Lulang Forest, Nyingchi
Chinese Name: 鲁朗林海
English Name: Lulang Forest
Location: Located in Nyingchi Prefecture(林芝市), Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Admission Fee: 230 RMB
Opening Hours: 6:00~18:00
About Lulang Forest
Lulang in Tibetan language is Dragon Valley, or a place that “one will not miss hometown any more”. In reality, Lulang Forest Sea is known as a fairyland with scenic beauties that the gods live in.
Main Attractions-Lulang Forest
With an altitude of 3700 m, Lulang Forest Sea is a typical plateau-mountain-meadow narrow strip land with a length of 15 kilometers and an average width of 1 kilometer. The whole forest sea of Lulang consists of green bushes, buzzed spruces and pine trees on two flanks and in middle is a neat and uniform meadow, on which are winding streams, murmuring springs, and diversified blooming wild flowers of Primula, Aster, Grass Plum Flower, Pedicularis, etc. with the addition of dotted wooden fences, wooden houses, wooden bridges of peasants and herdsmen live there in sequence, the Lulang Forest Sea composes a quite peaceful and graceful picture.
In every spring from April to June, it is a season of full-blown azaleas all over the forest and meadow, which attracts a great quantity of mountain birds; in summer, golden wheat waves with refreshing breezes; in autumn, leaves of trees turn from green to yellow, and then to red from the mountain foot to the top in both sides except the evergreen pines on the hillside; and in winter, distant naked peaks that are covered with pure white snows as well as the splendid glaciers add beauty to the virgin forest of Lulang and its villages and streams. Constantly, white clouds and mist changes their shapes just over the forest sea, sometimes shapes like galloping horses, sometimes like leisure yaks, sometimes run quickly and sometimes quite slowly just as a enthusiastic boy or a graceful girl.
Nyingchi Mainling Airport is located in the Mainling County, 40 kilometers north of Bayi County. Up to now, there are flights to Lhasa, Chengdu and chongqin. The airport shuttle bus costs 25 yuan per person and the departure time depends on the arrival time of flights.
‣ Long-distance Bus
After arriving at Lhasa by air or train, tourists should take long-distance bus in Lhasa East Bus Station to Bayi Town, Nyingchi County, which is 406 kilometers away from Lhasa. The driving time is 8 hours and the price is 120 yuan.
Attraction Travel Tips
1. Traveling Hours: 1~2 hours
2. Traveling Seasons: All year, and the best time to travel is from July to September.
3. High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Bring enough water and some thick clothes, eating more fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and so on.
4. Pay attention to respect the local customers.