"Gyantse" Tibet Things to Do Tip by Helga67

Tibet Things to Do: 243 reviews and 562 photos

  Old Gyantse
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  • Old Gyantse - Tibet
      Old Gyantse
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  • Dzong fortress - Tibet
      Dzong fortress
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  • View from the Monastery towards the Dzong - Tibet
      View from the Monastery towards the Dzong
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  • Street in front of Pelkor Chode Monastery - Tibet
      Street in front of Pelkor Chode Monastery
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  • Nyangchu valley - Tibet
      Nyangchu valley
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Gyantse is the third largest town of Tibet. It is located in the green farmland of the Nyangchu valley and still retains the charm of a traditional Tibetan town untouched by modern expansion. The town is dominated by the Dzong, an imposing fortress. On the other side of the old town you will find the Pelkor Chode Monastery with an unique 15th century Kumbum. A must visit.

Directions: 260 km southwest of Lhasa or 2 hours drive from Shigatse

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 22, 2008
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