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Shigatse (Xigaze)

Shigatse (Xigaze) Tours and Activities

With approximately 50,000 residents, the sprawling city of Shigatse (Xigaze) is Tibet’s second-largest town. Home to thriving businesses, unique shopping and a number of religious and historical sites, Shigatse attracts travelers from across the globe—in part, because the central police station proves one of the easiest (and quickest) places to get a Nepal tourist visa.

The city is divided into two distinct sections: the tiny Tibetan town, which serves as a nod to the city’s roots, and a contemporary Chinese neighborhood that offers travelers a bit more modern flare. Travelers can venture to the Tashilhunpo monastery, where Panchen Lamas come to worship at the feet of the world’s largest bronze Buddha. The free market and gift market in the city’s Old Town neighborhood are great places to spend an afternoon searching for handmade crafts from local artisans, while the nearby Shigatse Fortress offers travelers an impressive look at the city's past.

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Should I book Shigatse (Xigaze) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Shigatse (Xigaze) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all Shigatse (Xigaze) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Shigatse (Xigaze) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Shigatse (Xigaze) costs USD 1.03. Guided Shigatse (Xigaze) tours start around USD 1.03 per person. See all Shigatse (Xigaze) tickets and tours on Viator.