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Shigatse Attractions

  • Sakya Monastery

    Sakya Monastery

    The Sakya Monastery is 130km from Shigatse and Sakya means "Grey Soil" in Tibetan as it is surrounded by grey soil. Sakya is the main monastery of the Sakyapa Buddhism sect and is deemed as the Second Dunhuang. The Drum River divides the monastery into two parts, north and south. Read more>>
  • Shalu Monastery

    Shalu Monastery

    Shalu Monastery, also Schalu Kloster, is situated 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Shigatse. It was built in 1087 by Jigzun Xerab Qoinnyai.In 1320, it was administered by Master Purdain Renqen Zhuba, a renowned religious scholar who compiled the Tenjur sutra, one of the classic woks of Tibetan ... Read more>>
  • Palkhor Monastery

    Palkhor Monastery

    Lying about 230 kilometers south of Lhasa and 100 kilometers east of Shigatse, Pelkhor Choede (Palkhor Monastery or Palcho Monastery) is a monastery having the characteristics of Han, Tibetan and Nepali architecture. Pelkhor Choede enjoys a high status in Tibet Buddhism history. Read more>>
  • Tashilhunpo Monastery

    Tashilhunpo Monastery

    Tashilunpo Monastery was founded in 1447 and is the largest Yellow Hat sect monastery in Tibet. Shigaste is Tibet’s 2nd most important city and Tashilunpo was the seat of the Panchen Lamas. Tashilunpo contains chortens, temples and the Panchen Lama’s palace. Read more>>
  • Shigatse Overview

    Shigatse Overview

    Shigatse also known as Xigaze, is a city located at 12792 feet, and is the 2nd largest city in Tibet which has a population of about 650000. In the past, it was the capital of western Tibet.It is located 250km southwest of Lhasa. It is the seat of the 2nd most important Lama in Tibet, the Panchen... Read more>>
  • Shigatse Transportation

    Shigatse Transportation

    Getting Around The easiest and most popular way to get around is to hire a jeep or other cross-county vehicle. Prices vary depending on the car. Unmetered taxis also roam the streets. Standard cross-town fare is 5 RMB, but remember to bargain for longer trips. To and from Shigatse Air Shigatse d... Read more>>
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