Day 64: Shigatse to Lhasa
Gyantse was once a rich wool town, on the lucrative trade route between Lhasa and India. A huge fort (dzong) dominates the high ground to the south of the town. Migmar and I stand on the battlements and look out over a flat plain that belies the fact that we are at 13,000 feet (3960 m) and still way up in the mountains.
Migmar points out the plastic sheeted greenhouses and the modern housing blocks.
'This place has changed so much in last 20 years. Before, all houses were Tibetan.'
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- Series: Himalaya
- Chapter: Day 64: Shigatse to Lhasa
- Country/sea: Tibet
- Place: Gyantse
- Book page no: 154
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