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06/03/2015

What to see in Nagqu

Having an elevation of more than 4,500 meters, Nagqu is located on the famous North Tibet Plateau. It is 338 kilometers from Lhasa Tibet Tours and at the juncture of the Qinghai-Tibet Highway, northern section of the Sichuan-Tibet Highway and Heihe Highway. Nagqu has good transport facilities and a unique landscape. The ancient Yamtung (or Zhangzhung) cultural site, the Ban monasteries, the Holy Lake Nam Co and the life of the highland herdsmen are unique tourist attractions.

Ruins of Yamtung (or Zhangzhung) Kingdom

A legend says there are two ruins of Yamtung kingdom of the Bon. One is the Qonglong silver city in Zanda County China tour deals, Ngari Prefecture. Another one is Qongzom nearby the Ombu Office in Nagqu, to the west of the middle section of Dago Mountain.

(Qongzom is not far from the Ombu Office and can be reached by car from Nyima.)

Qangtang Grassland

In the area between the Kunlun, Tanggula and Gangdise-Nyainqentanglha mountains, it covers two-thirds of the total area of Tibet. It is more than 4,500 meters above sea level at average. With a unique scene, this grassland is teeming with 1,000 kinds of wildlife, including some 40 kinds under the national or regional protection.

Paingar Yangxoi Scenic Spot in Biru County

The Yangxoi Scenic Spot in Paingar area, Biru County, has a comfortable climate and a beautiful surrounding. It is as famous as a spot in southern area of the Yangtze River Yangtze River tour in north Tibet.

Tourists can have a look on horse back along Paingar, Naru, Punzom and arrive in the Yangxoi Scenic Spot. The whole journey is 110 kilometers long. In Naru, the famous White and Blue lake scenic spots have wild flowers and grass everywhere. In Punzom there is a famous holy mountain. Along the Punzom Valley, tourists can come back to the Yangxoi Scenic Spot. The valley has a beautiful natural scene and a comfortable climate.

lhari Nyiwo Scenic Spot

In lhari County in southeastern part of Nagqu Prefecture, the scenic spot is 340 kilometers away from Nagqu Town China tour packages. It has a lower elevation and a temperate climate. Nearby stands the Nyainqentanglha-Tanggula Mountains. This scenic spot teems with great numbers of rare wildlife and plants, which constitute a harmonious picture of nature and life. This scenic spot is a good place for purifying your hearts.

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05/03/2015

Learn something about Shaxi

Situated roughly equal distance from Lijiang and Dali in NW Yunnan affordable China travel packages, under the jurisdiction of Jianchuan County, Shaxi (Shāxī,沙溪) was once a key transport hub of the Ancient Tea-Horse Caravan Road through which thousands of traveling merchants would pass every day. The prosperity of the town was during the Ming and Qing dynasties. After the heyday of Tea-Horse Caravan Route, stagnation hit the once-flourishing town.

Over the first 50 years of the communist party's governing, Shaxi descended into backwardness, obscurity and poverty, while much of the local population left for work in the bigger cities. It wasn't changed until year 2001 when the World Monument Fund listed Sideng Market China tour packages and many of the old wooden temples, theaters and homes in the region together as the "Most Endangered Sites".

Soon after, a USD1.3 million project was launched in collaboration between the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH) and the Government of Jianchuan County Kunming Tour Packages.As the beneficiary of the long-term development funds and the attentions of a ETH, Shaxi gains its popularity. Yet it was unknown to visitors years before backpackers fleeing the touristy boomtowns of Dali and Lijiang stumbled across it. Now the town rely almost solely on tourism income, and so far it has been proven a success - much of the area's old heritage is still alive in some form or another, tourists keep pouring in.

Best time to go

Shaxi is at a high elevation of a forested valley. The summer is sunny with a bit of rain, autumn is divine, winter is cold and crisp but not uncomfotably so and spring is wet and green. There really is no bad time to visit Shaxi.

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03/03/2015

A day trip from Gyangtse to Lhasa

Luckily we have some very skilful local drivers who have taken care of us along the way. Some of the roads in Tibet haven't been completed, or are in disrepair, so our drivers have had to take us off road at times. This makes for some very rocky motion, which makes it very difficult to work on a laptop computer.

Today we visited perhaps the world's highest outdoor market 4,500 meters above sea level, perched below the Kharola glacier in southern Tibet Tibet tour. For such a remote location there sure was a lot of activity. Local traders haggled over prices with all comers, including Han Chinese, international visitors, tour groups and Tibetan monks of all ages.

Women of all ages also approached us clutching baby goats and seeking money for a photo with the cute beasts. Who could refuse? Not me anyway.

I managed to snap up a small, spinning prayer wheel at the market and had it explained to me that after writing your wish you could then put it inside, meditate on it and spin to your heart's content. I'm sure going to try.

As we made our way up into the mountain affordable China travel packages we encountered our daily quota of breathtaking scenery. However this was exceeded soon after when we came across the Yamdro Yumtso Lake.

The Yamdro Yumtso Lake is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. As we drove around the extremely blue water it seemed to stretch on forever. It was another picturesque scene with snow-capped mountains in the background, green mountains stretching all around and the deepest blue water I've ever seen.

This lake is at an altitude of over 4,000 meters and covers 638 square kilometers. As impressive as this is, it may well be surpassed by the lake we are visiting tomorrow. Namco Lake is 4,718 meters above sea level and covers an area of 1,920 square kilometers, that's three times the size. I wonder if the water will be as blue?

There are so many highlights Luxury China tours in one day when traveling through Tibet. Perhaps mine came today when I had the chance to ride on a yak.

As you may well imagine this was the first time I've been on a yak and I don't mind saying I was a little hesitant at first. However, my colleagues were only too happy to encourage me.

My yak must have sensed my trepidation and was very well behaved, as well as beautifully decorated. For just five yuan you too could have such an experience.

We left the yaks behind to thrill the next batch of tourists and headed back down the mountain towards Lhasa. On the way we again passed some traditional Tibetan styles houses and wonderful scenery.

I'm trying not to become too blase about the scenery we are encountering each day. I'm trying to be more like a Buddhist, still my mind and truly appreciate the moment. This is no easy task for the mind which is full of reflections of the past and thoughts about the future. If I am to learn this skill, however, I believe Tibet is the right place to do it China trips.

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