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Shigatse Destination Guide

Explore Shigatse in China

Shigatse in the region of Tibet Autonomous Region with its 80,000 inhabitants is a town in China - some 1,720 mi or ( 2768 km ) South-West of Beijing , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Shigatse

Current time in Shigatse is now 07:50 AM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Urumqi " with a 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, and Quxar. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Thimphu . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Shigatse ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

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

13:39 min by SephJoey
Views: 4084 Rating: 4.20

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

Driving in Shigatse

4:32 min by jDickinson48
Views: 607 Rating: 5.00

Driving a car through Shigatse, Tibet, China ..


Gyantse Kumbum: Journey with Buddhist Deities Lraleigh's photos around Gyantse, China (xigaze)

2:38 min by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu
Views: 197 Rating: 0.00

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 vid ..

Shigatse - Tibet's second city Sianandjim's photos around Shigatse, China (shigatse rebuilding)

1:01 min by TripAdvisorTRIPWOW4
Views: 105 Rating: 0.00

Preview of Sianandjim'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 v ..


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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 29.27 88.88 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km 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 29.27 88.88 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km 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 29.32 88.82 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km 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 29.13 88.99 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km 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 29.13 88.70 (Lat./Long.); Less than 22 km away
Tags: Populated places in Tibet

Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Shigatse