- by Rita
- Last Updated: 2020-02-13
The Lhoka/Shannan area is located in the middle and lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo River, in the south of the Gangdise Mountains and south of the Nyenchen Tanglha Mountains. It is the birthplace of the Tibetan people and has many firsts in Tibetan history, such as the first farmland, Tibet's first King Nie Tszamp, the first Palace of Yongbulakang, the first slavery regime of the Tubo dynasty; the first Buddhist Monastery Trandruk; the first Temple of Triratna(Buddha, Dharma, Sangha) - Samye; the first Tibetan opera Bagabu.
The geographic position of Lhoka/Shannan in Tibet. It's bordered Bhutan to the south is Bhutan, Lhasa to the north, Nyingchi to the east and Shigatse to the west.
Tourist attractions around Lhoka/Shannan.
This map shows the counties nearby and the major attractions of Lhoka Prefecture.
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