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Shigatse is located mostly between the middle of the Himalayas and the middle of Kangdese-Nyainqentanglha ranges.
Shigatse connects with three countries of Nepal, Bhutan and Sikkim in the south, Ngari in the west, Nagqu in the north and Lhasa and Shannan in the east.
It occupies an area of 1,76,000 sq km, the latitude being between 82'E and 92'20"E and latitude between 27'23"N and 31'49"N. It is 800 kms from east to west and 220 kms from north to south, with a border of 1,354 kms.Shigatse was known as Tsang, which was an important administrative district of Tibet.
www.tibettravelinfo.com /shigatse.htm   (1132 words)

 Tibetans still revere Dalai Lama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
SHIGATSE, Tibet, However hard China tries to deny it, there remains a suppressed yearning across the roof of the world for the return of the Dalai Lama.
Tibetan officials and monks in Shigatse, closely watched by their Chinese superiors, maintain that there is no hankering for the return of a man castigated as the figurehead for an evil, feudal theocracy that enslaved its people.
Raidi, the senior Tibetan woman in the local government, conceded that, although Shigatse's registered population is 40,000 scattered across a region the size of Britain, the actual total is 90,000 if the migrant population in the towns is counted.
www.ycsi.net /users/reversespins/tibetansstill.html   (784 words)

 SHIGATSE - LoveToKnow Article on SHIGATSE
SHIGATSE, one of the largest towns in Tibet, next in importance to Lhasa, the capital.
The soil around Shigatse is rich and productive, the elevation being between 11,000 and 12,000 ft. Shigatse lay to the west of the British route of advance on Lhasa in 1904, but it was visited by Captain Rawling on his way to open the market at Gartok.
Since that agreement Russia has retired from all districts previously occupied by her on the left bank of the Panja, or upper Oxus.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SH/SHIGATSE.htm   (477 words)

 Shigatse, Xigatze - Tibet Travel
Shigatse, also Xigatse, means "fertile land" and stands at the junction of the Yarlong Tsangpo and Nyangchu River.
It used to be the capital of Tsang and now is the capital of Shigatse prefecture.
Shigatse has a population of over 80,000, of which 97% are Tibetan.
www.tibettrip.com /shigatse/intro.htm   (165 words)

 Regent Tour China
Shigatse (3900m)is the second largest town in Tibet and the traditional capital of Tsang (Around 250km to the south-west of Lhasa (VIA THE NEW ROAD), Shigatse is one of the few places in Tsang with reliable and frequent transport connections with the capital.
The Tsang kings exercised their power from the once imposing heights of the Shigatse Dzong-the present ruins only hint at its former glory ¨Cand the fort later became the residence of the governor of Tsang.
Shigatse has been the seat of the Panchen Lama, who is traditionally based in Tashihunpo Monastery.
www.regenttour.com /chinaplanner/lxa/lxa-sights-Shigatse.htm   (400 words)

 TIBET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Shigatse is the second biggest city in Tibet, 90kms away from Gyantse.
The famous Tashillunpo monastery in Shigatse was the seat of the Panchan Lama, one of the six important Gelupa monasteries in China, built in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama.
Lying within Tingri County in Shigatse prefecture, just 40 km away from Mount Qomolangma, the word’s highest mountain, this monastery at an altitude of more than 5100 meters (16728ft), is the highest monastery in the world.
www.himalayan-network.com /tibet/shigatse.php   (461 words)

 Shigatse Travel Guide: Shigatse Hotel, Map, Climate, Pictures,Tour...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The highlight of Shigatse is surprisingly high snow capped peaks.
Accommodations: Although Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet, the accommodation options are limited.
Shigatse Hotel (Tel: 0892-8825525 Fax: 0892-8821900) is the best (3 star) hotel in town and is found on Jiefang Zhong.
www.travelchinaguide.com /cityguides/tibet/shigatse   (453 words)

 Brutal Treatment Reportedly Awaits Repatriated Tibetans - www.phayul.com
Former inmates from the prison cells in Shigatse, Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), have recounted incidents where the 18 deportees were shocked with electric batons, repeatedly kicked in the genitals and forced to stand naked outside for four to five hours at a time, three to four times a week.
The entire group of 18 deportees was believed to have been taken to a prison in Shigatse after spending 11 days in a prison in Nyalam at the Tibet-Nepal border in the first part of April 2003.
Former prisoners also reported that some of the 18 deported refugees were subjected to torture methods that included having sewing needles inserted in between their finger nails and flesh, which in one case was reportedly done to revive one of the 18 who was unconscious.
www.phayul.com /news/article.aspx?id=5923   (1240 words)

 TIBET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
After tour of Lahsa you will proceed for the tour of Shigatse, the 2nd largest city in Tibet and Gyantse in Tibet Himalayas, this is an introductory tour of Tibet Himalayas.
Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, is another political, economic and religious center other than Lhasa.
Shigatse has been the seat of the Panchen Lama, who is traditionally based in Tashilhunpo Monastery.
www.himalayan-network.com /tibet/lhasa_gyantse_shigatse.php   (1258 words)

