Shigatse – A Granary of Tibet
Shigatse is a famous cultural city with a history of more than 500 years. Some 3,800 meters above sea level, it was the place Bainqen Erdini Lamas at various times in history were authenticated. It gradually became a political and religious centre in southern Tibet. To its south stands the world renowned Qomolangma (Everest). Outside the city are the Sakya Palkor and Salu Monasteries.