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Shigatse Destination Guide

Explore Shigatse in China.

Shigatse in the region of Tibet Autonomous Region with it's 80,000 inhabitants is a town in China - some 1,720 mi (or 2,768 km) South-West of Beijing, the country's capital city.

Map of the area of Shigatse in China

Current time in Shigatse is now 07:43 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Urumqi" with an UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Thimphu, Shillong, Patna, Sajia, Quxar or Chongdui. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Zhaxilhunbo, Shigatse, Xigatse, Baizha, Gaisang and Quxar. 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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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

4°C / 38 °F Clear sky
Morning Temperature -10°C / 15 °F
Evening Temperature -0°C / 32 °F
Night Temperature -6°C / 21 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 11%
Air Pressure 573.6 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (4 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Clear sky

Tuesday, 28th of February 2017
Clear sky, light breeze.
Clear sky Day: 3°C (37 °F)
Night: -7°C (19 °F)
Wednesday, 1st of March 2017
Light snow, light breeze, clear sky.
Light snow Day: 3°C (38 °F)
Night: -15°C (5 °F)
Thursday, 2nd of March 2017
Light snow, gentle breeze, few clouds.
Light snow Day: 1°C (33 °F)
Night: -12°C (10 °F)

Videos

Nyalam to Shigatze drive Bilieva's photo...

01:47 min ( March 13, 2011 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOW1)
Views: 65 - Rating: 0/5

Preview of Bilieva's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these video...

Tibetan Odyssey - Enroute Shigatse (78)

13:46 min ( May 03, 2012 by TibetanOdyssey)
Views: 24 - Rating: 0/5

Enroute Shigatse, Tibet, on July 8, 1999


Tibetan Odyssey - Enroute Shigatse (76)

11:54 min ( May 03, 2012 by TibetanOdyssey)
Views: 13 - Rating: 0/5

Enroute Shigatse, Tibet, on July 8, 1999

Buddhist prayer outside Tashilhunpo Mona...

00:51 min ( January 25, 2012 by João Leitão)
Views: 14 - Rating: 0/5

Buddhist prayer outside Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse Tibet China


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Interesting facts about this location

Shigatse Prefecture

Shigatse Prefecture officially, Xigazê Prefecture; is a prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region in China. The administrative center of the prefecture is the city of Shigatse. Some of the towns in the prefecture: Tingri, Nyalam. The prefecture is roughly located within the historical Tsang Province of the old Tibet.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 29.25, 88.88 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Prefectures of Tibet, Shigatse Prefecture

Tashilhunpo Monastery

Tashilhunpo Monastery, founded in 1447 by Gendun Drup, the First Dalai Lama, is a historic and culturally important monastery next to Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet. It was sacked when the Gurkhas invaded Tibet and captured Shigatse in 1791 before a combined Tibetan and Chinese army drove them back as far as the outskirts of Kathmandu, when they were forced to agree to keep the peace in future, pay tribute every five years, and return what they had looted from Tashilhunpo.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 29.25, 88.88 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1447 establishments, Buddhist monasteries in Tibet, Buddhist temples in Tibet, Gelug monasteries, Shigatse Prefecture

Donggar

Donggar is a town in Doilungdêqên County in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, northwest of Lhasa. It lies at an altitude of 3,828 metres (12,562 feet). The town has a population of about 4000 people with 9,359 people in the township and lies roughly 10 miles north of Nam Co lake. It lies approximately 17.8 miles south of Dobjoi and is near Cha'gyungoinba. In 1962 Donggar became an administrative township, covering an area of 85 square kilometers.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 29.25, 88.88 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Lhasa Prefecture

Shalu Monastery

Shalu Monastery or Ṣalu Monastery (which should have the initial S with a grave accent) is small monastery 22 km south of Shigatse in Tibet. Founded in 1040 by Chetsun Sherab Jungnay, for centuries it was renowned as a centre of scholarly learning and psychic training and its mural paintings were considered to be the most ancient and beautiful in Tibet.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 29.25, 88.88 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 mi away.
Tags:1040 establishments, Buddhist monasteries in Tibet, Buddhist temples in Tibet, History of Buddhism, Religious organizations established in the 11th century

Qumig

Qumig is a village in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 29.25, 88.88 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Tibet