Gyantse county is subordinate to Shigatse of Tibet autonomous region. It is located in the south of Tibet, the east of Shigatse and the upper reaches of Nyang Chu River. The average altitude of Gyantse is about 4,000 meters, with a total area of 3,771 square kilometers. It is one of the famous historical and cultural cities in China, as well as a new tourist town.
Gyantse means "top of the fortress of victory" in Tibetan. The city has the title of "hero city" in history. It is one of the few places that has little influence from modern society. It attracts thousands of tourists from home and abroad with its simple and ancient charm. It is famous for legendary history, splendid and unique culture, and stunning scenery. There are many famous attractions in Gyantse.
Pelkor Chöde Monastery is one of the must-see attractions in Tibet. It is the only monastery where the three major sects of Tibetan Buddhism gather.Yamdrok Lake is a very representative attraction in Tibet. It is one of the great three holy lakes in Tibet with stunning scenery. Gyantse Dzong is another beautiful scenery of Gyantse tourism. You can climb to the top of Gyantse Dzong to enjoy a panoramic view of Gyantse old town.
Recommended Tour Itineraries in Gyantse Prefecture
Lhasa - Tsetang - Nyingtri -Pomi - Nyingtri - Lhasa - Lake Namtso - Ali - Darchen - Mt.Kailash - Lake Manasarovar - Saga - EBC - Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa
This exciting tour covered most of the tourist attractions in Tibet. It’s a great chance to gain insights into the beautiful views, culture and Tibetan Buddhism of the holy land. As a long adventure on the high Plateau, this journey is for warriors who are strong-willed and fearless.
There is only a pair of non-bullet trains (Z264/Z266) running between Guangzhou and Lhasa, the trains from Guangzhou takes around 54/55 hours to cross 4,980km to reach Lhasa. As the longest train route from the south China to Tibet, you will have a great chance to see the charming scenery in 7 provinces of China.