Luo Village Grottoes in Qusum County, Lhoka (Shannan)

Chinese Name: 洛村石窟
English Name: Luo Village Grottoes in Qusum County, Lhoka
Location: Located in Qusum County, Lhoka Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day

About Luo Village Grottoes

Located in the south of  Luo Village of Qusum County and 38 kilometers away from county seat, Luo Village Grottoes are excavated on the mountain cliff with total length of 750 meters and the average elevation of 4,020 meters. Luo Village Grottoes, which means the mother’s nose, is named according to the shape of the cave. It is the first grotto art discovered in Tibet region which its  characteristics are close to the Mo Kao Grotto at Dunhuang in Gansu Province as to research the origin, development and  interaction of grotto art in Tibet region compared with other ones.

Attraction Transportation

The whole county highway is in the middle of the road, formed the highway traffic network which centered with Tsedang Town, connecting the 12 counties of Lhoka Prefecture. It is the main transport hub of the south of Tibet. 

Attraction Travel Tips

  1. Traveling Hours: one day
  2. Traveling Seasons: Spring and summer with the pleasant and lively weather. 
  3. High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Although Lhoka is at a relatively lower elevation area, some places of high elevation may easily cause altitude reaction. Better take some medicines for relief and keep warm all the time.
  4. Pay attention to prepare some necessities for the cold weather like the hat, gloves, scarf and thick winter coat and so on.
  5. Please try you best to respect the local folk customs, especially their religious belief and taboos when you traveling in Tibet.