Nagqu lies in the north of Tibet. It neighbors on Chamdo on the east, Lhasa on the south, Ngari on the west and Xinjiang on the north. In this region, the far-flung Changtang Prairie and mysterious Northern-Tibet uninhabited area always make a very deep impression on tourists.
Big and small lakes are inlaid between mountains and canyons. Among those, the Heavenly Lake Namtso is the most notable one. Situated between Damxung County of Lhasa and Baingoin County of Nagqu, Namtso Lake is the second largest saltwater lake in China, after Qinghai Lake. It’s considered to be one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Many pilgrims go there and walk around the lake praying for good fortunes annually. Additionally, selected as one of the five most beautiful lakes in China, it attracts a lot of tourists as well.
Siling Co is the second largest lake of Tibet, after the Namtso Lake. In Tibetan, Siling Co means devil lake. It lies on the border of Baingoin and Xainza counties. There are seven main rivers flowing into it, which compose a land-locked lake group. The lakeside prairie is vast. The picturesque grassland scenery leaves unforgettable impressions.
Nagqu Prefecture is the largest prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Nagqu has a total area of 450,537 km. The prefecture is divided into 11 different counties and the capital of Nagchu Town is located within Nagqu County. Nagqu Dagring Airport will be the world’s highest altitude airport by 2011 at 4,436 meters above sea level. Nagqu was chosen to host the largest logistics center in the plateau region, which began operations in August 2009.
Located at 31.5, 92 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Nagchukha, or Naqu, is a town in northern Tibet, seat of Nagqu Prefecture, approximately 328 km by road north-east of the capital Lhasa, within the People’s Republic of China. At the time of the visit in 1950 of Thubten Jigme Norbu, the elder brother of Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama, Nagchukha was a small town with only a few clay huts but was also the headquarters of the District Officer, the Dzongpön. It was on the main caravan route coming from Amdo to Central Tibet.
Located at 31.4833, 92.05 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
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