“Nyingchi” means “the Grand Seat of the Sun” in the language of Tibetan. It is noted for its green mountains and clear water. The Himalaya and Tangula Mountains wind their ways from west to east like two colossal dragons and join the Henduan Mountains in the east. The city of Nyingchi, lying in the southeast of Tibet, is in the embrace of these three mountain ranges. Nyingchi is also called “the Switzerland of Tibet” and “the Jiangnan of Tibet” (Jiangnan means the fertile and prosperous area in the south of the Yangtze.)
The primitive forest of Nyingchi is well preserved in which one can easily find the upright ancient plateau Tibetan cypress, the Himalaya cold cedar, the “living plant fossil”- the tree bracken and a vast variety of azaleas. Nyingchi is therefore entitled “the Natural Museum and “the Natural Gene Pool”. The area around the Buqun Lake is deemed to be the place where the wild man was living.
Nyingchi boasts both gorgeous natural beauty and profound ethnic cultures. In recent years with the rapid advancement of economic reform and opening up, the tourist industry has turned out to be a pillar industry in the reaches of the Niyang River and the relevant networks and facilities have already taken their forms.
Nyingchi has become an international forest park in “the third pole of the globe” where a wide variety of activities such as sightseeing, mountain hiking, rock climbing, exploration, white water surfing and scientific research are carried out.
“Nyingchi” means “the Grand Seat of the Sun” in the language of Tibetan. It is noted for its green mountains and clear water.
As in other Tibetan regions people in Gongbu celebrated the New Year on the 1st of January, Tibetan Calendar in the ancient time. In the Tubo dynasty, 7th century AD, Nyingchi was invaded by the Huoer People from the north. In the late autumn the Gongbu army headed by King Arjijiebu was about to set off for the battle, the whole army was sad and reluctant to leave home because the New Year was drawing near. Being a benevolent king, Arjijiebu decided to advance the New Year to the 1st of October. As a result his army spent a very happy New Year before the coming war. When the battle came, the solders were exceptionally brave and won the war in the end.Read more>