Top things to do in Tsetang

Buddhist Monastery in Tsetang

Ngamchö Monastery

Originally founded as a hospital of Tibetan medicine, this site transitioned first to a Kagyupa monastery. In the 14th century the highest lamas here set off to debate with Tsongkhapa, but found themselves so overwh…
Tibetan in Tsetang

Aba Home Tibetan Restaurant

Invite your guide to this cosy, friendly and modern Tibetan restaurant, featuring traditional seating, a partial picture menu and lots of local colour. Choose one of the set meals that all the other Tibetans are div…
Chinese in Tsetang

Shǎnxī Fēngwèi

If you find yourself hungry while waiting for the PSB to open, pop across the street to this fantastic little joint run by a family from Shǎnxī province. There's a picture menu as well, if you're stuck for what to o…
Mountain in Tsetang

Gangpo Ri

Gangpo Ri (4130m) is of special significance for Tibetans as the legendary birthplace of the Tibetan people, where Chenresig in the form of a monkey mated with the white demon Sinmo to produce the beginnings of the …
Buddhist Monastery in Tsetang

Ganden Chökhorling Monastery

This 14th-century monastery was originally a Kagyu institution, but by the 18th century the Gelugpas had overtaken it with the blessing of the seventh Dalai Lama; explaining why the large central statue is of Tsongk…
Buddhist Site in Tsetang

Sang-ngag Zimchen Nunnery

Inside the main assembly hall the principal image to the left is of a 1000-armed Chenresig dating back to the time of King Songtsen Gampo. According to some accounts, the statue was fashioned in the 7th century by t…