Located in western Tibet,
Ngari Prefecture abuts Kashmir, India
and Nepal to the south and west. With
the border extending 116 km, the prefecture
has over 60 mountain mouths leading
to other parts of the world. Of the
seven counties under its jurisdiction,
three engage entirely in livestock
breeding, and four in mixed farming
and livestock breeding. It covers
an area of 303,000 square km, with
relatively low population density.
The prefecture holds an
important place in China’s cultural
and economic exchanges with the west.
It is home to ancient civilization
of Zhangzhung and the Bon religion.
With an average elevation of
4,500 meters, the prefecture is full of
scenic wonders including glaciers, extensive
plateau plant coverage, Gobi desert, rippling
rivers and lakes, green fields, clay forests,
and wildlife. Its Shiqianhe River, Kongquehe
River, Xiangquanhe River and Maquanhe River
are respectively sources of the Indus, Ganges,
Sutlej and Yarlung Zangbo Rivers. It is
also home to the sites of many ancient civilizations
such as the ruins of Guge Kingdom, Toding
Monastery, Donggar Frescos and Ritog Cliff
Paintings. In Burang County is the holy
mountain of Kangrenboqe, the chief peak
of Kangdese Mountains, and the holy lake
Mapang Yumco. Both hold an important place
in Asian religious history. Ngari Prefecture
also has five world-class tourist sites,
18 State class ones, 48 regional level ones.
Tourism has grown into a major contributor
to local economic growth.
Ngari Travel Attractions