Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon Cultural Tourism Festival
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Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon Cultural Tourism Festival

Update: Feb. 22nd, 2013

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon in Nyingchi

The first Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon Cultural Tourism Festival was held on October 3rd, 2005. It is mainly celebrated to show the unique natural landscapes and special folk customs in Nyingchi Prefecture, including the folk customs of the Monpa and Lhopa people in Kongpo Area, and the natural charm of the breathtaking glaciers, holy lake and Grand Canyon.

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is the largest and deepest canyon in the world. It has a length of 504.6 kilometers and a depth of 6009 meters at its deepest. With primitive forests on both banks and rapid water flow in the river, the U-shaped Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon had been one of the best choices for tourists interested in the Tibet adventure tours.

Brief Introduction of Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon Cultural Tourism Festival

Be praised as the Switzerland on Tibet Plateau, Nyingchi Prefecture is located in southeastern Tibet. With abundant water resources and pleasant climate, Nyingchi enjoys a large area of forest and is of rich natural resources. Except for the Tibetans, the Lhoba and Monpa ethnic groups are also inhabited in the mountain areas and river valleys in Nyingchi. The advantaged natural resources, graceful ecological environment and traditional folk customs made Nyingchi became one of the most attractive places for tourists both at home and abroad.

According to statistics, more than 140 scenic spots in Nyingchi Prefecture in Tibet had been discovered, including the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon (the largest and deepest canyon in the world), the Lulang Forest Sea National Park (it is praised as the Alps in Tibet for its well preserved primitive forest), the holy lake Baksumtso Lake, the Lieshan Ancient Tombs and Giant Cypress Forest (there is ancient giant cypress tree which could be dated back to 2600 years ago).

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon Cultural Tourism Festival well integrates the culture, artistry, participation and sightseeing of Nyingchi tour. Tourists here could enjoy the charm of the unique Nyingchi from different aspects, such as the distinctive folk custom, ancient and mysterious history and religion, and the rich natural resources. Tourists could choose different tour routes according to your preference. In addition, tourists could also take part in the local dancing & singing performances and traditional sports competitions to experience a totally different festal atmosphere.

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon Cultural Tourism Festival Tour

Tourists join the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon Cultural Tourism Festival tour will have the chance to take an overview of Namjagbarwa Peak (the most beautiful mountain in China) at the estuary of the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon. The Segyira National Forest Park, Lulang Forest Sea and the ancient Giant Cypress Forest are also scenic spots must be visited. It is also well worth to pay a visit to the holy Baksumtso Lake to appreciate the fascinating landscapes of lake and mountains.

There would be various material-exchange fair, folk singing and dancing performance, traditional sports competition, photographic exhibition, tourist souvenirs exhibition and some other interesting activities during the celebration of the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon Cultural Tourism Festival. It must be an impressive experience to witness the traditional wedding ceremony on the Traditional Wedding Custom Festival held in Nyingchi.

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