Gyantse Jong (Gyangze), Chorten Goman


A set of 50 photographs and associated handwritten descriptive notes, acquired from the Imperial Russian Geographical Society in St. Petersburg. The complete notes, "1904 View of Great Tibet", are available at:,94Gyantse jong. [Gyantse djong or Gyangze]. [Z.]Ch'orten [Chorten] Goman of the Palk'or ch'oide [Palkhor choide] in Gyantse. For description vide Sarat Chandra das l.c. p. 88"The chorten is a splendid edifice of an unique style of architecture. Hitherto I had been under the impression that chorten were nothing more than tombs intended solely to contain the remains of departed saints, but now my views became entirely changed. This chorten is a lofty temple nine stores high." (p. 88) Das, S. C. (1902). Journey to Lhasa and Central Tibet. London: John Murray. Available through Google Books at:

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