Nyingchi (also Nyingtri or 林芝 Linzhi) is a prefecture in southeastern Tibet.
Nyingchi is a prefecture in the lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo River. At an average altitude of 3000 meters above sea level, it is home to Tibetans and several other ethnic minorities. Mount Namjagbarwa and the Yarlung Zangbo, 496.3 km long and 5382 meters in maximum depth and believed to be the world's largest canyon, are the most interesting of all the tourist sights in the prefecture.
Bayi, the capital of Nyingtri province, can be accessed via public and private transporation from Lhasa's Public Bus station. Large buses will make the trip in nine hours for around ¥80, whereas private cars will do the trip in six hours for around ¥150. Both buses and cars do not run on a set schedule, but rather leave when full. Technically, a Alien Travel Permit is required to visit the region, but there are no checkpoints on Highway 319 to Bayi or in Bayi itself.
Averaging 3,000m above the sea level, Nyingchi Prefecture in the lower reaches of Yarlung Zangbo River is home to Monbas, Lobas and some other ethnic minorities marked for their peculiar habits and customs, Mt. Namjagbarwa and Yarlung Zangbo Canyon are the most alluring of all the tourist resources in Nyingchi.
Yarlung Zangbo Canyon
Yarlung Zangbo River makes a horseshoe-shaped turn at the foot of Mt. Namjagbarwa, and with water lapping at the rocky mountain with a deafening din, works geographic miracle by converting itself into an immense canyon 496.3km in length and 5,382m in maximum depth. In 1994, the canyon hit the headline when it was discovered by Chinese scientists, who believe it to be the world's largest canyon.
Medog Nature Reserve
China's largest nature reserve with the best preserved primitive jungle in its bottom is found in an area of 460,000 hectares that slopes down from north to south on the southern side of the Himalayas in Medog County, southeast Tibet. Read more Medog Nature Reserve.
Basum Lake Holiday Resort
The first holiday resort of Tibet is in Gongbo Gyamda County of Nyingchi Prefecture. The resort is heavily wooded, and in its center is the mountain-skirted Basum Lake. Ranwu Lake
The Ranwu Lake is a perfect blending of the Swiss Alps snow peaks and glaciers and the streams in Jiuzhaigou (a pretty town in central China).
Nyingchi Food: Barley Noodles: Due to the special location and climate, barley is more suitable than other grains to grow on Qinghai-Tibet plateau. So, Tibetan people usually use barley powder to make food. Tsampa(Zanba), one of the top six Tibetan food, is also common in Nyingchi Prefecture. Besides, Nyingchi people prefer to make barley powder into noodles, which is another authentic Tibetan food.
Stone Pot Chicken: It’s the most famous dish in Nyingchi. The popularity is always high from the past to nowadays. The locals love it and recommend it to every traveler. Nyingchi people use the chicken which is fed by natural material, not forage, stewed with traditional Chinese medicine. After a long time and under a low heat, the soup is full of the nutrition of chicken and smell of Chinese medicine. Better yet, the pot is not a common metal one, but a special pot made of black mica, which can lock the nutrition well in the soup.
Zangxiang Pig: It’s the traditional food for Mosuo people at the first place. Zangxiang Pig is not the same with the pigs in other places. They grow up on the plateau with an elevation of 3000-4000 meters (9,843 -13,124 feet), eat the natural plants and drink the spring water. They run all over around, so, their meet is very stretchy.