You don't have to limit your tour to the points of interest in Sa'gya because the whole region is laced with an abundance of terrific cultural and natural attractions. If you're looking for other places to check out, you'll find Tingri, 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the east, and Shigatse 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the southwest.
For a glimpse of the local culture, head to Tibet's palaces.
Get outdoors and make the most of the local adventure options in Tibet. Try horse riding or give hiking a try. Why not spend some time with a good local guide and join a special interest tour? Guided nature walks are popular in this area.
Much of the appeal of world travel lies in discovering new flavors. So don't miss the chance to eat at the region's cafés and restaurants. Two of the local favorites worth trying are tingmo (steamed bun) are thenthuk (noodle soup).
Those who are well-travelled have learned that the best way to get the most out of their holiday is to pick up some useful words and phrases in the local tongue. "Nǐ yào bú yào gēn wǒ tiàowǔ" means "Would you like todance with me?" "Zhèiwèi xiānsheng huì qīngdān" ("This gentleman/lady will pay for everything") is another good phrase.
As your holiday winds down, you'll be sure to bid the region a teary "Zàijiàn"