Slide of Gyantse, the second largest town in Tibet

A large battle was fought in the town during the British invasion of Tibet. There is a monastery at the base on the left of the photograph. The pyramidal building next to it is made of lots of little shrines. At the top of the photograph is a white fort which was shelled in the Younghusband expedition.

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