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Gyantse - Town

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Entering Gyantse along the Southern Friendship Highway from Simi Pass
Entering Gyantse along the Southern Friendship Highway from Simi Pass
Shophouses along Shanghai Avenue in Gyantse's new town
Shophouses along Shanghai Avenue in Gyantse's new town
Our home for the night, the Gyantse Hotel
Our home for the night, the Gyantse Hotel
There was still penty of daylight left so I ditched the guide and went off to check out Gyantse on my own
There was still penty of daylight left so I ditched the guide and went off to check out Gyantse on my own
Side entrance to Gyantse Hotel
Side entrance to Gyantse Hotel
Main Street Gyantse - Yingxiong Nanlu
"Main Street" Gyantse - Yingxiong Nanlu
Main Street Gyantse - Yingxiong Nanlu
"Main Street" Gyantse - Yingxiong Nanlu
Gyantse Dzong, the impressive hilltop fortress
Gyantse Dzong, the impressive hilltop fortress
Haier shop, Yingxiong Nanlu, Gyantse
Haier shop, Yingxiong Nanlu, Gyantse
Yingxiong Nanlu, Gyantse's main commercial street
Yingxiong Nanlu, Gyantse's main commercial street
Shops overflowing with goods, Gyantse
Shops overflowing with goods, Gyantse
The middle of Gyantse
The middle of Gyantse
Weiguo Lu, Gyantse with the Family Guest House
Weiguo Lu, Gyantse with the "Family Guest House"
The main intersection in the middle of Gyantse
The main intersection in the middle of Gyantse
Monument to the People's Heroes, Gyantse
Monument to the People's Heroes, Gyantse
First view of part of Pelkor Chöde Monastery on the distant hill
First view of part of Pelkor Chöde Monastery on the distant hill
Tibetan old town of Gyantse along Pelkor Road
Tibetan old town of Gyantse along Pelkor Road
Tibetan old town, Pelkor Road, Gyantse
Tibetan old town, Pelkor Road, Gyantse
Old Town Gyantse
Old Town Gyantse
Gyantse Dzong rising above the old town
Gyantse Dzong rising above the old town
Horse-drawn cart, Pelkor Road, old town Gyantse
Horse-drawn cart, Pelkor Road, old town Gyantse
Pelkor Road looking southeast towards the fortress, Gyantse Dzong
Pelkor Road looking southeast towards the fortress, Gyantse Dzong
Gyantse Dzong above old town
Gyantse Dzong above old town
Tibetan old town, Gyantse
Tibetan old town, Gyantse
Carpet weaver on break, Gyantse
Carpet weaver on break, Gyantse
Gyantse Dzong, the fortress, looming over Pelkor Street, old town
Gyantse Dzong, the fortress, looming over Pelkor Street, old town
Typical Tibetan house, old town Gyantse
Typical Tibetan house, old town Gyantse
A dusty side street leading deeper into old town Gyantse from Pelkor Road
A dusty side street leading deeper into old town Gyantse from Pelkor Road
A cat resting in the sun behind a rock, Gyantse
A cat resting in the sun behind a rock, Gyantse
Circling to the west of Pelkor Chöde Monastery
Circling to the west of Pelkor Chöde Monastery
Tibetan child with rosy cheeks
Tibetan child with rosy cheeks
Dispite being right next to the famous Pelkor Chöde, I feel that I'm off the tourist trail
Dispite being right next to the famous Pelkor Chöde, I feel that I'm off the tourist trail
Circling around the west side of Pelkor Chöde Monastery
Circling around the west side of Pelkor Chöde Monastery
Village shrine with a large prayer wheel
Village shrine with a large prayer wheel
Trees changing color along the lane at the base of the western wall of Pelkor Chöde Monastery
Trees changing color along the lane at the base of the western wall of Pelkor Chöde Monastery
Old Town Gyantse to the northwest of Pelkor Chöde Monastery
Old Town Gyantse to the northwest of Pelkor Chöde Monastery
The walls neatly lined with drying dung paddies
The walls neatly lined with drying dung paddies
Dung paddies drying on a wall
