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Tsedang

Tsedang

Weather

The town of Tsedang experiences moderate dry weather conditions throughout the year. The annual average temperature of the region ranges from a minimum of 7°C in to a maximum of 9°C in December. Tsedang receives the largest amount of rainfall during the months of July and August, during which the temperature extends to the highest point of over 20°C. The best time to visit Tsedang is from the month of April to November when the weather is mild. The temperature between night and day varies considerably around 10°C, sometimes even more than 20°C.

How To Reach

By Road:

Tsedang is located in the Yarlung Valley, 170 km southeast to the city of Lhasa. Minibuses and coaches can be availed on a daily basis from the Lhasa Coach Station. It takes almost 2.5 hours from Lhasa to Tsedang. Visitors can visit the nearby picnic sites in Tsedang via bus.


By Air:

The nearest airport to Tsedang is Lhasa. There are several flights to Lhasa from China, Nepal and Delhi. From Lhasa, tourists can reach the town of Tsedang by bus or by train.



By Rail:

Tourists can reach upto Lhasa by train. From Lhasa one should hire coaches or mini buses to reach Tsedang. 


Overview

A Tibet tour is incomplete without visiting Tsedang. Tsedang ‘the cradle of Tibet civilization” is located in the Yarlung Valley of Tsangpo river, at about 170km from Lhasa. The Tsedang region houses several historically important spots in Tibet and is a well-known tourist destination due to the convergence of rich natural and cultural scenery.

 

The mountains ranges, breathtaking lakes, several springs and serene river valleys are the featured highlights of this mystic town. The region is full of historical sites along with traces of exotic Tibetan life, which draws several domestic and international tourists here throughout the year.

 

The age old tombs of the great Tibetan kings are scattered throughout the place among the several small, beautiful temples giving a mysterious aura to the land. Tsedand also houses the oldest buildings in Tibet that dates back to the 2nd century.

 

Tsedang enjoys a mild climate and boasts of vast stretches of fertile land. A field, lying in the village close to Tsedang town, is believed to be the first field for farming in the region of Tibet.

 

No shopping malls are present in the town of Tsedang. Visitors can purchase souvenirs and essential items from the shopping centers located in some hotels of the region. Stores in the town sell jade products, Tibetian incense, knits, textiles and durable aprons in bold colours and patterns. Other common souvenirs include Tangkas, Pulus, Tibetan drama masks and tapestry. Visitors should have a good bargaining skill to get the best prices for the products.

 

Several varieties of food are available in Tsedang. Tsedang is known for its pears and apples. The highlight of Tsedang cuisine is the Sichuan. Restaurants serving Sichuan cuisine can be found all around town. The cuisine of Tsedang is mostly comprised of sausages, wine, meat, buns, roast sausage, buttered tea, minced meat, sweets and cakes, milk tea and cold yak tongue. Chinese and Tibetan dishes are popular also popular here.