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Lhoka Travel Guide

Tsedang, the capital of Lhokha Prefecture, is reputed as "the cradle of Tibetan Civilization", and located at the middle and lower reaches of Yarlung Zangbo River. As the birthplace of the earliest Tibetans, it enjoys a comparatively mild climate and vast fertile land. A field in the village near Tsedang Town is said to be the first farming field in Tibet.

Tsedang boasts a combination of natural and cultural scenery. Spectacular ranges, beautiful lakes, numerous springs, and peaceful river valleys constitute its featured landscapes. And so close to Lhasa, you can take the sky train ride or flight to Lhasa first, and spare a few days to visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street, etc. Then travelling along Yarlung Tsang, you’ll come to explore Samye Monastery, Yumbulagang Palace and Trandruk Monastery. After that, you can go west to see Yamdrok Lake, EBC and Mt.Kailash or travel east to Nyingchi. Sounds fascinating? Please kindly follow our ultimate Lhoka travel guide and work out a wonderful Tibet Shannan tour with our Tibet travel guru.

Basic Facts:

Chinese Name: 山南 Shānnán

Location: a prefecture-level city in Southeastern Tibet, West China

Altitude: 3,700 m (12,139 ft)

Time Zone: UTC+8 (China Standard)

Area: 79,700 square kilometers

Administrative Division: 1 district, 11 counties

Climate and Weather: moderate temperatures, a diverse climate, and very uneven distribution of annual rainfall

Airport: Lhasa Gonggar Airport (all located in Gonggar town, Lhoka)

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Ultimate Lhoka Travel Guide

To make sure you can enjoy the best Tsedang travel experience available, we kindly prepare the latest and most easy-to-use Lhoka travel and tour guides below for you. From Tsedang weather and climate to Lhoka food and restaurant, from Tsedang altitude and travel maps to Shannan tourist attractions and tour planning, etc., you can follow the insider’s tip and won’t miss a single moment when visiting Tsedang, the cradle of Tibet civilization.

Recommended Southeastern Tibet Tsedang Tour Itineraries

Neighboring Lhasa, Nyingchi, and Shigatse, Shannan houses tons of cultural and historic relics. Travelling along Yarlung Tsangpo River, you can visit the first Palace in Tibet - Yumbulagang, appreciate the peal Thangka in Trandruk Monastery, explore the first temple in Tibet - Samye Monastery, even make a detour to the meditation retreat of Guru Rinpoche - Chim-puk Hermitage. After that, you can travel west to Shigatse and catch a glimpse of Yamdrok Lake, Tashilhunpo Monastery and Mount Everest, or head east to visit Nyingchi and finally get back to Lhasa.

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