You are here:
  1. Homepage
  2. »
  3. China
  4. »
  5. Tibet Autonomous Region
  6. » Yangbajain
China Flag Icon

Yangbajain Destination Guide

Touring Yangbajain in China

Yangbajain in the region of Tibet Autonomous Region is a city located in China - some 1,606 mi or ( 2584 km ) South-West of Beijing , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Yangbajain

Time in Yangbajain is now 05:16 AM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Urumqi " with a UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Thimphu, Paro, Itanagar, Shigatse, and Qiangqinxue. Being here already, consider visiting Thimphu . Check out our recomendations for Yangbajain ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

Videos provided by Youtube are under the copyright of their owners.


Interesting facts about this location

Yangbajain

Yangbajain (also spelled Yangbajing) is a town approximately 87 kilometers north-west of Lhasa, halfway to Damxung in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. The town lies just south of the Nyainqêntanglha Mountains, in an upland lush green valley surrounded by the tents of nomads with grazing yak and sheep populating the hillside. It is the site Yangpachen Monastery, which was historically the seat of the Shamarpas of Karma Kagyü and the Yangbajing International Cosmic Ray Observatory.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 30.08 90.55 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
Tags: Astronomical observatories in China, Populated places in Lhasa Prefecture

Yangbajing Tunnel

The Yangbajing Tunnel is the longest tunnel of some 3,345-metres long of the Qinghai–Tibet Railway which links Xining with Lhasa across the high Tibetan Plateau of north-east China. It is 4,264 metres above sea level and located 80 kilometres NW of the Tibetan regional capital, Lhasa.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 30.04 90.60 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km away
Tags: Railway tunnels in Tibet

Transhimalaya

The Transhimalaya or "Gangdise - Nyenchen Tanglha range", is a 1600 km long mountain range extending in a west-east direction parallel to the main Himalayan range. Located north of Yarlung Tsangpo river on the southern edge of the Tibetan Plateau, the Transhimalaya is composed by the Gangdise range to the west and the Nyenchen Tanglha range to the east. The area was discovered by Swedish explorer Sven Hedin and is also named the Hedin Range in his honour. Mount Kailash

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 30.26 90.69 (Lat./Long.); Less than 24 km away
Tags: Mountain ranges of China, Mountain ranges of Tibet

Gariqiong

Gariqiong is a village in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 29.97 90.32 (Lat./Long.); Less than 25 km away
Tags: Populated places in Tibet