Lhozhag County Overview

Lhozhag County is located in the south-east of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Lhozhag in Tibetan language means "the great cliff in the South". The county covers a total area of 5570.3 square kilometers and the water area is 400 square kilometers. It has abundant water, wind and solar energy resources. 

 Basic Information of Lhozhag County

● Chinese Name:  洛扎县

● Population: 20.000

● Area: 5570.3 square kilometers

● Zip code: 851200

● Dialing code: (+86) 0893

Climate in Lhozhag County

Lhoka Lhozhag County belongs to semi-arid plateau monsoon climate zone. In the southeast of Lhozhag county has subtropical semi humid characteristics with so much precipitation and less sunshine; in the northwest of Lhozhag County is typical semi-arid plateau monsoon climate zone, with little rain and ample sunshine. The annual frost free period is 100 days; the sunshine duration is 2800 hours and annual rainfall is 400 millimeters. Natural disasters are mainly snow, drought, floods, frost, hail and so on.

Attractions in Lhozhag County

  • Kajiu Temple(卡久寺):this temple is 3996 meters above sea level. Surrounded by lush vegetation and flowers, tourists can appreciate the beautiful scenery and original religious custom. 
  • Sangha Guduo Temple(桑嘎古朵寺):with unique architectural style, this temple has an important position in the history of Buddhism. There are many murals which display the scenes of local people welcome the Buddha.
  • Lalong Temple(拉隆寺):built in twelfth Century,  this temple collected numerous cultural relics, especially the precious kitchen statue has high research value. 
  • Luozhuowolong temple(沃卓卧龙寺):built in 11th Century, it's an important temple for studying the history in Lhozhag County.

Travel Tips

•The Best Travel Time: from June to August

•Avoid High Altitude Sickness: because of the high altitudes climatic conditions of Lhozhag County, visitors should pay attention to the prevention and cure of the syndromes including headache, dizziness, flustered, shortness of breath, the plateau response, especially people who have chronic respiratory disease or cardiovascular disease. In addition, bring enough water or drinks, fruits and snacks with high caloric content, like chocolate for fluid loss and energy consumption usually accompany the acclimatization process. Above all, taking a good rest is the most important.

The sun in Tibet is fierce! Bring a good, broad spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF factor and a high SPF lip sunscreen to protect your lips too.

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