Recommended Ngari attractions - Things to do in Ngari Prefecture Tibet

25 September 2023 Last updated at 18:18

As the "Top of Roof of World", Ngari is famous for the "holy mountain"-Mt. Kailash and the "holy Lake"-Manasarovar Lake. Many pilgrims come from Tibet as well as other countries to Ngari to make pilgrimage. Besides, two famous lost civilization - Xiangxiong and Guge originated here.

Top Ngari Attractions

Mount Kailash - The Holy Center of Four Religions

Type: Religious Site, Peak

Altitude: 6,656 meters

Best time to visit: May to October

Mount Kailash is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Literally meaning "mountain of God", Mount Kailash is the holiest mountain in Asia, and worshiped by four influential religions, including Bon, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. Like a tradition, every single year, a large number of pilgrims from all over the world traveling far here to walk the Kora around Mount Kailash.

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Lake Manasarovar - World Famous Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Type: Holy Lake & Natural Site

Altitude: 4,590 meters

Best time to visit: May to October

Manasarovar Lake, located on the south of Mount Kailash, is one of three holy lakes in Tibet together with Namtso Lake, Yamdrok Lake. The lake water is crystal clean and glimmering blue under the sunshine. For religious believers, like Hindus and Buddhists, bathing in Manasarovar and drinking its water is believed to cleanse all sins and taking a Kailash Mansarovar Kora is a lifetime journey.

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Guge Kingdom of Ngari - Famous Tibet Attractions

Type: Architecture, Historical Site

Altitude: 3,700 meters

Best time to visit: April to October

Although hundreds of years have passed, some of the golden relics of palaces, caves, monasteries and houses survived fortunately and become the valuable materials for research on Tibetan history and architectures. Besides its historical significance, the Site of Guge Kingdom is also a great attraction to enjoy the barren landscape of nature and admire the lost civilization.

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