Home » China Travel Guide » Tibet Travel Guide » Gyantse Horse Race & Archery

Gyantse Horse Race & Archery

Gyantse Horse Race & Archery

Horse racing and archery are very popular in Tibet and Gyantse was the earliest in history, starting in 1408. Contests in early times included horse racing, archery, and shooting. Currently, there are also ball games, track and field events, folk songs and dances, and barter trade. Ever;y June the locals gather for this action-packed festival.