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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 )

mercredi 27 août 2014

China/Tibet 2013-096-Gyantse dzong (fortress)



Sept. 2013

This fortress was built around the 9th century, and is mainly famous for the determined resistance of the Tibetans against far superior British forces around 1903. Hundreds of Tibetan died during those two months. Later, the walls were dynamited again by the Chinese in 1967 during the cultural revolution, but the fortress was gradually restored.
Cette forteresse a été construite aux alentours du 9eme siècle, et est plus connue pour la résistance farouche des Tibétains contre des forces britanniques nettement supérieures vers 1903. Des centaines de Tibétains meurent durant ces deux mois. Plus tard les murs sont dynamités en 1967 durant la révolution culturelle, mais la foreresse est progressivement restaurée.