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Gyantse Dzong, also known as Gyantse Fortress, is one the well reserved dzongs in Tibet. It was constructed in 1390 and since guards the southern approaches to the Tsangpo Valley and Lhasa.Local people usually call Gyantse as the ‘Hero City’ for the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Within Gyangze County, Gyangze County 857400, China
If you have the legs for a climb then this is definitely worth a visit as the views from the top are phenomenal. We had been acclimatized to the elevation for about a week before we visited here so we had no problems. I suspect...More
The "Dzong Fortress", more commonly known as "Gyantse Dzong", dominates the landscape around this small town in the mountains of Tibet. Looking from town or from famous "Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa", one cannot imagine how important this old fortress has been along the centuries....More
The fortress looks impressive from a distance and provides an excellent back drop for photos of the town and monastery. We never went inside but climbed to the fortress for the excellent views over the monastery and surrounding town.
We did not climb it as it was closed at the time (also, I'm not sure we were up to it, still suffering a little from altitude sickness), but it was lovely just to look at from the plaza below. Also, when you visit Palgor...More
A spectacular site itself but very few people try to walk on the top. The altitude of 4200 m is not a joke. I did it once and I could not sleep all the night from the effort and altitude symptoms. Good luck!
This place is definitely worth to visit. If you are tired from the Monasteries you have to visit this place. Realy nice. Some refubrishment was also done. From the top you can enjoy nice view over Gyantse.