All the hotels in Qamdo Town provide food. In addition, there are small restaurants on the street to provide local food.
Tricycle is big enough for two persons and the price for one trip is three yuan. Taxi is for four persons and the price for one trip is 10 yuan in city area.
Ritong Tibetan Medicines Shopping Center and Duduka Shopping Center are good places for buying what you need.
Zanglu Langma and Azhuoya Langma will meet different needs of tourists.
Weather, Elevation and the Content of Oxygen
The average elevation is more than 3,500 meters. Qamdo has a highland continental climate. The weather in northwestern and northern parts is frigid and dry and that in southeast is temperate and moist. Also it has long sunlight and strong radiation. The temperature in the daytime and night demonstrates a big gap. There are more night rains in summer but more winds in spring and winter. The yearly rainfall is 400-600 mm and the sunlight totals 2,319-2,776 hours a year.
There are 13 post offices in the area. Also there are a dozen net bars in Qamdo. Tourist Institutes Qamdo Prefecture Tourism Bureau
Add: 20 Qamdo W. Road
1. Some hotels provide no hot water. For drinking hot water you have to bring mineral water and water heater with you.
2. Foreign currencies could not be changed here and you have to bring enough Renminbi with you.
Please respect the habits and customs of local people. The roads are not good. In spring and winter you should have enough heavy clothes and in summer and autumn woolen trousers and sweater are necessary. Also you should bring some medicines with you in case, such as medicine for cold, diarrhea, eye diseases, sunburn and against oxygen deficit.
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