Nagqu lies in the north of Tibet and the center of Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. It’s the place where Yangtze River, Nujiang River, Lhasa River and some other rivers originated from. With an average elevation of more than 4500 meters above sea level, Nagqu is one of the highest and most windswept area in Tibet. The administrative center of Nagqu is Nagchu Town which is the core of Political, economic, cultural, transportation, information and communications in North Tibet.
There are rich sources of traveling in Nagqu. The beauty of natural scenery remains the same from ancient times. Zhang Zhung, the cradle of Tibetan civilization and the incredible bon religion, was a powerful ancient country before seventh century. Nagqu Horse Racing Festival, as a great traditional feast in the vast grassland of North Tibet, is very much worth joining in the summer. The holy Mount Kailash and Lake Yamdrok are known to the world by their beauty and sanctity.