Location: Ngari(阿里) is located in southwest China, western Tibet Autonomous Region and the southeast of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Area: 304,000 Square Kilometers
Nationalities: Tibet, Han
History: "Ngari" is the Tibetan transliteration of the word, meaning "territoriality", "domain", and “territory" and so on. Until the early 9th century, the place is still referred to as "Shang Shung." In Chinese historical records, the place had different name in different dynasties. In the Tibetan ancient books, the descendants of the Tubo Kingdom come to this formerly Zamprogna Zhangzhung eighteen political area, this upper area literally surrender within Zamprogna descendants of governance. Therefore, the name "Ngari" remained in the title.
Ngari was one of the thirteen little states in Tibet in ancient times and it was called “Yang Tong” in Han Dynasty. With the progressive development, Yang Tong established the Zhangzhung kingdom in 4-5 century AD. Guge Kingdom, along with Tibet, was under the jurisdiction of the Yuan Dynasty in the 13th century (1206-1368). Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911) follows the old system basically in the Yuan Dynasty in the management of the Tibet.
After the peaceful liberation of Tibet in 1951, a large pile of Karma Karma present in gram. Ngari area set up in 1960, the agency was located in Karma Er Kunsha. On March 7, 1979, Ngari was reverted to the Tibet Autonomous Region leadership. On February 5, 1979, Ngari prefecture was formally established.
Climate: Ngari belongs to the second category wind zone and the annual average wind speed is 3.2 meters per second or more. The frequency of winds is up to 8 degree and the number of windy days is 149 days. The annual average temperature is 0 ℃ and the average daily rate of temperature change is great. Due to the high altitude, the climate in Ngari is cold and dry. The annual rainfall is quite small. The winter in Ngari is long and cold.
Transportation: Highway- There are two roads from Lhasa to Ngari. The North Road is 1760 km and the south road is 1190 km. The North Road has more cars while only tour groups go on the south road.
Air- Kunsha Airport is the only airport in Ngari. It has opened flight to Lhasa and Chengdu.
Specialties: The Tibetan Tapestry, Alvin wooden bowl, Tibetan traditional clothes
Local Food: buttered tea, roasted qingke barley flour, air dried meat
Attractions: Lake Manasarovar (玛旁雍错) is located in Tibet Ngari Kaplan, 35 kilometers east of the county. Surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, Lake Manasarovar is regarded it as a Holy Land "center of the world" by ancient Buddhist and Hindu. It is China's largest freshwater lake with largest transparency and it was alleged as one of the three "God Lake" in Tibet. It is also the birthplace of four rivers in Asia.