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Gyaca County

Gyaca County
Tibetan transcription(s)
Chinese transcription(s)
Location of Gyaca County within Tibet
Location of Gyaca County within Tibet
Gyaca County is located in Tibet
Gyaca County
Gyaca County
Location in Tibet
Country China
Province Tibet
Prefecture Shannan Prefecture
Capital Gyaca
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Gyaca County, (Tibetan: རྒྱ་ཚ་རྫོང་Wylie: rgya tsha rdzong; Gyatsa; Chinese: 加查县; Pinyin: Jiāchá Xiàn) is a county of the Shannan Prefecture located in the south-east of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China.

Gyatsa County is in the south of Tibet, stretching from the Podrang La pass along the southern side of the Brahmaputra River downstream to Pamda which is just to the southwest of Daklha Gampo, across the Brahmaputra. The county capital is in the town of Gyaca or Drumpa (46 km west of Pamda) which is alongside the Drakpo Dratsang Monastery. It is renowned for its walnuts and apricots.[1]

Lhamo La-tso, the small oval 'Oracle Lake', where senior Tibetan monks go for visions to assist in the discovery of reincarnations of the Dalai Lamas is located in Gyaca County,



  1. ^ Footprint Tibet Handbook: with Bhutan, 2nd Edition (1999) p. 230. Gyurme Dorje. Footprint Travel Guides. ISBN 1-900949-33-4, ISBN 978-1-900949-33-0.
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