05 Tibet Lhoka

05 Tibet Lhoka

Things to do - general

Tsetang lies in the center of the Yarlung valley between the Himalayas and Gangdise belts. Historically. It has been the capital of Yarlung Kingdom. It was also the seat of ancient emperors of Tibet. Today, it is one of the largest cities in Tibet. It belongs to Nedong County, Lhoka Prefecture, and sits 183 km southeast of Lhasa.

Tsetang is close to many major attractions in Shannan region. Some of the highlights include Yumbu Lhakhang Palace, the oldest palace built in Tibet over two thousand years ago for the first Tsampo (king) of the Tubo tribe. There is also Samye Monastery, the first monastery in Tibet build in the 8th century by the great Trisong Detsen, and is widely considered the headstream of Tibetan Buddhism. Other notable spots are Tombs of Tibetan Kings, Lhamoi Lhatso Lake, Yamzho Yumco Lake, Samding Monastery, Mindroiling Monastery, etc.

Country Tibet, China
Visa requirements

For foreign travelers visiting Tibet, you will need valid Chinese visa and all the necessary Tibet travel permits.

LanguagesTibetan, Mandarin, English
Minorities & PopulationTibetan & Han Chinese, 50,000 (2017 data)
Currency Chinese Yuan (CNY)
Area (km2) 79,700 square kilometers (30,772 square miles)
Secret Garden Inn

Secret Garden Inn

山南秘密花园客栈; Sare Road, 20m to Police Station, Nedong Tibet, 05 Tibet Lhoka
Secret Garden Inn offers accommodations in Nedong. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Enjoy a More info
Shannan Hotel

Shannan Hotel

山南宾馆: 2 Hunan Rd, Naidong Xian, Shannan Tibet, 05 Tibet Lhoka
Shannan Post Hotel

Shannan Post Hotel

山南邮政大酒店: 12 Naidong Rd, Naidong Xian, Shannan Tibet, 05 Tibet Lhoka
Shannan Ze Source Theme HoteI

Shannan Ze Source Theme HoteI

山南泽源主题酒店: Sarelu Zedang Town Road 10, Shannan Tibet, 05 Tibet Lhoka
Tsedang Snow Pigeon Hotel

Tsedang Snow Pigeon Hotel

乃东雪鸽宾馆: No. 1, Hubei Road, Tsedang, Tibet, 05 Tibet Lhoka
Tsedang Snow Pigeon Hotel, which is invested by Tibetan Shannan telecommunications and located at Hu More info
Tsetang Hotel

Tsetang Hotel

泽当饭店: No.19 Naidong Road, 05 Tibet Lhoka
Price from $ 85
Tsetang Hotel is a reputable 3 star hotel in downtown Tsetang. It is the largest hotel in the area a More info
Tsetang Yulong Holiday Hotel

Tsetang Yulong Holiday Hotel

裕砻假日大酒店: No.30 Naidong Road, 05 Tibet Lhoka
Tsetang Yulong Holiday Hotel is a 3 star deluxe hotel in Nedong region of Tibet. The modern hotel pr More info
Yarlung River Hotel

Yarlung River Hotel

雅砻河酒店: No.18 Hubei Avenue, 05 Tibet Lhoka
Price from $ 50
Yarlung River Hotel is a deluxe hotel in Tsetang region of Tibet. The hotel is home to more than 100 More info
12 Days Tibet Trekking Tour: Ganden to Samye Monastery

12 Days Tibet Trekking Tour: Ganden to Samye Monastery

05 Tibet Lhoka, 04 Tibet Lhasa, 01 Tibet All Around
Ganden to Samye Monastery trek includes a visit to Yarlung Valley, the cradle of Tibetan Civilizatio More info
12 Days Tibet Yarlung Tsangpo River Attractions Tour

12 Days Tibet Yarlung Tsangpo River Attractions Tour

08 Tibet Nyingchi, 09 Tibet Everest, 06 Tibet Shigatse, 05 Tibet Lhoka, 04 Tibet Lhasa, 01 Tibet All Around
Overview This trip begins with the cultural touring of Lhasa that includes Potala Palace, Jokhang T More info
7 Days Yarlung Tsangpo Loop Private Vehicle Service

7 Days Yarlung Tsangpo Loop Private Vehicle Service

08 Tibet Nyingchi, 06 Tibet Shigatse, 05 Tibet Lhoka, 04 Tibet Lhasa, 01 Tibet All Around
Many travelers to Tibet nowadays are interested in a highly personalized and customized experience. More info
Top 12: 1 Day Tibet Samye Monastery Sacred Tour

Top 12: 1 Day Tibet Samye Monastery Sacred Tour

05 Tibet Lhoka, 04 Tibet Lhasa, 01 Tibet All Around
Price per person from $ 195
Our Samye Monastery Sacred Tour takes you to Samye Monastery, the first Buddhist monastery to be bui More info

Unfortunately there are no cruise offers at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no car rental offers at this location at the moment.

Attractions to See

Trandruk Monastery

Trandruk Temple is located at the south foot of the Gungbort Mountain.You can see the Pearl Thangka Painting of the temple.

Yumbu Lhakhang Palace

Yumbu Lhakhang Palace ,built two thousand years ago for the first Tsampo (king) of the Tubo tribe,is the oldest palace on the high land and now has turned into a Buddhist monastery.It is located 5 kilometers (3 miles) southeast of Nedong County.

 Samye Monastery

The Samye Monastery is located on the north bank of the river along the Yarlung Zangbo River from Tsedang Town of Nedong County to Dranang County.Travelers can be sent to the Monastery by powerboat or sheepskin draft.It was built in 762,comprising Tibetan, Han and ancient Indian building styles.Noticeably,it is the first temple compassing all the three treasure of Buddhism,hierarchy, doctrine and monk,which is considered asheadstream of Tibetan Buddhism.

 

Dinning and Shopping

Dining in Tsetang

The top three Chinese restaurants here are Shunfa Restaurant,Changduwuxiong Teahouse and Chuanyu Hotel.Unfortunately,you can not find western restaurant.Local specialties of Tsetang are buttermilk tea,yogurt,tsampa,barley wine and dried meat.

Shopping in Tsetang

Tsetang is said to be Tibet's granary.There are many famous plants growing up here that can be used for medicine.Cordyceps sinensis, Ganoderma lucidum, saffron are good gifts to buy.

Transport

To take a car is the best option to go to Tsetang-Lhoka.