Zogang County Overview
Zogang County is located in the southeast of Tibet. It is bordering mangkang county on the east, Nyingchi on the south, Basu county on the west and Chaya county on the north.
‣ Where is Zogang
About 1,067 kilometers away from Lhasa, Zogang is a county which Belongs to Qamdo. The total area of Zogang County is 11,700 square kilometers, and the total population of Zogang County is 41,803.
‣ Basic Information of Zogang
● Chinese Name: 左贡县
● Area:11,700 square kilometers
● Zip code: 854400
● Dialing code: (+86) 0895
‣ Zogang Climate
The climate of zogang is the plateau temperate zone. The difference of temperature all year long is not very severe, and the rainfall is distributed not very regular. The average annual temperature is 4.2 Celsius, and the temperature in Jan is -6.7 Celsius and the temperature in July is 13.2 Celsius. The average rainfall is 405mm.
‣ Zogang Minority Culture
Tibetan ethnic minority people is the domain minority people in Zogang County. And there are han people and hui people as well. And the Tibetan people is the main attraction of this county as their tools used every day are very rare and special.
The special tools Tibetan people may use every day are as the following:
● wooden bowl: every one treats this wooden bowl as their treasure, so they may carry the wooden bowl when they are doing farming jobs and other important routines.
● broadsword: this is the traditional habit of Tibetan male to carry a broadsword with them.
● silver utensil: this is a tradition of Tibetan people, most of their utensil are made of silver.
‣ What to Eat in Zogang
Because of its remote location, the vegetables and grain are transported from the outside, leading to the higher price in Zogang. The cuisine in Zogang 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 Zogang.
‣ Zogang Transportation
Tourist can travel to Lhasa by air or train firstly and then transfer to Zogang by long-distance bus, which is the major choice. And you can transfer from Qamdo to Zogang county. There is no need for you to worry about the transportation.
‣ Zogang Travel Tips
● Best Time to Visit
The period between March to October is the best time to visit Zogang. From March to April, plum blossom all over the mountains and plains makes Zogang a fairyland. From May to June, tourist can appreciate the beautiful sceneries. Zogang turns to be green world from July to August and golden yellow during September to October.