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  • There are several monasteries worth visiting here, including the Kumbum Stupa which houses a hundred thousand figures.

    There are several monasteries worth visiting here, including the Kumbum Stupa which houses a hundred thousand figures.

  • Located at an altitude of 3,977 metres, Gyantse is traversed by the Friendship Highway linking it to Kathmandu and Lhasa.

    Located at an altitude of 3,977 metres, Gyantse is traversed by the Friendship Highway linking it to Kathmandu and Lhasa.

  • Gyantse is the most Tibetan city in the country, due to the very low number of Chinese inhabitants.

    Gyantse is the most Tibetan city in the country, due to the very low number of Chinese inhabitants.

  • 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.

    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.

  • The city's main attraction is the Palkhor Chode Monastery, which dates back to the year 1418.

    The city's main attraction is the Palkhor Chode Monastery, which dates back to the year 1418.

  • Gyantse is historically found along the caravan road to Bhutan and the region of Sikkim, the centre of English domination in Tibet.

    Gyantse is historically found along the caravan road to Bhutan and the region of Sikkim, the centre of English domination in Tibet.

  • 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)....

    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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