Xaitongmoin County Overview
The meaning of Xaitongmoin is that when you see something you will be delighted. Xaitongmoin is a cpunty of Shigatse, and the county located in the Northwest of Shigatse. It is bordering Namling county on the east and Xainza county on the north, Ngamring county on the west and Sakya county and Lhatse county on the south.
‣ Where is Xaitongmoin
Xaitongmoin is about 83 kilometers away from the municipal government of Shigatse.
‣ Basic Information of Xaitongmoin
● Chinese Name: 谢通门县
● Area:13,960 square kilometers
● Zip code: 858900
● Dialing code: (+86) 0892
‣ Xaitongmoin Climate
The climate in Xaitongmoin is relatively severe and the average temperature there is very low. The average annual temperature is 4 Celsius and the average annual rainfall is about 350-400mm.
‣ Xaitongmoin Attractions
Tashi Temple: the temple is established in 1445 and the total area of the temple is 1,200 square kilometers.
Takmo Lingka Monastery:A Sakya monastery, was founded here in 1436
Dratsang Monastery: Founded in the 15th century, it was a Nyingma or Sakya monastery. It also became a Gelug monastery in the 17th century.
Gonga Choding Monastery: A Nyingma monastery, was founded in 1500, and converted to Gelug in 1650.
‣ Xaitongmoin Minority Culture
Besides Tibetan ethnic minority, there are people of Han, Bai nationality living here as well.
‣ What to Eat in Xaitongmoin
Because of its remote location, the vegetables and grain are transported from the outside, leading to the higher price in Xaitongmoin. The cuisine in Xaitongmoin is not only the tradition inheritance of Tibetan cuisine, such as air-dried beef, highland barley wine and buttered tea, but also mixed with some specialities of ethnic minorities. What’s more, Sichuan cuisine is also common to be seen in Xaitongmoin.
‣ Xaitongmoin Transportation
Tourist can travel to Shigatse by air or train firstly and then transfer to Xaimengtoin by long-distance bus, which is the major choice.
‣ Xaitongmoin Travel Tips
Avoid High Altitude Reaction:
- With the high altitude of about 5000 meters, changeable weather and strong wind during the day and night in Lhatse, you’d better bring some warm clothes and medicine. Please remember to bring sunglasses with you.
- Meanwhile, please do not act and move too fast even though you're taking photos and enjoying the stunning views.
Best Time to Visit
The period between March to October is the best time to visit Xaitongmoin. From March to April, plum blossom all over the mountains and plains makes Xaitongmoin a fairyland. From May to June, tourist can appreciate the beautiful sceneries. Xaitongmoin turns to be green world from July to August and golden yellow during September to October.