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Tingri County

Updated:2008-05-05 16:19 | Source:Beijing2008


A detailed introduction to Tingri County

Located at the foot of the Mount Qomolangma, in the middle of the Himalayas, the county of Tingri is encircled by Tingkye, Sakya, Nyalam, Ngamring, Lhatse and Nepal. The average altitude of Tingri is 4300 meters above sea level. The county has a total area of 14,000 square meters and is located 244 kilometers away from the city of Xigaze.

The origin of Tingri

According to legend, a Lama threw a stone in this area that made a "ting" sound when it landed. A temple was built in this area and was named Tingri Temple; the region has been known as Tingri ever since.

A mountainous place

There are lots of mountains in Tingri. Four of them are over 8000 meters tall: Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho Oyu and Mount Makarluh and Mount Qomolangma (8843.13 meter), which sits at the border of Tingri and Nepal and is the highest mountain in the world. These towering mountains are Tingri's most significant natural feature, making the county an ideal place for travel, exploration and scientific investigation.

Editor : Zhang

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