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Gyangtse Area

Yamdroktso
On the old road between Gyantse (4040m) and Lhasa, the dazzling Yamdroktso (4441m) can be seen from the summit of the Kamba-la pass (5030m ). In clear weather, the lake is a fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Leaving Yamdroktso is as spectacular as arriving, since you have to cross the 5045m Karola, with its awesome roadside views of the Nojin Kangtsang Glacier.


The Kumbum & Palkhor Chode Monastery
Kumbum is a spectacular stupa temple, whose name means "Place of 100 Thousand Images", was the centerpiece of Palkhor Chode Monastery, and the pride of Gyantse. The great pagoda is consisted of 9 tiers, over 32m, has more than 77 chapels, shrines and chortens, is the most stunning architectural wonder in Tibet. The Palkhor Chode Monastery occupies an important place in Tibetan Buddhism history because different Buddism sects, like Gelugpa, Sakyapa, were compatible in this monastery.

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