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Lake in Mǎnígāngē

Yilhun Lha-tso

It is said King Gesar's beloved concubine Zhumu was so taken by these stunning turquoise-blue waters that her heart fell in. This now-holy glacial lake, 8km southwest of Mǎnígāngē, is still awe inspiring. Follow a s…
Gansu in Mǎnígāngē

Qǐngzhān Gānsù Línxià Miànpiàn

This popular Muslim restaurant run by a friendly couple from Gānsù province makes a nice change from Sìchuān or Tibetan fare. The specialty noodle dish on offer is the beef noodle slices (牛肉面片; niúròu miànpiàn; ¥13)…
Tibetan in Mǎnígāngē

Xĭmălāyă Zàngcān

This combined teahouse and restaurant serves up Tibetan favourites on the cheap. There's no menu, so if you get stuck order the momos (牛肉包子; niúròu bāozi) by the piece (¥1 each) and then grab a table by the window o…