Gyantse is known as one of the most beautiful Tibetan towns in the Shigatse region.
Many important monasteries are located in the Gyantse region. They are many legend stories in Gyantse.
One of the most beautiful Tibetan women Nangsa Wobum is also from Gyantse. The best Barley Flour in Tibet is also from the Gyantse region so Gyantse is playing a big role in the beauty of Tibet.
Nowadays Gyantse is one of the favorite towns for many Travelers.
Below Tibet Travelers will share a few of the great sightseeing in the Gyantse region which are making Gyantse more beautiful.
1.Gyantse Dzong or Fort
Gyantse Dzong was built around 1390, it is one of the best remaining Dzongs or Fort in Tibet. in ancient times, there is King in every region at Tibet, they built their Palace or Dzong at the top of the mountain and nowadays we can still witness the beauties of these remaining Palace, Dzong or Fort.
2. Palkor Chode Monastery
Palkor Chode or also known as the Palcho monastery is the main monastery in Gyantse town. The earliest history of the Palkor chode monastery is traced back to the ninth century. The main temple of the monastery was built during the time of the second Prince of Gyantse named Rabten Kunzang Pak during the 14th Century. Palkor chode monastery is one of the monasteries in the Shigatse region which has all the Tibetan Buddhist school teachings and that is the beauty of the Gyantse Palkor chode monastery.
3. Kumbum Stupa
One of the most beautiful highlights in Gyantse is the Kumbum stupa. It was built during the 14th Century by the Prince of Gyantse.
Kumbum Stupa has nine floors and one of the most beautiful things about this stupa is, it has one hundred thousand images of Buddhas.
Photo: Gyantse Palkor Chode monastery
The wall paintings of these stunning Buddhas are so amazing, lovely and make me feel how deep Buddhism is since they are so many Buddhist names and paintings that I have never seen at any Stupa in Tibet.
These are a few brief introductions of Gyantse.
Other important things to know about Gyantse are:
1. Gyantse Horse Racing Festival
2. Ralung Monastery, which is one of the main monasteries of the Drukpa Kagyu sect
They are few 3-star hotels available in Gyantse town.
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