Dung paddies drying on a wall
Dried manure is used for fuel in the Himalaya
Dried manure is used for fuel in the Himalaya
Looking back to the south with and the western wall of Pelkor Chöde
Looking back to the south with and the western wall of Pelkor Chöde
Canal channeling water to the fields north of town, Gyantse
Canal channeling water to the fields north of town, Gyantse
Irrigation canals on the north side of Gyantse
Irrigation canals on the north side of Gyantse
The grain harvest waiting to be collected
The grain harvest waiting to be collected
Tibetan farmers in the fields to the north of Pelkor Chöde Monastery
Tibetan farmers in the fields to the north of Pelkor Chöde Monastery
I believe it's barley
I believe it's barley
Bringing in the autumn harvest, Gyantse
Bringing in the autumn harvest, Gyantse
Using a tractor to thresh the grain
Using a tractor to thresh the grain
Dog on patrol, Gyantse
Dog on patrol, Gyantse
Looking north at Rabse Nunnery with autumn foliage
Looking north at Rabse Nunnery with autumn foliage
Tibetan doorway, Gyantse
Tibetan doorway, Gyantse
Orange-white cat in Gyantse
Orange-white cat in Gyantse
Tibetan old town east of Pelkor Chöde Monastery, Gyantse
Tibetan old town east of Pelkor Chöde Monastery, Gyantse
Tibetan old town with the mountains northeast of Gyantse
Tibetan old town with the mountains northeast of Gyantse
Looking east across the Tibetan old town to the east of Pelkor Chöde Monastery
Looking east across the Tibetan old town to the east of Pelkor Chöde Monastery
Village shrine on the ridge between Pelkor Chöde Monastery and Gyantse Dzong
Village shrine on the ridge between Pelkor Chöde Monastery and Gyantse Dzong
On the ridge behind old town
On the ridge behind old town
Exploring the back alleys of old town Gyantse
Exploring the back alleys of old town Gyantse
Greeting from a Tibetan girl in old town
Greeting from a Tibetan girl in old town
Gyantse's Tibetan old town is split by a narrow ridge
Gyantse's Tibetan old town is split by a narrow ridge
A young girl waves from her rooftop perch
A young girl waves from her rooftop perch
Tibetan old town with Gyantse Dzong
Tibetan old town with Gyantse Dzong
Tibetan old town with Gyantse Dzong
Tibetan old town with Gyantse Dzong
Tibetan old town with Gyantse Dzong
Tibetan old town with Gyantse Dzong
Ruins of a tower in old town Gyantse
Ruins of a tower in old town Gyantse
Old town Gyantse
Old town Gyantse
Looking north to Pelkor Chöde Monastery from the path connecting the two halves of Old Town
Looking north to Pelkor Chöde Monastery from the path connecting the two halves of Old Town
Looking north to Pelkor Chöde Monastery from the path connecting the two halves of Old Town
Looking north to Pelkor Chöde Monastery from the path connecting the two halves of Old Town
Small house high on the ridge below Gyantse Dzong
Small house high on the ridge below Gyantse Dzong
House along the path connecting the eastern and western halves of old town Gyantse
House along the path connecting the eastern and western halves of old town Gyantse
The eastern half of old town Gyantse from the ridge saddle path
The eastern half of old town Gyantse from the ridge saddle path
Tibetan old town with autumn colors, Gyantse
Tibetan old town with autumn colors, Gyantse
Riche Ganden Retreat on a mountainside north of Gyantse
Riche Ganden Retreat on a mountainside north of Gyantse
View northeast from the base of Gyantse Dzong road
View northeast from the base of Gyantse Dzong road
A fully loaded horse in old town Gyantse
A fully loaded horse in old town Gyantse
Traditional style house along Yingxiong Beilu
Traditional style house along Yingxiong Beilu
Yingxiong Beilu headed back to the center of Gyantse
Yingxiong Beilu headed back to the center of Gyantse
