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Tsetang

Overview

Tsetang, the capital of Shannan Prefecture, is one of the largest cities in Tibet. It sits on the south bank in the middle section of the Yarlung Tsangbo River with a moderate climate at an altitude of 3,600 meters. It is also recognized as the birthplace of earliest Tibetans, who came from the mating of a monkey and a beautiful cannibal ogress.

Known as the cradle of Tibetan's civilization, Tsetang is home to many cultural heritages. Samye Monastery, the first Buddhist monastery built in Tibet, is located ...
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  • How to Arrange Your Trip
  • Travel Season
    Best travel season The town of Tsedang experiences moderate dry weather conditions throughout the year. The annual average temperature of the region ranges from a minimum of 7°C to a maximum of 9°C in December. Tsedang receives the largest amoun...
  • Transportation
    Airport Most foreign travelers arrive in Tibet by plane. The only international airport in Tibet, Gonggar Airport is situated 87 km west of Tsetang in Shannan Prefecture. The airport has flights to Chengdu, Beijing, Chongqing and Kathmandu. Bus ...
  • Dinning
    Different from the other areas of Tibet, food in Tsedang is dominated by Sichuan cuisine. The restaurants in Tsedang offering Sichuan cuisine can be seen everywhere. Of course, all kinds of Tibetan food can be found as well, such as sausages, Qingke...
  • Shopping
    What to buy Tang-ga Tang-ga is a sort of scroll painting with the main theme of Buddhism. It has distinctive ethnic features, using complicated lines, and bright colors, and riching with religious flavors. Some of the Tang-ga has many colorful and c...
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