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  • There are several monasteries worth visiting here, including the Kumbum Stupa which houses a hundred thousand figures.
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  • Located at an altitude of 3,977 metres, Gyantse is traversed by the Friendship Highway linking it to Kathmandu and Lhasa.
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  • Gyantse is the most Tibetan city in the country, due to the very low number of Chinese inhabitants.
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  • Gyantse is dominated by a fortress which, during the occupation, the English considered to be one of the most difficult to conquer in Central Asia.
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  • The city's main attraction is the Palkhor Chode Monastery, which dates back to the year 1418.
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  • Gyantse is historically found along the caravan road to Bhutan and the region of Sikkim, the centre of English domination in Tibet.
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  • The small town of Gyantse has preserved its Tibetan character and the walls of the Dzong, a citadel taken by the English in 1904. Several monasteries should be visited, including the Stupa, with a hundred thousand figures (Kumbum)....
    © Galyna Andrushko / 123RF
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination China

The small town of Gyantse has preserved its Tibetan character and the walls of the Dzong, a citadel taken by the English in 1904. Several monasteries should be visited, including the Stupa, with a hundred thousand figures (Kumbum).

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