Chengguan District Overview
Chinese Name: 城关区 English IPA: Chengguan Qu Location: a district and administrative centre of Lhasa Population (city): 279,000(2013) Language: Tibetan language and mandarin Chinese Zip code: 850000 Tel code: 0891 Time zone: (UTC+8)
Chengguan District (also Lhasa Urban District) is the main urban area or the city proper of Lhasa, which means “city pass district” in Tibetan, referring to the city’s location nestled between two mountain ridges. It is located in the midstream of Lhasa River, the tributary of Yarlung Zangbu River. At the altitude of 3650 meters, Chengguan District covers an area of 523 square kilometers and has a population of 279 thousand(2013). First built in 1740s, it’s a summer resort for emperors to escape the heat and deal with the political affairs.
▪ Potala Palace: As the landmark of Lhasa, Potala Palace can be regarded as the most inposing and magnificent palace at the highest altitude in the world, which is the most brilliant symbol of Tibetan culture.
▪ Jokhang Temple: Known as ‘the eye of Tibet’, it is the activity center for important Buddhist ceremony.
▪ Barkhor Street: The most famous circumanbulation and commercial center.
▪ Norbulingka: First built in 1740s, it’s a summer resort for emperors to escape the heat and deal with the political affairs.
▪ Zongjiao Lukang Park: A good place to shoot the Potala Palace with its shadow in the water.
Other Destinations in Chengguan District
Chengguan District Attractions
Chengguan District boasts most of the famous attractions of Lhasa city, such as Potala Palace - famed royal retreat from 17th century, Jokhang Monastery -Buddhist temple with a hallowed shrine, Barkhor Street - the most famous circumanbulation and commercial center, Norbulingka - a summer resort for emperors, etc. The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the Norbulingka are UNESCO world heritage sites. Besides, there are Ramoche Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, etc. Fore more attractions, please see below list. [...]
Chengguan District Tours
As the proper of Lhasa, Chengguan district is also the political, economic and cultural center of Lhasa, even Tibet. Due to the abundant classic attractions, Chengguan district is the highlights of Lhasa and Tibet tours. You can choose the One Day Lhasa Tour, 4 Days Lhasa City Highlights Tour if you only prefer the city tour, and can also pick the group tour if you are alone and want to make more friends like 4 Days Lhasa City Highlights Small Group [...]
Climate & When to Go
Due to its very high elevation, Chengguan District has a monsoon-influenced warm-summer humid continental climate that very closely borders a cool semi-arid climate and a subtropical highland climate, with very dry, frosty winters and wet, warm summers, yet the valley location protects the city from intense cold or heat and strong winds. Monthly possible sunshine ranges from 53 percent in July to 84 percent in November, and the city receives nearly 3,000 hours of sunlight annually. It is thus sometimes [...]
Chengguan District is located on the middle reaches of the Lhasa River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra River, with land that rises to the north and south of the river. It is 28 kilometres (17 mi) from east to west and 31 kilometres (19 mi) from north to south. It is the main urban area or the city proper of Lhasa. Recent years, transportation in Chengguan District(Lhasa) has changed greatly including highways, airlines, railroad, etc. For foreign tourists, there are some restrictions on traveling [...]
Festivals and Activities
There are many different Tibetan festivals making up our list of Chengguan District(Lhasa) festivals and events. Tibetan New Year, the Shoton Festival and the Thangka Festival, when a giant Buddha painting unfurled, are the highlights. Other festivals are associated with Buddhist monasteries and local traditions and customs. Chengguan District(Lhasa) is center of all things Tibetan, so a Lhasa tour, especially one including a minority festival, is the ideal way to experience the culture of Tibet. Festivals in Chengguan District(Lhasa) Tibet Shoton Festival(Aug. 21) Shoton [...]
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: [...]
Chengguan District is located on the middle reaches of the Lhasa River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra River, with land that rises to the north and south of the river. It is bordered by Doilungdêqên District to the west, Dagzê County to the east and Lhünzhub County to the north. Gonggar County of Lhoka (Shannan) Prefecture lies to the south. Maps are important for people to visit somewhere, here are some maps for you to visit Chengguan district easily, including Lhasa Chengguan District Map, Chengguan District Location Map, [...]
Chengguan District Accommodation
In each destination, you’ll enjoy a comfortable stay in a great hotel! The hotels we choose for you are based on star rating, great locations, well-equipped facilities, cozy bed, high quality service and guests’ feedbacks. Choices are a lot ranging from luxury 5 star, comfortable 4 star to budget 3 star. You could decide where to stay to best suit for your budget and likes. Generally, the hotels have both Western and Chinese breakfast with a wide choices. If you [...]