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Gyangtse Shambhala Desert Dream

Gyangtse Shambhala Desert Dream

Located in Gyangtse ancient town, Shambhala Desert Dream is a unique boutique hotel with 18 rooms. The construction of the hotel is based on a revamped Lama’s palace where holy water was dispensed to pilgrims long ago. The palace is said to have a shrine inside, which is used for offering sacrifices to the deities. The hotels rooftop restaurant overlooks the ancient town, Kumbum Pagoda, as well as the ancient Gyangtse Castle above town.

The hotel is currently open as it was under reconstruction recently. It debuted to guests in the spring of 2011. The reconstruction was due to a community restoration project carried out by the local government, that had a goal of restoring the ancient buildings of Gyangtse. They sought to revive local craftsmanship and culture, while boosting the development of the community.