Today’s destination is Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. I heard that Big Brother said that a group of friends who are riding in Shigat want to gather with us and entertain us. The riders in Shigatse are said to be waiting for us in the middle of the road, then take us into the city of Shigatse. On the map, Jiangyan is not far from Shigatse. I discussed with Lin to visit the Jiangzong Zongshan Anti-British Site and remember the soldiers who defended Tibet during the Qing Dynasty.
Jiangzong Zongshan Anti-British Site is located in Zongbao (Jiangxi Ancient Fortress) on the Zongshan Mountain of the county. In the history of the Qing Dynasty, the British army invaded Tibet from Yadong. In 1904, it advanced to Jiangyan and attacked Zongshan fiercely. Finally, the soldiers and civilians held their positions. In the end of the month, Zong Shan fell. The site is quite old and built along the mountain. There are forts, jumping cliffs, patrolling stone monuments, government councils, and the Fawang Hall. It is quite educational. There is also a Baiju Temple in Jiangyan County, a temple built by the Tibetan Buddhist Sakya, the Xialu, and the Gelug Sect.
After visiting the Zongshan site, we also set off. Today’s sun is a bit sinister, the sun shines on the ground, and the hot waves are rolled up. The villagers all the way are working, and the whole land is quite dry. However, the Tibetan yak and the squatting horses are on the scene, and the farming scene is also very spectacular. I was greeted by the riders of Shigatse all the way, and settled in the Tianlin Hotel together, and took a bath that was sore and soothing. It was very comfortable. There is very little opportunity for bathing in Tibetan areas. One is lack of water resources, and the other is that the Tibetan area is prone to illness after taking a shower. In the evening, I had a meal with the riders and the hotel’s cycling enthusiasts, thanking the friends of Shigatse for their hospitality. The next day, we took a rest for a day, and waited for the small six-one trailer. I also bought a sleeping bag to sleep on the night below zero.