Shigatse | 日喀则

Shigatse (altitude 3,890 m) lies some 280 km to the west of Lhasa and is Tibet’s 2nd largest city. The highway runs alongside the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) river passing through narrow gorges and broad river valleys. Farmers plowing their fields with yaks, sheep grazing on the vast plains, awesome sand dunes and rocky hills in the distance are the scenic rewards of this journey.

The Tashilhunpo Monastery, built from 1447 by the first Dalai Lama, contains a huge 26-meter high statue of Maitreya. It is the seat of Panchen Lama that ranks close to the Dalai Lama. The Panchen Lama is a reincarnation of Amitabha, the Buddha of Infinite Light. Currently, the 11th Panchen Lama ‘reigns’ from Beijing. The other buildings of Tashilhunpo contains images of Sakyamuni (the present Buddha), White & Green Taras, and embalmed bodies of past Panchen Lamas.

Gyantse is about another 100 kilometers east from Shigatse, which is the 3rd largest city of Tibet.

Shigatse Location

How to get to Shigatse

Shigatse Peace Airpor Facts

Address: Samzhubze, Shigatse
IATA Code: RKZ
Altitude: 3,780 meters above sea level
Contact: +86 892 8848651

Shigatse Bus Station Facts

Address: Qing Dao Road 15
Contact: +86 0892 8826245
Altitude: 3,780 meters above sea level
Working hours: 06:00 am – 18:30 pm

Shigatse Railway Station Facts

Address: Zhan Du village, Jia Cuo Xiong county,
Contact: +86 892 12306
Altitude: 3,780 meters above sea level
Working hours: 06:00 am – 20:00 pm

Recommended Sights in Shigatse

Recommended hotels in Shigatse

Jiumu Yamei International Hotel 久木亚美国际大酒店

Add: No. 3, Jin Lin North Road | 吉林北路3号
Contact: +86 892 8837000
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

VanRay International Resort 万润国际度假酒店

Add: Xi Ge Ze Walking Street , 喜格孜步行街 ,近珠峰西路
Contact: +86 892 8512999
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Tian Lin Hotel 天临大酒店

Add: No. 5 Zhufeng West Road | 珠峰西路5号
Contact: +86 892 8919688
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Zang Long Hotel 藏隆大酒店

Add: No. 1, Everest Road ( 日喀则 珠峰路1号, 与山东路交叉口)
Contact: +86 892 8899666
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Tashi Choeta Hotel 扎西曲塔大酒店

Add: No. 2. Xue Qiang Road, 雪强路2号
Contact: +86 892 8830111
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Qiaomu langzong Hotel 乔穆朗宗酒店

Add: The intersection of Shanghai middle Rd and Everest Road上海中路和珠峰路交叉路口
Contact: +86 892 8669666
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

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