Dagze District is a municipal district under Lhasa City. The original administrative area of Dagze County is the administrative area of Dagze District.
“Dagze” means “tiger peak” in Tibetan, which “Dag” means “tiger” and “ze” means the “peak” or “top” of the mountain. Folklore says that the mountain behind Deqing Town of Dagze County Like a tiger crawling on the ground, so that the county was named “Dagze ”
Best time to travel
From June to September
Plateau temperate zone semi-arid monsoon climate zone
Most popular sites
Ganden Monastery, which was built in 1409 by Tsongkhapa, the founder of Gelug Pa of Tibetan Buddhism. Ganden is a Tibetan transliteration, means the world enlightened by the future Buddha Maitreya. Ganden Monastery is located on Wangpori Mountain, which is 3,800 meters above sea level, on the south bank of Lhasa River in Dagze District about 57 kilometers away from Lhasa. The monastery, stands next to the mountain, with overlapping buildings, majestic. In 1419 AD, Tsongkhapa passed away in Ganden Monastery, in which the Pagoda that contains his body is still preserved in
Drak Yerpa Caves is a Nyingma pa monastery and one of the four major retreats in Tibet. It was built in 7th century with a history of 1,500 years. It is one of the monasteries built by Tubo king Songtsen Gampo for his beloved Princess Mansa Chizun. Later, after several expansions, Drak yerpa was formed tightly embedded between the cliffs. The biggest feature is that the cave is used to build the monastery, and the cave and the monastery are integrated.
Geography and climate
Dagze District is located in east of Lhasa City, on the middle reaches of Lhasa River. The total area of this region is 1373 square kilometers.
Dagze District has an average elevation of 4,100 meters, and the lowest elevation of river valley is 3,730 meters. The terrain is high in north and south, and low in the middle. The north and south are east-west Qala Mountains and Guogalari Mountains, and Lhasa River Valley in the middle is a typical “U” Shape landform.
Dagze District’s annual average temperature is 7.5℃, annual average sunshine is 3065 hours, average rainfall is 450 mm, and 80% to 90% are concentrated in summer.
The air is thin, temperature is low, daily temperature difference is large, winter and spring are dry, there is much wind, and the annual frost-free period is about 130 days.
Population and ethnicity
As of December 2017, the district has a total of 5 townships and 1 town with a total population of 30,000. Among them, Tibetans account for 95% of total population. Other ethnic groups include Han, Hui, Miao, Buyi, Naxi, etc.
Dagze District Folk Culture
Ropu Village Horse Racing Festival, Also known as Rojim Fruit Festival, it started in 1968 and being suspended for two years. Horse racing resumed in 1998. There are more than 30 performers, mainly performing various kinds of performances such as archery and picking up Hada
Three Groups of White pagodas in Zhangduo Village, There is a white pagoda in the 3rd group of Zhangduo Village, named Luozha Pagoda. Every time on 8th, 15th, and 30th day of Tibetan calendar, and Saga dawa Festival and Tibetan New Year, the surrounding people will come to pagodas to make cora in order to pray for peace and happiness of family.