Chinese Name: 尼洋曲
English Name: Niyang River
Location: Located in Nyingchi Prefecture(林芝市), Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All day
The Nyang River is a major river in south-west Tibet and the longest tributary of the Yarlung Tsangpo River. The Nyang has a length of 307.5 km and originates at 5,000 meters above the sea level from the Cuomuliangla in the Goikarla Rigyu, west of the Mila Mountain. The river joins the Yarlung Tsangpo in Cemeng, Nyingchi, 2,580 meters below its source. With an average flow of 538 cubic meters per second, it has an aquatic power potential of 2.08 million kilometers. Its largest tributary is the Ba River. It flows past the town of Bayi where it is crossed by the Bayi Zanchen bridge.
Niyang River Visitor Centre
If you have the chance to visit Niyang River, do not forget to visit the Niyang River Visitor Centre. It is designed by a Chinese architecture – Zhaoyang. The center was built with various openings and is decorated into different colors as color is a crucial element of Tibetan visual culture.
According to a Chinese government website aimed at investors, the Nyang River valley has an area of 24,800 km², including 117 km² of cultivated land 140 km² of usable wasteland, 16,500 km² of forestry land, and 8,000 km² of usable grassland.
It is reported to contain 1,500 kinds of wild animals and plants, 310,000,000 million m³ of wood reserves and 18 million km of hydroenergy resources.
Located in the southeast of Tibet, Nyingchi borders with Lhasa to east, Shannan to southwest, Qamdo to south and Nagqu to north. Taking flights and driving are the two major ways to get to Nyingchi.
Nyingchi Mainling Airport is located in the Mainling County, 40 kilometers north of Bayi County. Up to now, there are flights to Lhasa, Chengdu and chongqin. The airport shuttle bus costs 25 yuan per person and the departure time depends on the arrival time of flights.
- Traveling Hours: 1~2 hours
- Traveling Seasons: All year
- High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Bring enough water and some thick clothes, eating more fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and so on.
- Pay attention to respect the local customers.