Then again in Gyantse
, she witnessed how Tibet was slowly losing its culture to the modernization of China and how the Chinese scrutinized the activities of the Buddhist monks.
We go around the Yamdrok Lake and make our way to Gyantse
, another small city on the traditional trading route to India.
LHASA TO GYANTSE
: The famous Potala Palace is the magnet that catches our collective imagination.
Copies of letters he wrote to his family describing the "beastly" ascent to the Gyantse
Jong fort also formed part of the auction.
(6.) As in the case of the rectangular chapels in the 15th-century Great Stupa of Gyantse
, southwest Tibet, which are regularly defined as dkyil-'khor (Tibetan for "mandala") in the contemporary inscriptions and texts describing them.
Recent research by a professor at Tibet University, for example, indicates that the practice of fraternal polyandry in Gyantse
county of central Tibet continues to be widespread, despite having been formally outlawed years ago by the Chinese government (Dekyi).
A trip to central Tibet, comprising the Gyantse
, Shigatse and Lake Yamdrok regions, is especially suited to those who are exclusively in search of cultural tourism.
In around the seventh month of Hor, by way of Yamdrok (yar brog), we reached Gyantse
(rgyang tse), which is separated from Zhalu and Tashi Lhunpo (bkra shis lhun po) by a river.
Fraser's report on painting workshops in the 1940s, following the systematic destruction of Tibetan art and architecture during the Chinese Cultural Revolution and before; meaning and festival use of giant ritual applique thang kas in Gyantse
, by Michael Henss; and recent textual evidence for the biography of the 17th-century Karma pa of Tibet, by Irmgard Mengele (author affiliations are not noted).
Under the agreement, the British secured rights to establish trade marts at Gyantse
, Yatung and Gartok, and virtually established a British protectorate on Tibet.
IV, part 1: Gyantse
and its Monasteries (English translation), New Delhi, 1989, pp.