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Shannan Travel Guide

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Shannan Prefecture is known as the Birthplace of Tibetan Civilization. It lies to the south of the Nyainqentanglha Mountains, along the middle reaches of the Yarlung Zangpo River, and enjoys a comparatively mild climate.

The prefecture covers an area of around 80,000 square kilometers, with an average altitude of about 3600m and a total population of 320,000, including mostly Monba, but also Tibetan, Han, Hui and Lhoba people.

Shannan is the most prosperous and oldest part of Tibet. The well-known Tubo Regime (a historic period in Tibetan history) was derived from the agricultural civilization in Shannan. Shannan was the origin of the Tibetan civilization and became the ruling center twice in Tibetan history.

Jinhe Restaurant

Located in No.39, Naidong Road, Tsetang Town, Jinhe Restaurant receives wide popularity for its delicious dishes and pleasant environment.

The Jinhe Restaurant can accomodate 300 people at the same time, providing more than 300 Chinese dishes like Sichuan, canton cooking and more than 100 kinds of snacks full-timely. The restaurant places emphasis on the dishes, trying to bring out fully the features of Sichuan cooking as tasty, aromatic, beautiful and well designed to its customers.

The typical delicacies of Jinhe Restaurant are Jinhe delicious chicken, tasty camel meat and Jinhe savory chicken. These dishes are really ingenious mixtures of seven tastes as spicy, peppery, salty, sweet, sour, bitter and aromatic to demonstrate fully the beauty of Sichuan cooking. In other words the Sichuan cooking is famous for its flexibility, taste

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