Tongren County known to Tibetans as Rebkong in the region previously known as Amdo is the capital and second smallest administrative subdivision by area within Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province, China. The county has an area of 3465 square kilometers and a population of ~80,000 (2002), 75% Tibetan. The economy of the county includes agriculture and aluminum mining.
Tongren lies between Qinghai-Tibet plateau and loess plateau. Its land slope from south to north, with elevation range from 4767 to 2160 meters above the sea level. Rolling mountains and river valley lies between each other. The longwu river runs through the city and formed river valley in the middle part.
Tongren enjoyed the name as "the home to Tibetan artist" . The famous Rebkong art is originated in the longwu river basin in tongren city since 15 CE. For hundreds of years, many artists engaged in Tibetan buddhist painting and sculpting. The art skill and numbers of the artist tops other Tibetan areas.
The county has a number of Tibetan Buddhist temples, including the large and significant Longwu Temple of the Gelupa (Yellow Hat) sect. It is known as a center of Tibetan thangka painting. Rebkong arts where named to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009.