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Top Choice Tibetan in Shigatse

Wordo Kitchen

For something a bit special, head out to this stylish restaurant and museum in the southeast of town. The pleasant Tibetan seating is decorated with old prayer wheels, and yak-butter pots and live music gets things …
Top Choice Tibetan in Shigatse

Sumptuous Tibetan Restaurant

A great option next to the Gang Gyan Orchard Hotel that's always buzzing and full of Tibetans. Choose from comfy TIbetan-style seats and decor inside or the pleasant back terrace. Prices are reasonable, the food is …
Top Choice Nepali in Shigatse

Third Eye Restaurant

A Nepali-run place that is popular with both locals and tourists. Watch as locals sip thugpa while travellers treat their taste buds to the city's best Indian curries and sizzlers. The chicken tikka masala and the y…
Top Choice Buddhist Monastery in Shigatse

Shalu Monastery

It’s a treat for the traveller when a sight is both a pleasure to explore and of great artistic importance. Such is the Shalu Monastery, which dates back to the 11th century. It's worth a visit for its fine murals a…
Top Choice Museum in Shigatse

Wordo Museum

If you plan on eating at Wordo Kitchen (or even if you don't) don't miss heading upstairs to this fascinating and totally unexpected private museum. English speaker Kelsang does a great job of explaining the various…
Buddhist Monastery in Shigatse

Tashilhunpo Monastery

One of the few monasteries in Tibet to weather the stormy seas of the Cultural Revolution, Tashilhunpo remains relatively unscathed. It is a real pleasure to explore the busy cobbled lanes twisting around the aged b…
Buddhist Site in Shigatse

Tashilhunpo Kora

The kora around Tashilhunpo Monastery takes about one hour to complete. From the main gate, follow the monastery walls in a clockwise direction and look for an alley on the right. The alley curves around the western…
Cultural in Shigatse

Tashilhunpo Monastery Festival

During the second week of the fifth lunar month (around June/July), Tashilhunpo Monastery becomes the scene of a three-day festival, featuring masked dances, the creation of a sand mandala and the unveiling of a hug…
Buddhist Monastery in Shigatse

Nartang Monastery

En route to Lhatse it's worth stopping at this 12th-century Kadampa monastery, famed for wood-block printing the Nartang canon in the 18th century. Treasures in the assembly hall include small statues of Denba Tortu…
Tibetan in Shigatse

Tibet Family Restaurant

This teahouse-style Tibetan place is a local favourite for its excellent food, nice outdoor seating and friendly clientele. It also boasts the perfect people-watching location, right at the end of the monastery kora…