Shigatse Travel Guide 3-star

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Introduction to Shigatse

In order to appreciate the spectacularity of "the third pole", ambitious people come here from a great distance desiring to realize the dream of challenging the utmost limits of human being. And that is the charm of Everest. It is the pride of Shigatse that has become one of the most charming tourist attractions in Tibet.

Located in the alluvial plain at the confluence of Brahmaputra and Nianchuhe rivers, Shigatse is 273 kilometers west to Lhasa. At an elevation of 3,800 meters, with the area of 3,875 square kilometers and population of 820,000, it is the second biggest and the only county-level city in Tibet. Also, it is an ancient city in the altiplano with a history of nearly 600 years. It is named Xikasangzhuzi in Tibetan, and Xik... [ View Details ]

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  2008-4-11 3:36:00
Tibet's second largest city makes a good stop for travelers from Lhasa to Sakya

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