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Xigatse Destination Guide

Delve into Xigatse in China!

Xigatse in the region of Tibet Autonomous Region is a place located in China - some 1,720 mi (or 2,768 km) South-West of Beijing, the country's capital.

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Local time in Xigatse is now 12:56 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Urumqi" with an UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Thimphu, Shillong, Patna, Sajia, Quxar or Chongdui. While being here, you might want to check out Zhaxilhunbo, Shigatse, Xigatse, Baizha, Gaisang and Quxar as well. We discovered some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.




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Driving in Shigatse

04:32 min ( November 10, 2010 by jDickinson48)
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Driving a car through Shigatse, Tibet, China

TIBET - Part 2: Across the Plateau (2 of...

13:39 min ( July 15, 2011 by SephJoey)
Views: 4,084 - Rating: 4.2/5

Tibet; a 3-part documentary series charting the long overland journey from Shanghai to Nepal. Part 2: Across the Plateau. Contact: tibetthedocumentary@gmail.com


Gyantse Kumbum: Journey with Buddhist De...

02:38 min ( December 15, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
Views: 197 - Rating: 0/5

Preview of Lraleigh'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 vide...

Lazy temple day Murrayrudd's photos arou...

02:20 min ( February 25, 2011 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOW4)
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Preview of Murrayrudd'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 vi...


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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.

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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.

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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.

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