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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.

Yamdroktso Lake is a freshwater lake in Tibet

Yamdroktso Lake

Yamdroktso Lake

Yamdrok Lake (羊卓雍措湖) is a freshwater lake in Tibet, it is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet.

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Pelkor Chode Monastery

Pelkor Chode Monastery

Pelkor Chode Monastery

The Pelkor Chode Monastery, aka Palcho Monastery, is the main monastery in Gyantse. The Pelkor Chode Monastery is a symbol of Tibet, where three sects of Tibetan Buddhism get together.

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The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.

Karola Glacier

Karola Glacier

The Karola Glacier (Kǎruòlā Bīngchuán, 卡若拉冰川), one of Tibet's three major continental glaciers, is located on the boundary of Langkatse and Gyantse counties.

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Gyantse Dzong or Gyantse Fortress is one of the best preserved dzongs in Tibe

Gyantse Dzong

Gyantse Dzong

Gyantze Dzong,also known as Gyantse Old Castle, is the highest building in the Gyantse Town. Different from other Buddhism sites in Tibet, Gyantse Dzong is famous for patriots.

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Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa

Families should have Tibet in their bucket list of places to visit. The place is truly a unique and culturally diverse place. Seeing its historical landmarks and learning about its culture can definitely enrich your kids understanding of the unique diversity of cultures.

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse - Lhasa

It's the most suitable tour package for seniors to travel comfortably in Tibet. In this itinerary, you can explore the Tibetan culture and experience real Tibetan life. Imagine you standing on EBC to view the scenery of Mount Everest! A moment to be captured in the memories!

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa

6

days

$710

Per Person

This 6 days journey brings travelers a great chance to feel the core of Tibetan culture. During this tour, you will also enjoy must-see scenery like Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier and famous monasteries.

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