Gamba County Overview
Chinese Name: 岗巴县 English IPA: Gǎngbā Xiàn Location: in the southwest border of China, the southern part of Tibet autonomous region Population (city): 10,000(2003) Language: Tibetan language Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:
Gamba County, as a county of Shigatse, it is located in the southwest border of China, the southern part of Tibet autonomous region.The capital lies at Gamba or Kamba which has a noted military facility. It is 307 kilometers away from Shigatse city and 580 kilometers away from Lhasa city. Covering an total area of 4,100 square kilometers, Gamba County has a total population of 10,000.
Highlights of Gamba County
Qudiannima Temple(曲典尼玛寺): about 40 kilometers from Gamba county, in the southwest of Himalaya mountain, it has a history of one thousand and two hundred years.
Gamba Castle(岗巴古堡): built on the border of a rugged hill, in the cold war years, it was Gamba important military fortifications
Lamujiacuo(措姆加措): According to the legend, people can see their future when they pray to this lake. There is also a natural pasture near the lack, tourists can enjoy the rural scenery.
Naijiaqiemu Cave Temple(乃甲切木石窟寺): as the second stone cave temples found in Tibet, its discovery expanded the distribution scope of Grottoes in China and enriched the content of Tibet grotto art. Tourists can enjoy the Buddhist murals in this temple.
Measured Stone Cave(量过洞): it has two meters long and it’s too narrow for one person to pass.
Other Destinations in Gamba County
Gamba County Attractions
Shigatse Gamba County tour is one of the most attractive tours in Tibet, which can provide tourists amazing views in Tibet. It couldn’t be better to travel to Gamba County in Tibet. The main attractions in Gamba County including Qudiannima Temple(曲典尼玛寺), Gamba Castle(岗巴古堡), Lamujiacuo(措姆加措), Naijiaqiemu Cave Temple(乃甲切木石窟寺) and Measured Stone Cave(量过洞). Visitors can have an extraordinary view in the Shigatse Gamba County. Qudiannima Temple(曲典尼玛寺): about 40 kilometers from Gamba county, in the southwest of Himalaya mountain, it has a history of one thousand and two hundred [...]
Gamba County Tours
It couldn't be better to tour Shigatse Gamba County when travelling in Tibet. We provide some types of tour packages for visiting Shigatse Gamba County including these famous attractions at the best price: Qudiannima Temple(曲典尼玛寺): about 40 kilometers from Gamba county, in the southwest of Himalaya mountain, it has a history of one thousand and two hundred years. Gamba Castle(岗巴古堡): built on the border of a rugged hill, in the cold war years, it was Gamba important military fortifications Lamujiacuo(措姆加措): According to the legend, people can see [...]
Climate & When to Go
Gamba County belongs to semiarid plateau temperate monsoon climate zone. The annual average temperature is 1.5℃.At an average temperature of 9.2 °C, July is the hottest month of the year. At -8 °C on average, January is the coldest month of the year. Annual frost free period is 60 days and the annual sunshine hours in 3200 hours. [...]
Gangba County shares convenient transportation. Gamba County is 307 kilometers away from Shigatse. When the Qumei highway opened to traffic in 2004, the distance cut to 150 km. The highway traffic capacity has been further enhanced. The region’s mileage of highways opened to traffic now exceeds 489km. It's very convenient for tourists have a self-driving trip. Tourist can travel to Lhasa by air or train firstly and then transfer to Gangba County by long-distance bus, which is the major choice. [...]
Festivals and Activities
Most Tibetan festivals are full of the color of religion. In addition to annual large-scale worship rituals to Buddha and Buddhist masters, Tibetan people will also hold a series of festivities associated with religious life and agricultural production consisting of religious festivals and folk ones. There are almost a hundred festivals in a year, some of which even last for ten days. The Ongkor Festival(望果节): Ongkor festival is usually in the end of summer. Meaning of the festival is "good wish for [...]
Here are some travel tips we listed for the visitors so that the visitors can have an unforgettable and amazing trip in Gamba County. Due to the high altitudes climatic conditions of Tibet, 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. Bring a good, broad spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF factor and a high SPF lip sunscreen to [...]
These maps are about Shigatse Gamba County, including location maps, region maps, tourist maps, attractions maps, and transportation maps. [...]
Gamba County Accommodation
In each destination, you’ll enjoy a comfortable stay in a great location! The hotels we choose are based on star rating, great locations, well-equipped facilities, cozy bed, high quality service and guests’ feedback. Here we provide some suggested hotels and hostels in Gamba County to visitors for a better and more convenient trip. •Gamba Holy Water Hotel •Shigatse Gamba Qionglai Hotel •Gamba Post Office Rest House •Fuyuan Hotel •Zhuangyuan Hotel [...]