Biru County Overview
Chinese Name: 比如县 English IPA: Bǐrú Xian Location: in the eastern of Tibet Autonomous Region Population (city): 60,000(2008) Language: Tibetan Language Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:
Biru County is located in the eastern of Tibet Autonomous Region. Between Tanggula Mountains and Mount Nyenchen Tanglha, it lies at altitude of around 4,000 metres. The name of Biru County means “female yak”. There are many mountains and valleys in this county, tourists can enjoy simple and unsophisticated folk customs and beautiful natural scenery.
• The Skeleton Wall(骷髅墙): it is located in the Damu Monastery(达木寺). Instead of using prayer stones, this wall is made of thousands actual human skulls. These skulls are from sky burials carried out within the nearby courtyard.
• Damu Monastery(达木寺): it is on the south of G317 Highway, between Sok and Nagqu. It has Tibetan’s strangest and least-visited sights–The Skeleton Wall.
• Sapu Mountain(萨普神山): it has the most unique beautiful glacier and peaks shape. Visitors can enjoy taking photos here.
• Chaqu Hot Spring(茶曲温泉): this hot spring contains some radioactive elements and minerals. It can help tourists promote blood circulation, accelerate metabolism and eliminate fatigue.
• Hipparion Ruins(三趾马遗址): tourists can enjoy Hipparion fossil here.
• Gongsa Monastery(贡萨寺): 4,300 m above sea level, it was built in the twelfth century.
Other Destinations in Biru County
Biru County Attractions
Biru County, as a wonderful and brilliant place, there are lots of attractive sights for tourists to have a pleasant trip. • The Skeleton Wall(骷髅墙): it is located in the Damu Monastery(达木寺). Instead of using prayer stones, this wall is made of thousands actual human skulls. These skulls are from sky burials carried out within the nearby courtyard. • Damu Monastery(达木寺): it is on the south of G317 Highway, between Sok and Nagqu. It has Tibetan’s strangest and least-visited sights--The Skeleton Wall. • Sapu Mountain(萨普神山): it has the most unique [...]
Biru County Tours
As the Top Tibet tour operator, Mysterious Tibet promises to present the ultimate travel experience to world-wide tourists via a galaxy of carefully-engineered tour products. Tourists not only can enjoy natural scenery and ethnic culture, but also can visit some ruins and monasteries in Nagqu County. They shouldn’t miss The Skeleton Wall(骷髅墙), Damu Monastery(达木寺), Sapu Mountain(萨普神山), Chaqu Hot Spring(茶曲温泉), Hipparion Ruins(三趾马遗址) and Gongsa Monastery(贡萨寺). We provide some types of tour packages for visiting Biru County. All our seasoned Tibetan guides [...]
Climate & When to Go
Biru County belongs to the plateau sub cold or temperate semi humid monsoon climate zone. The annual average temperature is 2.9 ℃. The annual frost free period of Biru County is from October to April next year; the average annual rainfall is more than 580 millimeters. The common natural disasters in Biru County are snow disaster and wind damage. The best time to visit Biru County is spring and autumn. [...]
In 1965, the Heichang highway was opened to traffic, and then the general roads and country roads were built in Biru County. The closest airport is Lhasa Gonggar Airport about 625 km from Biru County; there are 256.7 km from Nagqu Railway Station to Biru County. Tourist can travel by air or train firstly and then transfer to long-distance bus or self-driving which is the wise choice. [...]
Festivals and Activities
Biru County is regarded as the wonderland of northern Tibet. The annual Xiuna folk art festival presents the unique local culture. Local people have been gathering from all directions. Local people are very enthusiastic about this festivity, here you can enjoy Tibetan singing and dancing. It's also a chance to be with friends in the tents, having yoghurt, buttered tea, all kinds of food that Tibetan people like. tourists can enjoy the performances and traditional competitions like stone moving and [...]
There are some useful tips for tourists get a better tour in Biru County: ‣ Best Time to Visit Biru County: spring and autumn •Avoid High Altitude Sickness: because of the high altitudes climatic conditions of Biru County, visitors should pay attention to the prevention and cure of the syndromes including headache, dizziness, flustered, shortness of breath, the plateau response, especially people who have chronic respiratory disease or cardiovascular disease. In addition, bring enough water or drinks, fruits and snacks with high caloric content, like [...]
These maps are about Biru County, including location maps, region maps, tourist maps, attractions maps, and transportation maps. [...]
Biru County Accommodation
Biru County is still under the development, please kindly do not hold a high expection. The accommodation level would be much lower than that in other cities. We will choose the accommodation which has elegant environment, well-equipped facilities and excellent service. The prices are reasonable and all-inclusive. You can enjoy different style of breakfast, a western breakfast or a Tibetan breakfast. Parking is out of charge and free wifi is equipped. No matter where you stay in Nagqu Biru County, you won’t miss [...]