Gyantse Dzong/ Fortress is one of the best preserved Dzong in Tibet perched high above the town of Gyantse on a huge spur of grey brown rock. The Gyantse Fortress was constructed in 1390 and guarded the southern approaches to the Tsangpo Valley and Lhasa.
Gyantse is often referred to by the Chinese as the “Hero City” because of the determined resistance of the Tibetans against far superior forces during the British expedition to Tibet of 1903 and 1904. This Fortress is famous for patriotic story.
The best way to see everything here is to wind around the fortress clockwise toward the top, using the long concrete staircase to descend.