Attraction of the week

Definitely one of Pingyao's must-see attractions, the city's 6-kilometer-long (4 mi), 12-meter-high (40 ft), nearly 700-year-old city walls (gǔchéng qiáng, 古城墙)...

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Perched on a massive rocky crag looming above Gyantse's Old Town, the 14th century citadel of Gyantse Dzong stands as a bittersweet reminder of Tibet's wrenching passage into the modern world. It also affords a dramatic view of the Old Town and the temple complex of Pelkor Chöde Monastery and the multi-tiered Gyantse Kumbum rising within its walls in addition to windows on several of the most dramatic—and tragic—periods in Tibetan history.  Gyantse Dzong: A citadel of Tibetan heroes In a key..

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