The Bomi County lies in the neighboring area between Himalaya and Nianqing Tanggula of east Tibet, somewhere between Highway No. 83 and No.103. It borders with the Basu County in the east, with the Counties of Luolong and Bianba in the north, with the Counties of Jiani and Gongbujiangda in the west and with the Counties of Chayu, Motuo and Nyingchi in the south. It is also on the Sichuan-Tibet Highway No.318, 636 kilometers from Lhasa, 234 kilometers from Bayi and 360 kilometers from the Bangda Airport. Bomi, ¡°Bowo¡± in Tibetan, means grandfather. The rugged countryside is surrounded with peaks with a river valley in the heart. Bomi has a land area of about 16,578.24 square kilometers and at latitude of 4,200 meters on the average base. Two main rivers Palongzhangbu and Yigongzhangbu meet at Tongmai and flow further to the great turning of the Grand Canyon. Transportation
Nyingchi (127) - tongmai (89) - Bomi is a particularly dangerous section of the Sichuan-Tibet Highway. Lack of public bus on this route, the visitors can take a cross-country van for about 150 Yuan to go to Bomi. On sunny days one will see the warrior-like grand Peak of Nanjiabawa when coming by the mountain pass of Seqila. The 10 kilometers long Tongbai Highway (it connects the Pailong Zhuang Autonomous Village, the start of the mountainous road to the great turning of the canyon and Motuo) is a real natural barrier full of landslides, cave-in and other disasters. After passing Tongmai where some highways are being built, for another 40 kilometers¡¯ drive on high quality blacktop, one will finally get to Bomi.
In the much-commercialized town of Bomi there run many three-wheel cabs. It costs you only five Yuan by cab to go to any destination inside the very small town. There are long distance buses to Changdu from here on unfixed schedule.