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Luqu (Luchu) is a town in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Luchu means 'River of the Dragon God' in Chinese.

Get in[edit]

Luqu is 100 km south of Hezuo on National Road G213, and 130 km north of Langmusi.

Buses from Hezuo and also points south.

Gannan Xiahe Airport (GXH IATA) in Hezuo.

Get around[edit]


  • Shitsang Monastery (Xicangsi) - branch of the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe, located next to a mosque






Luqu Binguan is fairly new and cheap. The bus station also offers accommodation for cheap.

  • Qinglong Hotel on Leduo W Rd
  • Dongzhi Hostel on Leduo E Rd

Go next[edit]

  • Langmusi — a sleepy village with two Tibetan Buddhist temples in a remote breathtaking location
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