Qusum County Overview
Chinese Name: 曲松县 English IPA: Qūsōng Xiàn Location: located in Lhoka, Tibet Autonomous Region Population (city): 16,309(2011) Language: Tibetan Language Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:
Qusum, means “three rivers” in Tibetan language. Yinsebu River, Jiang Zhahe, Kombe River run through the county, thus the three rivers are named as “Qusum”. Qusum County is located in Lhoka, Tibet Autonomous Region. With an average altitude of 4200 meters, it covers 1967 square kilometers. There are a lot of tourist attractions in the county, including 9 cultural relics and four famous ancient tombs and caves.
• Lajiali Palace(拉加里王宫): is located in the South of Qusum County. Lajiali Palace was founded in thirteenth Century and was a symbol of the Ancient Tibetan Royal crown.
• Yuru Temple(玉如寺): tourists can appreciate the beautiful scenery and original religious custom in this temple. There has spring water behind this temple. According to legend, bathing with this water can refresh the mind and eliminate fatigue.
• Langzhen Temple(朗真寺): covers an area of 1500 square meters, it built in fourteenth Century. This temple collected numerous cultural relics.
• Qusum Cypress(曲松古柏): there are ten Cypress trees which has at least 1000 years history.
• Qusum Ancient Tomb(曲松古墓): it is two kilometers away from north of Qusum County. According to textual research, its size and structure are similar to Tomb of Early Tibetan Qiongjie King
• Sewu Hot Spring(色吾温泉): it contains a variety of minerals which are beneficial to the human body.
Other Destinations in Qusum County
Qusum County Attractions
Lhoka Qusum County, as a wonderful and brilliant place, is famous for its original Tibetan temple and religious customs. There are lots of attractive sights for tourists to have a pleasant trip. • Lajiali Palace(拉加里王宫): is located in the South of Qusum County. Lajiali Palace was founded in thirteenth Century and was a symbol of the Ancient Tibetan Royal crown. • Yuru Temple(玉如寺): tourists can appreciate the beautiful scenery and original religious custom in this temple. There has spring water behind this temple. According to legend, bathing with this [...]
Qusum County Tours
Lhoka Qusum County tours not only allow you to explore the brilliant Tibetan culture & authentic Tibetan customs, but also allow you to appreciate some ancient temple. Visitors shouldn’t miss Lajiali Palace(拉加里王宫 ), Yuru Temple(玉如寺), Langzhen Temple(朗真寺), Qusum Cypress(曲松古柏), Qusum Ancient Tomb(曲松古墓) and Sewu Hot Spring(色吾温泉). We provide some types of tour packages for visiting Lhoka Qusum County. [...]
Climate & When to Go
Qusum County belongs to semi-arid plateau monsoon climate zone. The annual average temperature is 8.7 ℃. The annual frost free period of Qusum County is 110 days and average annual rainfall is 479 mm. Natural disasters include drought, frost, hail, flood, earthquake and so on. What’s more, the range of temperature is huge during day and night. It’s common to see people wear frock at noon but heavy cloth at night. With sufficient sunshine and strong radiation, tourists can bring a good, broad [...]
The highway traffic system is perfect; visitors can choose self driving tour in Qusum County. Qusum County is 57 kilometers away from Lhoka Tsedang town and 248 kilometers away from Lhasa; up to December 2014, Lalin railway built through Qusum County. There are 161.1 km from Gonggar Airport to Qusum County and spend tourists 3.5 hours driving. Tourist can also travel to Qusum County by air firstly and then transfer to long-distance bus, which is the major choice. [...]
Festivals and Activities
Many Tibetan festival and activities are full of ethnic flavors and religious color. There are over 100 festivals in Tibet and visitors can enjoy most of traditional Tibetan festivals in Lhoka Qusum County. For example, The Onkor Festival is one of the best known festival here. ‣ Folk customs of Qusum County Sgor-Gzhas in Duisui township, means the circle dance. So far,Sgor-Gzhas has a history of more than 300 years. Sgor-Gzhas mainly refers to motion in circular with the main characteristic performance such as singing [...]
There are some useful tips for tourists get a better tour in Qusum County: •The Best Travel Time: from August to September •Avoid High Altitude Sickness: because of the high altitudes climatic conditions of Qusum County, visitors should pay attention to the prevention and cure of the syndromes including headache, dizziness, flustered, shortness of breath, the plateau response, especially people who have chronic respiratory disease or cardiovascular disease. In addition, bring enough water or drinks, fruits and snacks with high caloric content, like chocolate for [...]
These maps are about Lhoka Qusum County, including location maps, region maps, tourist maps, attractions maps, and transportation maps. [...]
Qusum County Accommodation
We will choose the accommodation which has elegant environment, well-equipped facilities and excellent service. No matter where you stay in Lhoka Qusum County, you won’t miss any attractions of your journey. We list some excellent hotels for tourists here. • Qusum Sunshine Rest House • Sunshine Village Hotel [...]