It's later afternoon and I need to get back to meet the guide and driver for dinner
It's later afternoon and I need to get back to meet the guide and driver for dinner
Tractor driving through Gyantse
Tractor driving through Gyantse
New house in old style, Yingxiong Beilu, Gyantse
New house in old style, Yingxiong Beilu, Gyantse
Gyantse pupils walking home from school
Gyantse pupils walking home from school
Back at the main intersection in the middle of Gyantse
Back at the main intersection in the middle of Gyantse
Tourist restaurant Gyantse Kitchen
Tourist restaurant Gyantse Kitchen
Colorful dining hall of the Gyantse Hotel at breakfast
Colorful dining hall of the Gyantse Hotel at breakfast
Costumes of the Tibetan Opera on display at the Gyantse Hotel
Costumes of the Tibetan Opera on display at the Gyantse Hotel
View over old town Gyantse from the ridge at the southeast corner of Pelkor Chöde Monastery
View over old town Gyantse from the ridge at the southeast corner of Pelkor Chöde Monastery
Old Town Gyantse from the ridge between the monastery and the fortress
Old Town Gyantse from the ridge between the monastery and the fortress
Old town Gyantse with Pelkor Chöde Monastery
Old town Gyantse with Pelkor Chöde Monastery
View towards the monastery from the ridge
View towards the monastery from the ridge
Solar cooker on the roof of a house in old town Gyantse
Solar cooker on the roof of a house in old town Gyantse
Pelkor Chöde Monastery and the roofs of old town from the ridge to the south
Pelkor Chöde Monastery and the roofs of old town from the ridge to the south
Pelkor Chöde Monastery and the roofs of old town from the ridge to the south
Pelkor Chöde Monastery and the roofs of old town from the ridge to the south
Western half of the Tibetan old town from the ridge splitting Gyantse in half
Western half of the Tibetan old town from the ridge splitting Gyantse in half
The guide called this the village god
The guide called this the "village god"
Shrine covered with prayer flags on the ridge bisecting old town Gyantse
Shrine covered with prayer flags on the ridge bisecting old town Gyantse
Village shrine, Gyantse
Village shrine, Gyantse
Good view of Pelkor Chöde Monastery from the village shrine on the ridge
Good view of Pelkor Chöde Monastery from the village shrine on the ridge
Flat roofs of old town from the village shrine on the ridge, Gyantse
Flat roofs of old town from the village shrine on the ridge, Gyantse
Old Town Gyantse and Pelkor Chöde Monastery from the ridge
Old Town Gyantse and Pelkor Chöde Monastery from the ridge
Old town and monastery, Gyantse
Old town and monastery, Gyantse
Old Town Gyantse next to Pelkor Chöde Monastery
Old Town Gyantse next to Pelkor Chöde Monastery
Cows in a courtyard of a house in old town Gyantse
Cows in a courtyard of a house in old town Gyantse
Overall I found Gyantse's old town in very good condition
Overall I found Gyantse's old town in very good condition
Old Town Gyantse
Old Town Gyantse
Lane through old town Gyantse between the ridge and Pelkor Road
Lane through old town Gyantse between the ridge and Pelkor Road
Cows at home, old town Gyantse
Cows at home, old town Gyantse
Old Town Gyantse
Old Town Gyantse
Old Town Gyantse headed to Pelkor Chöde Monastery
Old Town Gyantse headed to Pelkor Chöde Monastery
Lane through old town Gyantse between the ridge and Pelkor Road
Lane through old town Gyantse between the ridge and Pelkor Road
Old Town Gyantse
Old Town Gyantse
Lhasa Beer - Beer on the Top of the World
Lhasa Beer - Beer on the Top of the World
Shanghai West Road, Gyantse
Shanghai West Road, Gyantse
Park at the base of Gyantse Dzong
Park at the base of Gyantse Dzong
Monument to the People's Heroes, Gyantse
Monument to the People's Heroes, Gyantse
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