Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival

Tibet is located in plateau terrain and the temperature might be quite low during the winter season. But after winter, the most beautiful time to visit Tibet is coming. There are lots of peach blossom trees in Nyingchi. From the mid of March the Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival will be held.

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Nyingchi is located east of Lhasa and it enjoys the lowest altitude of Tibet. Thus the temperature of Nyingchi is more suitable for peach blossoms. Nyingchi is always seen as the most beautiful part of Tibet with its attractive natural beauty. It is a pure land with mountains, rivers, valleys and trees, flowers. Some people even call it “The Swiss of Tibet”. The most beautiful side of Nyingchi starts to unfold since the Peach Blossom Festival.

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In 2016, the period when the peach is in full blossom is from March 15 to April 20. The ceremony of the opening of Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival will be held on March 20 in Gala Village.

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There will be four highlights for the peach blossom in Nyingchi this year:

  1. Driving from Bomi to Nyingchi, there were dangerous roads which have high altitudes. Currently the four tunnels and Tongmai Huge Bridge are available. The way to Nyingchi is quite convenient and safe.
  2. The beauty of wild peach blossom in Gala Village will make you lose the breath. There is a peach blossom valley which locates among the mountains. The water flows from the highlands. Wandering among them, you will experience the unique natural beauty.
  3. Minority groups live in Nyingchi. They have their own ways of lives. During the peach blossom festival, various celebrations in minority characteristics will be held. Besides the sceneries, the Tibetan culture will also make you a deep impression.
  4. Yarlung Tsangpo Valley is also filled with the sea of flowers. Yusong Village and Suosong Village are the two main places to appreciate peach blossoms. With the Snow Mountains and Yarlung Tsangpo Valley, you will feel like in a land of idyllic beauty.

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In Tibet, the best way to explore the scenic area is to take chartered cars. From Chengdu there are several flights to Nyingchi. Then you can live in Bayi Town. Starting from Bayi Town you may choose chartered cars to visit the villages with peach blossoms.

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