We're astonished already on the way to Gyantse by the landscape of the Tibetan high-plateau. Namdrok lake as well as the high passes (up to 5100m) and another artificial lake really provide a stunning scenery. Little villages line the way and the fields of barley and the yellow mustard plants as well as uncountable little highland flowers make for unforgettable views.We're visiting the monastery in this small town and roam through narrow streets in the old quarter where the cows still eat their grass in front of the house and where the dogs still chase the chicken. The people are obviously very poor but nevertheless friendly and welcoming to foreigners (provided their not Chinese). The towns landmark is an old fortress built on a hill which was used long ago to defend the small town from the British colonial aggression.