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Gyangtse Travel Guide

-Travel to Gyangtse

Here's the travel guide to Gyangtse (or Gyangtse), ranking as the fourth largest town in Tibet after Lhasa, Shigatse and Chamdo. Gyangtse stands at an elevation of more than 13,000 feet and is Tibet's most important city and famous centre for Tibet's wool trade. The town, a stop on an ancient trade route connecting India with Central Tibet, has a population of just 8,000 people. Gyangtse is also known throughout Tibet and the world for making the best Tibetan carpets. Tibetan carpets are a world-class carpet and can be compared with those of Persia and Turkey. The carpets made in this city have over 600 years of history.

The Gyangtse Carpet Factory was built in 1973 and has produced more than 100 different kinds of rugs used for many different purposes. These carpets are thick and strong, heat-preserving and waterproof made from pure Tibetan wools, yet they are also very soft. Many of the carpets use traditional Tibetan designs in the weaving and are very unique to the region. There is one particular kind of Tibetan carpet that is produced by the Gyangtse Carpet Factory that has been appointed the key national enterprise for carpet exports. Recently, some great projects such as the Potala Palace, Mt. Everest and Great Wall of China have been added to embroideries and many of them are collected and displayed as curios.

There are buses running from Xigatse and Lhasa (via Xigatse) to Gyangtse on a regular basis. However, most people arrive by guided travel groups from the capital. Accomodation is centred around the main street with most travellers head for Jianzang Hotel which has good rates, is clean & has a fairly decent restaurant. Welcome to view other columns for extensive guide to attraction information and travel services offer related to Gyangtse or other famous cities in China. Feel free to contact us if you plan to travel to Gyangtse. We will provide the professional advice, individual itinerary and excellent travel service.

Gyangtse Attractions Guide

- Must See

  • Gyangtse Old StreetThe Gyangtse old street is located very close to the Palkhor Monastery. It is long and comfortably wide street paved with flagstones and clay. Not like the Parkhor Street in Lhasa, the Gyangtse old street shows the true daily life ... ...
  • Palkhor MonasteryPalkhor Monastery, also known as Palcho Monastery or Pelkor Chode Monastery or Shekar Gyantse, is the main monatery located 3900 meters high in the northeast corner of Gyangtse County over 200 kilometers south of Lhasa and around ... ...

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Name:Gyangtse Guide Reply

I want to visit Kumbum Dagoba while I’m traveling in Gyantse. Is there any travel or guide information that you could suggest for me? I need to know how can I get here while travelling in Gyantse. Regards.

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Gyantse is a great place to travel to. The Kumbum Dagoba is in Pelkhor Chode which is a very famous attraction in Gyantze. Already sent the guide information how you get there in your email, please check.