Ngari Prefecture is situated in the western region of Tibet, which is made up of lakes and rivers, mountains and glaciers, as well as pastures and clay forests. The scenery is breathtaking, and will be sure to leave the onlooker in awe. Among many natural and historic sites of interest are the Guge Kingdom, Toling Temple, Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar.
The Prefecture is roughly 300,000sq kms, and has a population of just over 80,000 people. It administers 7 counties. Ngari Prefecture has an interesting historic past. It is the site in which the famous indigenous Bon religion was created. The Bon religion was the predecessor(or at the least contributed to) of what is now Tibetan Buddhism. Even today, traces of the Bon religion are still evident in their most purest of forms.Its administrative office is in Shiquanhe town, known as Senge Khabab in Tibeten and Shiquanhe in Chinese. There are nothing much to see in the downtown area.
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