Gyangtse Old Street and Dzong Fortress
Gyangtse Old Street
|An old street near Palkhor Monastery |
Gyangtse Old Street Pictures
Walking along Gyangtse Old Street, one might see children playing together and fowl scrabbling around the houses. Carriages are the most common everyday mode of transportation for the local residents, although a bicycle supplements them sometimes. One seldom catches sight of a car or lorry driving through Gyangtse Old Street. Hence, the air here is excellent, unlike other urban areas that are heavily polluted. Visitors here will see a harmonious life between human beings and animals, and between mankind and nature.
The local residents are very hospitable and love to warmly welcome guests both local and foreign to have a rest in their homes. Visitors are likely to be served with regional food and drink while being told about the local places of interest. They will also hear moving stories about what happened in the area long ago, and stories about their hosts' families. Not surprising then, that visitors often wish to be guided by the residents for the rest of their trip if they could speak the same language!
1. Take a bus from Lhasa Xijiao Bus Station to Gyangtse and it takes about 5.5h; after arrival, take a taxi or walk to the street.
How to get to Gyangtse Old Street from Lhasa
2. Take a bus from Lhasa Xijiao Bus Station to Shigatse and takes about 5h; then, change to a bus to Gyangtse; after arrival, walk to the street.
|Dzong Fortress Pictures|
The famous cliff where this fight took place is located in the center of Gyangtse. It is about 125 meters (410 feet) high and has an altitude of 4,020 meters (13,189 feet). There is a monument that commemorates this heroic event. Opposite Dzong Hill stands Palkhor Monastery, adding its color and brightness to the city. To the northwest, Nianchu River flows slowly, irrigating the farmlands around it.
Gyangtse people are enjoying a peaceful and happy life now. From the top of Dzong hill, there is a bird's-eye view of the city, with big and small houses brushed in pale grey dotting the landscape. Colorful prayer flags fly on their rooftops. It is a peaceful and harmonious picture!
Dzong Fortress is worth a visit when traveling to Tibet.
1. Take a bus from Lhasa Xijiao Bus Station to Gyangtse (5.5h) and then take a taxi to get there.
How to get to Dzong Fortress from Lhasa
2. Take a bus from Lhasa Xijiao Bus Station to Shigatse first (5h), and then change to a bus to Gyangtse. Then, take a taxi to Dzong Fortress.
Always ascend slowly and carefully to avoid altitude sickness.
|Entrance Fee||CNY 30|
|Opening Hours||9:00 - 18:00|
- Last updated on Apr. 08, 2021 -