Gyangzê County Overview
Chinese Name: 江孜县 English IPA: Jīang Zǐ Xian Location: Located in the south of Tibet, east of Shigatse City and upstream of Nianchu River. Population (city): 62,000 Language: Tibetan language and mandarin Chinese Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:
Gyangze County belongs to Shigatse City, in Tibet Autonomous Region. It is located in the south of Tibet, east of Shigatse City and upstream of Nianchu River.
Gyangze, means “the pinnacle of victory” in Tibetan language; Because the Chu river flows through here, people called the Gyangze region as “Nian” in ancient times. The Tibetan-based residents are accounting for 98%, other ethnic such as Han, Hui and so on. Gyantse is one of China’s historical and cultural cities, and is also a new tourist town.
Highlights of Gyangze County
The Palkhor Chode Monastery: Palkor Monastery, which is also known as the “100,000-Buddha Dagoba”, the monastery was built in the early 15th century, and included the Sakya, Gdams and Gelug sects of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery and the stupa set off each other, reflecting the unique charm of architectures.
Gyantse Kumbum (Pelkor Chorten): Located within Pelkor Choede, eight story structure with Buddhist images and statues with extremely detailed features. The second floor is the most interesting floor!
Gyangze Old Street: Gyangze Old Street is located in Gyangze County.
Dzong Fortress(Gyantse Dzong, 江孜宗山抗英遗址): Gyantse Dzong Zongshan Anti-British site is located at No.1 Zongshan Mountain on the city. 1903 (Guangxu period twenty-ninth year) British army invaded Tibet from the east of Asia and resisted by the Tibetan people.
Manla Reservoir: The color of the lake is wonderful. Everywhere there are colorful flags and the scenery is fascinating.
Pala Manor: Pala Manor is a well-preserved serf manor, located in Gyangze County of Shigatse as the epitome of Tibet’s past.
Sangzhu Zizong Castle: There is a small plaque near the top commemorating the Tibetans who refused to surrender to the British (in 1903/1904) and leaped to their death.
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Gyangzê County Attractions
Located in the southern part of the Tibetan Autonomous Region, Gyangze County lies in the east of the Shigatse area, to the north o the Himalayas and on the upper reaches of the Nyang Qu River, a tributary of the Yarlung Zangbo River. It extends from Naiqenkangsang Mountain in the east to Bainang County in the west, Kangma County in the south, and Rengbo County and Shigatse City in the north. Gyangze possesses a many cultural relics and historic sites, helping [...]
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Gyangzê County Tours
Visiting ordinary residential zones, where most people still live in a traditional way. In front of every home you could be greeted by cows, horses and dogs. The best peoplewatching place is in front of a small Buddhist temple a few meters away from the old castle. There are at least three different ethnic groups who live in this city. Tibetan people are shy in their nature, the Muslim people are the smart traders in the local markets and the [...]
Climate & When to Go
The annual average temperature is 5.5 C, and the highest is 13 C, lowest is -2C f. The climate is a little bit harsh in Tibet, but the duration of sunshine is much longer than other parts of China, so you tourists can have a sunshine bath in Tibet. The average rainfall is 288mm, so the weather in Gyangze may be a little dry. ‣ When to travel Summer and autumn are the best seasons to visit Gyangze county as the temperatures are [...]
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From there, it is 260 km to Lhasa in the east, while Gonggar Airport, the largest airport in Tibet, is 230 km away. Yadong, a small border town, is 215 km away in the south. Get in There are buses running from Xigatse and Lhasa (via Xigatse) to Gyantse on a regular basis. However, most people arrive by organised tours from the capital. Get around The county itself is quite small & most sights can be seen on foot. Taxis are available, [...]
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Festivals and Activities
Gyangze County belongs to Shigatse City, in Tibet Autonomous Region. It is located in the south of Tibet, east of Shigatse City and upstream of Nianchu River. Gyangze, means "the pinnacle of victory" in Tibetan language; Because the Chu river flows through here, people called the Gyangze region as "Nian" in ancient times. The Tibetan-based residents are accounting for 98%, other ethnic such as Han, Hui and so on. Gyantse is one of China's historical and cultural cities, and is also a [...]
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Gyantse is normally considered the third largest town and historically one of the most important regions in Tibet. It has the important transportation hub linking Lhasa, Shigatse and Yadong. Gyantse is a must to visit place for most first time travelers in Tibet. People either go from Lhasa to Gynatse or go from Shigatse to Gyantse, or from the Nepalese and Chinese border city – Zhangmu Town. If you happen to be in Tibet in early June, note that Gyantse [...]
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These maps are about Shigatse Gyangze County, including location maps, region maps, tourist maps, attractions maps, and transportation maps. [...]
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Gyangzê County Accommodation
In each destination, you’ll enjoy a comfortable stay in a great location! The hotels we choose are based on star rating, great locations, well-equipped facilities, cozy bed, high quality service and guests’ feedbacks. Choices are a lot ranging from luxury 5 star, comfortable 4 star to budget 3 star. You could decide where to stay to best suit for your budget and likes. Generally, the hotels have both Western and Chinese breakfast with a wide choices. If you have already [...]
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