Ba Songcuo Scenic Area

Ba Songcuo Scenic Area

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Geographic location:Linzhi area, Tibet Autonomous Region

Level:AAAAA

Famous scenery:Zhaxi, Wrong Gongba Temple, Xincuo

Suitable for the play season:Suitable for all seasons, best in autumn

Ba Songcuo is also known as the Gaogao Lake. The Tibetan language means “green water”. It is about 18 kilometers long, with a lake area of about 27 square kilometers, the deepest point is 120 meters, and the lake is 3480 meters above sea level. Located in the high gorge deep valley of the upper reaches of Bahe, about 36 kilometers away from Bahe Town, Gongbu County, it is a famous Shenhu and holy land of Hongjiao.

Ba Songcuo was awarded the National Scenic Area in 1994 and was included in the World Tourism Area (point) by the World Tourism Organization. In 2000, it was rated as the first national 4A level scenic spot by the National Tourism Administration. In 2001, it was awarded by the State Forestry Department. Forest Park title.

In August 2017, it became the first and only natural scenic country 5A-level tourist scenic spot in Tibet.

Ba Songcuo Scenic Area

Travel information

The Linzhi City Passenger Transport Center has a shuttle bus to Ba Songqian, about 120 kilometers, with a fare of 60 yuan and a 2-2.5 hour drive. The cost of chartered cars varies from model to vehicle, usually around 500 yuan a day, or in terms of kilometers, ranging from 4-5 yuan per kilometer.

Depart from downtown Lhasa, climb the Mira Mountain Pass along the Lin Lagao Highway, and drive for about 320 kilometers to Bahe Town (about 3 hours by car, with a speed limit of 100Km/h). The exit of Bahe Town turns to Baisong. Wrong signposts in the scenic area, and then along the wrong highway (with signs indicating that the road surface is very good, all are on the road surface), about 36 kilometers to reach the scenic spot (car speed limit 60, car speed limit 50), the whole process is about It takes 4 hours.

Ba Songcuo Scenic Area

Landscape features

Basongcuo Scenic Area is about 18 kilometers long, with a lake area of about 27 square kilometers, the deepest point is 120 meters, and the lake is 3480 meters above sea level. It is the lowest lake in Tibet (Namchot is 4,730 meters above sea level, and Yamdrok is 4,440 meters above sea level. The forest is densely packed and the oxygen content is higher than other lakes. Generally, there is no altitude sickness.

It combines snow-capped mountains, lakes, forests, waterfalls, cultural relics, historical sites and ancient temples. The scenery is very different. At four o’clock, the famous wild and rare plants are collected. It is a paradise on earth and has the reputation of “small Switzerland”.

Ba Songcuo is located in the Gaoxia Deep Valley, about 36 kilometers from Bahe Town, Jiangbu County, Nyingchi City, about 120 kilometers from Bayi Town and 360 kilometers from Lhasa City. It is a famous Shenhu and holy land of the Red Church (Ningma School of Tibetan Buddhism). Although Ba Songcuo is deeply hidden in the ravines where traffic is blocked and far from the town, it is widely known by its lush forests and the clear waters of the mountains. It has become the earliest known scenic spot in the Nyingchi area. One.

The waters of Bazoncuo Lake are crystal clear, and the surrounding snow-capped mountains are reflected. The sand gull and the white crane float on the lake surface, and the lake is transparent and visible like a fish. Every spring, the lake is surrounded by flowers, and the array of snow peaks is reflected in the lake. The scenery is very pleasant. In the autumn, the mountains are red, the layers of forest are dyed, the sky is blue and washed, the red maple leaves reflect the bright sunshine, and the reflection is on the blue lake. The scenery is beautiful. About 100 meters from the shore, there is a small island named Zhaxi Island. It is said that the island is a “hollow island”, that is, the island and the bottom of the lake are not connected and float on the lake. Although it is just a legend, it makes people feel amazing. If you go to the island, you may try to cripple in some parts of the island to see if you have a hollow feeling.

On the island, there is the Tang Dynasty architecture “Wrong Zonggongba Temple”, which is a famous red religion Ningma temple in Tibet. It was built in the late Tang Dynasty and has a history of more than 1,500 years. The Wrong Zong Temple is a civil structure with two floors. The main hall is the lotus flower, the thousand hands Guanyin and the golden boy. There is a peach and pine tree in the south of the temple. In the spring, the peach blossoms and the pines are the same.

A small stream on the south bank of Ba Songcuo Lake, there is also a “seeking hole” full of magical legends. Legend has it that this small hole has been blessed by the master of the lotus, and it is very effective to ask for a child. There is a huge stone of one and five square meters in the northwest of the lake. There is a hole in the center of the big stone that can be drilled by one person. It is said that this hole can be drilled to eliminate the disease. On the beach not far from here, there is also the “Lianhuasheng practice hole”. On the west bank of the lake, there is the “Gesar King Test Arrow”. It is said that on the 15th of the annual Tibetan calendar, a long white belt will grow on the center line of the lake bottom under the blue water. The local people rumored that it was dedicated to King Gesar’s huge white Hada.

Ba Songcuo Scenic Area

Main Attractions

Original ecological museum

Different from other Shenhu Lakes in Tibet, Ba Songcuo (also known as Zugao Lake, Tibetan meaning “Sanyan Three Lakes”) is completely surrounded by lush virgin forests. Indeed, as its name suggests, Basongcuo is green, the kind of faint jade-like green without impurities. The lake is so clear that you can see the fish swimming in groups of two or three meters. Surrounded by green hills, the peak is the snow that does not change all the year round. The snow-capped mountains by the lake and the snow-capped mountains reflected by the lake are intertwined with each other, and they are endless, very spectacular! The most difficult thing is that few people are here now, completely isolated.

