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Caigungtang Destination Guide

Delve into Caigungtang in China!

Caigungtang in the region of Tibet Autonomous Region is a city in China - some 1,588 mi (or 2,555 km) South-West of Beijing, the country's capital.

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Current time in Caigungtang is now 07:47 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Urumqi" with an UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Thimphu, Paro, Lhuentse, Kohima, Itanagar or Langtang. While being here, make sure to check out Caigungtang, Togde, Naqen, Yerba, Samzhubling and Rag as well. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Sacred Mount Kailash in Tibet

02:08 min ( August 09, 2008 by metaphysicalminutes)
Views: 55,364 - Rating: 5/5

Find out why THIS mountain top has been forbidden to be climbed in Tibet. For full episode, go to - Episode #32: "Yak Butter Blues: Tibet Special Feature"

Tibetan Scenes (1945) - extract

06:05 min ( June 03, 2008 by BFIfilms)
Views: 17,210 - Rating: 4.82051/5

Highlights from the BFI National Archive's extensive collection of films shot in Tibet prior to the Chinese occupation can now be seen in the BBC/BFI co-production, 'The Lost World of Tibet' (2008). F...

Tibetan monks you can´t be closer to th...

01:37 min ( October 03, 2007 by superisraisu)
Views: 4,199 - Rating: 4.33333/5

Tibetan Buddhist debate This video was of my trip in Tibet (Lhasa) in the Drepung monastery, I was walking down when I heard the monks, is that meditation? A song? As I couldn't recognize any Tibetan ...

TIBET - Part 1: Train to Lhasa (2 of 2)

12:02 min ( July 14, 2011 by SephJoey)
Views: 34,586 - Rating: 3.64242/5

Tibet; a 3-part documentary series charting the long overland journey from Shanghai to Nepal. Part 1: Train to Lhasa. Contact:

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Kailash – Tibet – Manasarovar – The Ultimate Yoga Journey / 6-20 Sep 2019 (15 Days)

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Interesting facts about this location

Tibet University

Tibet University is the largest university in Tibet. It has two campuses: one in Lhasa and one in Nyingchi.

More reading: Tibet University homepage
Located at 29.64, 91.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:1985 establishments in China, Educational institutions established in 1985, Lhasa, Nyingchi Prefecture, Universities and colleges in Tibet

Banak Shöl Hotel

Banak Shöl Hotel is a historic hotel in the city of Lhasa, Tibet. It is located at 8 Beijing Road. The hotel is known for its distinctive wooden verandas. The Nam-Tso Restaurant is located inside the hotel and is popular with tourists visiting Lhasa.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 29.64, 91.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Hotels in Tibet, Lhasa

Drapchi Prison

Drapchi Prison, or Lhasa Prison No. 1 is the largest prison in Tibet, located in Lhasa. Originally built as a Tibetan military garrison, Drapchi was transformed into a prison after the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It officially opened as a prison in 1965 and consists of a series of nine units and has recently been expanded and restructured.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 29.64, 91.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Tibet, Lhasa, Prisons in China


The Barkhor is an area of narrow streets and a public square located around Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet. The Barkor is a popular devotional circumabulation for pilgrims and locals. The walk was about one kilometre long and encircled the entire Jokhang, the former seat of the State Oracle in Lhasa called the Muru Nyingba Monastery, and a number of nobles' houses including Tromzikhang and Jamkhang.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 29.64, 91.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.

Sera Monastery

Sera Monastery is one of the 'great three' Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet, located 1.25 miles north of Lhasa. The other two are Ganden Monastery and Drepung Monastery. The origin of the name 'Sera' is attributed to a fact that the site where the monastery was built was surrounded by wild roses (se ra in Tibetan language) in bloom.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 29.64, 91.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:1419 establishments, Buddhist monasteries in Tibet, Buddhist temples in Tibet, Lhasa Prefecture, Religious organizations established in the 1410s, Sera Monastery