Nagqu

Located in the north of Tibet-between Tanggula Mountains and Nyenchen Tangula MountainsNagqu get its name from the Nagqu River(upstream of Nujiang River). Nagqu features in its protected wildlife, unpolluted grassland, bright snow mountains, azure blue lakes and unsophisticated Tibetan life. Especially in August, the famous horse racing festival will be held in Nagqu.

Highlights of Nagqu

Lake Tangra Yumco: the holy lake worshiped by the ancient Yongzhong Bonism, the most ancient religion in Tibet area.

Purog Kangri Glacierthe third largest glacier in the world except for the South and North Pole.

Zandan Monastery: Zandan Monastery is one of the influential monastery in Nagqu area.

▪Siling Tso Lake: the largest lake in Tibet and ‘Siling Tso Lake’ means lake of demon.

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    Nagqu Attractions

    Nagqu never fails to draw the tourists’ attention by its charm though it’s not a very popular destination in Tibet. Speaking of Nagqu, what people come into thought is the long-stretching snow-covered ranges, the endless stream of spring, and boundless prairies. Nagqu’s history and culture will make you love it more. The most eyes-catching attractions in Nagqu definitely comes to be Changtang Plateau and Nyenchen Tangula Mountains. In addition, Ancient Xiangxiong Ruins, Basu Rock Paintings, Yarlung Scenic Area are really [...]

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    Nagqu Tours

    Nagqu is always an extended destination from Lhasa, so Nagqu Tours are always bonded with Lhasa tours. Tourists usually explore the landmarks of Lhasa, including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, etc. After finishing the sightseeing in Lhasa, drive to Nagqu to enjoy the views in Nagqu. Travelling to Nagqu during the Horse Racing Fair is a good idea, because you can admire the most interesting local performance and competition. Nagqu tour [...]

    Climate & When to Go

    Nagqu Climate Nagqu, located in northern Tibet, is one of the areas with worst climate conditions in Tibet. It is the typical sub-arctic climate zone. Cold and lack of oxygen, dry climate, large temperature difference between day and night, windy weather, the annual average temperature of -0.9 ℃ to -3.3 ℃, annual relative humidity of 48-51% with an average annual rainfall of only 100-200 mm, annual sunshine hours for 2,852.6-2,881.7 hours, dry and cold climate throughout the year, and there is no absolute frost-free [...]

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    Transportation

    Nagqu is a prefecture-level city located in the northern part of Tibet – between Tanggula Mountains and Nyenchen Tangula Mountains. It borders Xinjiang & Qinghai Province in the north and Chamdo Prefecture in the east, adjoin Lhasa, Nyingchi, Shigatse in the south and Ngari in the west. Covering an area of 450,543 square kilometers, Nagqu is the largest prefecture in Tibet. How to Get to Nagqu By Air Nagqu Dagring Airport (Chinese: 那曲达仁机场) is a planned airport that will serve in Nagqu of Tibet. [...]

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    Festivals and Activities

    Nagqu Festivals and Activities Nagqu, belonging to Tibet, is the political, economic, cultural, transportation, information and communication center of northern Tibet. It has an altitude of 4,450 meters, the maximum distance of 233 km east-west, north-south maximum distance of 185 km, with a total area of 16,195 square kilometers. In 2000, the county had a national product of 131 million yuan. It is a wealth place full of simple folk custom. 1. Nagqu Horse Racing Festival Like many nomadic peoples in the world, [...]

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    Travel Tips

    Nagqu is a prefecture-level city located in the northern part of Tibet – between Tanggula Mountains and Nyenchen Tangula Mountains. It borders Xinjiang & Qinghai Province in the north and Chamdo Prefecture in the east, adjoin Lhasa, Nyingchi, Shigatse in the south and Ngari in the west. Covering an area of 450,543 square kilometers, Nagqu is the largest prefecture in Tibet. 1. Useful Numbers Fire: 119 Police: 110 Area code: 0893 Ambulance: 120 Weather Broadcast: 121  Consumer Complaint: 12315 Local Phone Number Inquiries: 114 Long-distance Phone Number Inquiries: [...]

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    Useful Maps

    Nagqu is a prefecture-level city located in the northern part of Tibet – between Tanggula Mountains and Nyenchen Tangula Mountains. It borders Xinjiang & Qinghai Province in the north and Chamdo Prefecture in the east, adjoin Lhasa, Nyingchi, Shigatse in the south and Ngari in the west. Covering an area of 450,543 square kilometers, Nagqu is the largest prefecture in Tibet. If we go to Nagqu, maps are good support for us. To help you have a better [...]

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    Nagqu Accommodation

    Where to Stay in Nagqu As a renowned tourist destination in Tibet, more and more hotels gather in Nagqu. Nagqu Hotels are mostly centralized in Nagqu County which is the capital of Nagqu prefecture. You will find ample of hotels in the city with most of them being budget or a little above budget. All your basic needs will be met here with absolute satisfaction. Many of these hotels are located just by the side of the highway that makes them easily accessible. The luxuries hotels are [...]

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