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Gyantse Landscape ,early morning, Tibet | by reurinkjan
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Gyantse Landscape ,early morning, Tibet

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The fertile valley of the Nyang chu River, which is the principal tributary of the Yarlung Tsangpo ཡར་ཀླུངས་གཙང་པོ་ or Brahmaputra in Tsang, The valley is divided into upper and lower reaches; Upper Nyang, corresponding to present-day Gyantse county, and Lower Nyang to Panam county. Upper Nyang therefore extends from the watershed of the Khari La pass as far as the town of Gyantse, and includes the peripheral valleys formed by the tributaries Nyeru Tsangpo, Lu chu, and Narong Dung chu.

The county capital is at Gyantse, a strategic intersection of great historic importance.

Area: 3.595 sq km.

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Taken on September 8, 2011