Gyantse, is a city in Xigatse Prefecture. Located by the Nyang-chu River, Gyantse is the fourth largest city in Tibet. It once was a major center for trade with India, and in 1904 the city became a battlefield when the British Army under Colonel Frances Younghusband attacked the city.

Landmarks in the Area

Buddhist temple
The Palcho Monastery or Pelkor Chode Monastery or Shekar Gyantse is the main monastery in the Nyangchu river valley in , Gyantse County, Shigatse Prefecture, , . Photo: Alberrosidus, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Gyantse Dzong or Gyantse Fortress is one of the best preserved dzongs in , perched high above the town of on a huge spur of grey brown rock. Photo: Göran Höglund (Kartläsarn), CC BY 2.0.

Localities in the Area

Gyantse, officially Gyangzê Town, is a town located in Gyantse County, Shigatse Prefecture, , . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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