In the past 40 years, Bahe Town, Nyingchi, Tibet has long since turned from an old and backward village into a new and prosperous town. The beautiful scenery of the Nyang River, the mouth-watering cuisine, and the historical Xiuba Beacon Towers, all these paved the way for the development and prosperity of Bahe Town, making it a characteristic small town in the snow-covered plateau.
Transportation hub leads development
How important is the location of Bahe Town?
It is located along the 318 China National Road and is the only way for tourists to drive into Tibet. Moreover, it is the only way to go to the national 5A-level scenic spot, Basumtso. The road to the scenic spot is also the main road of the town.
In 1999, local government moved the resident to Xueka Village, and renamed it "Bahe Town". In May of the same year, under the assistance of Guangdong Province, Bahe Town started its construction. A beautiful town with complete functions, convenient transportation and beautiful environment is beginning to take shape.
Since 2000, the tourism industry in Tibet has risen quietly. More and more people have traveled along Tibet's 318 National Highways. Bahe Town has firmly grasped the opportunity and developed a sort of family hotels, ecotourism, specialty restaurants and other projects. Bahe Town gradually rise into fame.
Through the implementation of the township construction project, Bahe Town has built a 60.58-hectare urban framework that has greatly improved the appearance of the town. Nowadays, Bahe Town is a character town with scientific planning, distinctive features, complete infrastructure and comprehensive service functions.
Delicious and Impressive Cuisine
Enter Bahe Town, a large sum of restaurants will come into your eyes. After careful observation, many shopkeepers have the words “Bahe Fish” on the advertisements. The "Bahe fish", scientific name is double-whispered lip fish, has tender meat and excellent taste, according to the Tibetan Medical Records, has a higher medicinal value and a certain beauty maintain effect. However, since the prohibition of county-wide fishing in 2014, the "Bahe Fish" is not so much a fish species as it is synonymous with cooking methods. Today, Bahe Fish is made from artificially cultivated fish near the urban area of Nyingchi. During Chinese holidays, the restaurants will always be filled with customers. Some restaurants have to serve about 700 people every day. Since 1992, "Bahe Fish" has been the most shining business card of Bahe Town.
Tibetan pork is known as "the treasures of the plateau". Today, Bahe Town Tibetan pork have become a real high-end delicacy. In the past, Tibetan pigs were often used to make raw meat, dried meat, roast suckling pigs, etc. Now it has one more delicious expression – high-end fermented ham. Fermented ham is praised as "soft gold", and it is also ranked as one of the world's three major fermented foods with red wine and cheese. The free amino acid content of ham during the fermentation process of protein decomposition is about 15 times higher than that of fresh meat. It degrades carbohydrates during the fermentation process through beneficial bacteria, which can greatly reduce calories, and is therefore recommended by nutrition experts for low calorie foods.
Vitality Cultural tourism
How young is Bahe Town? Since the establish of 19 years.
How old is Bahe Town? From the war frame of 1600 years ago.
Xiuba Beacon Towers are the witness of the history of 1600 years. Xiuba Beacon Towers are the oldest and most complete preserved fortress architectural complex in Tibet. In 1999, the experts from Chinese Academy of Sciences conducted an examination of the ancient fort and confirmed that they were built in the late Tang Dynasty and was made of stone and wood. The tower wall is about 2 meters thick and is very strong. The top floor is equipped with holes for observe and shoot the enemy. Wolf smoke can be burned on the top to send information to the distant friendly forces. Nowadays, after 1600 years of baptisms, the Xiuba Beacon Towers are still majestic and upright, and it is like walking into the ancient battlefield.
Compared to the Xiuba Beacon Towers, the Raru Village, 30km from Bahe, is a gentle township. Spring is the most beautiful season in the village of Raru. In mid-April, the old peach trees, the green fields and the white snow-capped mountains composed the paradise on earth. Here is also the venue for the closing ceremony of the Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival. When the flowering season is flourishing, more than a thousand people come to enjoy the flowers every day.