Nyingchi Travel Guide
Nyingchi, Throne of the Sun in Tibetan, is located in Southeast Tibet. The Himalayas and the Nyainqentanglha Mountains extend from west to east, like two huge parallel dragons, to join the Hengduan Mountains in the east, which mark the edge of the Tibetan Plateau. With green mountain slopes, snow-capped peaks and crystal-clear rivers, Nyingchi is a fantastic place for natural scenery. Nyingchi is the home of the spectacular Grand Canyon section of the Yarlung Zangbo(Yaluzangbu in Chinese) River.It is adjacent to Yunan and Chamdo to the east and northeast, Nagqu to the north, Lhasa to the west and Shannan to the southwest. It is a neighbor to India and Myanmar to the south. Nyingchi Prefecture, with a total area of 117,000 square kilometers and a population of more than 140,000, has seven counties under its jurisdiction: Nyingchi, Mainling, Gongbo'gyamda, Medog, Bome, Zaya and Nang.