Top Shigatse Tourists Attractions and Sightseeing Activities

Welcome to explore Shigatse Attractions, central Tibet! Lying at the foot of the northern slope of the Himalayas, Shigatse is endowed with fertile farmland, vast grassy meadow, wooded forest and snow mountains. The Mt. Everest has long been the ultimate height challenged by the braves from home and abroad. Moreover, the old civilization and magnificent temple architectures are the other reason for visitors to come here. So, why not explore these highlighted attractions in Tibet?

Tashilhunpo

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Tashilhunpo Monastery (3,500 m), founded in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama, means ‘heap of glory’ or ‘all fortune and happiness gathered here’.

Pelkor Gompa

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Pelkor  Monastery, also named Pelkor Chode Monastery or Shekar Gyantse is the main monastery in Gyantse and famous for Kumbum Stupa..

Natang Gompa

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Natang Monastery, located 15 Km away from Shigatse, is constructed in 1033. This monastery is 400 years older than Tashilhunpo Monastery.

Pala Manor

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Pala Manor, a well-preserved serf manor, is situated at the Banjorlhunbo Village, 10 minutes’ drive from Gyantse County, Shigatse, Tibet.

Mount Everest

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Mount Everest, Earth’s highest mountain (8,844.43 meters) is located in the international border between China and Nepal, one of the top attractions in Tibet.

Kangbu Spring

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As one of the most famous Hot Springs in Tibet Autonomous Region, Kangbu Hot Spring locates in Kangbu Village, Yadong County, Shigatse.

Peikutso Lake

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Peikutso, also named Lake Paiku, is the largest lake in Shigatse, Tibet. This lake is 4, 592 meters above sea level and close to Mount Shishapangma.

Phuntsoling

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As the only Jonangpa monastery in Tibet, Phuntsoling Monastery is the home to 50 monks in Shigatse with Dolopa Sherab Gyaltsen as the greatest scholar.

Sakya Gompa

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The Sakya Monastery is the principal monastery of the Sakyapa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, it locates at 25 Km southeast of a bridge which is 127 Km west of Shigatse.

Shalu Gompa

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Shalu Monastery, located only 22 kilometers south of Shigatse in Tibet, was constructed in t