Gyantse-One Of The Trade Center Of Tibet.


Gyantse is a town and located between the two most popular towns of Tibet; Lhasa and Shigatse. It was historically considered the third largest and most prominent town in the Tibet region (after Lhasa and Shigatse).Between the 14th and 15th centuries Gyantse emerged as the center of a fiefdom with powerful connections to the Sakyapa order. By 1440Gyantse’s most impressive architectural achievements-The Kumbum and the Dzong- had been completed. The Pelkor Chode Monastery also dates from this period. Gyantse’s historical importance declines from the end of the 15th century, although the town continued to be a major center for the trade of wood and wool between India and Tibet. Gyantse carpets, considered the finest in Tibet, were exported by Yak cart to Gangtok, Kalimpongh and beyond. In 1904 it became the site of a major battle during Younghusband’s advance on Lhasa.Gyantse’s greatest sight is the Gyantse Kumbum, the largest Chorten in Tibet and one of its architectural wonders. The white Chorten contains a seemingly endless series of mural-filled chapels and offers outstanding views from its upper level. Gyantse is one of the popular tourist attraction spot in Tibet and before reaching Shigatse you will landed at Gyantse. There are many jaw taking sceneries in Gyantse for our tourist to enjoy during their tour.