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Bayi (བྲག་ཡིབ་ཆུས།, 巴宜区 bāyíqǖ) is a district of Nyingchi in southwestern Tibet. It is the administrative capital of Nyingchi, and the town itself is also known as Bayizhen (八一镇, "Bayi Town").


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By train[edit]

The railway from Lhasa opened in 2021. Travel time is 3.5 hours, making this both the fastest and the most comfortable way to get here.

The railway forms part of the Sichuan–Tibet railway that will eventually extend all the way to Chengdu, but this is not expected to open before the 2030s.

By bus[edit]

Nyingchi can be accessed via public and private transportation from Lhasa's public bus station. Large buses will make the trip in nine hours for around ¥80, whereas private cars will do the trip in six hours for around ¥150. Buses and cars do not run on a set schedule, but rather leave when full. An Alien Travel Permit is required to visit the region, but there are no checkpoints on Highway 319 to Bayi or in Bayi.

Get around[edit]

Taxis will take one around the city for a flat ¥10, to the World Cypress King Park for ¥20, and to the Yalung Zangbo Canyon for ¥300 roundtrip.


See also: Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon National Park
  • Linzhi Forest Sea. On a clear day the peak of Mt. Nanjiabawa can be seen from here.
  • The World Cypress King Park (13 km from Bayi). Home of a 2,600-year-old cypress tree.






  • Linzhi Dukou Youth Hostel (林芝渡口青年旅舍), 西藏林芝地区八一镇八一大街人民保险公司对面 (opposite to the People's Insurance Company), +86 894 5831567. YHA hostel. Jump off point to trekking the Yalung Zangbo Canyon.


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