Tibet - Getting to know Gyantse

Gyantse is often - unfairly, we think - regarded as little more than a stopover destination en route from Lhasa to Shigatse. This unassuming, laidback mountain town retains a pleasantly authentic Tibetan ambience, and is also home to the Palcho Monastery and its towering Kumbum (Pelkor Chode), an ancient site that many consider to be one of the most spectacular architectural achievements on the Tibetan Plateau.

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