Welcome to Chongye Valley
The Chongye Valley (འཕྱོང་རྒྱས་གཞུང་; 琼结山谷; Qióngjié Shāngǔ) holds a special place in the heart of every Tibetan, for it was here that the first great Tibetan monarchs forged an empire on the world’s highest plateau. The capital eventually moved to Lhasa but the valley remained hallowed ground and the favoured place of burial for Tibetan kings. Rugged cliffs surround the scenic burial ground on all sides.
Most visitors to the Chongye Valley go as a day trip from Tsetang and combine it with attractions in the Yarlung Valley.