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Gyantse, Tibet

Rounding out the Top 10 places to visit in Tibet is the pleasant town of Gyantse located 260 kilometers west of Lhasa. Though a small town, there is a lot to see and do here. The Palcho Chorten Monastery is located here, which is over 600 years old. The walled monastery contains the largest stupa in all of Tibet, which rises 32 meters high. A short hike to the base of the massive wall surrounding the monastery offers a panoramic view looking south towards Bhutan. The old Gyantse Fortress dominates the skyline of the town. Though now abandoned, this was once a large military base for Tibetan soldiers.

Lastly, the Old Town of Gyantse will take you back to generations past as you stroll the streets lined with traditional Tibetan homes.

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