Gyantse means “the peak of victory” in Tibetan. It’ an ancient place at an elevation of about 4000 meters in average above sea level. As a traffic hub in the line connected China and India for hundreds years, Gyantse has long been the center for border trade and a key site for the pilgrims on a Tibet trip. Once it was the third city of Tibet, although the town is not as busy as before, perhaps it was because of this, the charm in the land has been well preserved.
The most famous attraction in Gyantse is Pelkor Chöde Monastery which is unique temple with Sakya, Zhalu, and Gulug sect live together peacefully. A tower called One-Hundred-Thousand-Buddha Tower kept there is one of the most magnificent masterpiece within Tibet. Besides, Gyantse Dzong and Karula glacier are sites you can’t missing in a Tibet tour. With good hotel and delicious local foods, Gyantse could be a town that make you feel warm and exciting.
Recommended Tour Itineraries in Gyantse Prefecture