Wetlands in Baqen County, Nagqu

Chinese Name: 巴青县湿地
English Name: Baqen Wetlands 
Location: Located in the northeast of Tibet
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day

About Wetlands in Baqen County, Nagqu

With an average of more than 4500 meters above sea level, Baqen County is located in the northeast of Tibet. Baqen County is rich in wetland resources such as Laxi Town Wetland(拉西镇湿地), JIangjin Village Wetland(江绵乡湿地) and Mancuo Lake Wetland(满措湖湿地). The beautiful wetland is endless with green grass, wild flowers everywhere in summer, cattle, fat horses, sheep groups, yellow sheep chasing and playing, hare, highland marmot everywhere. The scatters the state protected wild animals such as argali, black bear, snow leopard, wolf, river deer, deer, etc. The birds flock their wings through beautiful sky. What’s more, the Tibetan dwellings which have a strong Tibetan style and ethnic characteristics are scattered around the green mountains with the green lakes flowing through.

Baqen Wetlands is one of the tourist area of Tibet opening to the outside world, every August (it is June in Tibetan calendar) is the prime time of North Tibet. Tourists can appreciate the natural scenery of the northern Tibet grassland, festive mood and ethnic customs, and also visited northern famous Xiaodeng monastery of North Tibet.

In Nagqu area, the vast grassland and wetland will leave deep impression to the tourists, especially the endless void, wild yak, Tibetan antelope, wild ass, such many national level protective animals, which add more attractive feelings to this miraculous land. Nourished by Black River, Nagqu Grassland is a paradise for the wild animals and plants. Yaks and sheep can be seen everywhere on the vast grassland.

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 seansons
• 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.
• Don’t watch celestial burial without permission.