Tibetan opera, Shigatse
Gtsang is also considered as the birthplace of Tibetan opera. Thongdong Gyalpo (1365－1455), forefather of Tibetan opera, was born in Angron county in Getsang. Not only had Thongdong Gyalpo been devoting himself to the Tibetan opera but also he had done a lot to Gatsang people's interests. He had made an iron chain bridge built with the money he earned by making performances of Tibetan opera. Many outstanding Tibetan opera programs, such as " Prince Norsang", " Lady Lungtsa", "Wen chen Konjo" and a lot more, are very popular among the people of Getsang. Till now, these operas has impressed a large number of people and become popular all around the world.
Tibetan opera is certainly a precious treasure of Shigetse. Besides Tibetan opera, a great number of great works have also been composed and being another great treasure. "Hundred thousand songs" sung by Rilamiba (a famous Buddha) and "Sakya Maxim " by Sa'gya Pandi.