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Gyantse is a town in the southern part of Tibet and is 254 km southwest of Lhasa (the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region). Gyantse is one of the most pleasant towns in Tibet which retains the beauty of a traditional Tibetan culture untouched by modern expansion.

Location and topography of Gyantse

Gyantse Town is located in the east of Shigatse Prefecture, Tibet and in the upper reaches of Nyang Chu River with a total area of about 3,859 sq. km.

Climate in Gyantse

Generally speaking, Gyantse belongs to a semi-arid plateau temperate monsoon climate and has a clear difference between wet and dry season.

Transportation in Gyantse

There are buses run from Lhasa and Shigatse to Gyantse. However, most visitors choose to be organized by travel services. 

Travel & Sightseeing in Gyantse

Gyantse is primarily famous for the Gyantse Kumbum, the largest stupa in Tibet. The Kumbum is one of Tibet's most impressive sites. It was the centerpiece of the Pelkhor Chode Monastery (once a multi-denominational complex of monasteries). "Kumbum" means hall of 100 thousand images. Another main feature of the town is the Gyantse Dzong, the town's fort sitting upon a hill north of the town. It's worth the effort of climbing up to the top for the fantastic view of the town.

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