About 4,000 meters above the sea level, the city of Gyantse had historical and cultural influence in Tibet. Lying in one of the most naturally gifted places on the planet, Gyantse was a prominent town after Lasha Before. Gyantse was also a commercial center as the trails leading to India and China crosses here. In the present time, this town lies in the Friendship highway connecting Tibet with Nepal. A fortress which came in action in the second world war for training Tibetan soldiers was a British Military Garrison. With so much history and blooming memories from past Gyantse is a lively town.
Gyantse Dzong and Palcho Monastery are two of Gyantse unmissable places. In the fertile plains of Nyang river valley, a flood nearly destroyed Gyantse in 1954 AD. Surviving the odds is the motto of this town as it stands still after facing such hardships in the past. Called the city of hero, for these various reasons, Gyantse is a link connecting pilgrims of the surrounding nations. Palcho monastery here is a place you will regret to miss in your Tibet visit. The monastery is the largest Chorten in Tibet with over 10,000 murals in its six floors. The monastery also has a significant Nepalese influence in its art and architecture. Almost the only monument from this beautiful city that survived the natural disasters as well as the Chinese revolution, Gyantse and Palchen monastery is a destination to remember for a long time.
-Major Attractions: Gyantse city
*Pala Manor – The epitome of Tibet’s past
*Palcho Monastery – Synthesis of Tibetan Culture
* Amazing landscapes and Natural scenery