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Shigatse Attractions

Shigatse Attractions

Written by Kelly PangUpdated Oct. 8, 2021

With the numerous Tibetan monasteries in Shigatse, visiting them and experiencing Tibetan Buddhism should not be missed. The Tashilunpo Monastery is the largest in Shigatse, which also has many great natural scenic spots. The highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest, has snow- capped peaks year-round, which makes for a most magnificent sight .

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Tashilhunpo Monastery

Tashilhunpo Monastery

Note Updated: Mount Everest (Tibet side) is reopened from July 1, 2015! Tashilhunpo Monastery is located on the southern slope of the Nyima Mountain to the west of the Shigatse city. It represents th..

Rongbuk Monastery

Rongbuk Monastery

Note Updated: Mount Everest (Tibet side) is reopened from July 1, 2015! Rongbuk Monastery is located at the foot of Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world, and lays claim to being the highest B..

Mt Everest

Mt Everest

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world at 8,844 meters (29,016 ft) above sea level. Always snow-capped above 6,000 meters it is the holy grail of mountaineers and sacred among the Tibetans and..

Zhangmu Port

Zhangmu Port

The beautiful Zhangmu Port, also known as Kasa, is Tibetan border town about 10 km (6 miles) inland from the Bhotekoshi or "Sun River". Located on a mountainside with subtropical climate, Zhangmu Port is s..

Sakya Monastery

Sakya Monastery

Note Updated: Mount Everest (Tibet side) is reopened from July 1, 2015! Sakya Monastery in Tibet is a spectacular tourist attraction that’s known for its collection of Tibetan murals, chanting m..

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