The World King Cypress in Mainlin County, Nyingchi
Chinese Name: 世界柏树王
English Name: The World King Cypress
Location: Located in Mainlin County(米林县), Nyingchi Prefecture(林芝市), Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Admission Fee: 30 RMB
Opening Hours: All day
About The World King Cypress
King Cypress, also known as Great Cypress, or as Tibetans call it “the God of Tree” is a giant cypress tree (Cupressus gigantea) in Tibet. It is about 50 meters high, 5.8 meters in diameter, 0.165 acre of crown-projection-area and calculated age of 2,600 years.
Main Attractions- The World King Cypress
King Cypress is part of the Northeastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests and is located near the village of Bajie, about 7 km southeast from the town of Bayi, Nyingchi. King Cypress is surrounded by at least 0.1 km² of ancient cypress-trees with an average height of 44 m. King Cypress is said to be the “life tree” of Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche, founder of the Bön tradition of Tibet.
1. Car– You can drive all the way from Lhasa to Bayi Town. It’s about 440 km in all. Then drive along the Niyang River to Mainling County.
2. Boat– The boat starts in Bayi Town. The round way ticket is about CNY 580 per person.
3. Trek– Most trekkers start in Mainling County and trek along Yarlung Tsangpo River to the lower reaches.
4. Bus– Take a bus at Lhasa Station to Bayi, which leaves at 8:00 in the morning at earliest about CNY 50 per person.
5. Yacht– It goes from the scenic center all the way to Mainling County. This service is only available in the duration of Apr. to Nov. 6 boats will be dispatched at 8:00 and 12:00 respectively.
Attraction Travel Tips
1. Traveling Hours: 1~2 hours
2. Traveling Seasons: All year
3. High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Bring enough water and some thick clothes, eating more fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and so on.
4. Pay attention to respect the local customers.