Top 10 Things to do in Shigatse, China

February 16, 2018 Kelli Reichel

Shigatse, officially known as Xigazê (Chinese: 日喀则; pinyin: Rìkāzé Nepali: सिगात्से), is a prefecture-level city of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, with an area of 182,000 km (70,271 sq mi). It is located within the historical Tsang province of Tibet.
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1. Tashilunpo Monastery

Jijilangka Road, Shigatse 857001, China
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4.5 based on 196 reviews

Tashilunpo Monastery

Tashilhunpo Monastery is situated in Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. In 1447, the first Dalai Lama built it and it has been one of the six great Gelugpa monasteries. If you go to Shigatse, you cannot miss the marvelous monastery where you will see a lot of precious religious statues and stupas.

Reviewed By Brian M - Oxford, United Kingdom

This is a very important monastery for both its spiritual and cultural impact situated in in Shigatse, Tibet's second largest city. There is no doubt that if you are Buddhist a visit to this monastery is a must because it was founded by the first Dalai Lama in the 15th Century. The monastery belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism and is the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama, the second most important spiritual leader of Tibet. There are quite a few chapels to visit, with some inevitably better decorated than others. In the afternoon, you can also watch the monks debating among themselves, old and young alike, having what appeared to be a great time. A word of caution, the place has seen better days in the past and the facilities are not as good as one would expect. Still, it's worth spending time here, especially towards the end of the afternoon.

2. Xialu Temple

Xialu Village, Jiacuoxiong Country, Shigatse 857000, China
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4 based on 9 reviews

Xialu Temple

Reviewed By OntarioCanuck1 - Toronto, Canada

Many small rooms as u climb up, but u cannot go to top. Steep stairs or ladders but doable. Cost for camera

3. Kangbala Mountain

Within Shigatse, Shigatse 857000, China
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Kangbala Mountain

Reviewed By pggenius - George Town, Malaysia

During our recent overland trip by road from Lhasa to Shigatse, our van crossed the Kangbala Mountain pass before reaching the lovely Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, the highest Freshwater lake in the world. The mountain view is truly breathtaking, picturesque and definitely a must travel route.

4. Nianchu River

Within Rikaze, Shigatse 857000, China
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4 based on 5 reviews

Nianchu River

Reviewed By RamGanesan - Chennai (Madras), India

While it is very difficult to remember each and every name of the tributaries of the Bramhaputra, these water bodies all along the Lhasa-Sigaste-Saga route are just wonderful. While we were traveling it started to rain heavily and the gush of water was so awesome to see. It was hitting the rocks so hard that you could feel it from the road. Parking and rest area were also available though it is better to use the open area!

5. Luozi Peak

Luozi Peak, Southeast of Rikaze, Shigatse 857000, China
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5 based on 1 reviews

Luozi Peak

Reviewed By Chris D - Shanghai Region, China

As a group we hiked up a bit to get a better perspective o Luozi Peak and its surrounding Valleys and ice pack, we where not disappointed. A taxing hike met with otherworldly views.

6. Lama Palace

Lama Palace, Southwest of Rikaze, Shigatse 857000, China
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3.5 based on 3 reviews

Lama Palace

Reviewed By Burradoo - Bowral, Australia

We were told this was called the Summer Palace of the Panchen Lamas. It is a lovely building with attractive Gardens. There are elaborate and fascinating murals all over the walls inside, which is probably the best part of it. Upstairs are the old quarters of the Panchen Lama which are very interesting.

7. Nadang Temple

Southwest of Shigatse, Shigatse 857000, China
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5 based on 1 reviews

Nadang Temple

Reviewed By Tibet Experienc... l - Lhasa, China

When we are diving from Shigatse to New Tingri. You can see the Nadang temple. it's very close to the friendship highway from your right hand side. It's very nice place to explore the local villagers and the monastery. The Nadang temple is once the biggest printing house in Tibet.

8. XiGeZi BuXingJie

Between Zhufeng Road and Qingdao Road, Shigatse, China
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3.5 based on 2 reviews

XiGeZi BuXingJie

Reviewed By Yupwup - Germany

お寺へ向かうエリアが美しいチベット門でふさがれ歩行街になっています。両サイドにはお土産矢の屋台や小さいレストランなどが立ち並んでいます。
門がとても美しいので一見の価値ありです。

9. Paxia Monastery

About 50 kilometres east of Shigatse, Shigatse, China
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4 based on 1 reviews

Paxia Monastery

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

日喀则的帕夏寺,是一个不太有名的寺庙,但是这里却是十分清静的地方。来到这里,看不到别的寺庙里来来往往的游客或者僧人,稍微有点冷清。但是静心休养的好地方。寺庙不大,可以随意参观。

10. Naku Temple

Naku Temple, Southwest of Rikaze, Shigatse 857000, China
Naku Temple

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