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Shannan Travel Guide

Shannan Overview

Shannan Prefrecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region is located at the lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo River south of the Kangdese Mountains-called the Nyainqentanglha Mountains on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It is bounded by the capital city Lhasa to the north, Xigaze to the west, Nyingchi to the east and India and Bhutan to the south. With an area of 73,500 square kilometers, Shannan occupies one-fifteenth of the total area of the Tibet Autonomous Region. With a boundary line of more than 600 kilometers, it has great strategic importance and serves as China┬┤s southwestern border area.

Shannan, a sacred place where a Rakshasa woman and Hanuman (a god monkey) gave birth to Tibetan people, is a place of origin for Tibetan people and culture. Numerous Tibetan historical prominent figures were born here. Those firstly built palace, temple, monastery and the name of Nyatri Tsenpo, Srongtsen Gampo and Wencheng Princess in Shannan area remind you of a fact that here is rightly the beginning and soul of Tibet.

Shannan has many valuable cultural relics and ancient books, rich tourism resources, splendid and mystic mountains and lakes, epic and picturesque primitive forests, fascinating meadows, magnificent Yalung Zangpo River and the like.

Shannan Tour Packages

Shannan Tour Guide

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