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Golok landscape

Golok (Tib. མགོ་ལོག, Wyl. mgo log) is an area of East Tibet, near the upper reaches of the Yellow River (Ma Chu in Tibetan, Huang He in Chinese), in present-day Qinghai Province.


Until the 1950s, Golok was mainly divided into three main districts: Akyong Bum, Wangchen Bum and Padma Bum, to which were culturally added other areas, like Serta, Dzachuka. Nowaways, the historical Golok region has been divided in the following way:[1]


Counties belonging to the Golok Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture:


Counties belonging to the Kardzé Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture:

County belonging to the Ngawa Autonomous Prefecture:


  1. Emeric Yeshe Dorje, The History of the Düdjom Tersar Lineage, “Golok”, forthcoming.