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The town of Shigatse (Xigaze) is called "Center of Rear Tibet", sits at the confluence of Nyangchu and Yarlung Tsangbo Rivers about 250 kilometers to the west of Lhasa. This second largest city in Tibet at an elevation of 3,800 meters has a history of more than five centuries. The region around is historically known as the Rear Tibet and Shigatse has been its political, business, cultural and religious center. The residence for all the Panchen Lamas has been traditionally in the town.

Shigatse Quick Facts

English Name: Shigatse

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Zip Code: 857000

Location: Southwest of Lhasa

Chinese Name: 日喀则 (Rikaze)

Suburban Districts: Southwest of Lhasa

Airports: Shigatse Peace Airport

Area Code: 0892

Population: 92,000 (2008)

Best Time to Visit: From May to July

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