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Address: Within Gyangze County, Gyangze County 857400, China
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I could not help falling in love with this place at first sight. Animals were randomly strolling on the driveways because there were actually only very few cars. Buildings and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 July 2016
Taipei, Taiwan
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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I could not help falling in love with this place at first sight. Animals were randomly strolling on the driveways because there were actually only very few cars. Buildings and people looked real and primitive. Friends and I raced through the the old street back and forth. We also took many pictures and had lots of fun.

Thank Bestlambert
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

It won't take more than an hour, but it will be absolutely rewarding! Going to or coming from famous "Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa", do ask your guide to walk through the old traditional Tibetan quarter of Gyantze. Narrow streets, many vendors, cows, sheep, dogs ... The bustling life of Tibetans in Gyantse. You might be even invited to enter... More 

Thank LuizDutraNeto
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Vendors bustling with bitter and prayer flags, typically for worshipping in the monastery. Hard to find anything else.

Thank Somosmita
Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

A special monastery and a bizarre landscape which I have never seen before. Shortly before Shigatse... amazing!!!

Thank Zwillingsseele
Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

The Gyangze old town is really charming and authentic. Quite clean, too, despite cattle being kept in front of residents houses here and there

Thank danvsy
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

This is so lovely to see. There is some talk of modernising this area, I hope not it is wonderful to see how the Tibetans have lived for many years. Well worth visiting

Thank dominicand0ll
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

Interesting to walk around traditional buildings with local life. I enjoyed Gyangze and think its worth coming.

Thank Waddler
Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

When you walk in the direction of the monastery, go right in the direction of the hill, you walk into a medieval scenery: cows walking in the streets, people milking their cows, carpenters restoring the roofs, people drying dung against the wall, people walking in traditional dress. Walk up the hill and see the old town from the top. Don’t... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

We spent an hour walking slowly through Gyangze old Street. It was fascinating - to see the buildings, the way people live, the animals in the street (including a woman milking a cow) - it was like going back in time.

Thank pico1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014 via mobile

We had a great time walking in this area. We were invited by two old ladies to visit their house. Of course we did go, and were treated with a loth of yak butter tea and tsampa. Indeed very nice and hospitable people in this city.

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