Chengguan District Travel Tips

Chengguan District (also Lhasa Urban District) is the main urban area or the city proper of Lhasa, with a total area of 525 square kilometres and a population of 211,400. More than 30 nationalities live in this district, including Tibetan, Han and Hui nationalities. 87% of its population are Tibetans. Chengguan means "city pass district" in Tibetan, referring to the city's location nestled between two mountain ridges. Below we offer some useful travel tips for you.

1. Useful Number

  • Fire: 119
  • Police: 110
  • Ambulance: 120 
  • Area code: 0891
  • Weather Broadcast: 121 
  • Consumer Complaint: 12315
  • Local Phone Number Inquiries: 114
  • Tourist complaint Center: 0891-6833476
  • Long-distance Phone Number Inquiries: 113

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2. Post Office

Zip code in Chengguan District(Lhasa) is 850000. There are many post offices in Chengguan District with the development of logistics industry. Here we introduce you some of them.

China Post Office(Lhasa Branch)
Address: Address: No.33, Beijing Middle Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa拉萨市城关区北京中路33号
Tel: 0891-6241443

China Post Office(Yutuo Road Branch)
Address: No. 30, Yutuo Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa 拉萨市城关区宇拓路30号
Tel: 13989084248

China Post Office(Chengxi Branch)
Address: No. 188, Beijing Middle Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa拉萨市城关区北京中路33号
Tel: 0891-6835253

3. Bank

People's Bank of China (Lhasa central branch)
Address: No.14, Jiangsu Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa拉萨市城关区江苏路14号
Tel: 0891-6346134

Bank of China
Address: No.14, Tuoyu Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa拉萨市城关区宇拓路14号
Tel: 0891-6361739

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Address: No.31, Jinzhu Middle Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa拉萨市城关区金珠中路31号
Tel: 0891-6898020

Construction Bank of China
Address: No.89, Jinzhu West Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa拉萨市城关区金珠西路89号
Tel: 0891-6866519

Agricultural Bank of China
Address: No.39, Jiangsu Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa拉萨市城关区江苏路39号
Tel: 0891-6324107

4. Tibet Permits for Chengguan District(Lhasa) Travel

Tibet Travel Permit is required before visiting Lhasa and the nearby areas and attractions, such as Namtso Lake, Ganden Monastery. It is issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau. You must have the permit to board your flight or train to Tibet. To get the permit, you need book a Tibet tour with a Chinese travel agency, and send your passport and Chinese visa to travel agency about 30 days in advance, and then the travel agency will handle the Tibet travel permit for you(all Tibet permits can only be applied by travel agency). How to Get Tibet Travel Permit, Successful Application Tips.

5. Best Time to Visit Chengguan District(Lhasa)

Generally, tourists can visit Chengguan District(Lhasa) all the year round. The period from April to October is the best time to travel to Lhasa and the peak season is from May to September. During that period, the climate in Lhasa is warm and humid.

6. High Altitudes

The average altitude of Chengguan District(Lhasa) is around 3700 meters. You may suffer slightly from high altitude sickness in the first two days, but don't worry you can acclimatize yourself gradually by going for some leisure walking instead of strenuous activity after arrival. You'd better not have bath, in case of catching a cold. Drinking more water and have some fruit is helpful. Have a good rest.

7. Hospitals

People's Hospital of TAR西藏自治区人民医院
Tel: (0891)6371462
Address: No. 18, North Linguo Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa, Tibet(西藏自治区拉萨市城关区林廓北路18号)

Houbei Hospital(厚北医院)
Tel: (0891)6875120
Address: No. 20, Yi Road, Taiyangdao, Chengguan District, Lhasa(拉萨市城关区太阳岛一路20号)

People's Hospital in Lhasa拉萨人民医院
Tel: 6323811 (Emergency Department)
Address: No. 1, East Beijing Road, Lhasa, Tibet(拉萨市城关区太阳岛一路20号)