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Pome

Pome

Brief introduction of Pome: 
Pome, which in Tibetan language means 'ancestors', is now an enchanting county in the northeastern region of Nyingchi. Not until 1928, it had taken pride in its blood lineage of the first king of Tibet - Nyatri Tsenpo, and occupied the southeastern Tibetan as an independent kingdom. The glorious history and picturesque scenery of the county enable it to frequently attract visitors to Nyingchi.Pomi

 

Pome covers an area of about 15 thousand sq. km , and has a population of around 27 thousand. It is  located in the junction of two great mountain ranges, Mt. Nyainqentanglha and the Himalayas. Two large rivers, the Palong Zangbo River and the Yiong Zangbo River, run through the county, merging into the Great Canyon of the Yarlung Tsangpo River .

 

Pome is under the influence of the southwestern monsoons from the Indian Ocean, which gives it a pleasant subtropical climate. Its weather remains mild and wet throughout the year, conditions which account for nicknames such as the 'Switzerland of Tibet' and 'Jiangnan of the Snow Land' (Jiangnan generally refers to the regions that lay south of the lower reaches of Yangtze River).

 

Pome boasts numerous natural scenic areas and cultural sights. Guxiang Scenic Area  is located in the western area of the county, and is a place where man and nature live together in harmony. Here you can find relics from the Galang Palace, enthralling lakes, old villages and a nature reserve. In the eastern area of the county is the Songzong Scenic Area with Songzong Town as its center. Here you can visit natural springs, mountains and hot springs. In the Yiong National Geopark , Yiong Tea Ecologic Tourist Area, and Kaqin Glacier, the largest oceanic glacier of China, as well as various geological remains are worth seeing. Additional attractions include the administrative centre of the county, Zhamu Town  and Pome Moraine Hills .

 

Pome also has a number of cultural activities and folk festivals that should not be missed. The lively Gorchorm and Repa Dances  of Pome are unique and have a deep rooted history. During the folk Horse Racing Festival (celebrated on Feb.15th of the Tibetan Calendar ), prayer activities are held in temples and horseracing provides entertainment for locals and visitors.


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