• Yading Villagge
  • Motor Bike Tours
  • Potala Palace
  • Tibetan Wild Ass
  • Guge Kingdom
  • Drepung monastery
  • Young girl doing prostration
  • TashiLhunpo monastery festival
  • Nyathang monastery along the Lhasa river
  • Monks Debating at Sera Monastery in Lhasa of Tibet
  • Monks
  • Lake
  • Yak
  • Prayer Flags
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  • Motor Bike Tours
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  • Tibetan Wild Ass
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  • TashiLhunpo monastery festival
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  • Monks Debating at Sera Monastery in Lhasa of Tibet
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Tibet Travel Guide
Shigatse & GyangtseTotal 14 Attractions


      
Shigatse

Shigatse is the capital of Tsang province (western Tibet), is 380km west of Lhasa via Gyantse through the southern friendship highway and 280km west of Lhasa via the northern friendship highway along the river. It is the second-largest city in Tibet and is home to the Tashilhunpo Monastery, traditionally the seat of the Panchen Lama. 

  The traffic of Shigatse is very convenient, it takes about 3 hours to travel between Lhasa and Shigatse by train. It is possible to get back to Lhasa on the same day by train. Shigatse Peace Airport is the Tibet's fifth commercial airport. The airport will be capable of supporting 230,000 passengers annually by 2020. China National Highway 318 and China National Highway 219 are the main roads in and out of Shigatse.

Because of its proximity to India, Shigatse was one of the first towns in Tibet to be visited by Westerners. Shigatse has a population of about 40,000 and after Lhasa is the second largest town in Tibet. The tourist sights in Shigatse are composed of great natural sites and grand monasteries. 

Gyantse 
 

Gyantse was historically considered the third largest and most prominent town in the Tibet region (after Lhasa, and Shigatse). Lying on a historic trade route between India and Tibet, Gyantse has long been a crucial link for traders and pilgrims journeying across the Himalaya.

      Gyantse’s greatest sight is Gyantse Kumbum, the largest chörten remaining in Tibet and one of its architectural wonders. Besides, there's plenty more to see also with good hotels and restaurants, and it is very nice to explore nearby monasteries or wander the town's charming back streets.


 

  • Gyangtse Kumbum Stupa and Palch

    Gyangtse is very famous for its giant architectural stupa in Tibet called Kumbum and Palkor Choede monastery next to it. Both the stupa and monastery are located in the far north side of the town. Wher
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  • Shalu Monastery

    Around 68km from Gyangtse taking off from the main road for 5km takes you to the Shalu monastery established in 1040 by Jetsun Sherab Jungnay. The monastery is very popular for its murals and paintings
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  • Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Shiga

    Tashi Lhunpo monastery is located in Shigatse town which is the second largest city in Tibet Autonomous Region the monastery is very decent and marvelous looking from the outside that sometimes called
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  • Samding Monastery

    Samding monastery is also known as Samten Ling monastery that currently belongs to Gelugpa sect and sometimes called as yellow hat. Moreover the head of the monastery is Droji Phagmo is a female incarn
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  • Sakya monastery

    Sakya or Pel Sakya monastery is located 25 kilometer away from the Sakya Bridge on the friendship highway to Nepal. The monastery was established by Khon Kunchok Gyalpo (who studied from Drokmi a great
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  • Rongbuk Monastery

    The highest monastery in the world called Rongpu Rongphu Rongbuk or originally Dzarongpu that locates on an altitude of 4980 meters above sea-level. It was the established by the great master (Padmasam
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  • Mt.Everest & Everest base Ca

    Mt.Everest and Everest base Camp (EBC) Everest (8850m) the highest mountain in the world also called as Jomolhangma in Tibetan which literally means Female Incarnated Giant Mountain. That surrounds
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  • Nojin Kangsang Glacier

    Mt.Noijin Kangsang (7206m / 23641ft) is the closest major Himalayan peak to Lhasa the capital of Tibet. Name of the peak is known with many variations in different books and maps such as Nojinkangsang
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  • Ralung monastery

    Ralung monastery Ralung monastery is originally the seat for the Drukpa Kagyu order in Tibetan Buddhism that locates near the south of Karo la pass (also known as Karo la glacier). The monastery was fo
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  • Yamdrok Lake

    Yamdrok Lake Yamdrok Lake (Yamdrok Yutso in Tibetan dialect) is situated near central city of Tibet called Lhasa which covers 363 square kilometers with a curly shape from one side to the other. Yamdro
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  • Lake Paiku

    Lake Paiku or Peiku Tso in Tibetan is located in Nyalam County of Shigatse, Tibet. It is the biggest lake in Shigatse area which covers 300 square kilometers of area. The lake is surrounded by tall mou
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  • Kyirong Pakba Monastery

    Pakba Monastery is located in the holy city Kyirong town, known as a commercial hub for Tibet- Nepal, and Tibet-India in ancient times. It is under Shigatse County in Tibetan Autonomous Region. Alleged
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  • Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas

    Chinese Name: 班禅新宫 English Name: Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas Location: The Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas is situated far below the Tashilhunpo Monastery, about 1km south of Tashilhunpo Mona
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  • Gyantse Dzong

    Chinese Name: 江孜宗 English Name: Gyantse Dzong Tibetan Name: རྒྱལ་རྩེ་རྫོང། Location: perched high above the town of Gyantse on a huge spur of grey-brown rock. Opening
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