Lunang: newest town in Tibet

Xinhua
May 5, 2017

 

An aerial view of Lunang (Xinhua/Purbu Tashi)

Lunang is the newest town in Tibet, southwest China. It was built with a total investment of more than 3 billion yuan (436 million U.S. dollars). Here tourists can enjoy splendid natural scenery, various traditions and high-level infrastructure.

Inside Lunang (Xinhua/Purbu Tashi)

Lunang, meaning “Dragon King Valley” in Tibetan, sits near the Sichuan-Tibet Highway. The small town is 3,300 meters above the sea level and is surrounded by Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon, Mount Namjabarwa and many other scenic spots. It is known as the most beautiful town in Nyingchi.

A view of Lunang (Xinhua/Purbu Tashi)

Lunang used to be known by few outsiders due to underdeveloped infrastructure. However, a new town has taken shape thanks to government investments.

A view of Lunang (Xinhua/Purbu Tashi)

After four years, three 5-star hotels with Tibetan features, outlets of major banks, and commercial streets can now be found around the town. Travelers can also choose to stay in a Tibetan style house for better experience.

An aerial view of Lunang (Xinhua/Purbu Tashi)

Buildings in Tibetan style is common in this town, accompanied with various supporting infrastructure. (Translation by Xu Yining)