Shannan Attractions in Tsetang (Lhoka) Tibet

Top tourists sightseeing attractions in Southeastern Tibet-Shannan Region

Tsetang lies in the center of the Yarlung valley. It is between the Himalayan and Gangdise belts. It belongs to Nedong County, Lhoka Prefecture. And it is 183 km southeast of Lhasa.  Now it is one of the largest cities in Tibet. And since ancient times,it has been the capital of Yarlung. In addition, it was the seat of the ancient emperors of Tibet. Therefore, it was very important in Tibetan history. Welcome to explore highlighted Shannan attractions in Tibet.

Shannan Attractions

Shannan Attraction (Lhoka)Tibet

Chongye Burial Mounds


Chongye Burial Mounds holds the largest tombs of Tibetan Kings that gives evidence of Tibet’s pre-Buddhist culture.

Dorje Drak Monastery


Dorje Drak Monastery is a famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery and one of the six big Nyingmapa monasteries.

Drakmar Drinzang


Drakmar Drinzang is the birthplace of Trisong Detsen, one of the three Great Tibetan Kings in the Royal Dynasty.

Samye Monastery


Samye Monastery, Tibetan’s first monastery and first college, is located in Shannan Region, Tibet.

Sheldrak Cave Attraction


Sheldrak Cave is a main visiting site in the lower Yarlung Valley as the entrance to the Yarlung Valley above Sheldrak Monastery.

Tradruk Monastery


Tradruk Monastery is also known as Changdu Monastery in Chinese. It is located in the Yarlung Valley, Shannan prefecture, Tibet.

Yumbulangang Palace


Built by the first Tibetan King, Yumbulangang was the first Tibetan palace and the summer palace for Songtsen Gampo.

Mindrolling Monastery


Founded by Rigzin Terdak Lingpa in 1676, Mindrolling Monastery is one of the six major monasteries of Nyingma School in Tibet.

Yamdrok Lake Attraction


Yamdrok Lake (4,441m), also known as Yamdrok Yumtso or Yamzho Yumco, is located at the Nangartse County of Shannan Prefecture.

Yamalung Hermitage

padmasambhava,Yamalung Hermitage

Yamalung Hermitage is on the trekking route from Ganden Monastery-Samye Monastery trek and it is said to be the end point of the trek.

Yeshe Tsogyal Lhatso


Yeshe Tsogyal is known as the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism and a female founder of Nyingma. The Tsogyal Lhatso is the birthplace of Yeshe Tsogyal.

Recommended Lhasa Sightseeing Activities by Tibet Travel Expert

Lhasa, the “sunlight city” has so much to offer you. You can have so many day tour options to see different attractions as listed above. More over you can also do some village trekking or hiking. And lastly do not forget to enjoy the amazing Tibetan local food and cultural program.

Lhasa Day Tours

Picture of Potala Palace, Prepare Lhasa Tour

All Attractions to see in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Streets, Norbulinka, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery

Villages Tours

Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse city tour

Attractions to see in and around Shigatse: Tashilhunpo Monastery, Palkhor, Shalu Monastery and Sakya Monastery, and typical villages.

Food & Cultural Show

Mount Kailash, Great Tibet Tours

Attractions to see in West Tibet: holy Mt. Kailash, Holy Manasarovar Lake, Guge Kingdom and Ruins, Landscape along the way.


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