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05 April 2016 Last updated at 17:06
Palkor Buddha Eyes

Palcho Monastery

Are you keen on Tibetan Art?
Are you curious about Tibetan Buddism?
Buddhist sculptures, religion murals, monastery architectures...
In Palcho Monastery, you can find wverything about the holy land.

Pala Manor

Pala Manor

Interested about the old Tibet?
Want to explore the Tibetan slavery system and curious about the landlord’s lifestyle?
Here in Pala Manor you can find the intact scene about how luxury the lord lived and how miserable life of his serfs.


Gyantse Overview

Gyantse town is strategically located in the Nyang Chu, connecting Kathmandu to Lhasa. Gyantse is notable for the Kumbum Stupa (literally, '100,000 images') of the Pelkhor Monastery which contains 77 chapels in its six floors, and is illustrated with over 10,000 murals, many showing a strong Nepali influence.

Gyantse is often referred to as the "Hero City" because during the British Younghusband expedition of 1904, the 500 soldiers of the Gyantse dzong held the fort against the British forces until jumping from the cliff.

Our Travelers' Favorite Gyantse Tours

6 Days Lhasa Gyangtse Shigatse Historical Private Tour

6 days and 5 nights from $757pp

Each city of Tibet has its own feature. This tour aims to present you the landscape of Golden Triangle Cities of Tibet - Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse. You will arrive at and start your trip from Lhasa, the political and Buddhist center of Tibet. Then you will drive far away from Lhasa, via Gyantse, to Shigatse. There are too many things to do along the journey - visit holy lake Yamdrok, giant glaciers of Karola, unique Palcho Monastery, sacred Tashilunpo Monastery, the hometown of Tibet incense, etc.

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7 Days Tibet Discovery Tour (Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse)

7 days and 6 nights from $878pp

This "Golden Route" of Tibet tour will take you to two cities near Lhasa: Gyantse and Shigatse. Stay overnight at a small town, Gyantse, which is known as the "Heroic City", because it was the site of a major battle during the British invasion in 1904. While there you will experience Tibetan rural culture also. Then visit Tibet's second largest city Shigatse, which is the most important farming area in Tibet. You will also visit the Thashilhunpo Monastery (the seat of the Panchen Lamas. Inside there is a huge gilded bronze Buddha statue as well as many other beautiful statues).

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8 Days Tibet Highlights Group Tour with Expedition for Mt. Everest

8 days and 7 nights from $856pp

It's time to discover the last great unexplored land in the world, and be awe-struck by the highest mountain in the world - Mt.Everest, marvel at the Mt. Everest's sunrise and sunset! (Lhasa - Everest - Lhasa)

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9 Days Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour via Everest and Tsetang

9 days and 8 nights from $1,350pp

Take this amazing overland journey across the roof of the world Himalaya. From the historical city of Kathmandu, travel overlandto Tibet high plateau - conquering the Mount Everest, wandering in peaceful Tibetan monasteries, take beautiful pictures of pure lakes, explore the birthplace of Tibetan civilization Tsetang. Your tour ends at the holy city Lhasa.

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Gyantse Fast Facts

Elevation: 3,950m
Population: 61,000
Tibetan Meaning: hero city
Area Land: 3,800 sq kilometers
Time Zone: UTC+8
Languages: Tibetan, Madarin
Area Code: 857400

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