Karub Ruins & others around.
Located in Karub Village, Gyika Township, about 12km southeast of
the seat of Qamdo county. The Karub Ruins, alt 3100meters,
is one of the three largest primeval cultural ruins in Tibet and
from the New Stone Age, with 4000-5000 years history, an area of
10,000 square meters. This ruins displaying the ancient
civilization created by Chinese ancestors in the Lancangjiang
The Lessor Enda Site about 20km from the County seat, is later
than the Karub ruins and about 3700years history, and belong to
the same cultural sphere, the culture it represents is obviously
more progressive than the Karrub.
Garxue rock paintings
The Garxue rock paintings in Baxoi county (5km to
Basum seat), 123km south of Chamdo
Town, showing battles fought in ancient times between tribes, as
well as hunting activities.
The Xiangpi stone coffin tomb in Gongjo is an important site in
east Tibet, excavated about 2200 years ago.
There are many hot springs and lakes in Chamdo Prefecture, Rontso
Lake in Geguan township, Basum county; Basum Lake; Boto lake in
Dingqing county (2 lakes, or sister lakes).
And Basum Lake, located in high mountain range about alt
3807meters, 90km to Basum County seat. The lake
formed by ancient glaciers dam, with it length 26km and width
1-5km. The water is quite clear and
rejected the snow-capped mountains around, and forests around as
well. An island and a monastery in the middle lake. And Lagu
Glacier reached to the north shore.
Historical records in Tibetan show that there are 25 holy
mountains in the Kham area, most of them located in Chamdo: the
Senqen Namzha mountain in Gyamda, the Chawarong mountain in Zogang
and Bazoi, the Bona mountian in Riwoche, the Namkaze mountain in
And 18 precipitious mountains in the kham area, Gobu in Chamdo is
outstanding, the Zehol mountain in Dengchen is the holy place of
the Bon believers, the Deqen Phadrang mountain in Riwoche, the
Gorbo Baizong mountain in Gyamda, the Dainda mountain in Palbar,
the Zongri mountain in Gongjoj, the Xalairi mountain in Lholung,
the Baixi mountain in Chamdo and the Bagyi mountain in Basum.