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TRAVELLING AROUND THE WORLD

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Please note that Tibet, Yunnan and Xinjiang are not independant countries but provinces or autonomous regions of China being a bit ethno-culturally different from the rest of PR China.
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(some locations are still to be completed on this blog : China and Norway )

lundi 18 août 2014

China/Tibet 2013-091-Gyantse - Pelkhor Chode monastery



Sept. 2013

Once the third largest city in tibet, there are today about 10 largest cities. With 60.000 people living in, this is as big as my homecity in France, but looks like a very poor country side city. Anyway, every foreigner visiting Tibet will probably go to Gyantse, as its monastery, 4050m high, hosts the largest chorten in Tibet (but not the largest one in the world).
Un temps la troisièlme plus grande ville du Tibet, il y a aujourd'hui dix villes plus vastes. Avec 60.000 habitants, Gyantse a la même taille que ma ville de résidence, en France, mais ressemble à une ville de province très pauvre. Malgré tout, chaque visiteur étranger entrant au Tibet pour du tourisme visitera probablement Gyantse et son monastère, 4050m d'altitude puisqu'on y trouve le plus grand chorten du Tibet (mais pas le plus grand au monde).