Nyingchi, Throne of the Sun in Tibetan, is located in Southeast Tibet. The Himalayas and the Nyainqentanglha Mountains extend from west to east, like two huge parallel dragons, to join the Hengduan Mountains in the east, which mark the edge of the Tibetan Plateau.
With green mountain slopes, snow-capped peaks and crystal-clear rivers, Nyingchi is a fantastic place for natural scenery. Nyingchi is the home of the spectacular Grand Canyon section of the Yarlung Zangbo(Yaluzangbu in Chinese) River.
Nyingchi is adjacent to Yunan and Chamdo to the east and northeast, Nagqu to the north, Lhasa to the west and Shannan to the southwest. It is a neighbor to India and Myanmar to the south.
Nyingchi Prefecture is situated in the southeast part of Tibet, the middle and lower reaches of the Yarlung Tsangpu River. It connects with Cham-do, Nakchu to the north, Lhasa and Lhoka to the west and southwest respectively.
Nyingchi borders with India and Burma to the south. It covers an area of 117,000 sq. km with a population of 159,200.
Under its administration, there are 8 counties such as Nyingchi, Medog, Miling, Gongbo Gyamda and etc. More than 10 ethnic groups including Tibetan, Han, Moinba, Lhoba and the Teng-pas live in Nyingchi. The headquarter of Nyingchi Prefecture government is in Bayi Town.