Yadong County

Yadong County Overview

Chinese Name: 亚东县 English IPA: Yadong Xian Location: Located in Shigatse, Tibet Autonomous Region Population (city): 12,000 Language: Tibetan Language Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:

Yadong County is a frontier county and trade-market of Tibet Autonomous Region, China, situated in the mouth of the Chumbi valley near the China-India and China-Bhutan border. It lies in the middle part of Himalayas and the south of Tibet Autonomous Region, covering about 4,306 square kilometers with a population of 10,000. It is under the jurisdiction of Xigazê. Yadong is connected to the Indian state of Sikkim via the Nathula Pass. Pali Town of Yadong is noted for being the highest town of the world because of its sea level. 

Yadong Highlights

●  Kangbu Hot Spring(康布温泉):Kangbu Hot Spring is a famous Tibetan therapeutic hot spring, which in the scriptures is referred as “the world second Monasticism place”. Located in Kangbu Town(康布乡), Yadong County(亚东县), Tibet, Kangbu Hot Spring is 40 kilometers away from the county seat, 27 km from Pagri Town(帕里镇).

 Ancient tombs: when in May, 1990, the scientists discovered 5 sites of ancient tombs. And four of them can be dated back to Tubo Dynasty.

 Doungkar Monastery: the Doungkar monastery is built in 16th century, and until now it has more than 500 years history. And the Doungkar Monastery is about 13 kilometers away from the downtown.

The Talks Tablet: the talks tablet was established on July, 16, 1951 when the representative of central government Zhang Jingwu travel to India to meet 14th Dalai Lama. After the meeting, we set up the tablet to commemorate the historic talks.

 Zhuomulari Snow Mountain: the snow mountain with an altitude of 7,400 meters is 50 kilometers away from the downtown of the Yadong County.

● The Duoqing Lake: there are about 34 lakes in Yadong County and the biggest one is the Duoqing Lake. And the Duoqing Lake is 60 kilometers away from the downtown of Yadong County.

●Yadong Valley: Yadong Valley (亚东沟) is located in South Tibet, sandwiched between Bhutan and the Indian state of Sikkim. It was once a terminus of the Tea and Horse Trail, an ancient trading route that connected one of China’s tea-producing regions (modern-day Yunnan Province) with India and Bengal. 

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    Yadong County Attractions

    Yadong Valley Yadong Valley (亚东沟) is located in South Tibet, sandwiched between Bhutan and the Indian state of Sikkim. It was once a terminus of the Tea and Horse Trail, an ancient trading route that connected one of China’s tea-producing regions (modern-day Yunnan Province) with India and Bengal. The warm, moist-laden air currents from the Indian Ocean enter southern Tibet via Yadong Valley and turn areas to the north into fertile agricultural land. Administratively, it is now the location of Yadong [...]

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    Yadong County Tours

    Shigatze tour is one of the most attractive tours in Tibet, which can provide tourists stunning and amazing views in Tibet. It couldn’t be better to travel to Yadong County in Tibet. We provide some types of tour packages for visitors to Yadong County. Here, we recommend and arrange some efficient and suitable tour routes and tour packages in Yadong County, in Yadong and even in the whole Tibet for the travelers to have a better trip and comfortable service. Here we list some attractive highlights in Yadong County for [...]

    Climate & When to Go

    The climate in Yadong is cold and temperate. The summers here have a good deal of rainfall, while the winters have very little. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Dwb. The average temperature in Yadong is 4.8 °C. In a year, the average rainfall is 517 mm. Yadong Climate Table // Historical Weather Data   January February March April May June July August September October November December Avg. Temperature (°C) -5.6 -2.9 1.2 5.4 9.2 12.3 14 13.2 10.6 5.6 -0.7 -4.8 Min. Temperature (°C) -14.2 -10.7 -6.4 -2.2 1.9 5.6 7.3 6.2 3.7 -1.8 -9.2 -13.8 Max. Temperature (°C) 3.1 5 8.9 13.1 16.5 19 20.7 20.2 17.5 13 7.8 4.2 Avg. Temperature (°F) 21.9 26.8 34.2 41.7 48.6 54.1 57.2 55.8 51.1 42.1 30.7 23.4 Min. Temperature (°F) 6.4 12.7 20.5 28.0 35.4 42.1 45.1 43.2 38.7 28.8 15.4 7.2 Max. [...]

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    Firstly, you can get to Lhasa or Shigatse by air and then transfer to Yadong County by Bus. And the transportation in Yadong County is not the thing you need to worry about. We will offer you a comfortable trip here. [...]

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    Festivals and Activities

    Linka Festival(林卡节) refers to “Zangling Jisang”, meaning the carnival that be celebrated by all the people in the world in Tibetan language. Generally speaking, Linka festival falls roughly halfway from May 1 and 15. Some counties may delay this festival for some time due to seasons and temperature differences. Tibetan New Year Festival, also known as Losar Festival, is the most significant festival in Tibet. Just as its name implies, the New Year takes place on 1st January of Tibetan calendar. Tibetan [...]

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    Travel Tips

    Best Time to Visit The period between March to October is the best time to visit Yadong. From March to April, plum blossom all over the mountains and plains makes Yadong a fairyland. From May to June, tourist can appreciate the beautiful scenery in Yadong County. Yadong turns to be green world from July to August and golden yellow during September to October. [...]

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    Useful Maps

    To give the visitors a better trip in Yadong County, we list some related maps about the county, including Yadong County Maps, Yadong County Tourist Maps, Yadong County Map, and Yadong County Location Map. [...]

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    Yadong County Accommodation

    To offer visitors a more convenient trip in Yadong County, Shigatse, we list several hotels for the latest and lowest prices for visitors to have a reference. Yadong Shanghai Garden Grand Hotel(亚东上海花园大酒店): LOcated in No. 98 Yadong Middle Road(亚东中路), Yadong County, Shigatse. Yadong Xueshan Shengyu Grand Hotel(亚东雪山圣渔大酒店): Located nearby Yadong Bus Station Yadong Chuandong Business Hotel(亚东川东商务宾馆): Located in No. 18 Yadong West Road(城西路) Yadong Yingxiang Grand Hotel(亚东印象大酒店): Located in No. 1 Dingya Road(定亚路) [...]

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