Xigatse, also spelled Shigatse is the second largest city in the Autonomous Region of . It is located 3800 meters above sea level. With a population of about 50,000, it is an important trading and administrative center.

Landmarks in the Area

Buddhist temple
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama, is a historic and culturally important monastery in , the second-largest city in . is situated 2½ km northwest of Xigatse. Photo: B cool, CC BY 2.0.

Localities in the Area

Chengbei Subdistrict is a subdistrict and the seat of City, , People's Republic of China. is situated 3 km north of Xigatse.

Chengnan Residential is a subdistrict of Chengnan District, in the of China. is situated 2½ km north of Xigatse.


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