Doilungdêqên District Overview
Chinese Name: 堆龙德庆区 English IPA: Duilongdeqing Qu Location: It is a district in Lhasa prefecture-level city, Tibet, north-west of the main center of Chengguan, Tibet. Population (city): 48,696(2013) Language: Tibetan language and mandarin Chinese Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:
Doilungdêqên District is a district in Lhasa prefecture-level city, north-west of the main center of Chengguan, Tibet. With the area of 2682 square kilometers, and the cultivated land area is 96 thousand mu, it is largely agricultural or pastoral, but contains the western suburbs of the city of Lhasa. Doilungdeqen is said to mean “valley of bliss” in Tibetan.
Highlights of Doilungdeqen District
- Tsurphu Monastery(楚布寺): The best-known landmark of Doilungdeqen district. It is a gompa which serves as the traditional seat of the Karmapa, the head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
- Sangmu Folk Custom Village(桑木民俗自然村): the villagers here retain the traditional way of life in rural area of Lhasa and it’s a good place to enjoy the rural scenery, the taste of rice farmers, horse riding, fishing and the Tibetan opera.
- Xiongbalaqu Holy Water(雄巴拉曲神水): the water flows out from the ground and forms two ponds and the sound of Bell and running water can be heard everywhere.
- Qiusang Hot Spring(邱桑温泉): a resort providing therapeutic baths. The spring water is clear and transparent, containing sulfur, realgar, and other minerals which has certain curative effect on the diseases of skin diseases, rheumatism, arthritis, stomach disease, hypertension etc..
- Maxiang Unconformity Contact Nature Reserve(马乡不整合接触自然保护区): covering an area of about 850 hectares. Unconformity and layered strata’s combination is magnificent and has geology teaching, scientific research, tourism and nature conservation value.
Other Destinations in Doilungdêqên District
Doilungdêqên District Attractions
Doilungdeqen District tour is one of the most attractive tours in Tibet, which can provide visitors beauty of agricultural or pastoral sight. If you are interested in religious, it couldn't be better to visit Tsurphu Monastery in Doilungdeqen District. We also developed a variety of travel packages in Doilungdeqen District and there are some famous scenic spots as follows. Tsurphu Monastery(楚布寺) built in 1189 and treated as a regional cultural relic reserve. It opened the Tibet Living Buddha Reincarnation system. Sangmu Folk Custom Village (桑木民俗自然村) where you can [...]
Doilungdêqên District Tours
As the Top Tibet tour operator, we arrange some efficient and suitable tour routes and tour packages in Doilungdeqen District so that you can have a better trip and comfortable service. Doilungdegen District is a famous tourist place where has many scenic spots. Travel in Doilungdeqen District, visitors can have a wonderful trip by visiting the best known scenic spots, such as Tsurphu Monastery(楚布寺), Sangmu Folk Custom Village (桑木民俗自然村) and Maxiang Unconformity Contact Nature Reserve(马乡不整合自然保护区). What's more, it's a good [...]
Climate & When to Go
Doilungdegen district belonged to the humid monsoon climate. The winter is long and summer is short. the rainfall concentrated in the June to September. The vertical distribution characteristics of climate obviously and different altitude climate varies. There are about 120 frost-free days annually. Annual mean temperature is 7 °C (45 °F), with temperatures in January falling below −10 °C (14 °F) Annual precipitation is about 440 millimeters (17 in), with autumn rainfall of 310 millimeters (12 in). Due to this [...]
The transportation in Doilungdeqen District is very convenient. The Qinghai–Tibet Railway runs through this district beside the Qinghai–Tibet Highway from northeast to southwest. The district is crossed by China National Highway 109 in the south. It's easy for you to take bus or drive from Lhasa Railway Station. It's 25 km away from Lhasa and just 50 minutes' driving. [...]
Festivals and Activities
The Festivals in Tibetan are rich and colorful. According to the calculation, in a year, the festival has more than 100. These Festivals include sacrifices, farming, commemoration, celebration, social entertainment and many other projects. And the most important festival in Doilungdeqen District is Ongkor festival. The Ongkor Festival(望果节): Ongkor festival is usually in the end of summer. Meaning of the festival is "good wish for harvest", literally "make circle around the field". During this festival, one person from each family in village participate [...]
This chapter provides you some practical information and some travel tips. Through them, hope you can have a good preparation and enjoy your trip in Doilungdeqen District. the best time to travel in Doilungdeqen District is summer and autumn. If you are interested in the Tibetan opera, Sangmu Folk Custom Village is a good choice for you to enjoy. If you want to enjoy the original nature beauty, you can visit the Maxiang Unconformity Contact Nature Reserve. If you want to buy some souvenirs, please go to the [...]
To give the visitors a better trip in Doilungdeqen District, we list some related maps about district so that visitors could get information find the place where they want to go in Doilungdeqen District. [...]
Doilungdêqên District Accommodation
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