Burang, known as Purang in Tibetan, is the main town in Burang County in Ngari Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It is situated to the south of Mount Kailash, near the borders with India and Nepal. The town lies at an altitude of 4755 metres (13,205 feet).
The Tibetan name of the town (spu hreng) is a corruption of the Zhang-zhung words pu hrang, meaning 'horse head'. It is known by Nepalis and Indians as Taklakot (from Tibetan 'Takla Khar'), and is a very ancient trading post and staging point for pilgrims to Mount Kailash. It lies in the valley of the Karnali River or the Mapchchu Khambab - the 'Peacock Mouth River' or 'River Formed from the Mouth of a Peacock'. between Mount Namonanyi and the Abi Gamin ranges.