Ba Songcuo Scenic Area

Tashi

To the heart of the island, Tashi can take the hand-drawn “ship” (a row of rafters made of driftwood, the ferryman pulls a steel cable across the straits to greet). On the island of Zhaxi, the excavation of the Zongzigongba Temple (meaning the castle in the lake) belongs to the Nyingma School (Red Church) in Tibetan Buddhism. It is dedicated to the master of the lotus. It has been 1,500 years old. There are countless legends in the temple. Turning the island clockwise, you can also see the hoof print left by King Gesar’s horses, the sword marks left on the stones, the peaches, the former water burial platform, and the natural Tibetans on the leaves. The “letter tree” of the letter, the lotus spring of the lotus face wash… can be described as magical.

Ba Songcuo Scenic Area

Jieba Village

Even if you have been to Lhasa and have been to Everest, you will be amazed when you arrive at Linzhi. The simple and original humanistic ecology is also a fascinating place for Ba Songcuo.

Tibetans living in the Jiangda County of Gongbu are called “workers” (meaning people living in the depression) by other Tibetan people. They have their own costumes, unique architecture, different festivals, and even language and other Different Tibetans, strolling in the natural and quaint villages such as Jieba Village, Zuoguo Village and Zara Village, you can see the good smile of Gongbu people everywhere.

There are more than 80 farmhouses in the Tibetan village of the original construction style, which is considered to be a relatively large local village. It is said that there are a small number of polyandry and polygamous families in the village. The men and women in the village like to wear the “fruit show” (hairy robes) made of enamel, wearing a black and white folded flower wrapped felt hat. Women’s belts with silver chains, like jewelry, and a monkey skin shoulder.

Feel free to push away a family and you will receive their hospitality. There are fire pits, stone pots, aluminum pots, etc., which can be used for cooking and heating. The lights are the alpine pines hanging in the air. The burnt wood is a very good quality Cyclobalanopsis, and the roof has been smoked black. It is stocked with Tibetan fragrant pigs, wheat cakes baked on a thin stone slab, pine simmered chicken, Bahe fish, and green noodles. It is a fine barley wine. It takes a lot of guts to go to the bathroom, just a wooden house that hangs in the second floor and hangs in the air.

Ba Songcuo Scenic Area

Snow mountain

Among the blossoming trees, it hides the quiet villas of private gardens. Wake up in any morning in Ba Songcuo. If you live in a room facing the mountain, you can see the snow-capped mountains with a raised eyelid. It is a luxurious happiness.

Not far from the shore, some trees stand up, swing, and stretch in the water. The garden in the afternoon is quiet and the sun is warm. Strolling through the forest trails is like being in a paradise. The rhododendrons that are four or five meters high on both sides of the road are red and bright. In the season of catching wild strawberries, pick a few, honey sauce soaked in the teeth, fragrant tongue… You can spend most of your time in a daze: sitting in the restaurant yard full of purple flowers, want a pot Milk tea, hold a book, take a nap in the sun, and spend an afternoon easily until the snow-capped mountains in front of you are lit by the setting sun.

Ba Songcuo Scenic Area

Lake heart island

There are countless legends on the island. There is a tribute to the Gongba Temple on the island of Basongcuo Lake. It is said that the temple was built more than 600 years ago by Ningma Pao Sangjie Limba. “Chongzong” means “the castle in the lake”. The Zongzong Gongba Temple is a wooden stone structure with two upper and lower floors for many Buddha statues. It was built in the last years of the Tang Dynasty. There are three huge Buddha statues in the Buddhist temple: the middle is the Maitreya Buddha, sitting on the lotus platform, the smile is awkward; the left side is the Avalokitesvara, and the right side is the golden boy jade portrait.

Ba Songcuo Scenic Area

Travel Information

The best season of Ba Songcuo is autumn. The sky is high and the wind is clear and clear. From the lake shore to the mountains and mountains, there are many layers of forests. The rich colors and quiet environment are a good opportunity for photographers to “murder” the film. . Because the forest on the shore of the lake makes it difficult to photograph the lake heart of Tashi, it is necessary to climb the forest behind the Ba Songcuo Resort to have the opportunity to photograph the lake island as if it were a gem in the green lake. . In addition to such a scene, Ba Songsuo’s general shooting theme is much smaller than a small scene, which requires photographers to find out with unique insights.

Tourist route

Take a ride to Ba Songcuo
Ba Songcuo is located beside National Highway 318, 70 kilometers away from Gongbu Jiangda County, with more traffic and convenient transportation. If you are travelling by car, you can get off at the fork of the “Basongcuo Scenic Area” sign on the road. Then you can reach Basongcuo Lake by about 36 kilometers north of Bahe Town.

Chartered, self-driving to Ba Songcuo
Chartered to Ba Songcuo is the most suitable for chartering in Bayi Town. Bayi Town is 120 kilometers away from Basongcuo. If you spend the night in Basongcuo, you need to pay for the driver’s room and board.
From Lhasa, you can reach Basongcuo in 4 hours. The whole journey is about 360 kilometers, all of which are asphalt roads. The black road from Bahe to the resort has also been repaired. It may be regarded as the best road in the Tibet section of the Sichuan-Tibet line. You can buy a shuttle bus from Lhasa to Bayi Town, get off at Bahe Town, then take a ride from Bahe Town or take the line car to Ba Song wrong area.

Bahe Town
Bahe Town is the only entrance to Basong, and the shuttle bus from Lhasa to and from Linzhi can be parked in Bahe Town (because passenger vehicles are all transferred to Lin Lagao Highway, drivers must be reminded to get off at Bahe Town in advance) River town rides and line cars can go to the Basong wrong area.

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