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Dzong Fortress

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Dzong fortress lies at Dzong Hill at the center of Gyangtse. In 1904, British troops invaded into Tibet and occupied parts of Tibetan territory. However they met with strong and hard resist in Gyangtse at the small hill which was the seat of the local Dzong government. Brave and unyielding Gyangtse people using primitive weapons fought British invaders equipped with advanced guns. The hard defense lasted for 8 months and finally failed. Tibetan warriors exhausted stones on the hill, which were their last ammunitions. Emplacements in the ruins still overlook the valley now. Dzong government of the feudal serf system is still well kept, giving visitors a better understanding of the serf system in old Tibet. Four steles erected by Qing ministers during the reign of Emperor Qianlong are well preserved.
Dzong Fortress justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited place.

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