Jiayu Valley in Lhorong County, Chamdo
Chinese Name: 加玉大峡谷
English Name: Jiayu Valley in Lhorong County, Chamdo
Location: Located in Lhorong County, Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day
About Jiayu Valley
Jiayu Bridge（加玉桥）and Jiayu Grand Canyon（加玉大峡谷）are the only way to connect the mainland China and Lhorong County（洛隆县）, which is situated 65 kilometers northeast of Lhorong County, Chamdo Prefecture（昌都市）, Tibet Autonomous Region. There are mountainous hills and steep cliffs in the canyon, which looks really majestic and magnificent with the reputation of “the strip of sky”. The valley enjoys a pleasant climate with beautiful scenery, mountains, trees and green water. The ancient Chinese poetry carved on the stone wall has a history of about 300 years, adding a profound and mysterious atmosphere to Jiayu Grand Canyon.
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 operated at this airport.
Passengers can take airport shuttle bus to Lhorong County from the airport.
The airport inquiry number is +86 0895-4821004.
The Prefecture is over 1,200 kilometers (746 miles) from Chengdu and over 1,100 kilometers (684 miles) from Lhasa. Every week at least three buses travel between Qamdo and the two cities. Apart from regular buses, the tourist bureau sometimes sends special buses to Lhasa for visitors. They do not drive at night, so the whole journey may take five or six days. For individual tourists, hiring passing cars, mostly freight cars, is the best choice. These cars usually pick up passengers at the bus station in Lhorong County, and visitors can negotiate the details with the drivers.
Attraction Travel Tips
- Traveling Hours: one day
- Traveling Seasons: June to October.
- High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Better take some medicines for relief and keep warm all the time.
- As there is a large temperature gap between daytime and night, it is highly recommended to take along some pieces of thermal clothing, hat, and gloves and so on.
- Owing to the long distance and circuitous route, it is better to head for the attraction in the early morning.
- Please try your best to respect the religious belief and local customs.