Nyingchi County

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Nyingchi County
County
Tibetan transcription(s)
 • Tibetan ཉིང་ཁྲི་ས་རྫོང་
 • Wylie transliteration nying khri rdzong
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Simplified 林芝县
 • Pinyin Línzhī Xiàn
View of Bayi Town from the Nyang River
View of Bayi Town from the Nyang River
Location of Nyingchi County (red) in Nyingchi Prefecture (yellow) and the Tibet AR
Location of Nyingchi County (red) in Nyingchi Prefecture (yellow) and the Tibet AR
Nyingchi is located in Tibet
Nyingchi
Nyingchi
Location of the seat in the Tibet AR
Coordinates: 30°17′N 94°40′E / 30.283°N 94.667°E / 30.283; 94.667
Country People's Republic of China
Region Tibet
Prefecture Nyingchi Prefecture
County seat Bayi
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Nyingchi County, (Tibetan: ཉིང་ཁྲི་ས་རྫོང་Wylie: nying khri rdzong; Chinese: 林芝县; pinyin: Línzhī Xiàn) is a county of the Nyingtri Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Bayi Town, the administrative capital of Nyingchi Prefecture, is located in Nyingchi County.

Geography[edit]

Nyingchi County is located in the middle reaches of the Yarlung Tsangpo River. Both steep cliffs and flat valleys exist in the area. The average altitude is 3000 metres above sea level. "The lowest places are just around 1,000 metres above sea level."[1]

There are many scenic places in or near Nyingchi County.

"The Seche La Mountain Scenic Spot, in the east of Nyingchi County, is a part of the Nyainqentanglha Mountain Range, the watershed of the Nyang River and the Polung Zangbo River. The Sichuan-Tibetan Highway passes by. Standing at the mountain pass at 4,728 meters above sea level, one can admire the sunrise, sea of clouds, endless forest and the grand Namjagbarwa Peak."[2]

Güncang village (Chinese: 更章门巴族乡; pinyin: Gēngzhāng Ménbā zú Xiāng) and Pelung Township by the Sichuan-Tibet Highway are home to the Moinba ethnic group.[3]

Culture[edit]

Buchu Monastery is located about 28 km (17 mi) south of Bayi Town. Lamaling Monastery is located in Puqu Township.[4]

"The Benri La Mountain near the Dagzê Village on the western slope of the mountain is a sacred site of the Tibetan Bön Sect and one of the four great holy mountains in Tibet."[2] It is located in the southeast of Pulha, north of the Yarlung Tsangpo River. Pilgrimages attract devotees throughout the year. "Every tenth day of the eighth month of the Tibetan calendar, a grand mountain worshiping activity is held, which is called "Nangbolhasoi," meaning "seeking for treasures from immortals."[2] "Each year during the Shagadawa Festival the pilgrims will come to worship and circle around the holy mountain." Seven Bon temples were built around the mountain.[5]

Climate[edit]

"Under the influence of the monsoon from the Indian Ocean, the area has neither scorching summer nor freezing winter. With ample rainfall, the air is quite humid. The sunshine is long and the frost is short."[1]


Climate data for Nyingchi County (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.3
(46.9)
9.5
(49.1)
13.0
(55.4)
16.4
(61.5)
19.2
(66.6)
21.4
(70.5)
22.1
(71.8)
22.0
(71.6)
20.3
(68.5)
17.3
(63.1)
13.4
(56.1)
9.8
(49.6)
16.1
(60.9)
Average low °C (°F) −5
(23)
−2.7
(27.1)
0.6
(33.1)
3.4
(38.1)
6.7
(44.1)
10.3
(50.5)
11.5
(52.7)
11.0
(51.8)
9.5
(49.1)
5.3
(41.5)
−0.6
(30.9)
−4.4
(24.1)
3.8
(38.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 1.6
(0.063)
4.4
(0.173)
17.0
(0.669)
47.1
(1.854)
74.3
(2.925)
125.2
(4.929)
133.9
(5.272)
123.3
(4.854)
114.6
(4.512)
39.9
(1.571)
5.3
(0.209)
1.4
(0.055)
688.0
(27.087)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.8 6.0 11.5 17.3 19.6 23.0 22.8 21.5 22.2 14.0 4.0 1.7 166.4
Source: Weather China

Transport[edit]

Plans exist for the construction of a railway from Lhasa to Nyingchi. Construction work is expected to start in September 2014, and to take 6 years.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tibet travel guide of Nyingchi Region, Bayi Town". Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Seche La Mountain Scenic Spot". Tibet Travel Service, Tibet Tour. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Moinba Ethnic Group and its customs". Tibet Travel Guide-Let's Travel Tibet. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Puqu Lama Ling Monastery". Tibet Travel Guide-Let's Travel Tibet. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  5. ^ "Benri Mountain". At0086.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  6. ^ 拉萨至林芝铁路预计今年九月开建 (Construction of the Lhasa-Nyingchi railway is planned to start in September of this year), 2014-1-15

Coordinates: 30°17′06″N 94°40′17″E / 30.28500°N 94.67139°E / 30.28500; 94.67139 Top 10 towns in Tibetan areas you must go (I) http://eng.tibet.cn/2012sy/xw/201406/t20140618_2002556.html