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“One of the highlights of my trip to Tibet”
Review of Gyangze Old Street

Gyangze Old Street
Reviewed 19 April 2014

DON'T MISS THIS!
As you exit Palkor Chode complex, veer left and pass all the vendors, and take the next right, in the direction of the hill with the fort. It is a long straight residential street, lined with traditional 2-story white-washed houses. Cows are tethered to front doors chewing cud, dogs sleep in the sun, dung patties dry on the walls, hay dries in piles, roosters assert their authority, weaving of the traditional women's aprons, etc. Just so authentic, it was a real pleasure.
We were even invited into the home of a curious local - but I think we ended up being more curious than her! A very insightful visit to their home, where 4 generations live, and some real butter tea!!
It's an easy stroll, so don't be put off if you are rather tired after Palkor Chode. You will need at least an hour (well, I did!)

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Reviewed 1 November 2013

The old town area is fantastic. Cows, sheep and dogs roam the streets with the locals. Great to walk this area after (or before) visiting the Palkhor Monastery.

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Reviewed 23 August 2013

After visiting Palkhor Chode and Kumbum Stupa, my group and I walked through the "Tibetan Quarters". Maybe that was one of the most genuine spots we experienced in Tibet during this trip! But watch your step as there are all sorts of "traps", with cattle manure being the most smelly one!

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Not many towns in Tibet combine historical character with monuments. In the old street you can see cows and goats coexisting with modern 4X4 and motorbikes. One of the most picturesque corners in Gyantse

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Reviewed 14 May 2012

I am able to enjoy the traditional abode and the architectural design

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