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Top 8 October destinations in China (6)

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13:24, October 09, 2012

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Top 3: Nyingchi, Tibet (西藏林芝)

Nyingchi, or Linzhi in Chinese, lies in the southeast part of Tibet Autonomous Region. Located near the lower reaches of Yarlung Zangbo River, it is blessed with a semi-humid climate and fascinating scenery. With a large number of river valleys and alpine gorges, Nyingchi is also called the "Switzerland of Tibet". When travelling there, you will be amazed by the lofty snow-capped mountain peaks, well-preserved original forests, cypresses that can grow up to thirty meters, and numerous colorful grasses. Travelers can also take part in various activities, such as mountain hiking, rock climbing and white water rafting, and experience the unique local customs of the Menba and Luoba people.

Travel tips:

Best time to visit: May and October

Admission:

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon: 150 yuan for adults; 70 yuan for kids

Giant Cypress Forest: 10 yuan

Gangxiang Nature Reserve: free

Basongcuo Lake: 100 yuan

Getting there: You can take a plane to Linzhi Airport, or take coach or train to Linzhi from Lhasa or Chengdu.

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