Gyantse is a village in Gyantse County, Shigatse Prefecture, on south of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China.
The village is located at an altitude of 3977 m in the Nyang Chu valley on the “Road of Friendship” between the cities of Kathmandu (Nepal) and Lhasa, 90 km from Samjubdze.
The village is famous for its Kumbum stupa, which is located in the Pelkor Chöde monastery. The stupa was erected in 1440. The 108 halls with altars on the four floors of the stupa are decorated with 10,000 wall paintings.
Access : Coordinates: 28.9148, 89.6045 /
- Top sights in Gyantse : Gyantse Dzong or Gyantse Fortress : Located on a rocky eminence – Mount Dzongri – in the southern part of the city, the Gyantse dzong guarded the southern approaches by the Brahmaputra River and the Lhasa Highway, Inside the fortress, there is a small temple dedicated to Gautama Buddha, which is adorned with frescoes that are preserved in poor condition, such as the one representing Avalokiteshvara. / Monument to the heroes of the city / Pelkor Chode Monastery / The Kumbum at the Main street Gyantse / Gyangdze old town ,a small scenic part of the Gyangdze with well preserved old houses.
Go next : The Shalu Monastery which is located about 20 km south of Shigatsé. / Shigatsé / The Tashilhumpo monastery / Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet / Yamdrok Lake.