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Source: ChinaTravelGood   Author: Gabriel  Date: 09-04 2008  More Attractions
Location: Tibet#39;s Qamdo in the eastern part of the Hengduan Mountains town, happens to be the center of Sichuan-Tibet Highway. Sichuan-Tibet Highway from the west or the east end of Lhasa Chengdu passenger cars are about five days to reach here.

Area: 108,600 square km area

Population: total population of 570,000 people

administrative divisions: Qamdo Xianxia 11 counties, 10 towns (areas). 159 townships.

Qamdo in eastern Tibet. The terrain in the north-west, the mountain more complete, the preservation of watershed areas in a broad plateau surface; southeastern low, mountain-shaped body was cut into the length and breadth. Hengduan Mountains is located, the Sanjiang (Jinsha River, Lancang River, Nujiang River) valley, the area of 108,600 square kilometers, with an average altitude above 3,500 meters. North and South about 445 kilometers east to west width of 527 km, across the East and Sichuan Province, south-east border with Myanmar and Yunnan, Tibet, southwest and Nyingchi areas adjacent to the northwest and Nagqu in Tibet connected to the north and the junction of Qinghai, Tibet East door of the autonomous region.


Qamdo and diverse climate, the Northwest and northern cold dry and mild moist southeast; sunshine a long time, strong radiation, the temperature difference between day and night; distinct wet and dry, more Yeyu summer, winter and spring and more风. Qamdo annual average temperature 7.6 ℃, the 400-600 mm rainfall, frost-free period 80-127 days. On a high mountain and a deep valley, complex terrain, a three-dimensional climate "mountain has four seasons, Shili different days," Qamdo is a prominent characteristic of regional climate. Air pollution is the country#39;s smallest city, is also an ideal summer resort.


Qamdo in the Tibetan language in the "crossroads of two rivers" means, in the upper reaches of the Lancang River Valley, is Tibet#39;s political and cultural center of eastern. Here also happens to be the center of Sichuan-Tibet Highway, East and the Dege Sichuan Province, Bai across the River, bordering the South East and cloud Nan Deqin, the southwest and Nyingchi region is adjacent to the northwest and connected with the Nagqu area, north of the intersection and Yushu in Qinghai , Since ancient times Tibet is the traffic要冲.


Qamdo average altitude above 3,500 meters in, many are standing on the mountain above the snow line, Culture and Sport 25 mountain areas are mostly in the Qamdo. Here are Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism in Kang district of the first Temple-Monastery, the ancestral temple Gamagaju send Gama Temple, with the exception of Tibetan Buddhism temples, but also the Catholic Church and Islam, more Three Rivers Flow Qijue mysterious and magnificent scenery of the Cha Ma Ancient Road. Magic and magnificent natural landscape and strong historical and cultural accumulation in the human landscape together constitute the Qamdo rich tourism resources.


Qamdo is located in the eastern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region, is the center of eastern Tibet, is located in the Hengduan Mountains of China#39;s unique, longitudinal North-South direction, since the east to west. North South high-low mountain forest, complex terrain, Zhaqu, Ngong Qu two rivers flowing through the town of Qamdo convergence for the Lancang River, south to flow, Qamdo is intended for the confluence of two rivers. A long history and ancient culture, devout religious belief, the simple folk customs, the famous Temple of Qamdo and dozens of large and small temples, constitute a unique human landscape, with its special charm, and fascinating, attracting a growing number The tourists, scientists and explorers climbing.