Top Things to do in Gyantse Tibet for 2024/2025
Gyantse, the third largest city in Tibet, blisses for all kind of travelers. It is also one of the most popular destinations in Tibet, just after Lhasa, Mount Everest and Namtso. Gyantse is famous for legendary history, spectacular culture and magnificent landscape. Palcho Monastery is the No. 1 attraction you should visit in Gyantse. The famous Kumbumsits in this monastery. If time allows, you can try to climb to the summit of the dominating Gyantse Dzong to enjoy a panoramic view of Gyantse Old Town. Pala Manor is recommended if you are interested in learning the ancient society system of Tibet.
Gyantse Top Attraction
Type: Architecture & Culture
Altitude: 3,900 meters
Best time to visit: April to October
Are you keen on Tibetan Art?Read more
Are you curious about Tibetan Buddhism?
Buddhist sculptures, religion murals, monastery architectures...
In Palcho Monastery, you can find everything about the holy land.
Type: Architecture & Culture
Altitude: 4,140 meters
Best time to visit: All Sesons
Gyantse Dzong, also known as Gyantse Old Castle, is a famous landmark in Gyantse County, Shigatse Prefecture, which looks like a mini Potala Palace. Gyantse Dzong may not be as magnificent as Potala Palace, but it is still very impressive with typical Tibetan palace architecture style which is inherited from Yumbulagang Palace - The First Palace of Tibet. Besides the architecture appreciation, Gyantse Dzong is a great place to learn about a heroic history of Tibet history - rise and decline of Gyantse, fight against the invasion of British armies.Read more
Type: Natural Park, Alpine Scenery
Altitude: 5,560 meters
Best time to visit: Summer & Autumn
Karola Glacier is a spectacular galcier featuring in its approachability, brightness and grotesque in shape. Stretching from the sky with wispy cloud and mist to the road closely, it shapes like a big frozen fall preparing to flow down from the high peak. Apart from its own charm, the surrounding view is also quite gorgeous.Read more
Type: Historical Architecture
Altitude: 4029 meters
Best time to visit: Four Seasons
Interested about the old Tibet?Read more
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 Dama Festival
It is celebrated between April 10th and April 28th according to the Tibetan calendar. It is said the first Dama Festival was originally for the celebration of the completion of the Palkhor Monastery and the Octagonal Pagoda in Gyantse Area. Tibetans would collect on the ground, eating the traditional Tibetan food while enjoying the performance and games. Tourists could also witness various Tibetan handicrafts on the exchange market of Dama Festival.
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