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Yadong County

Yadong County

Yadong means "rushing deep valley in the Tibetan language," It is a frontier county and trade-market of Tibet, situated in the mouth of the Chumbi valley near the Indian frontier. It lies in the middle part of Himalayas and the south of Tibet Autonomous Region, covering about 4,306 square kilometers with a population of 10,000.

Yadong County

The town of Yadong (27°31′9″N 88°58′12″E) is very close to the borders of both Sikkim and Bhutan and has a hotel, a guest house, some government offices and army barracks.

The main tourist attractions in Yadong are Donggar Monastery, Garju Monastery and Kangbu Hotspring. Yadong is connected to the Indian state of Sikkim via the Nathula Pass. Pali Town of Yadong is noted for being the highest town of the world because of its sea level.

Yadong County

During the British invasion in 1888, Yadong then was turned into a British Commercial Ports. According to the Convention of 1890-93, the market at Yadong was opened to India, and the conduct of the Tibetans in building a wall across the road between Yadong and Lhasa was reported to be one of the incidents that led up to the British invasion of Tibet in 1904. According to the treaty of that year, a British trade-agent was to be stationed at Yadong. And nowadays Yadong is one of the important frontiers in China.

Yadong County

Yadong is Semi-farming County. Major crops are wheat, peas and potato. Major husbandry livestock are cattle, sheep, goats, and donkeys. The forest coverage rate is about 3.8 percent. The famous local specialties are Yadong fish and barley wine.

County-wide traffic is convenient here; seven township roads are connecting to the outer world.


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