 Ben Green's Story
In Shigatse the PSB will issue you with a permit for as many places as you want for Y50 per person.
If the river is still very high (by high I mean that your bus from the airport got its feet wet crossing flooded sections of the road on the way to Lhasa) you will probably have to wade in a couple more places.
SHIGATSE 3900m Although the Tenzin Hotel is hardly "quaint" or whatever the Lonely Planet says, it seemed to us to be the best place to stay.
www.ericandjoan.com /benstory.htm   (2614 words)

 Ngawang Choephel UPDATE 16 July 1998
Ngawang is being held in Nyari detention center in Shigatse awaiting the result of an appeal of his conviction, according to a former prisoner, who is now living in exile after his release last year.
Ngawang was first reported to be held in Shigatse in February 1996, when Dorji Rinchen, a Tibetan businessman imprisoned in the Nyari detention center from 14 August to 8 October 1995, heard of attempts to locate Ngawang and came forward to say that he had seen him there in September 1995.
The Chinese authorities confirmed to the delegation of EU ambassadors to Tibet in May that Ngawang Choephel had been tried on 6 September 1995 and sentenced on 13 November 1996 to 15 years on espionage charges and a further three years on charges of counter-revolutionary propaganda and incitement, a total sentence of 18 years.
www.inch.com /~shebar/ngawang/16july98.htm   (580 words)

 Shigatse Travels, Tibet Tour, Kailash, Guge, East Tibet, Kham, Everest, Lhasa
Situated in the heart of old Lhasa, Shigatse Travels has more than 23 years experience in organizing and operating tours throughout Tibet.
Itineraries can be designed for all areas of the Tibetan Plateau - from Kailash and Guge, even as far as Kashgar in the west to Kham and Amdo in the east; from the northern Changtang to Everest and Nepal.
Shigatse Travels was established in 1980 and continues to grow as it operates as a joint-venture between its Tibetan founder and Dutch and American partners.
www.shigatsetravels.com   (188 words)

 /ARTS WEEKLY/CULTURE-TIBET: Snow Land is also Show Land
SHIGATSE, Tibet, Sep 25 (IPS) - With her back to Shigatse's famed Tashilumpu monastery, the scantily clad woman with ample bosom and derriere outlined in a revealing mini-skirt, is training her video camera at a young Tibetan mother and her daughter of about five or six years, both smiling irrepressibly in typical Socialist Realism fashion.
Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet, ruled by China since it took control in 1950.
Shigatse, the traditional seat of the Panchen Lamas, the second highest spiritual leaders of Tibet, used to attract many pilgrims.
www.ipsnews.net /interna.asp?idnews=25544   (1120 words)

 frontline: dreams of tibet: china in tibet: panchen lama
Five Tibetans in Gyantse and at least one in Namling - both in the Shigatse area - were imprisoned for distributing prayers or leaflets about the Panchen Lama dispute, and nine monks from Tashilhunpo, the Panchen Lama's monastery in Shigatse, were given prison sentences of up to 30 months for protesting against the Chinese decision.
In May the Chinese announced that five laypeople in Shigatse had been given prison sentences for unknown political offences, but did not say if these were related to the Panchen Lama dispute.
The historic role of the previous Panchen Lama, who died in 1989, became clearer in October when a copy was obtained for the first time outside China of a secret report he had written in 1962 criticising early Chinese policies in Tibet, which he wrote had led to thousands of imprisonments and deaths.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/tibet/china/panchen.html   (775 words)

 Lhasahotel.com / Hotels in Tibet
SHIGATSE HOTEL TIBET is a three-star tourist hotel, it was founded in 1985.
The structure was in typical Tibetan style and inside it was decorated in popular Tibetan tradition with modern equipment in guest room.
It is a good place for you stay when you traveling, on business or inspection, Warmly welcome you to Shigatse hotel, we will offer you honor guest best service.
www.lhasahotel.com /shigatse.html   (133 words)

 Shigatse Information
Intro: Shigatse, also Xigatse, which means "fertile land" and stands between the confluence of the Yarlong Tsangpo and Nyangchu River, used to be the capital of Tsang and now is the capital of Shigatse prefecture.
Shigatse Hotel (Tel: 0892-8825525 Fax: 0892-8821900) is the best hotel (3 star) in town, lying on Jiefang Zhong Lu.
Shigatse Post Hotel and Fruit Orchard are additional choices, while the latter is just opposite to Tashilhunpo Monastery.
www.tibettrip.com /shigatse   (301 words)

 A Different Kind of Freedom - A 3300 Mile Solo Bicycle Trip Across Tibet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Shigatse is the jumping-off point for Western Tibet.
They tossed their packs up into the metal bed and climbed on top of the grain sacks that filled the back of the truck.
For some reason that I have never figured out, on the section of road between Shigatse and the Nepal border lives a large number of children who ask for Dalai Lama pictures.
www.kreisels.com /tibet94/c9.htm   (2516 words)

