well.
• Ask for permission before taking photos for Tibetan people.
• Don’t touch Tibetan’s head and shoulder.