Colorful Desert in Dinggyê County, Shigatse

Chinese Name: 定结县五彩沙漠
English Name: Colorful Desert in Dinggyê County, Shigatse
Location: Located in the Dinggyê County, Shigatse, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day

About Qunguo Monastery

Located in the county seat of Dinggyê County, from the Zhongba County to the Payang Town, tourists can see sand dune which shows a colorful light in the sunshine on both sides of the road. The golden desert, the red mountain and some green vegetation make up an extraordinary view.

Attraction Transportation:

Dinggyê County Transportation

You can choose either self-driving traveling or take public transportation. According to your beginning place, there may be different ways to go to Dinggyê County. There are two main lines available below.

  • Lhasa- Shigatse- Dinggyê County

You can reach Lhasa by air or train. Then take a bus to Dinggyê County.

  • Shigatse- Dinggyê County

You can also take a specific train to Shigatse and take a bus to Dinggyê County.

Attraction Travel Tips:

  1. Traveling Hours: 1 day
  2. Traveling Seasons: All seasons 
  3. High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Bring enough water or drinks, fruits and snacks with high caloric content.
  4. Pay attention to prepare some cold weather gear like a hat, gloves, a scarf and a thick winter coat.
  5. The Border Permit is required to enter the mountain; as it is less convenient to apply for one in Tibet, it is suggested to obtain the permit ahead of the travelling.