Having an elevation of more than 4,500 meters, Nagquk is located on the famous North Tibet Plateau. It is 338 kilometers from Lhasa and at the juncture of the Qinghai-Tibet Highway and northern section of the Sichuan-Tibet Highway. Nagqu has good transport facilities and an unique landscape. The ancient Yamtung (or Zhangzhung) cultural site, the Bon monasteries, the Holy Lake Namtso and the life of the highland herdsmen are unique tourist attractions.
Namtso is the highest lake in the world and is 4,718 meters above sea level. It is 72 kilometers long from east to west and 30 kilometers wide from south. It has an area of 1,940 square kilometers. Some 60 kilometers to the northwest of Damxung County seat, it is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and received high respects among the local people. On the Tibetan year of sheep, pilgrims from faraway come here to walk around the lake. It takes more than 10 days to circle the lake once.
Dodoka Skull Wall
In Caqu Township In Biru County, Nagqu Prefecture, the Dodoka Wall is built with more than 1,000 human skulls with an area of 30 square meters.