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Shannan Prefecture is known as the Birthplace of Tibetan Civilization. It lies to the south of the Nyainqentanglha Mountains, along the middle reaches of the Yarlung Zangpo River, and enjoys a comparatively mild climate.

The prefecture covers an area of around 80,000 square kilometers, with an average altitude of about 3600m and a total population of 320,000, including mostly Monba, but also Tibetan, Han, Hui and Lhoba people.

Shannan is the most prosperous and oldest part of Tibet. The well-known Tubo Regime (a historic period in Tibetan history) was derived from the agricultural civilization in Shannan. Shannan was the origin of the Tibetan civilization and became the ruling center twice in Tibetan history.

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Yamdrok Yumtso Lake (Yangzhuoyongcuo Lake) As one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, Yamdrok Yumtso Lake is praised as the most beautiful lake in the world, whose name means the jade-like lake in the pasture. The Yamdrok Yumtso Lake has some beautiful and vivid ...Read More
Recently, the information from the meeting of circulated economy industry development held in Hanzhong city shows that the region will base on biological, mineral and tourism resources and features in Shannan. It will give full play to the existing infrastruct...Read More
Blacktop highway will reach all counties in Tibet during the 12th Five-Year Program period (2011-2015), said Li Shenglin, China's transport minister, during the ongoing parliamentary session. Li said the central government would significantly increase ...Read More

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