The Birthplace of Tibetan Culture
Shannan is situated on the southern bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, at an elevation of 3,600 meters above sea level. It enjoys a temperate climate.
Sannan Prefecture is famous for its picturesque pasture lands, river valleys, the snow-capped mountains and glaciers, ancient religious sites and unique customs. It
has a rich variety of flora, distributed vertically according to the elevation. The historical and cultural sites include the first palace in Tibet (Yambo Lhakhang),
its first monastery (Samye), the first Buddhist hall (in Changzhug Monastery) and the tombs of the ancient Tibetan kings. In total there are some 40 scenic spots in