 Nun or prostitute? Tibet's women face few choices - Boston.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It's evening in Shigatse and the lights are coming on.
SHIGATSE, China (Reuters) - It's evening in Shigatse and the lights are coming on.
The Lhasa nuns and the prostitutes of Shigatse may have little in common on the surface, but both are part of the same demographic group -- young, rural, Tibetan women -- and analysts say their ranks are growing.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2005/08/18/nun_or_prostitute_tibets_women_face_few_choices?mode=PF   (861 words)

 Seven of 18 Tibetans Repatriated from Nepal Still Imprisoned, New Prison in Shigatse Designated for Tibetan Refugees :: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The literal translation of the signage posted in front of the new prison in Shigatse is "The new reception center in the Snow lands" (Tibetan: khangjong nelenkhang sarpa).
The 'New Reception Center' is set off from residential or commercial areas to the southwest of Shigatse across from a marshy area known in Tibetan as Dechen Podrang.
The tactic of securing guarantors for former political prisoners has been used by the PSB in Tibet to ensure probationary stipulations are followed, as well as to make certain that former prisoner do not try to flee into exile.
www.kurakani.tk /Article60.phtml   (1056 words)

 Tibetan News Update
The website of the government-in-exile said Tenzin Phuntsok was arrested February 21 for suspected political activities and died in a prison in the city of Shigatse on September 8.
Nyima Tsering, 65, was born in Gyantse County (Ch: Jiangzi Xian), Shigatse Prefecture, "Tibet Autonomous Region" ("TAR").
Sonam, 28, was born in Chakrigyap Village in Gyantse County, Shigatse Prefecture, "TAR".
www.friends-of-tibet.org.nz /news/february_2004_update_7.htm   (868 words)

 From Shegar Onwards through Shangri La (Tibet) to Shigatse - second city of Tibet.
Shegar is only a very small town by the roadside but we are glad of the simple hotel that we find.
Shigatse is the second city of Tibet - and we're all looking forward to a shower and some civilization.
At the last stop before Shigatse we all flake out on the floor - wasted - and even the prodding fingers of the local kids barely stirs us.
www.humanpower.freeserve.co.uk /note010400a.htm   (1637 words)

 RFA: Chinese Court Has Jailed More Than 20 'Reactionary' Tibetans Since 1996
KATHMANDU—A Chinese court in the Tibetan city of Shigatse has jailed more than 20 Tibetans in the last decade for ‘reactionary’ offenses, including the possession of photos of the exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, court officials said.
Jigme Gyatso, who has escaped to neighboring Nepal since his release, said he and his companions were detained in a Shigatse reception center and interrogated for three days and nights.
Shigatse is the second-largest city in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), at China's western edge.
www.rfa.org /english/news/in_depth/2005/09/01/tibet_court   (643 words)

 December 2001 - Human Rights Updates - TCHRD
Tashi went on to say that by the time he was released, Shigatse Detention Centre was full of people arrested for attempting to escape.
A recent arrival reported to TCHRD on the detention of 16 Tibetans in December 2001 in Lhartse County, Shigatse Prefecture, 'TAR'.
The 16 Tibetans were taken to the Shigatse Detention Centre and interrogated about their destination.
www.tchrd.org /publications/hr_updates/2001/hr200112.html   (5257 words)

 R Todd King: China Photos 2000 - Yunnan and Tibet
Shigatse, the final destination of my road trip from Lhasa, isn’t big, but it is the second largest town in Tibet.
Shigatse has little to offer as a town, but a number of better hotels have recently been built, and surprisingly I found the stay here much more comfortable than in Lhasa.
A courtyard in the monastery, with mountains looming behind the structure.
www.rtoddking.com /chinasum2000_sg_sg.htm   (302 words)

 Lhasahotel.com / Trips & Adventures
We drive to Shigatse and visit Tashilumpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama and the oldest monastery in the region of Shigatse.
From Shigatse we drive to Lhasa and for two full days we ramble through the ancient Bharkor Market agog with treasures.
Drive overland to Shigatse where we see the Tashilumpo Monastery, seat of the Yellow-Hat panchan Lamas and one of the most beautiful Tibetan architecture.
www.lhasahotel.com /9.html   (380 words)

 ">Numerous Reports of Disorder and Violence in Tibet - 15 May 1996
According to reliable sources, in mid April 1996, bomb explosions occurred in Shigatse and Panam Dzong in two separate incidents.
Following the two bombing incidents, Chinese authorities in Shigatse are reported to have tightened security and are said to be keeping a close watch on all officials as they suspect an inside hand in the incident.
The monks were escorted to Namling Dzong by Lhase, Party Secretary of Shigatse Religious Bureau and Pasang Standing Committee Director of the Democratic Management Committee of Tashi lhunpo Monastery.
www.tibet.com /Humanrights/hr150596.html   (1501 words)

 Roof of The World: Himalayan Trekking offers trekking, rafting, tour packages and safari in Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, ...
Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, is the seat of the Panchen Lamas and capital of Tsang province.
A rewarding feature is the 3km pilgrims walk around the monastery where views of the city and the ruins of Shigatse Dzong can be seen.
PM Depart Shigatse for Gyantse, staging point for the caravan trade routes to India and Sikkim further to the south.
www.himalayantrekking.com /tibet/htt_tibet_rotw.htm   (717 words)

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