Tsedang Town Overview

Located at the middle and lower reaches of Yarlung Zangbo River, Tsedang, the capital of Lhoka District, is reputed as "the cradle of Tibetan Civilization". As the birthplace of earliest Tibetans, it enjoys a comparatively mild climate and vast fertile land. A field in the village near Tsedang Town is said to be the first farming field in Tibet. Tsedang boasts a combination of natural and cultural scenery, including spectacular ranges, beautiful lakes, numerous springs and peaceful river valleys.

 Where is Tsedang

Tsedang is located at the middle and lower reaches of Yarlung Zangbo River of Lhoka District in Tibet Autonomous Region, which connects lhasa to the north, Shigatse to the west and Nying to the east. 

 Basic Information of Tsedang

  • Chinese Name: 泽当镇  
  • Population: 370,000
  • Zip code: 856000
  • Dialing code: (+86) 0893

 Climate of Tsedang

With an annual average temperature of 8 ℃ to 9 ℃, the hottest average temperature can reach to 15.7 ℃.The annual precipitation 302mm. With the strong sun radiation and the long sunshine time, the agriculture is developing, which is known as the 'Tibet granary'.

 Tsedang Attractions

Yungbulakang Palace: 5 kilometers from Tsedang, Yungbulakang Palace is the ealiest palace in Tibetan area with a long history of more than 2100 years and a three-storied architecture.

Trandruk Temple: Trandurk Temple is a monastery of Gelug sector, which was built during Srongtsen Gampo was in power. It’s said that Padma Sambhava and Milarepa has been practiced nearby.

Samye Temple: The famous murals in Samye Temple record the historical affairs of the introduction of Buddhism and many buddhist stories.

 Tsedang Transportations

Transportation in Tsedang has been greatly improved with the building of a road network which is more than 3,700 km long. The road network with Tsedang Town as the center connects 12 counties and extends to most villages. Tsedang is only 191 kilometers away from Lhasa. There are shuttle buses between Lhasa and Tsedang everyday. Besides, there is  the only international airport in Lhoka of Tibet, Gonggar Airport which is only 97 kilometers away from Lhasa City.

 Tsedang Travel Tips

Best Travel Time

Lhoka enjoys a moderate dry climate and distinctive four seasons. Its highest temperature, a little more than 20 degrees centigrade, lasts from June to August; while the lowest temperature may drop to 10 degrees centigrade below zero and usually occurs in December and January. Therefore, the best travel time for tourists is from June to August. The temperature between day and night varies greatly, so you can bring some clothes in different thickness.

Avoid High Altitude Sickness

Lhoka is located at an average altitude of around 3,700m, which altitude sickness easily occurs. The most effective way to avoid high altitude sickness is just to be optimistic and bring enough water or drinks, fruits and snacks in high caloric content, like chocolate.  It's very important to have a good rest.

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