Located in the north of Tibet, Nagqu got its name from the Nagqu River(upstream of Nujiang River) in this area. Between Tanggula Mountains and Mount Nyenchen Tanglha, there are rolling clouds, clear lakes, stretch of mountains and vast grassland here. Especially in August, the famous horse racing festival will be held in Nagqu.
Highlights of Nagqu
▪ Lake Tangra Yumco: the holy lake worshiped by the ancient Yongzhong Bonism, the most ancient religion in Tibet area.
▪ Purugangri Glacier: the third largest glacier in the world except for the South and North Pole.
▪ Shodain Monastery: First built in 1814, Shodain Monastery is one of the inflential monastery in Nagqu area.
▪ Lake Serling Co: the largest lake in Tibet and ‘Serling Co’ means lake of demon.
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