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Nyalam

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Nyalam (聂拉木) is a town in Xigatse prefecture near the Nepalese border.

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Located on the Friendship Highway.

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See[edit][add listing]

  • Nyalam Pelgyeling Monastery, 10 km north of Nyalam, near the village of Zhonggang (Tibetan name). A monastery built around a cave where the enlightened yogi Milarepa (1040-1123) and his disciple Rechungpa spent many years in meditation. Rebuilt in 1983 with assistance from Nepalese craftsmen.

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  • Sacred sites. There are several sacred sites and caves associated with Milarapa and other Buddhist yogis in the Lapchi mountain area.
  • Trekking. The landscape of the region and the stunning scenery lends itself to trekking.

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There is a Bank of China branch located here, but it does not offer ATM or currency exchange service.

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Several restaurants are located along the highway.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Nyalam Binguan and the Snowlands Hotel (Xueyu Luguan) are located across the street from each other.
  • Road Worker's Hotel, at crossroads.

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