Markam County Overview
Chinese Name: 芒康县 English IPA: Máng Kāng Xiàn Location: Located in the boundary of Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces and east of Qamdo Prefecture of Tibet. Population (city): 90,000 persons (by the end of 2010) Language: Tibetan language and mandarin Chinese Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:
Markham County, (Tibetan: སྨར་ཁམས་རྫོང་ Wylie smar khams rdzong; Chinese: 芒康县; Pinyin: Mángkāng Xiàn) is a county of the Chamdo Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Markam County locates in the boundary of Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces and east of Qamdo Prefecture of Tibet. It not only has excellent natural resources, but also has great transportation advantages. For example, G318 and G214 National Highway pass through it. From the history, Markam is an important place on the Tea Horse Ancient Road. And it belongs to the hinterland of Great Shangri-la Eco-Tourism Area.
Highlights of Markam County
Rock Carvings: Eight rock carvings found in the Tibet autonomous region’s Markham county have been confirmed as dating to the Tibetan Tubo Kingdom more than 1,000 years ago, according to the county’s cultural relics bureau.
Yanjing Catholic Church: In this region, there is the only Catholic church of Tibet, Yanjing Catholic Church in Markham (Mangkang) County.
Quzika Hot Spring: Quzika Hot Spring(曲孜卡温泉), Markam County,Qamdo Prefecture, Tibet Tibetan Aut. Region.
Jueba Mountain: Jueba Mountain(觉巴山), within the county, Markam County,Qamdo Prefecture, Tibet Tibetan Aut. Region.
Duolarizhui Scenic Resort: Duolarizhui Scenic Resort(多拉日追), Ancient Ruins, Duolarizhui Scenic Resort, Zongxi Township, Markam County,Qamdo Prefecture, Tibet Tibetan Aut. Region.
Langba Langzeng Temple: Langba Langzeng Temple(朗巴郎增寺), Religious Sites, Randui Village, Bangda Township.
Salt Wells and Fields of Changdu: Salt Wells and Fields of Changdu(昌都盐井盐田), Geologic Formations, Naxi Township.
Dameiyong Snow Mountain: Dameiyong Snow Mountain(达美拥雪山), Mountains, Within the County.
Other Destinations in Markam County
Markam County Attractions
Attractions of Markam County Rock Carvings: Eight rock carvings found in the Tibet autonomous region's Markham county have been confirmed as dating to the Tibetan Tubo Kingdom more than 1,000 years ago, according to the county's cultural relics bureau. A survey of the archaeological finds began in the second half of last year and was carried out by four experts from Sichuan University's Tibetology Institute while working alongside representatives from the county's cultural relics and tourism bureaus. "More than 20 people took part [...]
Markam County Tours
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Climate & When to Go
Markam County has a subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwb) or alpine subarctic climate (Köppen Dwc). The subtropical highland variety of the oceanic climate exists in elevated portions of the world that are within either the tropics or subtropics, though it is typically found in mountainous locations in some tropical countries. Despite the latitude, the higher altitudes of these regions mean that the climate tends to share characteristics with oceanic climates, though it also tends to experience noticeably drier weather during [...]
It not only has excellent natural resources, but also has great transportation advantages in Markam County. For example, G318 and G214 National Highway pass through it. From the history, Markam is an important place on the Tea Horse Ancient Road. And it belongs to the hinterland of Great Shangri-la Eco-Tourism Area. In addition, the local government plans to build a Chateau on the G318 National Highway. [...]
Festivals and Activities
Qamdo Folk Custom in Tibet Qamdo Folk Custom in Tibet – Dressing Qamdo dressing is representative a regional culture and spirit. People in Qamdo Prefecture are called Kangba people. Men dress themselves very vigorous and unrestrained, bold and uninhibited. They prefer to wear long Tibetan knife, or other weapons. Their clothes are usually made of the silks and satins, cloth, and fabric, etc, and the edges are usually embroidered with otter's skin, tiger's skin, or leopard's skin, etc. Ladies dress themselves [...]
Tips: 1. As well as the Tibet Entry Permit, you also need to apply for Border Permit for traveling as this destination lies near the Chinese territory boundary. 2. Owing to the long distance and circuitous route, it is better to head for the attraction in the early morning. 3.There are inns and restaurant, where you can have a rest and a bite to eat. you can also take a picnic if you like. 4. May and September [...]
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Markam County Accommodation
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