Jomda County Overview
Jomda County is a county of the Qamdo Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region, which is located in the throat of Tibet and Sichuan, Qnghai and Yunnan. It is the main land of the highway in Tibet and the main point of the "Tea Horse Trading Road".
‣ Basic Information
- Chinese Name: 江达县
- Surface: 13164.09 Square km
- Location: Qamdo Prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region
- Whether: Changeable
Aila Mountain（埃拉山）: Located in the Jomda County of Tibet, Aila Mountain is rolled over from Sichuan Province to Jomda County of Tibet with an altitude of more than 4,200 meters above sea level.
Ziga Grassland（字嘎大草原）: Located in the northwest of Jomda County about 65 kilometers away, the grassland area reaches 2.05 million mu with endless prairies, blue sky and white clouds, green grass and wild flowers, typical highland pastures in summer and autumn. There's a famous Horse Racing Festival in 15th July each year which the herdsman will dress in colorful clothes and take yogurt, ride a horse poured on the pitch from all directions for celebrating the festival.
Xuebagou Valley（雪巴沟风景区）: Located in the Jomda County of Qamdo City, 10 km away from Jomda County, there is a cliff in Xuebagou Valley praised as "Small Aden". where beautiful scenery, green grassland, natural landscapes could be found.
Gangtuo Town（岗托村）: (The First Tibetan Culture Village).After the peaceful liberation of Tibet, the area along the west bank of Jinsha river was under the jurisdiction of the Tibet Autonomous Region which was built to the township in 1988.
Shengqin Langzha Mountain（生钦朗扎神山）: Located in the Gangtuo Town of Jomda County, Tibet, 100 km away from county seat, it is one of the 25 Buddhist sacred mountains in the Kang District which is the top of the 25 sacred mountains.
Langrao Mountain（郎绕神山）: It is one of the 25 Buddhist sacred mountains in the Kang District with a history of 378 years.
Jirong Valley（吉荣峡谷风景区）: Jirong Valley is an auspicious place for the local people. It's said that Manjusri Bodhisattva had used the sword for this medallion of wisdom and made a sound of flowing water for praying.
Guopu Baizong Mountain（果普白宗神山）； It is a famous religious pilgrimage site in the Kang District which the village, grassland, forest and snow mountain are integrated in the ecotourism area. It's said that the white mountain looks like a human heart, which is said to be the heart of Tibet's three sacred mountains.
Wara Monastery（瓦拉修道院）: It is one of the main monasteries of Jomda County of Qamdo Prefecture. It is famous for the peacock (auspicious bird in Tibetan culture) spreading its tail. Wara Monastery boasts a long history, which is a giant landmark as the first Tibetan Buddhist temple when tourists or traders entering Tibet through Sichuan Province.
‣ Administrative Divisions
Jomda County has jurisdiction over 2 towns and 11 townships including:
Jomda Town (འཇོ་མདའ་, 江达镇)
Gamtog Town (སྐམ་ཐོག་, 岗托镇)
Qongkor Township (ཆོས་འཁོར་, 邓柯乡)
Üpäl Township (ཨུད་དཔལ་, 岩比乡)
Kargang Township (མཁར་སྒང་, 卡贡乡)
Sibda Township (སྲིབ་མདའ་, 生达乡)
Nyaxi Township (ཉ་གཤིས་, 娘西乡)
Zigar Township (རྫི་སྒར་, 字呷乡)
Qu'nyido Township (ཆུ་གཉེས་མདོ་, 青泥洞乡)
Woinbodoi Township (དབོན་པོ་སྟོད་, 汪布顶乡)
Dêrdoin Township (གཏེར་སྟོན་, 德登乡)
Tongpu Township (གདོང་ཕུ་, 同普乡)
Bolo Township (སྤོ་, 波罗乡)
‣ Travel Tips
Every tourists need the travel tips listed below when traveling to Jomda County.
Avoid High Altitude Reaction:
- With the high altitude of about 5000 meters, changeable weather and strong wind during the day and night in Jomda, you’d better bring some warm clothes and medicine. Please remember to bring sunglasses with you.
- Meanwhile, please do not act and move too fast even though you're taking photos and enjoying the stunning views. Traveling Time : All the day
Entrance Fee : Free
Opening Time : 24 hours