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Tsedang, Shannan, Tibet Favorable location and historical significance endow the Shannan region with not only a persisting growth in its economy but great convenience in transportation as well. In 1966, the first airport of Tibet was moved from Damxung to Gonggar County, allowing direct access to Shannan from other places in China.  

From Lhasa
191km (119 miles), about 2.5-hour ride
Means of Transportation:
Coaches and minibuses to Tsedang assemble in Lhasa Coach Station providing daily services. The usual price is CNY 27-30 per person while luxury vehicles charges a little more. Chartering a Santana often costs around CNY 200. The on-the-way scenery of the Yarlung Tsangpo River is breathtaking and the road condition is fairly satisfactory. Direct coaches to the Samye Monastery can be taken near the Jokhang Temple.

From Gonggar Airport  
Distance: about 92km (57 miles)  
Presently there are direct flights from Beijing, Chengdu, Xian, Kunming, Xining and Bamba Airports, as well as Katmandu to Gonggar Airport. The route of Gonggar-Tsedang (sightseeing in Shannan)-Lhasa is popularly accepted by many travelers. 

In-Shannan Travel
There are regular buses from the town of Tsedang to such nearby scenic spots as the Samye Monastery, the Trandruk Monastery , Yumbu Lakang and the Graveyards of Tibetan Kings , charging no more than CNY 5 per person. Traveling to Yamdrok Yumtso firstly requires a coach to Nhagartse County, the service of which can be found in Shannan Coach Station.   Convenient rental services of 4WD, jeeps, bicycles, tricycles and taxis in the Town of Tsedang provide a wide variety transportation. In fact, cycling or hiking would be a considerably good choice for a nearby sightseeing.  

Distances from the Town of Tsedang to Other Areas of Shannan
Distances (km/mile)
Gonggar Airport
Yamdrok Yumtso

Shannan Coach Station
Add: Gesang Lu, the Town of Tsedang
Tel: 0893-7820114

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