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Guge Kingdom, Zanda County

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#19 of 40 in Historic Sites in Tibet
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  • November 7, 2016
    I visited this stunning place on Oct. 25th and some parts on Oct. 26th. Coming all the way from Lhasa to the extreme west of Tibet (some 1,850 kms o/w) to see the famous Guge Kingdom was worth the tim...  more »
  • October 31, 2016
    Even though is about 1,300 KMS. Lhasa, which means a long trip given the Chinese restrictions to go east of Tibet, Guge Kingdom is a place in which one is surprised given its features, maintenance, the little visited and greatness of what was once a Kingdom for Tibet. They are so few tourists coming and I speak Chinese or foreigners, that looks really great care, with staff ready to help one and has open the door of the temples to observe some of the most ancient paintings of Tibet. It is a small fortress built in an incredibly beautiful place and a fortress on the heights, only comparable with Machu Picchu in Peru. No doubt... the best kept secret of Tibet... worth the km and the distance to see it in all its greatness.
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  • July 10, 2016
    The Guge Kingdom with the Citadel of Thöling is located approximately 1500 km from Lhasa lying in the West of Tibet. The directions of the last pass of more than 5000 m is spectacular and from there you can see the whole Himalayan mountains as its frontier with India. Take the pass down through a beautiful landscape as in the Grand Canyon. In the monastic guesthouse in Thöling, we have stayed off 20 minutes from the Citadel. The Citadel is carved in a 200 m high mountain. The common people lived at the bottom of the river or the mountain caves. Earlier the Ministers and at the top of the Palace of the King. You can see still the defense measures such as huge spin that landslides on attacker could be overthrown. The steep mountain is full of corridors and escape routes. Very impressive. Once up, you can enjoy a great foresight.
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