Seji Twins Lake in Riwoqe County, Chamdo

Chinese Name: 色吉日月湖
English Name: Seji Twins Lake in Riwoqe County, Chamdo
Location: Located in Riwoqe County, Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day

About Seji Twins Lake

Seji Twins Lakes are the two twin lakes on the plateau of Riwoqe County, Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, which are known as Sun Moon Lakes because of their shapes .Under the clear blue sky, there is the beautiful snow mountain. At the foot of the snow mountain, there is the Sun Moon Lake. In summer, the melting snow pools into the lake, and the sun slowly rises and shining expands. The water receded in the winter because of the temperature. This is the annual cycle of the moon lake, such as the rise and fall of the sun and moon, whenever there can be a surprise, a kind of beauty.

Attraction Transportation

China National Highway 214
China National Highway 317

How to Get to Qamdo Riwoqe County

Located in the Bangda Grassland, the Chamdo Bangda Airport is the world’s highest airport and has the longest runway. It is 136 kilometers (84.5 miles) from Chamdo County. As the first lateral airport in Tibet, Chamdo Bangda Airport started to be built in 1993 and finished in October, 1994. At present, it has air routes to/from domestic cities including Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lhasa, Tianjin, Xian, and Xining; meanwhile, flights to/from Nepal are also operated at this airport.

Passengers can take airport shuttle bus to Riwoqe County from the airport. 
The airport inquiry number is +86 0895-4821004.

The Prefecture is over 1,200 kilometers (746 miles) from Chengdu and over 1,100 kilometers (684 miles) from Lhasa. Every week at least three buses travel between Qamdo and the two cities. Apart from regular buses, the tourist bureau sometimes sends special buses to Lhasa for visitors. It usually takes 10 days from Lhasa to visit Riwoche.

Attraction Travel Tips

  1. Traveling Hours: half a day
  2. Traveling Seasons: June to September.
  3. High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Better take some medicines for relief and keep warm all the time.
  4. As there is a large temperature gap between daytime and night, it is highly recommended to take along some pieces of thermal clothing, hat, and gloves and so on.
  5. Please try your best to respect the religious belief and local customs.
  6. You may need the travel permits to have a full trip here.