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Information on Tours to Shannan


Leading dishes are Sichuan and Tibetan dishes. Pickled vegetables are 15-20 yuan each dish. There are also some newly opened bars and cold drink shops. Their Western-style designs and fashionable atmosphere attract lots of young people in the evening.


Hotels are concentrated on Nedong Road in Xincheng District and their prices are from 20 yuan to 200 yuan.

Transport Means

It takes three hours by bus from Lhasa to Zetang. The shuttle buses leave Lhasa for Zetang in the morning every day. In Zetang there are public buses to Konggar, Qonggyai (location of the tombs of the Tibetan kings) and Cona counties (passing through Yombulagang Palace). The main transport means in the city are motor tricycles.

Amusement Centers

In the area there are bars, cafes, teahouses, net bars, sweet teahouses, Tibetan-style bars, karaoke rooms and other amusement centers of different grades to meet needs of tourists from different places.

Foreign Exchange

Foreign currency can be exchanged in Zetang Hotel.

Useful Telephone Numbers

  • Local phone directory 114
  • Long-distance call inquiry 113
  • Weather forecast 121
  • Code for Shannan 0893

Tourists can buy necessities and handicrafts in various scenic spots, hotels and from stalls along the streets and in crafts shops such as tapestries, carpets, bamboo articles, Tibetan-flavor cakes, musk, Tendrilled fritillary bulb, Chinese caterpillar fungus, Gyaca wooden bowls, Gyaca apples, Gyaca walnuts, Qusum pads, and stone vessels from Dargo Village.


In Sharman Prefecture Post Office, Zetang Town, tourists can make long-distance calls. Also you can make such calls in the county post offices.

Net Bars

In Sharman Town there are 17 net bars with a charge of five WIWI each hour.

Weather and Elevation

On the southern bank of the middle reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo River, Sharman has a temperate climate and an elevation of 3,600 meters.


Please respect the customs and religious belief of the local people.

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