Shigatse travel guide

Shigatse in brief Shigatse, literally means a manor with fertile water and soil in Tibetan language, is certainly a beautiful place with idyllic scenery- lush meadows, verdant terraced fields and agminate flocks and herds. Just seated at the confluence of Yarlung Zangbo River and its main tributary Nyang Chu River in the southwest of Tibet, some 300 kilometers from Tibet capital city Lhasa, Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet with an average altitude of 3836 meters. It neighbors Ngari in the west, Nagqu in the north, Lhasa and Lhokha in the east, borders on the countries of Nepal and the Kingdom of Bhutan, and can reaches the highest peak in the world Mount Everest in the south. An ancient city with a history of more than 600 years, Shigatse was inscribed as a national historic and cultural city in 1986 and administrats 1 county-level city of the same name, 17 counties and 1 port. Shigatse and its surroundings enjoy sufficient sunlight all year round, and with its plain-centered terrain, the agriculture is quiet developed and has earned it a fame as A Granary of Tibet. History of Shigatse - the political, religious and cultural center of U-Tsang as well as the station o...More information about Shigatse »

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