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Ngari

 

Located in the western Tibet Autonomous Region, Ngari Prefecture borders India, Nepal and Indian Kashmir and is contiguous with Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China, to the north and Xigaze, Tibet to the south. Ngari has a total area of 310,000 sq. kilometers, accounting for one forth of Tibet. 

Ngari is known as the "roof of the roof of the world" and the most "Tibetan" part of Tibet. Ngari averages 4,500 meters. It's the place where the Himalayas, the Gangdise, the Kunlun Mountains and Karakorum Mountains meet. There are great mountains, beautiful lakes, vast grasslands and spectacular snow mountains in Ngari. Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarova in Ngari are symbolized as the "Sacred Mountain and Holy Lake" of the Buddhism and are the spiritual center of Buddhists.

In Ngari, you can:
1. Making the pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash (Gang Rimpoche in Tibetan) is a spectacular experience. Mt Kailash is deemed the spiritual center of Buddhism, Hinduism and the indigenous religion-Bon. Gang Rimpoche means the "treasures of the snow mountains" or the "sacredness of snow". It is said to be the place where the Buddhist patriarch Sakyamuni conducted the rites and it is the Sumeri Mountain in the Buddhism. It is also the temple of God Siva in Hinduism. 

2. Visiting the sacred Lake Manasarovar (Mapham Yutso in Tibetan) surrounded by snowy peaks is also magnificent. There are over 80 rivers and 60 lakes in the prefecture. 

3. Exploring the man-made tunnel through the mountain ruins of Guge Kingdom is interesting. Guge Kingdom is famous for its murals, sculptures and stone inscriptions. 

4. Appreciating the well-preserved frescos in Donggar Village and Rutog County is also great.

Ngari is rich in its local culture and folk customs. There are some famous Buddhist monasteries in Ngari.

Ngari Tourist Attractions

    Donggar Frescos

    Located 40 km north of Zhada County, Donggar Frescos are the largest ruins of...
    Mapam Yumco Lake

    Mapam Yumco Lake lies 20 km southeast of Mt Kailash and is north to Nam...
    Guge Kingdom

    The ruins of Guge Kingdom are located on a mountain in Zhabran Village, which is...
    Kejia Monastery

    Kejia Monastery is located at the valley at the foot of a mountain, 19 ...
    Tholing Monastery

    Tholing Monastery is located in northwest to the county town of Zhada C...
 

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