Gyantse Dzong

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Aug 26 2018

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Category: Asia, China-Tibet

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The castle (dzong) of Gyantse of which the oldest parts date back to the 14th century, is towering above the city on the high clifs of the mountain.
At the time Newari artists came from Nepal for carrying out the decoration of the buildings inside the fortress with murals that would influence later Tibetan painting styles.

Here it is not artists but dark monsoon clouds that made it from Nepal to Gyantse, giving the mountain and castle on top an ominous background.

Photo of the week: Gyantse Dzong, China-Tibet 1996

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