Lhokha Prefecture is known as the birthplace of the Tibetan people. It lies to the south of Mt. Kailash and the Nyainqentanglha Mountains, along the middle and lower reaches of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, and enjoys a comparatively mild climate. The prefecture covers an area of around 80,000 km2, with an average altitude of about 3600m and a total population of 290,000, including Tibetan, Han, Hui, Monba and Lhoba people.
Legend has it that Tibetan people were born of the sacred monkey and the Luocha Goddess. This is said to have taken place on Mt. Gongburi in Tsetang, and the mountain is considered sacred by the Tibetans.
Lhokha’s mild climate, beautiful landscapes and abundant water resources make it suitable for farming, animal husbandry and forestry. It has long been called “the breadbasket of Tibet”. Fertile land stretches along both sides of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, natural grazing land spreads across Cuomei County and Langkazi County, and dense forests lie in remote valley in Nongzi County, Cuona County, Jiacha County and Luoza County.
Lhokha is the most prosperous part in Tibet and has the longest history in Tibet. Ranges, lakes, springs and river valleys constitute the featured landscapes. You can find scenes of different types, Snow Mountains and glaciers, farming land and grazing land, Holy Mountain and sacred lakes, historic relics and simple folkways. Lhokha Prefecture is known as the birthplace of the Tibetan people. The culture and natural sights of Lhokha are worth to visit.
Ranges, lakes, springs and river valleys constitute the featured Lhokha landscapes. Yarlong Scenic Spot is the only national scenic spot in Tibet. Visitorscan find scenes of different types, snow mountains and glaciers, farming land and grazing land, holy mountain and sacred lakes,
Lhokha area, richly endowed by nature, is the birthplace of Tibetan. The mythology that a male Monkey made love with a female Rock-demon as to give birth to the ancestors of plateau inhabitants makes Gongburi mountain a sacred place to honor their forefathers for the Tibetan.
As a place of origin of culture, Lhokha region has been the home of lots of eminent scholars and artists.Read more>