Gyantse is a typical old Tibetan town. The town radiates old-world charm when visitors view its whitewashed buildings from on high. It is totally worth to climb for 20 minutes to the top of the Gyantse Dzong since you can see the great lookouts from there. Apart from Gyantse, visitors can see clear views of the entire fertile Nyang-chu Valley and down into the compoungd of the Pelkor Chode Monastery.There are a number of 14th-century fort's buildings and rooms here. Some of them also have interesting murals and friezes. However, for the majority, they are bare.
Behind the ticken booth, you can see the kitschy attempt to re-create the old tax office. You go a little further on to the left, abd you'll find a dungeon, chapel and torture room with dioramas. You can bring a torch for further explore the spooky lower chambers beneath the chapel.
You have to find the gate in order to enter the dzong. The gate is not hard to find: just in the north of the main roundabout. Land Cruisers can drive up about halfway to the top.
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